Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Bioboards for Dave

We recently built a couple of bio-boards for pro surfer and enviro-activist Dave Rastovich. These swallow tail quads were hand built by shaper/glasser DJ Dreiling and myself, specifically for Dave's recent trip to Indo where he really gets to push the limits of shapes and materials. Both boards use Ice9's Cane formula foam, and Pro-Box boxes. The one on the left was glassed with our bio-epoxy and fiberglass (2x4 oz glass deck, 4 oz glass bottom). The one on the right (green laps) was glassed in our "Eco-System" style of board building (vac bag 4.7 hemp + 2x4 glass deck, 4 oz glass bottom). Chris and I personally met up with Dave to hand off the board and share ideas about surfboards and sustainable materials. Dave was really gracious about our efforts, and we hope he'll give us some good feedback upon his return. Stay tuned.