Wednesday, July 29, 2009

bored(less) in Staten Island (NY)












...pretty sure this is self expantory and alittled forced, but visiting family in staten island with out a board, with lots of time to kill, and the rockaways about 22 miles away, led to this 'favor of the month' idea... Bought 1/2" luan plywood for a buck ten..(stupid cheap)a saw for five, and sand paper for two bucks, and hacked out a paipo,(hawaiian plywood boogieboard) on a field next to the belt parkway, overlooking the great verazzano bridge...
as for the results, I wasn't 'shredding'...just rode a couple on the belly, popped up once in awhile, but mostly got a work-out, which was worth it. the session made the rest of weekend totally bearable... loved rockaway...viva paipo
december production news:
...tons of experimental board making going on...
...really into wolle's powskate designs... i'll set up a link shortly
...plenty of waves coming in, pics to follow.


Wednesday, July 22, 2009

video

if anyone can guess what surf video, I borrowed that tune from, they will win that keychain fingerboard, posted a couple of days back, including shipping..

fortyoneandahalfbynineandahalfplus












using bike for scale, it's a big deck





half a tip cut..





..the alaia collection is growing












Tuesday, July 21, 2009

a couple of more shots from this past week

flatdeck fingerboard

















2009-2010 mold : its a big boy...can yield decks as long as 45" x 10"









Monday, July 20, 2009

SUMMER



surf check..this picture has been cropped like crazy to protect the identity of the break, but it's not staged...ironically this surfer (farmer) grew up on a farm in the mid-west....
..this blank is nine and three quarters wide by forty-six inches long... (first deck out of the press for the new snowskate season finished dims...42x9 3/8+)
....snowskate production has begun for this upcoming season..deck #1 (top-deck) has been pressed and is lighter then last season...to ensure the highest quality, every veneer used is hand-picked, sanded, tacked clothed, glued, pressed, trimed, sanded, fine sanded, drilled, finished (graphics), signed, sealed (with 3 coats), buffed, and packaged in our shop... custom orders are encouraged...more to come as the season progresses (sizes and dimensions, project boards, etc.) ..I'm getting stoked
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this alaia was designed by jason and carved out by december...
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we had some great summer waves this past week with more coming??..i hope everyone is getting choice weather and riding conditions....congrats to Sean for making the semi's, never bindings for that ocean bluff ripper....and on a personal note the alaia bug isn't going away...
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Thursday, July 16, 2009

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

:a quick little testamonial




...recieved these two emails from snowskater Steven B. the other day about a custom deck that he designed and december built...since we're a new small company, figured I'd spread some word of mouth....

..."The deck couldn't be better, gonna take it out for a ride later today. its amazing. i love the glossy finish and the grip tape design."

couple hours later

..."Kev, the deck rides king. first time i tried an ollie, i landed it perfectly (well, almost). More to come, but i can say, its much lighter, nicer, and everything else is awesome."
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41''x9.25"

thanks Steven , your email made my day...
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Saturday, July 11, 2009











hmb transplant .. jaylumberjack with a december cap




first top deck of the season, lies in the press












7am yesterday


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snowskate news:




lots of production going on lately...finished a press"box", materials have been ordered..




"team" news:




Sean K. is traveling this week to a skimboard competition. GOOD LUCK Sean, we're rooting for you...send some pics seany..




and we like to WELCOME ...Ben N. from Whistler, B.C. to the december team. We're stoked to see Ben riding a december board this season...photos to come..(international)

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Monday, July 6, 2009

ALAIA #2











...love mixing surfing in with snowskating. So my take would be to put some kick into the nose, so it could ride on snow some day....(an alaia doesn't really need flip in the nose, surprisingly it doesn't really want to pearl)




super wide about 22" x 6'6" and radius sidecut just like a snowboard, or "sub", I stole the sidecut from an old belowzero snowboard...this has been done already in the surfboard and alaia world, nothing new ..(check out mick makie's boards or wegener's alaia's)





bottom






....and "Voila", first wave drove it into the sand on the shorebreak and snapped my nose...typical rookie maneuver, fueling the fire to the people on the beach who thought I was crazy for paddling out on a picnic table top.... but like every surfer who snaps the nose off on a good day, I just ripped the rest off, and kept surfing. matter of fact it was my best session on an alaia to date....luckily this was just a test model (snapping the nose took me back to the eighties when I made a mock burton backyard, and snapped the nose off that one too..)







...snub nose 5'9" alaia after the break, it rode well in junk waves on sunday, however it has since been modified, much more to come....












...alaia's have officially scratched me where I itch.. I will settled down soon and start making some snowskates, but until the next real swell, (so I can test some designs) I am hooked on these planks.. For any woodworkers or diy'ers who might be interested in making one but are on the fence ..I say, "do it." They are a blast. both in the build and the ride...my humble hints, make it thick and real wide. It may not be sexy looking wide, but it is much easier to catch the wave....but make a narrow one also to compare...(cedar is cheap, somewhat "waterproof" and soft to carve)..also wegener brothers hand build perfect ones that are for sale..








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