Stab Magazine | Trunk Talk: Clean Lines And Fancy Footwork With Eden Saul
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Trunk Talk: Clean Lines And Fancy Footwork With Eden Saul

“Just one good pair and you’re set.”

style // Nov 16, 2016
Words by stab
Reading Time: 2 minutes

Surfing in trunks is one of life’s greatest joys. Want comfort, simplicity and freedom? Apply trunks and feel the vibes rise. Boardshorts are far more to a surfer than material. They are a symbol of good times, of summer, of living high; for many, they represent vacation, for others they are simply associated with freedom from the shackles of employment.

Arguably, those who enjoy the most intimate relationship with trunks are those who are best at this sport (professional surfers) – if for no other reason than they spend the most time in them. And because it’s no secret we adore that boardshort lifestyle, we wished to syphon a whole lot of trunk talk from some of our favourite surfers. What do they most love about trunks? What are the rules of boardshorts? What length? Zip or velcro? Pockets or no? Do’s and Don’ts? And, much more. Let’s raise the temp a little and ride the summer breeze, shall we?

Today we introduce Eden Saul to our surf short series, he’s here flying the flag of The Critical Slide Society. With silk poise on a longer craft and a supreme set of shaping hands, Mr Saul joined us on a sunny Californian day to answer a few surf garment related questions. For entertainment purposes we also decided to showcase a little of the man’s talents and so pointed a lens in his direction while he steered one of his self-shaped creations down the wall of few soft runners. Take a moment, absorb some insight and enjoy the steady pace of the more buoyant surf craft!

As Eden mentions above, he only cares to wear one pair of trunks throughout the season. To satisfy your curiosity, the pair he’s wearing this season are the latest from The Critical Slide Society and you can become acquainted right here.

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