Archive for June, 2012

Happy Customers

Enjoy the board Ben.

To view his board repair,

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Tom’s board requiring a fin box install.

I re routered  Tom’s work above before added glass to the reinforce the install.

All ready for its maiden voyage.

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Andy’s Spider Murphy “THE BOMB” surfboard.

Tail ding.

After plastic surgery.

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Ben’s Cortez epoxy flight surfboard with a damaged


Thankfully the plug was still in the board,

its best not to pull the pull out (to limit further damage).

Fin plug removed and damaged surrounding area reglassed.

Custom paintwork added and ready for the surf

Did you notice the surf mag used as a back drop?

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by The Ding Man

Ian’s kiteboard which was presented to me with a weird buttock shaped bulge

on its planing surface, (I kid yee not).

I punctured said  bulges and they deflated with an audiable hiss..which I had recorded this.

This was caused by damage to the laminate which had absorbed water into the kiteboards core –

turning to steam in hot climate/car/sunshine.

Notice the witness marks in the core, taking the shape of the delamination.

I choose a Veneer sandwich repair.. the circular shape is ideal as it will dissipate any forces acting on it .

Just needing a hotcoat and polish to complete enjoy Ian.

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Got asked to install a leash plug in a customers

home made board (for his girlfriend).

The above photo is as it arrived,

After repair & leash plug install,

Cheers Tom.

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Michelle’s surfboard

Michelle’s surfboard all cleaned up and repaired.

One FCS FIN PLUG replaced, a tail corner and several other small surfboard dings.

Enjoy 🙂

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Caged Birds

The Caged Birds

There once was a man named George Thomas, a pastor in a small New England town. One Easter Sunday morning he came to the Church carrying a rusty, bent, old bird cage, and set it by the pulpit. Several eyebrows were raised and, as if in response, Pastor Thomas began to speak.

“I was walking through town yesterday when I saw a young boy coming toward me, swinging this bird cage. On the bottom of the cage were three little wild birds, shivering with cold and fright. I stopped the lad and asked, “What you got there son?”

“Just some old birds,” came the reply.

“What are you gonna do with them?” I asked.

“Take ’em home and have fun with ’em. I’m gonna tease ’em and pull out their feathers to make ’em fight. I’m gonna have a real good time.”

“But you’ll get tired of those birds sooner or later. What will you do then?”

“Oh, I got some cats. They like birds. I’ll take ’em to them.”

The pastor was silent for a moment. “How much do you want for those birds, son?”

“Huh??!!! Why, you don’t want them birds, mister. They’re just plain old field birds. They don’t sing – they ain’t even pretty!”

“How much?”

The boy sized up the pastor as if he were crazy and said, “$10?”

The pastor reached in his pocket and took out a ten dollar bill. He placed it in the boy’s hand. In a flash, the boy was gone.

The pastor picked up the cage and gently carried it to the end of the alley where there was a tree and a grassy spot. Setting the cage down, he opened the door, and by softly tapping the bars persuaded the birds out, setting them free.

Well, that explained the empty bird cage on the pulpit, and then the pastor began to tell this story.

One day Satan and Jesus were having a conversation. Satan had just come from the Garden of Eden, and he was gloating and boasting.

“Yes, sir, I just caught the world full of people down there. Set me a trap, used bait I knew they couldn’t resist. Got ’em all!”

“What are you going to do with them?” Jesus asked.

“Oh, I’m gonna have fun! I’m gonna teach them how to marry and divorce each other. How to hate and abuse each other. How to drink and smoke and curse. How to invent guns and bombs and kill each other. I’m really gonna have fun!”

“And what will you do when you get done with them?”, Jesus asked.

“Oh, I’ll kill ’em.”

“How much do you want for them?”

“Oh, you don’t want those people. They ain’t no good. Why, you take them and they’ll just hate you. They’ll spit on you, curse you and kill you!! You don’t want those people!!”

“How much?”

Satan looked at Jesus and sneered, “All your tears, and all your blood.” Jesus paid the price!

The pastor picked up the cage, he opened the door, and he walked from the pulpit.

Happy Fathers Day

Enjoy this clip from Morning of the Earth, I love this style of surfing going with the flow instead of fighting against it.

Enjoy your Fathers Day surfer Dads, just got home from a morning session on my hull…only 5 others out + sunshine and a mellow mood, swapping boards and sharing the odd party wave:)

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pics say it all…mini simmons style surfboards airbrushed to look like skateboards.