The really excellent photos of Mick shaping from this and the previous post are by Steve Baccon and Mick is in fact soon to be shaping a couple of boards for the U.S.- A 6' and a 6'6", both sidecut fish in EPS, both with the 5 box option. Prices to be confirmed, but $850 each seems likely. Pic of Mick showing what a sidecut can do by Hiroyuki Yamada, and the last shot is the legend Taro Tamai, the man behind Gentemstick preparing for some action with the deep swallow Winterstik design board that has been so inspirational in Mick's surf board design. Epic.
Saturday, April 18, 2015
Monday, April 13, 2015
Nice. Jamie in England wanted this- plan shape is from the 6 Channel single only there's no channels and a widow maker fin setup instead of a single, and that all makes such sense. He also wanted the Porsche Gulf Racing orange tint, and the artistes at Waterman's Guild made that happen easy as. Love it when it all comes together this easily....
Monday, April 06, 2015
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
First up, serious tip of the hat the hat to Waterman's Guild, for the glassing on this. They were sent the picture of Mdou Moctar 's bike featured in the post below and came up with this perfection. Polished so well it was damn near impossible to photograph. It's 6'7" x 21" x 2.65" and is Dave's take on MP's Kirra disc. Old school in it's way but with the wackier experimental elements left at the wayside to give a super functional board- single fin with the width and thickness up front for paddling and planing power, and a straighter rail line for serious projection, bit of vee through that nice rounded tail and softer rails to smooth it all out. I asked Christopher Kirkley, creator of the Akounak movie and the truly wonderful Sahel Sounds label (www.sahelsounds.com- if you have any interest in contemporary music this is what's happening in Saharan Africa- Taureg blues, weird synth stylings from Niger, Nigerian auto tune film songs, party Sound systems from Mali- forget those hipster kids with beards who've bought retro electronics--this is the real deal!) what 'purple surfboard' would be in the Tamashek language of the Tauregs. Given they live in a landlocked desert and apparently have no word for purple, not and easy task but Mr. Kirkley very kindly took the time to reply, and this board is officially 'assihiguilli n'amame tedalat taha tazoughai' or 'the board in water that is blue with some red in it'. Best of all, it can be yours for $850. Email info @ foamandfunction.com for details.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
6'7" Taureg Purple MPegg, for sale- $850
6'6" Porsche Gulf Racing Orange Widowmaker, custom.
Dave Parmenter and Waterman's Guild Glassing deliver in serious form on these two. They'll each get their own post but feast your eyes on those seriously juicy colours and forms for now....
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
The old school real deal mini Simmons. EPS, 5'3" x 21" x 2.5 or thereabouts. Hank Warner shaped it and it's genetics are pure, straight from the original Casper. This is the board that sparked a mini revolution in surf design, the board that made you realise how akin surfing and skateboarding are, the board that turned marginal sessions into magic and on a good lined up wave becomes an object lesson in how much speed planing surfaces can generate. The board that made people pay attention to Simmons and his genius. The board that spun off into a myriad of modifications and tweaks and conceptual re-imaginings that sometimes worked and sometimes didn't but meant that design ideas were being pushed and that's what it's really all about. This one is for sale, and you can email info @ foamandfunction.com for details. It's the first salvo in a barrage of very cool designs that will be coming from the Hydrodynamica brains trust in the coming weeks, so be prepared.....