Watch: This Is How Every Roundhouse Should End
Lee Wilson and Dane Hamilton dose foam with precision.
We don’t know how surfboards work.
As surfers (mahalo), we feel obligated to run our fingers down a brand new board and comment on its capabilities. “I bet this thing goes nuts on the face,” we declare in confidence, as Sean humbly agrees.
- 17 years old, works at the local surf shop
- Claims to have “Million-dollar ideas” but can only afford an eighth of grass at a time
- Also is unfamiliar with hydrodynamics
While we’ve recited elementary phrases from our shapers, Bali stand-out Lee Wilson and Gold Coast shaper Dane Hamilton have actually been learning a thing or two. Lee took one of Dane’s boards for a spin and arrived at a predicament:
How do we make it surf easier?
Inject a wee bit of foam near the nose, straighten out the tail, and give it a new name that flows off the tongue, like Aprilia. The new model, which Lee refers to as “A lazy man’s shortboard,” glides comfortably under the feet of Mr. Wilson, whether on rail or in the air.
Run now. Get down to the shop, climb into Sean’s hotboxed 2007 Jeep Liberty, and pass along your contemporary wisdom.
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