Category Archives: longboard

Its time to say goodbye the the green machine

This is me crying (im obviously not a very good actor) because my beloved green 9’6 noserider is up for sale.

Its been my go-to board for the last 12 months, has been to Java and on countless roadtrips and has never done me wrong.

This board goes amazing on the nose and teaches you how to surf a traditional log properly. If you treat it right it will keep on a wave till there is no water left in front of you, it picks up any bump in the ocean and extends every ride due to its amazing flow through the water.

Up for sale for $950 shipped to your door, if you are looking for a proper log I guarantee this is the board!

Justin.

Sargent Trim’s new stripes

Volane cloth noserider 9’6 x 23 1/2 x 3 1/8
Made heavy, at 12kg its true to the classic logs of the 70’s and will trim for days.

The noserider model also known as Sargent Trim has gone through some updates over the last few months.

We updated the shape at the start of the year and have been making a few for the staff, team riders and good customers who were keen to be part of the evolution of the board,  try something new and give some feedback.

As the NR is the board I’m out on every day at Snapper or the pass I was happy when Dave started to make a few and ride one himself. We were happy with the new template we had at the start of the year but were keen to keep it evolving until we had a board that not only looks right but has all of the ingredients to make a board that would be superior to any other nose rider out there, no compromises for turning ability or to keep up with whats cool, a straight out tip riding machine.

To make a good nose rider what you are really doing is creating a board that holds trim in any situation by having all of the elements and curves flowing and working together so not to disturb the water flow and trim. Once you get that right you automatically have a board that has flow and moves through the water cleanly and with style.

The changes we have made give you this, we have concentrated on getting the rails and deck contour through the tail to flow and work together, this is what keeps you perched on the nose while the water is being sucked onto the deck of the tail. The other change is in the rail line and outline of the nose, this is for forgiveness, when it starts to go wrong or you are riding choppy conditions and your starting to nosedive the higher rail line in the nose will dig you out and get you trimming again.

These changes need to been see in person to appreciate so come in check one out and take my board for a ride and you will see what I’m on about!

Justin.

Just in Time to Travel…

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Justin and a few of the boys pack the logs and shorties and head to West Java and score some fun rights.
Shot over 3 days and featuring Justin, Phil, Tbone and local ripper and and new Mod-Vin rider Menchos who is also Asia’s number 1 longboarder. Boards featured are the 9,7 green Sgt. Trim noserider, 9’6 pin tail pig and 6’2 corktop dynocore 2 plus 1 SG

Long Corktop

Dynocore Longboard
Almost Wax free surface

Corktop longboard

So, I have been developing the Corktop™ steadily learning the pros and cons , trying to get a really great finish and really enjoying the benefits.

Jason Blewitt our longboard team rider with 3 Aussie titles and tonnes of experience on the world longboard tour has been Hassling me to get the longboard build process dialled. Well, i made him one and a second one to do some testing with other guys like Dane Pioli and Oliver Shaw. Jason called me after the first couple days riding it and said ” that board is amazing, it goes unreal, its the best longboard i have ever had.. Full stop!”  nice I’m happy, So i finished the second one and took it in to the shop, it was constantly being mauled by eager beavers.. Oli Shaw doing some time next door at IRA shit hot coffee took it for a couple sessions.. he came back in going on and on .. “thats the best high performance longboard i have ever ridden!, it did vert snaps, it nose rode it did everything i wanted a short board and a longboard to do… i haven’t competed for 5 years but now i want to go in the Aussie titles comp and Kingscliff!, Can i borrow it for a few days”

I’m starting of think the guys are just buttering me up, you see, making the shaper feel good is an important psychological tool if you want good boards. Righto, i think I’m going to try it out. off to green mount with the family sunday morning, Send out the misses on the new cork top first, she is nervous, as she has only been riding longboards for a year. after a few waves she comes in Glowing, “that boards good, better than all the other ones i have been on, its so light and easy, the winds a bit strong but its fun”  Cmon, even my misses is on this act…?

Ok My go.. Short story now… it goes amazing.. smooth, fast, loose, light, stable… i am stoked. I’m not even supposed to be surfing with my knee injury.. I’m in pain now, but damn it was worth it, those cork top™ longboards are the best thing ever…. got to get it back to Oli for the comp…

Chelsea Wins on her HP Diverse

WANNING, Hainan Island/China (Thursday, 27 October, 2011) – Two Champions were crowned at the historic first ever ASP event in China today. Chelsea Williams won the SWATCH Girls Pro China and Lindsay Steinriede (USA) has taken out the 2011 ASP Women’s World Longboard Title.
Chelsea Williams (AUS) was without a doubt the standout performer of the SWATCH Girls Pro China, so it was only fitting to see her crowned the winner. Williams defeated Kelia Moniz (HAW) in an action packed Final with the conditions turning on for the 2 best surfers of the day. Both surfers notched big scores, but it was Williams who continued her dominating run to claim her maiden ASP Women’s World Longboard Tour win.

“I’m so happy to win the first ASP event in China,” Williams said. “It feels amazing to be here and surf against everyone, they were all surfing really well. Fortunately for me it was on a left-hander which rarely ever happens, so I was just stoked to show what I can do on my forehand. I think this has been a longtime coming, I’ve come close to winning so many times so it feel amazing to finally win one.”

Despite losing in the Quarterfinals to eventual event winner Chelsea Williams (AUS), Steinriede had amassed enough points to take the crown after winning the first event on the ASP Women’s World Longboard Tour in France and coming 5th here in China.

“I feel awesome!” Steinriede said. “I knew I didn’t have control of the outcome so I was just letting it happen, and it just went my way so I’m really happy. One of the first things I came in and said to my husband after I lost was that I’ve had a lot worse things happen to me, I was just trying to stay positive. To be able to still be in the Title race was awesome and to actually win it, well it’s just sinking in and I think I’m going to cry.”

Steinriede surfed fantastic all event, putting her full repertoire and smooth style on display for the Chinese crowds on the beach, but couldn’t get past the standout surfer of the event Chelsea Williams. Steinriede won the ASP Women’s World Longboard Title when the last contender standing, Kassia Meador (USA) lost to young Hawaiian Kelia Moniz (HAW) in the Semifinals.

“I was devastated because I didn’t want to leave it to chance, but I was more devastated because I didn’t get that wave I wanted,” Steinriede said. “My emotions are still up and down because I really wanted to be in the Final, but that’s ok, I’ll take the ASP World Title!”

Kelia Moniz (HAW) finished 6th on the ASP Women’s World Longboard Tour ratings after her 2nd place finish at the SWATCH Girls Pro China today. This is a breakout event for the 18-year-old Hawaiian who’s already looking forward to the 2012 ASP Women’s World Longboard Tour.

“It felt great to make the final, and beat Jen (Smith) and Kassia (Meador), that’s a big accomplishment for me,” Moniz said. “Then to surf with Chelsea (Williams) in the final was great. As much as I wanted to win, there’s always next year, I’m already looking forward to coming back here and to France. China has been amazing, the community and the event volunteers have been great, they’ve treated us like royalty and we’re so grateful.”

Kassia Meador (USA) finished equal 3rd today at the SWATCH Girls Pro China, cementing her spot as runner-up to the ASP Women’s World Title. If Meador had won the event she would have won the title, but she fell short against the young Hawaiian Moniz in the Quarterfinals.

“I feel great, I’m not much of a contest surfer so the fact that I came close to the ASP World Title is fantastic,” Meador said. “I’m just stoked to be in China surfing with all the girls, and to lose to Kelia (Moniz), there’s not many people I’d rather lose to, she’s like a little sister to me. It was such a fun heat, you do what you can and I fell short, but I’m so happy to make the finals. I’m so stoked that Chelsea (Williams) won! She’s always the in-form surfer at these events so it was due time that she won.”

For more event info on the SWATCH Girls Pro China hosted by Wanning, photos, video highlights and your chance to win SWATCH Touch Eventwatches check out www.swatchgirlspro.com

For more information log on to www.aspworldtour.com

SWATCH GIRLS PRO CHINA RESULTS:

FINAL:
Chelsea Williams (AUS) 15.33 def. Kelia Moniz (HAW) 12.36

SEMIFINALS:
SF1: Chelsea Williams (AUS) 13.00 def. Summer Romero (USA) 8.40
SF2: Kelia Moniz (HAW) 10.90 def. Kassia Meador (USA) 9.75

QUARTERFINALS:
QF1: Summer Romero (USA) 12.00 def. Miku Uemura (HAW) 9.90
QF2: Chelsea Williams (AUS) 13.85 def. Lindsay Steinriede (USA) 9.25
QF3: Kelia Moniz (HAW) 10.25 def. Yuko Shimajiri (JPN) 6.75
QF4: Kassia Meador (USA) 12.40 def. Karina Abras (BRA) 7.10