It is, of course, all about keeping things fresh and playing with ideas. Not something you can do so easily with a machine shaped/mass produced board, but quite wonderful when you're working with one the greatest shapers out there. Dave Parmenter has an incredibly functional approach to design, boards are built from a very deep pool of design knowledge, especially when it comes to the single fin and how it can still be modern. The original MPegg was of course a single fin, and we've had a few beauties through in the past. Inspired by the MP singles of the 70s with all the somewhat extreme design experiments tamed, it's a great board that rides so well it feels like cheating. But still, it's fun to play so why not throw in the channels that feel so good on the V6? And maybe some widowmaker-esque sidebite plugs to hot rod it a little? With these mods and at 6' it's a little rocket of board, and naturally the Waterman's Guild crew kept it looking superlative- summer sky blue tint with yellow pinline and a finbox drill through leash loop. All a bit bloody marvelous and it's available. $850- just email firstname.lastname@example.org if you're interested or have questions.
Monday, September 19, 2016
Admittedly it's not that they went away, it's just things slowed down due to issues with finding a glasser who could do the boards in EPS quickly and well. El Jefe Kenvin took the opportunity to freshen things up and the result is Jon Wegener is now shaping the boards, his guy is glassing them and they look utterly great. The first batch we saw contained a range of board models all of which were super high quality, so there will now be a flow of Hydrodynamica craft appearing here we hope. Should you want something like, for instance, a 6' Cyber Sim-esque beauty with tri Futures boxes, it's a mere $700. Usual deal, email foamandfunction @ gmail.com for the full details. Simmons' design concepts have never felt more relevant than now, and these boards are the source of the wave. The real deal,.
Monday, September 12, 2016
And these are the impetus behind working with Alkali- custom Widowmaker fins collaborated on by Andrew Kidman and Dave Parmenter. 7" centre with a little less area and a little more rake than the classic Widowmaker fins, it's going to be a brilliant set up for those of us who favour the concept. The quality of the Alkali fins is just incredible too, hand made and foiled by a small family operation in Australia, these are just immaculate fins. Proper happy to have these available, $130 for the centre with sidebites, one size and one colourway as these were done in a small run. Email foamandfunction @ gmail.com for ordering details.
Monday, September 05, 2016
Ellis Ericson Keels, 6" high x 6.5" base. So utterly good.
7.25" Classic Singles are restocked, very nice clear one.
Classic Twins, 6.5", single foil.
9" Flex Fin, 9" Hull Flex Fin. Again, they feel so intuitively good.
10" Flex Fin
The second batch of Alkali fins arrived and they are easily as good as the first. Quite honestly the best foiled fins we've seen, these are something we're very proud to be making available. Email foamandfunction @ gmail.com for colour options. We've got some boards coming that will go very nicely with these fins too........
Sunday, August 28, 2016
We are very happy to be the official distributors for DGZ, New Zealand's finest surf zine, and a as good of a surf mag as you'll find anywhere. The quality of photography is pretty much exceptional, and the writing and stories are great, a little step away from mainstream surf media, but a step in the right direction. We currently have stock of issue 16 which features cover star Tyler warren, California groms Pat Curren, Noah Wegrich and Willem Banks surfing NZ, 'South To Sian', summer logging, local music and news and much more. Issues are $15 shipping included inside the US, $20 outside. Order the usual way- email@example.com.
Saturday, August 20, 2016
The first run of fins from Alkali are here, and they are good. These are the Classic Single, available as 6.5" in red or black, and as 7.25" in blue or green/white, $85 plus $5 shipping inside the US. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you're interested.....
Saturday, August 13, 2016
One of the NPJ boards we brought up has come onto the market as it's owner is ordering something a little bigger. This one is a gem, 6' x 21" x 2.75", 6 x 6 Volan glassing and a lush green tint. Very good condition, as new really- Neal makes them to last. Price is great too, $950 with the board located in N. San Diego County. If you're interested just drop a line to us at foamandfunction @ gmail.com and we'll put you in touch with the current owner.