Hey Guys -
We have a bunch of boards on sale…we know summer is the best time to get a board and get in the water…We brought some boards in to offer our loyal customers a great deal on their first board or to add to their quiver.
We have the following in limited quantities on sale:
Come by and check them out while we still have ‘em!
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HOW TO to Check-Stall for the Tube
By SURFER/ Posted on June 13, 2011
Can we be honest for a second? We know that Dane Reynolds’ How To Pull a Slob Grab may have gone a bit over your head. And while we’re at it, Andrew Doheny’s insight into nailing a fin-waft was probably a bit technical for most of us as well (it’s totally cool, we’re in the same boat here). So for this installment, we’re dropping an Everyman’s version of the How-To Blog as we walk you through the check-stall.
At its most basic level, the check-stall is surfing’s equivalent to pulling the e-brake. When you need to slow down and allow the tube to catch up to you, a check-stall can be your best friend. Broken into two parts, the move is an exercise in surfing’s fundamentals, but it is important to remember with check-stalls that less is often more.
The key to the perfect check-stall is in finding a happy medium between the two basic turns that compose the move. Essentially the stall is a short, quick bottom turn that leads into a light mid-face snap. It may sound simple, but the move has led to many a wasted tube. If you bottom turn too hard and/or perform your check-snap too high, you’re going to end up pearling in the barrel, which is typically frowned upon.
When done properly, you will execute a soft bottom turn at the very trough of the wave and perform your snap-stall about halfway up the face. Remember: The key here is not to do your check-stall above the halfway point. If you can weave these two turns together on a barreling wave, you should find yourself closer to—and hopefully squarely inside—the tube. Now do yourself a favor and go get shacked.
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Hey Guys -
We have a # of fins that are 50% or more off…we have limited quantities but these are all a really good deal. Come by and pick some up or email/call us to place an order to ship.
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Phase One Surf house shaper Chris Diercks has been dialing in the latest in epoxy technology…essentially a proprietary vacuum bag epoxy process perfected by Wes from EVF (Epoxy Vacuum Fusion)
The boards have already gained strong momentum and notoriety. You can see for yourself via this post on Matt Biolos’s BLOG: http://mayhembiolos.posterous.com/epoxy-vacume-fusion-blunt
Another article from Surfer Magazine provides a great background on Wes Lakey the genius behind the construction: http://www.surfermag.com/features/vacuum-pack-surfboards-1-23-08/
Takyama and Patterson are also leveraging EVF for team boards etc.
The demand is current but the glassing process is very specific and all done by hand. This limits production to literally 20-25 boards a week.
Chris spun us up a 5’2″ spud and got me a 5’11″ Phase One Performance Fish. Ian, Scully, and Kyle from the team are going to be giving the 5’2″ a run through. I will have my 5’11″ with me in the water and will trade a wave for those interested
PS – the crazy thing about the 5’11″….it weighs only about 4.5 Lbs!
Simple but effective. Make your own surf wax with some basic ingredients and a little bit of stove top time. Harden, wax up, and surf… From the folks at Korduroy.tv.
If you don’t feel like making wax just buy from us! Surf Wax.
I always have loved Resin tint on my boards when appropriate…this is a great video on some amazing finish work
Dale Webster has surfed over 12,800 days in a row… that’s over 35 years!
This is not a guy living in the tropics and embracing warm water on a daily basis. Dale is a nor cal local that surfs Bodega Bay. Check out this video…my favorite part is ice on the wind shield, cold wind, and still charging it!
Also one thing I think about is comparing Dale to some of sport’s Iron Men…
Cal Ripken Jr and his 2,632 straight games come to mind….