Saturday, February 16, 2013

Le Bronson

Who introduces a new classic longboard model while the NW swells are still pumping long-period juice onto our rocky shores?
I do, bitches!
This is The Bronson. In France, you would call it Le Bronson.

Know what feels good? trimming.
The Bronson is designed to be an all-round, crazy fun, trim machine. The nose is pulled in so that it finds the pocket, then lodges itself firmly into it. The tail is wide, the bottom is rolled, and there's an edge behind the fin for release.

Will it noseride?
 Like its namesake, The Bronson is no one-trick pony. But yes, it will noseride.
The rest of the time you can find it locked in trim after taking the drop, fading back toward the curl, wrapping around, and finding the sweet, sweet, sweet spot on the wave.

This one is for Northcoast ripper Brendan. He likes surfing cold, dark, meaty waves. He looks like Paul Bunyan and could totally kick my ass, but he's a super nice guy. It has a tailblock.
Bronson. Nuff Said.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Of Curtis, the Lady, the Flu

Good Lord, the flu sucks. We’ve been passing it around my house these last few weeks like a skinny J on prom night.
Or maybe like musical chairs, only instead of prize for winning ‘it,’ you get diarrhea.
Guess how many kids shat the bed in my house during the last three weeks?
Answer: none. That could have been a parenting dealbreaker.
But waves continue to tickle our delicate shores, and humans continue wanting to ride on them, so surfboards must be made!
Here’s the first one I got to carve our after a week in bed. It’s a 7’4 Lady for Curtis, who called and left the following message:
“I need a midlength for _ _ _ _ _ I _ _   _ _ _.”
That was pretty much it. Curtis isn’t one for conversation, so I took a stab at 7’4.
The Lady is a trim machine: round on the bottom, round on the top, round on the corners.
Single with a flex fin, or 2+1 with a flex fin. Slingshots off the bottom!
I'm going back to bed now.