Monday, November 24, 2014
Friday, November 21, 2014
One Morning With Richie Cravey from Bird Man Media on Vimeo.
One morning with Richie Cravey. Logging some near perfect waves in San Diego a few weeks back.
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Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Friday, November 14, 2014
Flama chats with Bob McTavish: trim&weight in surfboards from Flama Surf on Vimeo.
Have you ever considered weight when choosing a new surfboard? Weight can be a good thing, a pretty good one actually!
¿Alguna vez has tenido en cuenta el factor peso al escoger una nueva tabla? El peso puede ser algo bueno, incluso ¡muy bueno!
Natural Surfing Evolution
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
PLAYDATE de Crème from Gato Bask on Vimeo.
New Crème model shaped by Robin Kegel : The PLAYDATE
Shot in one session at la côte des basques.
Hepcat : Robin Falxa
Music : Lionel Hampton star dust
Shot and edited by : Clément Maillet/ Yrwan Garcia Léal
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Today I’m going to feature a guest post from the authors of the popular longboard blog, Review Longboards, who are writing about the Loaded Bhangra longboard.
The Loaded Bhangra longboard is the successor to the Loaded Dancer, a very popular board that certainly lives up to its name with its wild success at “dancing” down a hill. Loaded took a slightly different direction with this board aiming for excellence in all areas of longboarding rather than just focusing on one aspect.
First the board itself. The total length of the board is 48.5’’ which sounds ridiculous but it actually suits this board very well. When you also take into account, that this is actually shorter than the Loaded Dancer, the length seems more reasonable. This length though, combined with a weight of 10 lbs with all the components, means that this board is not the best for rides where you’ll have to carry your board a lot. Another aspect that this board does excel in though is included components. When buying it complete from Amazon or from Loaded, the board comes with very good Paris trucks and Orangatang wheels.
Now how does it feel when you ride it? Amazing. The board is slightly concave and covered in grip tape which ensures that when riding, you won’t slip. I have heard some complaints about the slickness of the grip tape but by and large the grip tape is effective for its intended use. Compared to regular Loaded boards, the board has less flex but it definitely makes up for it in agility and turns. It has an amazing turning radius for its long length and can easily make a 90 degree sidewalk turn at moderate speeds. In fact, that might be one of the most amazing things about this board: it rides with a smaller board’s agility combined with the speed and stability of a longer board. Ultimately, it is one of the best all around boards I’ve seen and is especially great for carving, tricks, and freeskating.
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Special thanks to David Holmes
Friday, October 31, 2014
Builders Tea from Bing Surfboards on Vimeo.
Bing Surfboards team rider James Parry soaks in his last few surfs before heading back to UK where he'll recharge with his daily cup of Builders Tea before heading out on another world surf adventure. Fellow Bing Surfboards team rider Mick Rodgers joins in on the action.
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- Mick Rodgers/Silver Spoon/@mrrodgers_neighborhood
Music: Ton Fatata Te Miti - By The Sea
Camera/Edit: Aaron Kim
Monday, October 27, 2014
A SINGLE MOMENT WITH NEAL PURCHASE JNR from Rhythm Livin on Vimeo.
A cinema piece by Nathan Tommassi following the complete process of iconic surfboard craftsman Neal Purchase Jnr, shaping his Angourie Corrugated Single Fin model all the way through to riding the finished product.
Music by Neal Purchase jnr.
Friday, October 24, 2014
Disini - Indonesia | Husni Ridhwan from Kane Del Mar on Vimeo.
At home with Husni Ridhwan, one of the best humans/riders going round and its easy to see why with the amazing people he is surrounded by in his hometown. Although it was offseason there was still some gold to be had.
- Track -
Run Rabbit Run - Down the Line
- Film & Edit -
Kane Del Mar
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Volcom Stone presents… Ryan Burch… The Rush of the Continuous Rhythm from Volcom on Vimeo.
Ryan Burch puts the pedal to the metal on the walls of Bangko-Bangko and pulls into some heavy ones at Grajagan Bay after sharing a few thoughts on self-expression, how surfing and the asymmetrical boards he shapes fit into that, and what it is about being on a wave that excites him.
Direct & Edit
Jimmy “Jazz” James
- Music -
Song: “Ain’t Gonna Listen”
Artist: Slow Season
Courtesy of Riding Easy Records http://www.ridingeasyrecords.com
Friday, October 17, 2014
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
McTAVISH - Dedicated to the Craft Series
Directed, Filmed & Edited:
Compelled to spend his entire life riding waves Bob McTavish started building surfboards in 1962. Today, over 50 years later, his vision is alive and well at the McTavish Factory in Byron Bay, Australia.
This collection of portraits gives a glimpse into the people and moments that are ... dedicated to the craft.
Surfer: Christian Barker
Music: MT Warning
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
THE 9 FOOT & SINGLE 2014 from Deus ex Machina on Vimeo.
It was only a few years ago that everyone told us the Canggu river mouth was strictly a shortboard wave. They said it was too fast and too powerful for heavy longboards… haven’t we proved them wrong? Over the past three years the 9 Foot & Single has seen logging at its absolute best. It helps that we’ve had some the best in the world do the waves justice (think Knost, Chojnaki, Roach and more), but seeing the heavy logs lumber along in those kinds of conditions has been somewhat ground breaking. It has changed the way we think about longboarding; it has changed our perceptions about where and when a longboard should be ridden. On any given day, we recognize that the Canggu river mouth is a shortboard spot, but during the weekend of the event, when the water is cleared, our competitors 60’s inspired single fins have their time to shine. And shine they do!
The technique becomes more and more obvious as the years go by… it’s becoming an art form: take-off, noseride, tube, cutback, another noseride, end it off the lip… Each year the level of surfing jumps leaps and bounds. It’s ‘sky’s the limit’ surfing and it’s damn exciting for the spectators. Imagine watching dudes noseride their 9 footers at that speed! This year saw Devon Howard (one of California’s greats) take down guys half his age for the winner’s trophy. You know what he scored? A custom Thomas X Deus 9’6. But honestly, every surfer who competed in the 9 Foot & Single was a winner. The waves were pumping, the beer was pouring and the vibes were... pleasant? Please excuse me, but it’s hard to find a word that starts with P that will do the 9 Foot & Single justice. You’ll just have to come along and see for yourself next year. I can tell you now it’ll be a whole lot more than pleasant.
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All Neighborhood | Mick Rodgers from Soren Heil on Vimeo.
Mick Rodgers from the dust bowl to pleasure dome.
Shot+Edited: Soren Heil www.sorenheil.com
Assist: Evan Tipton
Music: Twin Caverns - "Swell" and Clockwork - "Dent"