Sunday, January 24, 2010
Jeff's new XXL WN-WT
I received this email today from Jeff,
"Surfed the board this morning from about 9-11. Hiked in through the cove to the lower point above boneyards by the 2nd cement drain outfall. I'm not sure if this was Lowers or "lower lowers". As I was hiking out there I noticed the lower most section was breaking and that nobody was on it. It was a bit smaller and less consistent then the upper sections but it was really good with occasional bigger lined up wave. Then 1 guy saw me getting all these waves and paddled out. I'd call it head high plus. The board was absolutely unbelievable! From the first wave I felt completely in tune with it. Heaps of speed and control. It was one of the best sessions of the winter. Got some great turns and speed sections. I am really in awe. Dare I say that this is a magic board! These dims are bigger than what I thought I would need but once I got out there on it, I truly wouldn't change a thing! I've had other great ones but this one is REALLY GREAT!"
This shape was not originally for Jeff. Shape was for another customer that went MIA for months. It amazes me sometimes how inconsiderate people can be at times. I have made customs for this person in the past and well aware of the type of volume he needs. Highly specialized shape that isn't from a "skin and turn the rail" type of blank. This was a first generation "DNA" strain that was hand shaped as a master. With any master it requires extra labor and time to file and record the shape.
The customer called me everyday to order this shape and was in contact virtually daily until the boards was shaped. The board was finished months ago, I have called, emailed, and waited for him to call, the board was done 10/1/09 customer called me a couple weeks ago and wanted his board..... Sorry,.. Pal I tried contacting you and no response so I sold it. No apologies, no explanations, nothing.
Stoked it went to a good home where someone will appreciate the board.