Danny's Lola Quad model, glassed in Entropy's Super Sap bio-epoxy resin. Bamboo glass on fins hand foiled by Larry Allison from ProBox Hawaii. Danny's boards are hand built in San Francisco, CA. and made from Poplar, Cork, reclaimed Cedar and Redwood, with an EPS foam core. This board is a 6'4" and came out at 8.5 lbs w/ fins.
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
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Friday, October 30, 2009
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Thursday, July 30, 2009
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Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Stoked to have built this 9'0" whip for "LA's best Surf Instructor" (by LA weekly), Kai Sanson of Zuma Surf and Swim Training. Lucky for us the board surfed really well for Kai. Here's some of the nice things he had to say:
Thursday, May 21, 2009
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Friday, November 21, 2008
Just to recap: legendary free surfer, Dave Rastovich was generous enough to test a "Nomad" shape bioboard in Indo. Back in July of this past summer, we drove down to meet Dave in the dark moonlit parking lot of a local mexican restaurant in Leucadia, CA. We talked shop for a couple hours with Dave about boards, materials, and shared construction ideas. He's very informed and knowledgable when it comes to board construction and has put some serious thought into what he rides. So for us, he was one of the most ideal testers to see what our boards could do.
Dave was able to share his feedback with us after his month long jaunt in Indo. We're glad he liked the board.....here's some of the positive words he had to say:
"Just got home from Indo- had many sessions on the board .... Weight feels great! The buoyancy of the sugar foam in the water is a little more than standard PU foam, though not as buoyant as Extruded Styrofoam etc.. I felt the foam was a great buoyancy for me.
Strength was great, very few depressions on the deck from my feet, which is great, cause I usually put my feet through boards that aren't strong. Also, I rode the board at 6 ft Macaroni's, 8ft plus HT's and 5ft Kandui. These were all days that were very powerful and hollow, I didn't come out of lots of tubes and the board never broke. So I feel that the foam is quite strong in that regard as I really put it to the test over there......
SHAPE- The board went super fast. It was a little slow to throw around when hitting the lip, but down the line it went very fast and held a strong line. There is a little extra weight and size than I am used to so I think that is what made it feel a little slow off the top. Though in the tube, down the line, off the bottom and through cutbacks the board felt strong, responsive and fast.
All round I am stoked on it and feel you guys have something that is successful.....
Talk soon guys. Stoked on the craft. I will send through a shot or two...
Thanks to Dave for sharing his thoughts and helping us progress!
Posted by ERL_Shaper at 7:04 AM
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Desi and I did a fun little interview on the Extreme Scene Radio show with hosts/pro athletes Cyrus Saatsaz, Steve Blankenship, and Omar Etchevery. Super cool and entertaining guys. Desi even got to hang out and talk throughout the show. Much thanks to the Extreme Scene guys for helping us get the word out!
Extreme Scene page: http://theextremescene.com/node/92
click here to launch iTunes and download the free podcasts (see Oct 18th, Segments 1-4): http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=268150014
Posted by ERL_Shaper at 1:09 AM
Friday, October 3, 2008
We're honored and stoked that Danny Hess included us in a project for this year's Sacred Craft show. Danny is a renowned craftsman / surfer / environmentalist who has been building beautiful wooden surfboards long before green was in.
He built this little thruster from all sustainable and salvaged woods. We're glassing the board and his hand foiled bamboo fins with our bio-epoxy. It's being auctioned off for charity. Come check it out at Sacred Craft in Del Mar, CA. on Oct 11 & 12. http://www.surfboardshow.com/
Also pictured is a 6'4" version of the Nomad we had built for Rasta to demo. Bamboo inlay.
Update: Here's the feedback we got from Danny about the collaborative board we glassed for him (10/29/09):
"I've really been impressed with the resin. Impressive impact strength and elongation. I've been loaning this demo board out for the last couple years. It's been to Japan and Indo. Not a single pressure ding or ding of any kind. "
Posted by ERL_Shaper at 12:42 AM
Thursday, October 2, 2008
We recently co-sponsored Cyrus Sutton's new surf documentary tour called "Under the Sun". Cyrus is a really talented surfer/artist/director who's been doing some really great stuff both in and out of the surf scene. His latest movie documents the dichotomy of two surf regions in Australia....Byron Bay and the Gold Coast. Check it out: http://www.underthesunsurfmovie.com/
Here's a cool little flextail we glassed for Cyrus and his shaper, Jake Moss (Moss Research Surfboards). We glassed it in our signature Eco-System construction: Ice-9 Sugar Foam, organic hemp deck patch, and bio-epoxy resin.
If you happen to be going to the Sacred Craft show this month, they'll be screening Cyrus' movie throughout the weekend.
Posted by ERL_Shaper at 11:14 PM