Friday, July 18, 2008

Green Swirl

6'6" x 21" x 2.625" double bump quad fish for Brian. I'm looking forward to seeing this one around North County. Glass done by the Break Room in PB—check out that clean swirl coming around the rails.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Jim the Genius

9'8" x 19" x 23.25" x 16" x 3.125" Classic Longboard shaped by the Jim "the Genius" Phillips. Tinted volan glass, deck patch, resin pins. Cedar/bass/cedar t band. Redwood & Sugar Pine fin. The redwood was salvaged from wine casks over 100 years old. These pieces of wood are estimated at over approximately 2,000 years old!

I asked for a classic, custom shaped, and Jim delivered. He even had me come in to "assist" in the shaping process, making sure I was happy with everything as he looked through wood for the stringer, fin & tailblock and also when cut the outline—can you ask for any more? I explained the style of surfing, fin templates, colors & concepts that I like and... I definitely found out why they call him "Genius."