A brief digression here, but this has the potential of being a very good deal for one of you discerning readers. Via a third party, it's been brought to our attention that this here nice bit of Mackie handiwork is for sale. It's a 5'8" x 20" 2 5/8" flex tail, and it's well tricked out- carbon rail wrap, bamboo deck- very nice. The owner wants $600 for it which seems like a great deal and I need to not buy it. Board is on the East Coast but apparently he'll ship. If you're interested email info @ foamandfunction.com and we'll pass your info on to the seller. Not personally connected, but it seemed like something worth sharing.
Thursday, February 04, 2016
Always found these sort of interesting, that whole concept of the rocker fitting the curve of the wave, and the impact of what was a very small run of surfboards on overall design seemed quite huge. Now Webber is doing a design for Mr. Slater's new venture (along with a couple of Tomo's shapes) I believe we'll be seeing major elements of these boards revisiting the mainstream. They seem to work well enough as the following clip attests- it is Shane Herring at the controls though, one of the criminally underrated surfers of our times. There's some good clips on Webber's Facebook page too if you're up with that social media business.
Thursday, January 28, 2016
After a bit of time getting this program on the road and getting ourselves established as official importers as well as a lot of stress trying to figure out the utterly byzantine workings of the Customs & Brokerage world, we have the first batch of Neal Purchase Jnr. boards safely landed and in their owners hands. Duos, Quartets and Squail this time around, with more on the way. Order #3 is being assembled too, so if you want a seriously cool surfboard hand shaped by Neal, just email info @ foamandfunction.com and we'll give you details. The exchange rate is very much in your favour right now too.....
Friday, January 22, 2016
Monday, January 18, 2016
6'6" Parmenter Widowmaker 'Book Of The Sea'. Calligraphy by Dina Abou Salem, Glassed by Waterman's Guild
'Crush' Channeled Widowmaker by Andrew Kidman
Kidman surfing The Crush
Widowmaker by Neal Purchase Jnr.
'The ‘Widow-maker’ model stemmed from my ongoing fixation on riding single-fins. I couldn’t stay away from them. My surfing felt stale after a few years on the circuit, and in my off time I spent more and more time collecting or building single-fins. The modified single-fin design that became the Widow-maker was inspired by my frustration with thrusters on large-framework waves like J-Bay and Sunset. I wanted something that had the neutral feel of a single and could handle high speeds without maxing out, but with a little bit more bite or cornering traction off the top, so voila! The ‘Widow-maker’ was born. I rode the first one I shaped during a 6-week stay at J-Bay in 1988 and suddenly I was surfing less like an ASP clone and more like myself.'
Dave Parmenter interviewed by Michelle Lockwood
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
What with El Nino finally rearing it's head and throwing waves around, it's probably time you thought about a serious wave board, and this here diamond tail Widowmaker is the real deal. Classic Parmenter design, stunner of a tint job via Waterman's Guild, glassed on sidebites and we'll add one of Dave's own Widowmaker centre fins so you're set. It's a deal too, only $800- email info @ foamandfunction.com for questions of more details. Widowmakers, they truly are the business....
Thursday, January 07, 2016
Last year was the 20th anniversary of the release of Litmus, so in a truly Kidmanesque fashion, there's a tour happening now that it's 2016. If you're on the East Coast of Australia just go, no two ways about it. If you're elsewhere, you can buy a copy of the film (which is well worth it) and recreate the experience in the comfort of your own home. Email info @ foamandfunction.com and we can set you up with a copy, $20 postage included. We have copies of Andrew's other films and music too, so make a party of it.