Saturday, September 27, 2008

Kneel To The Boss




Here's a nice oddity- my friends Andy & Kristina had this beauty made by Bauguess and picked it up while I was away. (Technically, it's Kristina's board but knowing Andy it'll have his knee prints firmly imbedded in the deck.) Took the codger a while to finish and there's some tweaking needed with the deck pad, but early reports are that it's a mighty fun chunk of styro. Not too many seriously channeled kneeboards being made nowadays, so it was a cool thing to shepherd into being and I'm claiming a session once they've had a good run at it. 3 days back from Aotearoa and it's all on, there's an epic Derek Hynd piece completed for the intro to Joe's book and Joe himself is off in Alaska with camera and surfboard. The new batch of Mackies are at the glasser this week and Mick says he has a bunch of new ideas going, so hopefully we'll see some mindtwisting prototypes very soon. 2 weeks surfless so I'm looking forward to a go-out no matter what the conditions, and although the flextail is still with Ryan (who is well pleased with it) I have my Casper back so will continue ruining myself for normal surfboards.

6 comments:

pushingtide said...

Sweet board. Standin' up on it would be fun too I bet. So cool.

twinfin said...

Andy mentioned this last time I saw him. super stoked for him. Joe definately makes some rad goodies!

Kirk said...

Thanks Tide, I'll let you know how it rides after I swipe it for a session- stoked on the brown monster sidecut you've got going too!

R.T. said...

lookin' forward to the new ideas Mad Mackie has up his sleeve. his flex-tail rules— post about it is up on Warbles.

Clams said...

Seeeek! How big is it?

Kirk said...

Clams,
it's 5'4" and about 21 wide I think- he jst ordered an Eaton bonzer fin for it, Fins Unlimited will still do one if you ask it seems- that fin box looks way up and there's a lot of grab with runners, rail and channels so I'll be interested to see how it rides. New Mackies soon too- he's talking EPS/Carbon fibre a lot and I'm frothing like a kid at Xmas Eve.