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.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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!
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Always nice when your shaper sends photos of fresh blanks! These are a 3 of the 5 boards Dave Parmenter is shaping me. All blanks have tapered bass wedge stringers and are green weight strength. A 10'7" makaha machine, a 9'1" V-6 channel widow maker and a 7'7" MP Disc. Gonna be just in time for this el niño extravaganza! Yeeeeew!
Thursday, September 4, 2014
My small board rotation has changed a bit and looking lovely. I have to thank Dave Parmenter, Rich Pavel, Bob Mitsven, Tommy Maus, Donald Takayama, Steve Lis, Malcolm Campbell, Jeff McCallum, and Skip Frye. Some incredible sleds that i'm in love with!