Stopped in to talk to Grand Master Jeff Timpone about his new Maui Leaf Lite epoxy technology. Eco friendly eps epoxy with hemp, flax, basalt, carbon all made from start to finish by Jeff himself, what a special product.
A friend is flying into New York next week so I am whipping out these father/son boards and shipping them from Hawaii to have them waiting at the hotel room for their arrival. The benefits to having your own factory is being able to do ultra rush orders without any sweat. 6'1"x18.75"x2.31" Milkman and a 6'0"x20.5"x2.5" fish. Custom is really custom.
This piece of paper has been on the wall of my office for over 20 years. It is a quote from my teacher, Grand Master Ben Aipa. "it's not how many you have done, it's how well you do them" I have lived by that my entire career and it has always put things into perspective for me.
I really like this one, 6'5"x21"x2.625" 39L custom Step-up with channels. The proportions are perfect and every detail just fits together naturally. I didn't stagger the channels because I wanted to exaggerate the drive to match the power of the surfer.
I got a few US Blanks with appelcorestringers in last week's batch of blanks and really like the way they look. The colors "pop" and they plane down nice and clean without tearing or chipping. One important observation is that they have a little more flex than my normal 4mm ply stringers so I might have to play with the fiberglass a little to get the combinations right.