Monday, August 11, 2008


About 4 months ago I found a used XTR Black Knight Quad in the classifieds. It was about 4 months old and had a decent amount of use on it, but I was very interested in giving the XTR a true go. I had been thinking about ordering a new XTR BKQ, but kinda wanted a little trial. It was an inch or so shorter than I normally would have ordered, but I figured it was still in the surfable range. So I traded a board that was virtually new for it. I rode it a couple times, then it took a break for a few weeks due to lack of surf, or scheduling conflicts. One day I went out in the garage and glanced over at my BKQ and noticed a major problem. Now, I'm not going to go into specifics, cause thats not what this story is about. So, I contacted Sean Mattison at Hynson, and also Javiar at Epoxy Pro (XTR). Sent them some pics, and before I could even ask, they both offered to make me a brand new board. Without hesitation, they asked for dimensions, color, glass schedule, etc. The board was cut from the machine that day. Less than 3 weeks later I had my new board. I can't say enough about this type of customer service. Both gets heaps of respect from me. Thanks.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Surfing the Amazon

This is some of the funnest river surfing I've ever seen documented. Can you imagine how much more fun they could have had on a Keel Fish?

Friday, August 1, 2008


Here is the latest addition. 9'7" Josh Hall Noserider. Artwork done by my wife. As many of you know, she also did the artwork on Josh's Kelp JH laminate. I think my new log turned out great. Should have its maiden voyage this weekend, providing the surf doesn't cooperate, or cooperates, depending on how you look at it.