Sunday, November 28, 2010

Today's Garage Progress

The hot wire rig for Brian S.   It's connected to a variac

Jacky's board roughed out this morning

Northeaster at the North End this Morning

Wind averaging 16 mph at 10 am. Gusts to 22, but fading fast, like usual. Not enough to use the 10m Fuse today. I did a shortened downwind surf run due to the fading wind.
Dwight on the Firewire

CB North End

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Hot Wire Work

Gorilla glued blank extension in place. Rocker already hot wired

Extension piece rough trimmed

People always ask, what are you doing different on this batch? I traced last seasons template design in red, to show the difference with the new shape (in blue)

Comparison of tail template changes. Fuller hip, narrower tail. 

Hot wire work done. Ready for the planer.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

It's That Time Again

The foam for downwind boards number 7 and 8. This foam came from Craft Hardware in Wrightsville Beach. They stock 1 lb EPS for contractors building docks. It's not ideal because it comes 23 1/2 wide, but it's cheaper due to no shipping cost on my part. Shipping doubles the cost of EPS.
The EPS survived the drive home

Safe in my garage

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Saturday, November 20, 2010

New Video of the 64 mph Record Run

I Want Christmas Please!

Photos from Australia. Lucky buggers! (Thanks DJ)

Wow, high quality Naish fins

Note to self, I must not gain weight during the Winter

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Sunday Morning Shots


The 8'0 Twins


Surf Machine

Don't Look Back!

Surf Machine

The human bullet


Saturday, November 13, 2010

Unbelievable! You have to come see this....

Yesterday Apple released AirPlay for my Apple TV. I just wirelessly streamed Jacky's Movie Trailer video from my Laptop to my big flat screen TV, blasting the full movie surround sound experience through my system. I was shaking the walls. WOW, just like IMAX, well almost. Compared to watching it on my laptop it feels like IMAX.

A steal at $99

Oak Island was Fun Today

Dwight on the 9'0 Mana







CB1 on his 9'0 Mana


Alligator by Ian (a.k.a CB2)

Friday, November 12, 2010

Wild Man Does it Again

Last year this crazy guy jumped a smaller pier in the UK. Today he jump a bigger pier!

Monday, November 8, 2010

After Work Sessions are Short!

Only time for 30 minutes of surfing at the house. I miss daylight savings time already.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Firewire El Fuego long term report

Thrusters rule! At least on this stick.  It sure is nice to have 5 fin boxes to be able to make your own choice.  The 2 lb foam with bamboo deck isn't tough enough to handle the loads a kiter places on it. I never jump my surfboards, so it's just pure surfing loads with the extra drive from the kite. I had to pull up the deck pad and put carbon patches on the deck. I hid the carbon under the pads. It's doing fine now and still looks sexy in bamboo.
9 am this morning at CB north end

Nitro Wins

After using the Nitro a few weeks, we decided Jacky had to have one too. The whole package (clever handle design, oval flex shaft, and narrow dihedral blade) works awesome.
Werner's unique handle

The Nitro blade

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Naish Jackpot

I found some sweet photos of Robby on the new Hokua's in Fiji.....begin drooling now
7'8 Hokua

7'8 Hokua

7'8 Hokua

9'0 Hokua

9'0 Hokua

9'0 Hokua

7'8 Hokua