Friday, 24 June 2011


Unknown surfer on an Electro.
Photo by Paddy Benson nabbed from the carve website.
if this is you or your photo give me shout and i can give you a proper credit.

Sunday, 12 June 2011

The Sneaky-long

Here is Alex's review of his new shape

8.0 aka sneaky-long:
8' x 22' diamond tail, bladed out rails, s-deck, 8.5 hull flex fin
The 8.0 is influenced by the late 60s period when longboards started to come down in size opening up a whole new way of riding the face of a wave. In partiular, Bob McTavish and Wayne Lynch were experimenting with a template called the 'fantastic plastic machine', thin rails, roll to vee on the bottom and a George Greenough flex fin. Its a really diverse board to ride, paddles like a longboard, gets in nice and early and cuts a lovely trim. Set with an 8.5 hull flex fairly high up the box and bladed out rails, it has multiple turning characteristics; powerful full rail arcing turns from the shoulder back into the pocket through to more tweaky quick snap from the boards hips. In 4ft plus stuff, its feels solid, reliable and super fast, smaller waves, treat it like log and sneak out some cheater 5s...

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

new Long for summer

The Cassette
9'4" cream opaque with orange circle.


A flat, rectangular container made of plastic or lightweight metal that holds magnetic tape for audio or video recording and replay. A tape cassette is designed so that it can be inserted in a recorder and used immediately; it eliminates the need to thread a portion of the tape manually before starting the recorder. In a cassette the tape begins on a feed reel at one side and moves along guides through the record-playback mechanism, after which it passes on to the take-up reel on the opposite side.

Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008