Lucky Bastards glassing 2013 (music: Animal Style) from No pain in Dream on Vimeo.
LUCKY BASTARDS is a little crew of surfboards glassing, created by two french glasser: Tristan Mausse and Paul Lefevre. After working for many different surfboards companies all around the world, The label called LUCKY BASTARDS began in 2006 with the aim to make the best quality, and to give a new image to the surfboards artwork, inspired by the punk-hardcore movement, the tattoo movement and of course the american car culture. The Lucky Bastards only work with tinted resin, and are specialised in the polish finish.
After have worked for many companies as: UWL WORKSHOP, RHINO LAMINATING, GLASS-IT, PANDA SURFBOARDS, WILDE/GNECH FACTORY, DMS SURFBOARDS, WEST COAST GLASSING, MICHAEL CUNDITH, CLASSIC MALIBU, BLEND GLASSING, PSM/LORENTZ FACTORY, GATO HEROI FACTORY, EUROGLASS, REVOLUCION SURFBOARDS, CATALYST, PUKAS... and many more in FRANCE, AUSTRALIA, CALIFORNIA, CANADA, SPAIN
we are now glassing every summer in spain at the Pukas factory, and moving every winter to australia or California specially for the "special series" as we developped with LOST SURFBOARDS.
Dodging Tourists from Andy Staley on Vimeo.
Dane Peterson & Matt Cuddihy Get a couple of fun ones at Noosa First Point over Summer 2012/13. Enjoy this black and white edit of these guys having fun and dodging through the crowds of tourists.
Please excuse the shakeyness of this clip, I am using some budget tripod at the moment and will be investing in something more suitable soon.
Enjoy and keep an eye out for my clips in near future.
I like sharks... from Matt King on Vimeo.
Australian surfboarder Andy Findlay does surfboarding on his Gato Heroi surfboard at Whangamata Beach. A beach which is sometimes, but not, alllll the time,,, good for surfboarding in New Zealand. New Zealand is cold and windy and sharky. Australia is warm and sunny and dolphinny. Easy Decision. Save your pennies.
The new Almond menswear collection is made in California and draws inspiration from the surfing heritage that surrounds us. Our goal is to create timeless, quality pieces that reflect our commitment to being the premier lifestyle brand of the Surfer + Craftsman.
Wooden Surfboards Blog - Fire wire have picked up my Paulownia skin approach to building boards and blended it with their building method to come up with a range of boards they will market under the Techno Grain range. It gives them a far greener product to their range of high tech and high performance boards. It has been great to be a part of this step forward in their surfboards.
This is a piece from the Surf Rider Foundation by Jim Moriarty
This is what innovation looks like. "I wrote a blog post a few months back about glassing a surfboard in the middle of a party (to drive home a message of sustainability). What I didn't share in that post was far from the glassing process a board captured the attention of, literally, everyone who saw it. It was a Paulownia-encased Firewire.It looked like one of the boards to the left and I'm not exagerating to say that it stopped everyone in their tracks. Let me set this up a bit... we've all seen our fair share of plastic and foam floating in the ocean. I've written a few blogs on the simple idea that EPS blanks can be made from recycled tv-packing trash and the fact that the use of non-toxic Super Sap resin for surfboard glassing is "ready for prime time." Still, the Pawlonia-encased board I saw that evening seemed to nod to all of those concepts and take the dialog a few steps further. It seemed to be a logical extension of what my blogs have been saying... surfers should seek ways to minimize their impact on the environment that that includes the equipment under their feet. It was heartening to see another entrant in this space, complementing Danny Hess's boards and the hands-on aesthetic connected to Grain surfboards. Rather than try and encapsulate this innovation I thought I'd reach out to Firewire's CEO Mark Price and have him explain this innovation via a quick interview.
Jim: Your new boards look and feel radically different than pretty much anything I've seen. My experience is that literally every person that sees them stops and walks over to check them out. In a few words can you tell us about the construction?
Mark: Perhaps the biggest difference aside from the overall wood-look, is the fact that, except for very narrow strips of cloth to cover the seams on the rails, there is NO external lamination, just a hotcoat to seal the wood. In addition, by using Entropy Super Sap bio resin for the hot coats and in the sandwich, we've dramatically reduced the toxicity of the small amount of resin we actually use.
J: The second question I found myself asking (after being drawn in visually) is how do they ride? Firewire is known for being perhaps the first company with an alternative/modern construction board used by pros on Tour. Are these wood boards a niche Firewire product or will we see pros on these?
M: That is the best part. They still incorporate sandwich construction and parabolic rail technology so the flex is there, and by removing the external lamination cloth and resin, they are even lighter than our regular boards. Chuy Reyna believes Technograin performance is on par with any tech we offer, and Timmy Reyes just re-ordered his entire quiver in Technograin after riding one. We've also built Filipe Toledo and Michel Bourez boards as well which they'll receive shortly, so we'll see how they like them.
J: Nice. Tell us more about the construction, I found myself wondering how thick that wood is. Also, are these a part of the Sustainable Surf's Ecoboard Project?
M: Yes, they are and we're big fans of what Sustainable Surf is doing. The wood deck skin is actually 3mm thick, so it's is not a thin veneer. As a result it has tremendous structural integrity, and you also do away with all those minor dings and shatters because these is no cloth. Repairing them is a breeze as you can use any epoxy resin and cloth if needed, or even wood putty if its a small ding.
J: Ok, let me ask you a question about the eco-side of this equation. Everything I've heard is wild… from the foam to the paulownia wood deck to the distinctly different approach to glassing. Tell us how that all works together? Was it your goal to have such an emphasis on environmental footprint or did you arrive at that endpoint via another path?
M: We're always trying to make as green a surfboard as possible and still maintain a commercially viable product that also does not sacrifice performance, and costs the same at retail. We believe that for an Eco surfboard to succeeded beyond a cool niche, those parameters must to be met. We actually exceeded our expectations with Technograin and these are only the Version 1.0 recipes. The Paulownia wood is sustainably grown and we're reviewed the suppliers certificates to verify that. And by removing the exterior cloth and lamination resin while using bio resin hot coats, the toxicity is a fraction of a traditional surfboard. Version 2.0 will have recycled EPS cores, but we're not quite there yet.
J: Great, any last comments or thoughts?
M: I do want to mention Grant Newby, a talented Australian craftsman who first turned us on to the potential of this construction, and our internal R&D and production crew who worked tirelessly to make this tech possible in a production setting. Building one-offs or small quantities is one thing (and not to be discounted), but it also took a tremendous effort to overcome all the issues that arose as we tweaked the original recipe to increase performance and build reasonable quantities. Of course having our own vertical factory was a huge help."
J: Thanks Mark. For more info check out their site here.
Bonsoir from decoster pandora on Vimeo.
Man goes man goes Trompette blows Birds on the boughs Eureka! Dough on the road Sleeping bread Pana dodo One for me One for you Goat cheese The niece of which Brebis Feta feast Like in Greece, You can not remove your shoes on the train In France you can not put your shoes on in the rain Cold feast North East No West South West Frozen cheeks So wet Trompette flows For me you are the chief Formidable.
From Foam to Fibreglass – A Harrison Roach Concept.
Thomas Bexon cross-steps when he mows foam. He walks up and down the surfboard blank as though he’s riding his 10’0 on a perfect, never-ending peeler. He keeps a rhythm and pace that I find physically hard to match. Just standing around watching tires me out. Thomas can draw an outline and turn a 10’ / 25” / 4.5’’ blank into a 9’6 / 23” / 3’’ in no time.
Dust and sweat clung to his beard as I watched his steps in the shaping bay at the Temple of Enthusiasm. Thomas had strode straight off the plane and picked up a planer. We’d just gotten back from our travels in Java and were both eager to get to work on the first ‘Deus – Harrison Roach Concept’ surfboard. After agreeing on an outline he took to cutting out the rails. Next he lay hard on the planer and cut down the thickness to 3 inches. As the dust became heavy, I wished I had a mask. Foam went everywhere. The all important rocker line was set and I began to imagine how it would help to hold the board high and tight in the pocket. Thomas began his painstaking work on the rails and bottom-shape and the extent of his skill became obvious. This is where the surfer/shaper’s understanding proves superior. Anyone can shape a surfboard. I’ve tried, but turning-up and pinching a rail like Thomas takes years of practice. I was happy watching from the sidelines.
With Thomas’s job taken care of and my board shaped, it was time to move it along to the glassing room. When Deus first began the surfboard factory one of their main goals was to create a world-class glasser. While they’d be the first to admit they have not quite achieved that vision, they have come a long way from using resin on foam like paint on canvas. Over the last three years Dues resident, Victor Hadiyadi, has arguably become the best laminator in all of Indonesia. Renowned glassers Alex Villalobos, Jake Bowery and all-rounder Rich Pavel have all passed through the temple and guided him on his way. Joel Tudor rates Villalobos as the best glasser in the world. Victor has certainly had some amazing mentors, and it shows. I didn’t give him an easy job. I told him I’d like an opaque bottom, tinted deck inlay, deck patch and no pin-lines. He took on the challenge and blew me away. Victor was all class, and for those in the know… his lap lines were perfect.
All that was left to do was design a suitable fin. Joel Tudor once showed me how to blend the curves of two different fins to make a new template. I put his theory to use and ended up with a custom fin drawn onto a piece of cardboard. With the help of the Deus crew we used the template to cut out and sand the new fin. In the same afternoon we glassed it on the tail end of the board and voilà! The first ‘Deus – Harrison Roach Concept’ surfboard was created.
A lot has changed since Nat Young’s board ‘Sam’ was shaped in 1966. Surfboard design has come as far from bellied bottoms as Jon Jon’s mid-air pirouettes have come from Occy’s under-the-lip carves. Our team is influenced by every era of surfing, yet we don’t endeavor to copy or recreate old designs. We strive to take the best of what has already been achieved and mesh the old with the new. Our purpose is clear: to create modern longboards. Thanks to the efforts of Thomas Bexon and the whole Deus team, my new 9’6 is the best longboard I’ve ever had.
Thomas Bexon - had a really rad trip to bali and java in jan, got the chance to shape a few boards for one my most favourite surfers and all round legend mr harry roach. thanks to anthony dodds for the pics and deus temple for the trip and the shaping gig.
Cool Hunting Video Rough Cut: HHI V7 Wayward from Cool Hunting on Vimeo.
Built to accomodate the daily commute or a bare bones cross country ride, the V7 Wayward from Hammarhead Industries is your minimalist's dream motorcycle. Unveiled in late January of this year and based on the Moto Guzzi V7 Classic, the V7 Wayward is a loud, powerful mid-sized bike designed to take shit from no one—like everything HHI makes. So, when owner, designer and builder James Hammarhead asked if we'd like to be the first to take it for a spin, of course the answer was yes.
From the blog of my northern friend Ignacio Solis, here's a post about the California way.
Um abraço "Chuk"!
Diario de un Churfer - This weekend will be held in Los Angeles the Inspiration 2013. This is a vintage clothing fair, biker culture, surfing, antiques and "American" in general. Going for the fourth year, so I think that things are not going badly. I leave you with some pictures of previous editions ...
Control vs. Speed by Ryan Burch from Cyrus Sutton on Vimeo.
I just got back from a trip with Ryan Burch to Spain. He blew my mind. There's some mental footage coming soon. In the meantime here are some of his thoughts on control vs. speed in surfboard design.
RITRATTI DI SURF | GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS | part2 from BLOCK10 on Vimeo.
The Onde Nostre Crew opens the new year with two episodes dedicated to women! Luca Merli, Gio Barberis and Matteo Ferrari film an on the road documentary in the female universe, together with Amanda Chinchelli, Betta Dal Bello, and Natalia Resmini - Three friends with creative careers and a passion for surfing. The episodes tell the story of a fashion designer, a stylist, and an illustrator, each bound by the surfing sisterhood and a deep friendship. They show us the many faceted ways that women confront the sea, and the energy with which they live. If there's anyone out there who still thinks surfing is just for guys, here's proof that will make you think twice! Onde Nostre's girls shine under an Italian September sun: Three different styles, perfectly blended, traveling between waves with thoughts on friendship, freedom, and future. Enjoy Episode two.
RITRATTI DI SURF is a series of short videos about surfers, shapers, artists and other characters somehow connected to Onde Nostre and the italian surf culture.
Directed by Luca Merli
Edited by Giovanni "Sbrokked" Barberis and Luca Merli
Photography by Luca Merli, Giovanni "Sbrokked" Barberis, Matteo Ferrari.
Lettering by Luca Barcellona
Music Consultant & Marketing: Gabriele "Gabro" Minelli
Music (In order of appearaces) : Garden of Alibi 'Herman' Karibean 'God Bless The Summer'
Duct Tape Biarritz from Oficina de hechos on Vimeo.
Los monstruos del tablón sembrando el pánico en Biarritz. Su terrorífica y recalcitrante forma de vampirizar las olas pone los pelos de punta. Las escalofriantes imágenes de Pablo del Caño, descuartizadas en pedacitos por Nacho Susaeta, dan forma a esta horripilante ejecución de la Oficina de Hechos. Música: CAPSULE - Le salon & JACK MARSHALL- The Munsters theme.
We asked legendary surf filmmaker and fine artist Thomas Campbell to translate our latest swim collection through his sunny, soft-camera lens. We got Aberrations of Summer, his dreamscape of a film, starring surfers Danica Elbertse, Shannon Lewis and Tanner Prairie and an undisturbed swath of beach in central California.