Monday, November 16, 2009
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Josh Dowling is a really innovative shaper who has been in the game for years, he started out airbrushing for Mocean Surfboards (Lorne,Vic) in the late 80's, but was always into shaping & surfing (of course). He has gone by afew different shaping names over the years, Lucid & Speedneedle & was also known by friends as Tree due to the incredible height of the man.
In recent years he has been heavily involved in the development & trialing of different foams & woods. He was one of the people involved in the development of Fire Wire technology (where there was some dodgy business practice & he didn't get the cred he deserved) & he uses similar methods in shaping under his JDS label. I just got a new board from Josh & am pretty stoked with it....click the link to get the specs of the board & then contact Josh to talk about your new stick!...he'll even freight it OS for all you crew in the US of A!
psss...how about those Quicktimes Toddy???
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
The Quasiannual Autumnal Hibernation is coming to an end. Gears are shifting back to a natural order of other things. The hiatus we've been hiatusing on is drawing, we hope, to a close. Sessions have been few and far between. The crush of professional necessities, while still, basically, a crush, have slackened in their domineering nature, as we have willed them to fit into our general sensibility. It's funny how long it takes to get over the loss of Summer and the onslaught of people suddenly feeling like they need to make things, then deciding you're just the right person to make the things for them. Have I said enough?
There are still some serious rumblings from out on the island of a Lentini inspired shoehorn of sorts. We are returning to our vigorous research for a contribution. More news coming soon.
Scott Massey et al have just released the latest version of RRR Project doings. Word on the street is for some sort of pop up show somewhere soon in celebrations. Or something like that.
A little while ago, in the depths of our working despair, we received a little something about this great blog via the fast mail. Check it out.
We've also received entreaties from the nice folks over at Surf Science about adding some observations to their compendium of thoughts. Haven't felt up to it, obviously, but check out their site.
Photo show in the works for mid winter doldrums to be produced and presented by the Endless Bummer types and friends. It was initially scheduled for the NYSFF timings, but things fall through as they do. But we are reviving the project with big hopes and good intentions. More later.
And finally, the ever-diligent Rebecca Olive is still on the prowl for the great surf magazine Kurungabaa and sent through these eerie bits of inspiration.