Firewire CEO Mark Price Interview. Dissecting the success of Kelly Slater Surfboards and Firewire – my conversation with Mark Price
Designed for SPEED – low rocker and a straighter rail line makes this board fast fast fast. The wide double diamond tail provides the means for the board to use its speed keeping it loose through turns. The chopped diamond nose and forward volume allows you to ride this board short. The straight rail line […]
A bad mofo modern single/multi-fin setup, the Misfit Shapes NU WAVR Surfboard Review + Futures Haydenshapes Fins is ideal if you want to mixup your surfing MO. A cruisy, down-the-line rocket, the Nu Wavr can be turned but this bad boy is all about the glide. Great for a mixup on your small days and, […]
The story of John O’Reilly, sculptor and surfboard shaper. John’s work oreillysurfboards.com Sculpture johnoreilly.org
Interview Daniel Thomson of Tomo Surfboards
Matt Gahan is a genius of storytelling on film, who has profiled Donald Brink (linked above), the story of Vans shoes and even the process of aging as a surfer (my favorite).
LFT is for sponsored pros. sure the flex is cool (if you know how to feel it) but the torque that waves can give (if you bail) make the LFT tech buckle in a twisted non-parallel way, around that dense foam. personal experience. the foam stringer tech needs some work…. Also dont oversize on these […]
Boardworks 5’6″ Mini Mod Review. Board Riders Review recently got their hands on a 5’6″ poly Mini Mod by Boardworks and surfed the heck out it.
Another fine specimen by foam and resin master craftsman, Jeff McCallum of McCallum Surfboards. The Simmons Step Up borrows elements of the mini simmons surfboard designs but extends the wave range upwards. The ride is silky smooth, with precise transitions thanks to the performance tuned nose and tail and sensitive rails. From onshore waist to […]
Joe Baugess talks about his Mini Simms design, bad sound quality but worth a listen.
Chris Stellato reviews the Tomo Vanguard surfboard from Firewire.
Kent Senatore talks about his version of the Bob Simmons creation.
Mini Simmons Board Review By Real Watersports with future controlers. RW reviews a 17+ wide tail and discusses the dynamics of the Mini Simmons with carbon strips and eps blank.
Allan Byrne channel bottom gun review. I like his take on the channels and think this information is interesting for channel designs on a Mini Simmons.
MPH, or modern planing hull, is a cutting edge approach to surfboard design.
This Mini Simmons inspired surfboard design is based on a very low rocker, very wide template throughout the nose to tail, and some solid double concave making this board very fast and loose, the tail has a nice wide V for responsiveness. Designed for ankle to head high surf that is sloppy and/or mushy, This […]
Mini (Maccas) Simmons. High Performance surfing perfect waves in Macaronis, Mentawai, on a Mini Simmons 5’0″ x 22″ x 2 1/2 Surfer: Antonio Portinari Images: Seba
With it’s unprecedented speed and traction the fish was the most progressive surfboard to emerge from the 1960s shortboard revolution. Coming from a background of bodysurfing and bellyboarding Lis had intuitively arrived at some of the same design solutions as Bob Simmons had 15 years earlier, but in a much smaller, refined, and more maneuverable […]
Kellys says: “TOMOs modern planing hull is the FUTURE of board design.” I bet he’s working on one already.
What is a Mini Simmons? Ode to Shaper: Kent Senatore talks about his version of the Bob Simmons creation. Music by Black Mountain – Angels / Nikon D-7100