Stab Podcast: ‘Power Airs’, Sad Pads, & Kelly Attends The Academy Slap Awards - Stab Mag

Stab Podcast: ‘Power Airs’, Sad Pads, & Kelly Attends The Academy Slap Awards

Featuring special guests, Matt Biolos and Jed Smiv.

news // Mar 28, 2022
Words by Ethan Davis
Reading Time: < 1 minutes

Albee Layer now works at Trader Joes. 

Not really, but after watching Kael Walsh’s ‘idiot box’ he came damn close to throwing his hard drives away and seeking a career path outside surfing. This week, the world’s best visually-impaired surf podcast discusses Kelly and his Oscar’s appearance, the changing demographic of surfers given increases in coastal property value (ft Smiv), gruesome applications of traction pads, and the penances of a frankly nasty double burning surf sin. 

Lastly, this years #2 place in SITD, Matt Biolos from Mayhem/Lost takes us inside the foam and resin bay of elite shaping, the sting of coming second, his shared affinity for vintage second-hand airplanes with Marcio Zuvio of Sharpeye, ‘instagram shapers’, and his new book ‘The Last Crusade’.

Time codes

3:15 Kelly Slater is presenting at the Oscars

11:00 Kael Walsh does ‘power airs’ & Albee works at Trader Joes

16:00 Rich people only

17:40 Jed Smith – How coastal gentrification is changing the surfing experience and culture

22:30 Sad pads: Dissecting The Most Horrific Traction Applications This World Has Ever Seen

37:00 Surf sin

48:00 Matt Biolos interview


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