Monday, August 20, 2012
I think every surfboard maker has models. Models that has been refined and tested but once in a while a customer asks for a specific thing to suit their surfing needs. Heres two that was modified to suit a customer's need
This one was originally a Big Chief. I pulled the tail in a bit and lowered the rail apex for added rail maneuverability.
Second was originally a HipPin. About the same template with 50/50 to 60/40 to hard edge on the tail to be used in slightly bigger surf.
This is why we make CUSTOM surfboards.
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Ive had my eyes on these type of boards for a long time. From Gene's ( Flexpigs ) to Mike Black's blog full of pigs.
I had a chance to build a board to the Malibu Board Rider's Call to the wall for a silent auction, unfortunately ticket sales were pretty bad for the other boards so I decided to save them some money and keep the board for myself to see what this design is all about.
The first pig I rode was a Cooperfish Flex Pig owned by Slide editor Ryan Smith. I was only able to catch a few and only concluded that its freaking heavy and a beast.... which does not say much.
I rode this board this past week in dribly surf and finally caught some fun chest high/shoulder high peelers yesterday and I still stand by what I said about the flex pig. this oneis heavy and its a beast :)
These boards are not your everyday longboard. Its a blast from the past! Every time you stand up on a wave it makes you think how that era felt when they rode boards similar to this.
Its not for the faint of heart. Ride this with an open and history curious mind and it will reward you.
More detailed reviews on these boards soon..