Saturday, March 26, 2011

back to basics

got a new set of fins for my birthday after being without any for a year or so...pulled out the dale solomonson air mats i used to take on all my trips in my carry-on bag in case my boards got lost..seemingly simple, but hard as hell to ride correctly, i'm going to get back into 'em after a 6 year layoff. should be a fun spring/summer... the surfer's journal writer c. r. stecyk called mat riding the "fly fishing of surfing"

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Big Fun

a new toy...9'1 stringerless EPS / epoxy fun gun for cheating on the little to mid size days...rocker of a clark 95S longboard blank combined with a narrow 21" outline equals giant "shortboard" to ensure you get a couple of set waves and actually do something with them!...

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Lazor Zap 2.0

New lazor zap shaped identically to the one i did in the spring but glassed with resin-x...1.7# e.p.s. core with resin-x instead of epoxy...should have a nice, polyester flex feel with the feather weight and durability of styro-pox (to coin a phrase i got from john lucas)...
got some cool "green" recycled fins from my fcs rep to compliment the package. stoked!

Monday, October 18, 2010


gave my lazor zap a facelift..rode it quite a bit during the hurricane swells we got and decided it's a keeper. the epoxy was turning brown so it was time for a paint job...turned out OK

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Jesse's waveskate

jesse poyer's new waveskate...
6'0" x 21 1/2" x 2 3/4"
polyester/PU..full gloss

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

more fins

another set...gephart template

fin making

long time, no post...sorry, been very involved with the updating and unveiling of my new website...all the brainchild of my buddy, jamie borders, webmaster extrordinaire..."thank you" doesn't adequately convey my feelings, jamo...the site is off the chart.

got around to making a couple of sets of fins for two mini-simmons i've been riding all summer. making a set of fins can be a fun job since it doesn't take that long (instant gratification) and the results are often eye-pleasing...these half-moon shaped jobs really work well in the 5'2"..

using the FCS fusion system is a real advantage, too....simple to get nice results.