A Collab Stab Loves: Land-Designed Album Surf Totems
The Album X Old Pal soft top range is perfectly stoney.
Our California staff with a taste for the devil’s lettuce are unabashed fanboys of everything Old Pal—the LA-based cannabis brand led by the creative juggernauts at Austin’s Land (Caleb Owen Everitt and Ryan Rhodes).
Their sharable, ready-to-roll 14gram preground packs are the closest thing a weed brand has come to American Spirit’s loose tobacco. Their branding is absolutely unrivaled. And their range of apparel, accesories, and goods, Old Pal Provisions, shares that same sensibility and brand identity.
Today, the Land crew put their fingerprints on the soft deck of Album’s famously top shelf soft tops, with a three-model range of boards featuring a stoney abstract pattern.
L-R: The Sea Skate, Presto, and Kookapinto/
A dependable, durable daily driver: The Album x Old Pal Sea Skate.
“There’s a long history that elaborates on the ways surfing and cannabis go hand in hand, but it doesn’t matter whether you’re sharing a smoke or a surf session: you’re taking time to enjoy yourself and to relax. We don’t sell surfboards for the competitive aspect, we do it because we want to have, as often and in as many ways possible, the experience of surfing,” said photographer and Album collaborator Mike Townsend, who shot the photos in the gallery above.
The Kookapinto is a crowd pleaser, skegged or not.
The gents at Old Pal hope to “marry two ideals of our natural connection to surfing, cannabis and creativity.”‘The ‘Kookapinto’,
a 7’11” all-around fun board that most who have ridden claim is a helltime finless.The 5’7” ‘Presto’ is a proper modern fish outline
, and keeps us from bumping rails at our favorite fishable California points on our resin-tinted, Gephart-keeled $1000 sticks—basically, it’s a foam version of Album’s flagship fish. Our favorite, though,is the ‘Sea Skate’ which, at 4’11” is a shorebreak dream stick.
As for the handsome psych aesthetic, Land’s Ryan Rhodes says “At the time, we were experimenting with cut paper art and mimicking the kaleidoscopic effect you get when you simply fold paper in half, cut a shape, and unfold the paper to reveal a more psychedelic form than you anticipated. There is an inherent discovery in working this way. The forms are inspired by our love for nature and her cycle of energy from sun to soil. The seven leafed central form is an abstract nod to one of nature’s many gifts…cannabis.”
The 4’11” Sea Skate fits perfectly in the backseat.
We’ll look forward to getting our hands on these three beauties as soon as they land. The boards are available for limited pre-order, now.
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