Thursday, 7 July 2011

rocking the status quo....


Not the actual Quo you understand. I'm not advocating you go out and listen to caroline or rocking all over the world! I'm thinking more the way things are, there in your comfort zone. It's easy to get complacent, follow the same routines, the same well worn ruts to the same spots with the same boards.

Sometimes what you need is something from out of left field to make you sit up and take notice, make you take a look at things and see them from a new perspective, maybe give you the things you were missing even if you didn't realise they were absent. Just because things are easy, rubbing along nicely doesn't always mean it's the best way forward. Maybe there's a lesson for life, that you should keep looking forward, working at it, not rest on your laurels. It's fashionable to talk about "going on a journey" right now, reality shows are full of it but Shmaltz aside there's a kernel of truth there...

Case in point, the mini simm in the picture. Obviously a fashion correct hipster such as myself had to have one or i wouldn't be able to walk down the beach with head held high. Yet jesting aside, the mini simmons design and the thinking behind it has had a big effect on the daily surfing of a lot of people worldwide. It's a design that looks odd, feels a bit funny to surf initially but unlocks a huge amount of fun in marginal conditions. It's certainly redfined the way i've felt about small boards in small waves and is responsible for more surf stoked smiles than almost anything else in the last few months


6 comments:

FLOWRIDER said...

Don't suppose you know where i can get one of these boards, can't seem to get in touch with tim masson, and richard kenvin from hydro,was going to send me a shipping qoute but has not been back in touch.

CP said...

Now that's the $100 000 question!
This one is by Tim Mason who is the man IF you can get hold of him - not easy! He has worked with a guy called Giles Bason on some so i think he would be a good bet. Rob Lion of royal surfboards makes a twinzer version. Randall of if6was9 makes a great sim but he's not shaping right now
Other than that i'm not sure to be honest!

FLOWRIDER said...

ok,well guess i will just need to keep trying, cant seem to get tims e-mail address dont suppose you have it?

CP said...

I only have the email that's in his website but if you give me your email I'll see if I can get a mobile number for you. Giles bason has a site on myspace and I know tim worked closely with him.

Bro diplock has shaped a couple recently as customs for a friend who likes his. Failing that Adam from trimsurfboards & john Isaac revolversurf.co.uk just brought a shipment of hydrodynamicas over. They might be worth contacting if you want one of them (or order from a US shop like mollusk )

FLOWRIDER said...

Thanks cp got hold of tim, he's not in the uk at the momment but he left my details with his partner, also i have ordered one of rob lions twinzer hybrids which he said he will start working on on monday when he returns from irlend thanks very much for the information.

jettyholic said...

Hey check out my local guy Eavey Rider, all he does is "different" boards, trad longboards w volan, displacements and a ton of mini bobs this year. He varies the noses from the bar of soap square nose to the more traditional rounded or even a few slight diamond nose and tail ones. He kicks ass and is not into the trend wagon just doing his thing. He taught me ding repair in 1984.
http://eaveysurfboards.blogspot.com/
or check my blog for lots of photos of his stuff.
Funny I live on Dunbar road.

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