Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Jeff Ho



The very elusive Jeff Ho has a selection of boards on display at C. Nichols Project , and they are that good that they deserve the gallery setting. Incredible work, the photos barely do it justice. If you're in the LA area go and see them in person- 12613 1/2 Venice Blvd, Mar Vista 90066. Monday to Saturday, noon til 6. Epic.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Sideburn & Mr. Porky


I often mention the genius that is Sideburn, an utterly superb self produced magazine and web presence that pivots around flat track racing and glory of a good motorcycle. The Sideburn lads are the epitome of independent publishing and culture, not just doing a brilliant magazine around day jobs and family, but also setting up some fantastic events. It doesn't get any better than Dirt Quake, a chance for the common folk to race like the pros, and on whatever that have to ride as there are classes for Inappropriate Road Bikes and Choppers. Genius, as is this short film produced by one of their sponsors, Mr. Porky's Pork Scratchings. This event is very very high on my to-do list....

Saturday, December 06, 2014

And Another Parmenter.....

This one is for sale via a good person. It's damn near cherry and is currently in Mollusk Venice so call them. 6'8", nice Hawaiian color ways tint and you need one of these for winter....

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Parmenter Customs

Two 7'10"s for the Great White North. The camo spray pintail is a Sunset mini gun style deal, straight up speed line action for the beautiful cobblestone points these guys surf. The other is a bit of a mind bender, a Makaha Machine with some of the most elegantly subtle shaping tweaks I've seen in a while. Felt great under the arm, totally intuitive rails and foil, and serious V in the nose? Loved it, surfboards are magic sometimes and the ones Parmenter has been sending through are a class above. There's still the single fins for sale if you want one for christmas, both the channeled V-6 model and a MP disc (although be quick on that one...)

UPDATE
Too many 7'10" boards = a deal for someone else. That 7'10" Makaha Machine? It's been ridden, but only a couple of times and it may well be available to a discerning enthusiast of the longer ride. info @ foamandfunction.com for more details.....

Friday, November 21, 2014

Glen E. Friedman- My Rules


Minor Threat watch Rodney Mullen at Kenter Canyon

Bad Brains

Chuck D & Flavor Flav of Public Enemy & Buffy from The Fat Boys

Jeff Ho


Although we didn't do it, the new Glen Friedman title is out. 'My Rules' incorporates both the 'Fuck You' books as well as newer and unseen work. It's a monster of a book and an amazing compendium with the bonus feature of new essays from Stecyk, Rollins, Rodney Mullen, Tony Alva, Ice T, Jeff Ho and more. It's in shops, but you can get s signed special edition for $75 either by visiting the Consafos Press website or by simply emailing info @ foamandfunction.com. 

Friday, November 07, 2014

Akounak



Aside from being potentially the best music related film since that Ginger Baker documentary, this actually has a surf connection- there's a Parmenter board in the works with a resin tint inspired by this very film, and by Mdou Moctar's bike in particular. The surfboard that is the color of blue with some red in it?

Friday, October 31, 2014

Litmus/Glass Love/Last Hope





Still have copies of the Kidman oeuvre for those who foolishly haven't got them, or those who have worn theirs out. Litmus & Glass Love, single disc versions $15 each, Last Hope $25. As good as surf movies get. Email info @ foamandfunction.com to order or inquire or whatever.