Some thing wicked this way cometh....... Dave Parmenter widowmaker with new side bites coming soon.... Thanks waterman's guild and Dr martz, yeeeeeew!!!!!!!
Thursday, December 25, 2014
Monday, November 24, 2014
Saturday, November 8, 2014
It's been a pretty incredible week of weather and board anticipation. Thursday i got to enjoy the company of Mr. greg Martz from the Waterman's Guild. We live pretty close to one another, so picking up 3 boards from him was a special treat. Got to see all his bitchin resin art work and sip tequila in anticipation of the 3 aleutian juice surfboards in his van.
Dave Parmenter and I spoke at length about the designs you see here. I explained the importance of the particular areas in California, Mexico and Costa Rican point waves that I frequent to Dave. He took a lot of his time and energy listening to the specifics of each board with more enthusiasm than any other shaper I've encountered. Add this mindset to one hell of a laminator and this is what you get, beautiful outcomes. Much love and respect to Greg Martz and the whole Waterman's Guild crew and Mr. Dave Parmenter for the incredible shapes! 3 more coming soon.........
Friday, November 7, 2014
Jeff quam in the hood this morning!!! Check out this 12' hot curl shaped by josh martin and glassed by jeff. Thing is unreal! Sequoia tail block and resin locked leash heart!!!!!! Yeeeeew!!!!!
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Saturday, October 11, 2014
A couple days ago I got some mail I wasn't expecting. A puffy envelope addressed to me from Dave Parmenter. I chuckled a bit and couldn't wait to see what was inside! Turns out Dave sent me a note and some basswood stringer shavings from his block planers. Most people could care less, probably most shapers as well. I was stoked like a grom and Dave knew somehow that I would appreciate that. To me, that's the kind of gesture of a shaper who really cares about your shapes. We spoke a lot about all the different boards I have coming and at great length. Instead of doing what normal shapers do (what they want) Dave did everything i wanted and translated that to foam. Couldn't be more humbled or stoked in the same sentence.......
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Spent some time at the watermans guild today watching greg martz glass my new MP Egg/disc shaped by dave parmenter. As i sent some video to Dave, he forwarded photos of #5 of #6 shapes i ordered.
Sunday, September 28, 2014
These baltic birch with clear glue fins are all time. Larry gephart foiled all of these fins. Two sets are un-signed. One tri set from 28 years ago and one keel set from 10 years ago.
Saturday, September 27, 2014
Took a ride deep into san diego early this morning. My thoughts were bordering on if i was just wasting my time. To my surprise, this craigslist board was pristine. This is a 9'1" skip frye magic model that is almost twenty years old. Had a lil blemish above the logo, a few micro lil heel dents on the deck, but it blew my mind. Still shiny, a lil antiqued from being in a board bag a good percentage of it's life. Double bass wood t-band stringer with black glue lines. Unsigned, beautifully foiled, blonde larry gephart tri fins! One red skip logo, one diamond glassing logo. An absolute stunner at a price of what most retro boards go for these days.
The thing i love most about this board is it has skip's old bottom contours (no concave) combined with his knifey rails and low rocker. What a beauty! Enjoy
Saturday, September 20, 2014
Friday, September 19, 2014
Got some photos from Dave mowing on the 9'1" six channel bottom widowmaker. Super stoked on this shape and all the boards coming off his planer. 4 down 1 more to go!
Saturday, September 13, 2014
Seargant Major parmenter sent some photos of 3 outta 5 shapes. A MP DISC/EGG has evolved and looking incredible. Headed to watermans guild soon. Stay posted for serious resin tints galore!