Friday, May 20, 2011

Green Wedgie...

 I sold my blue 9-6 Nova because I wanted a modern LB with just a little more float (too many beers, too few waves...). And because, living in Ventura County you see a lot of Yater LBs with a  wedge stringer which I think is pretty cool. And finally because I love light-green resin tint on a LB. So here, fresh from the Lucke Glassing factory, is my new Ice-Green 9-8 Nova Wedgie. Dims: 18" x 23" x 14.5" 3.25". Shallow half-length nose concave with V in tail. NR 5" TR 3. 5.  Double 6oz deck, single 6oz bottom. 2+1 fin set-up for max flexibility. I tried a True Ames 9" L-Flex B as a single but it seemed like it wasn't enough fin for the board. Shifting to TA SBs and 7.5" TA Wayne Rich Classic did the trick. Board is now for sale.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Sometimes you get it all to yourself...

This shot was taken of me at what was then my home break in Carlsbad. I surfed every day before work and on this morning I had the place to myself. This place is normally crowded, regardless of hour, but on this day

just me and the photog from SurfShot showed up. Yep, that's my old Green Neo I'm riding.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Something fishy...

I have a handful of customer-friends that challenge me with requests for alternative shapes. My friend Jay is at the top of the list. Jay's responsible for the "Mini-Glider", the "Neo-Bat", the "T-Belly" and now the "Kingfish". Dims: 7-8 16-3/4x22"x16" 3". This board has a 3/8" cedar stringer with beautiful Gephart marine-ply fin skillfully glassed-on by Ray at Lucke Glassing. Resin-tint bottom and rails with black pinline and gloss & polish completes the picture. Board is designed for lined-up points and reefs, and should be ordered 24" shorter than your regular longboard ;-]

The yellow board arrives...

I met Steve, who lives in Panama, several years ago when he was looking to add a board to his quiver. Well, three boards and almost weekly emails later we have become good friends and surf buddies. Here's Steve with his new 10-2 Nova "Panama Cruiser".
Steve also rides a TP 8-0 Speed Egg 2+1 (Tiger Stripes) and a TP 7-10 HYB2+1 that he now surfs as a tri-fin (Rising Sun).
Living in Panama, Steve gets waaay to many "6'-and-glassy" sessions, not to mention warm water. I'll be heading down there this fall to do a little R&D.