Sunday, June 21, 2009

41 3/16"x 9 1/4" with custom wheel wells... double kicks (skateboard/Top-Deck)

LSS"S Custom Board: sealed, gripped and ready to go to new hampshire





concave



countersunk 4x4 holes




double kink in the kicks





and wheel wells....all custom requested by lakeside
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happy father's day.






..not so rad




...very intrigued by the whole alaia surfing these days.
for any snowskaters who checks this blog (and doesn't know) alaia is one of the original boards surfed by ancient Hawaiian's. Basicly its a thin, sub-ten foot plank with no fins, and a slight roll to it (see pic).... Tom Wegener has brought this shape back into the limelight, and his brother Jon is making them stateside... (very grateful for all their research and hard work)......to make a very long story short, I figured I could make one out of a scrap of plywood, (which I blogged about earlier)....It was heavy and narrow, about 16" wide by 7 and half feet long...used it twice and couldn't get it to go..., so figured it was a wall hanger ( for a barn) ...but the other day it came to me...screw trucks into it, and skate it .....simple..




... then my idea morphed into a video: skate it on a hill by the beach, do a "one take" shot walk over the dune, remove trucks and surf it....dual purpose board.... but the sand bar sucked at the hilly spot, .however two mornings later the surf was right so I paddle out on the alaia ...miraculously I caught one wave pretty quickly and then I went "cold
"...(not very shocking), but it was a classic morning with only three friends out and its was a blast to paddle around ... Unfortunately, I was able to catch my one wave in front of my little digital camera on the beach which was pointed out to sea... The zoom is terrible and the footage is horrible, but the song is pretty catchy, and I could finish the video... a few ideas have spawned from this test run, could there be a one board for three endeavors? SURFBOARD/SKATEBOARD/SNOWSKATE... man I hope so. So if your interested watch the clip, and I apologize for the lousy footage... if you make it to the secret video, you will ironically will see my friend catch a left on lance and Son surf board actually shaped by Jon wegener... also if you have more interest check out the hydrodynamic link, they have some beautiful footage of alaia surfing... thanks to all




Positives:


I felt like a shipwrecked pirate clinging to a piece of flotsam..its pretty cool

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Finished and Headed Out. 27.5" x7" (waiting for snow series)
















...this asymmetrical skateboard is finally gripped and gone. It caught some good press allowing december to make it to the blogging big time.
...designed, pressed, and shaped by hand with a healthy little kick, comfy concaves and just enough grip for some summertime barefoot crusing..whether its for dawn surf checks, dropping into local bowls, or just pedaling up to the store killing time until the first snow drops...its super light and as strong as a rock or rock maple!...not sure what the asym part does, my guess its a goofyfooters dream.


Kirk at Foam and Function and A Day At the Beach blog posted a quick piece on it. Thank You Kirk....
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Monday, June 15, 2009

wheel bite







this custom big boy gets wheel wells....42.25"x 9.25".... some resin pinlines, a tiny graphic and two coats of clear and this board is done...

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Sean K. working the Burton Approach??


another great shot ...sean revolting against bindings...
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*couple of decent waves today
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production notes
working on wheel wells for steve n.h.'s dry land board
...we had such damp rainy weather the past few weeks, its been difficult to seal boards, (the marine spar stays tacky) but things are going well. I hope everyone else is getting better weather....I heard Tuckerman's is "closed" for the season, but I have been there in late june and early july before, and there seemed to be plenty of snow...maybe its time to take a trip in a week or two.. I have a couple ideas I would love to check test out....might have to hike four hours to see if they'll work ...

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

over the weekend

that dog stands about five and half feet tall
..crumbly but fun

...ah the new press ...snowskate mold...and snowskate top deck being pressed....


Sunday, June 7, 2009

7 plys of maple

......each veneer is hand picked, sorted,sanded, and rubbed with tack cloth before its glued up and hydraulically pressed .....more to come
....here are the "finished" shots of the vertically laminated "asym" fish...sent this deck to Starfish Magazine about a week ago as a thank you for all their help this season...I had a great time making this one, down the road I'm gonna build this same shape using 7 plys of maple....this one is made out of solid cherry with a cedar "stringer"..





Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

super hooked on this tune from the movie Life Aquatic

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WINTER 2009-2010 Snowskates
Line-up:
Singles, flat decks, and Powder sticks

Top decks....priced by size



december singles

december singles
.... our single decks are hand crafted and pressed using 8 ply Canadian Maple , engineered with five glide-lock channels that have been "skinned" with the latest technology in snowboard base material; 4000 "Red" Sintered Base with Gallium, to give today's rider tomorrow's speed and performance, now.....

december TOP decks for BI-DECKS

december TOP decks for BI-DECKS
....hand pressed out of 7 plys of hard rock maple. These top decks are to be mounted to the sub of your choice whether its for powder or park...Our decks are available with custom concaves, kicks, and sizes. These decks are best if tweaked to the riders desired dimensions....all truck holes will be pre-drilled..Prices vary upon sizes...

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