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A STUDY IN ASYMMETRY

A high performance asymmetric board by Ryan Glover. Three factors considered: rail, tail and fin set up. The toe side rail leads into a broad flat tail reflective of a twin swallow, implementing the broad plain surface and speed one generates from the twin keels and mini-simmons hulls. The fin set up on this side is that of a twin fin. The heel side rail flows down into a round tail similar to that of a high performance thruster. The fin setup on the heel side is a quad. The idea is that one has all the speed and benefits of a twin fin, coming off the toe side bottom, or high line, but then transition the board onto the heal...

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BOARD TALK: RYAN BURCH

  Ryan Burch is the most exciting surfer shaper right now. Not only does he surf every sort of board under the sun with incredible style, he is pushing the boundaries of surfboard design and modern surfing.  Ryan was recently here in New Zealand with the Volcom crew blowing minds on the long lefts of Raglan on his asymmetrical boards. Our friend Luke Cederman @raglansurfreport got to talk to him. Check out the interesting discussion on spotify here or below.  Below are three recent clips of Ryan we are really digging. Enjoy. 

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TOURISTS: MENTAWAI ISLANDS

The Mentawai Islands are secluded and beautiful place. To motor out from the port of Padang as the sun is setting, and wake up in a play ground of world class reef breaks is a highly recommended adventure. A group of old friends chartered a boat and the Big Sun boys Ryan Glover, Jimmy Avery and Lee Glover were among them. It was a great time of surfing, fishing, guitar and Bintangs. Below is a small photo essay from Ryan Glover and a few waves from the boys. Enjoy.   

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THE MIDLENGTH EVOLUTION: A SHORT HISTORY AND A YOUNG WAYNE LYNCH

 LIVING IN A CHYLD’S DREAM: The History of Mid-length Surfboard Riding is Now A short history by Kent Turkich. Originally found here at Australian Surfing Resurrection.  Living in a chYld’s dream! In spring 1967 the surfboard rider and shaper BoB Mctavish was eking out a spiritual existence living in various houses Sydney’s Whale Beach on a diet of r&b, psychedelic music, Mary Jane and LSD. Warumfff! As though the summer cricket season had come early, he had the vision to put vee bottom contours like the back of cricket bats onto increasingly shorter, lighter and thinner surfboards. Initially the boards were otherwise like the involvement style logs born in Noosa (where they still prevail) and exhibited some hang-ups in 9 foot proportions....

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