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Monday, September 12, 2011

New Stamps Custom 8'4: Check the tail on this one... my new freshy!

Well- here it is: 8'4, light, stable and floaty enough for big guys like me (210lbs)- that's the plan and this weekend we'll find out how she goes. CANNOT wait to get her in the water. Like the shape? Check out Stamps' other stando shapes at www.surfboardsbystamps.com

If you've been following this blog since the beginning (wow- four, five years ago... something like that!) the color scheme I have going on here will bring you back. Get it? It's the same colors as the original 10'6 Mahi Stamps made for me way back when- if you told me I'd be surfing an 8'4" stando as my go-to board I'd say you were smokin' crack... well who's been smoking now?

16 comments:

Unknown said...

Nice tail, this is what I had in mind for my next board. How wide and thick is your new board? Perhaps I could sneak a ride one day?

Unknown said...

Nice tail, John this is like I have been saying my next board will be like. How wide and thick is she? Hope I catch you on a good day to test it out.

Anonymous said...

Nice tail maybe 8'2" would fit ya better great looking board and I think you will out grow this board after the first session sub 8 on the way?

Anonymous said...

diggin that tail!?-trippy! 8-4?!-you stud John!
cool colors-let me know if you go Sano!

Jon Kinley

John Ashley said...

Hey Jon,

Yeah stoked on that one- the tail is the same one Stamps puts on a new shape he's doing with his regular prone boards- called the decibel. This is a little experiment- transposing it over to a stand up but the idea is to reduce surface area in the tail, provide some release with the corners and keep the rail line intact.. at least that's what I think! We'll be surfing Sano this Saturday morning- hope to see you there!

John Ashley said...

Hey Anon and Unknown: I know this new one is in the 30" wide zone and probably 4.25" thick- kind of my standard measurements... I'll let you know how she surfs...

[MB] SUP said...

Nice new quiver John. Where you surfing this weekend?

Todd

[MB] SUP said...

Just answered my own question. I see San-O, and I’ll maybe seeing you then. I’ll be bringing the covert cooler this time along with my 9'6 and 8'5

Todd

John Ashley said...

Hey Todd-

Love the covert cooler! We'll be there and keep our eyes peeled for your rig.

John

[MB] SUP said...

The new ride, is it five fin setup?

Todd

Anonymous said...

i think Covert Cooler would make an excellent name for a SUP board!!
I think i am in for SANO-CD has a sup surf contest at DOHO?!-i dont even know anything about it yet-if i dont see you guys tear it up for me!!

John Ashley said...

Hey Todd- it will have five boxes so I can get really confused about what works best in it...

John Ashley said...

Hey Jon-

Doho stand-o contest? That sounds fun- we'll be at 'Patch- see you there (unfortunately my new board won't be done...).

Good luck to your boy!

John

[MB] SUP said...

John,

Is the new stando ready for san-O?
Did't make it last weekend, surfed MB and El'porto instead. We're heading to the patch this weekend.
Hope to see you then.

Todd

John Ashley said...

Hey Todd-

No- damn glassers! (standard complaint) we stopped by Patch and it was shitake.... getting my fall break trip figured out right now and it should be a good one.... hoping to score this next big south swell.... i'll be done south... stay posted!

[MB] SUP said...

Sorry to hear that on all fronts. Good to hear about your future trip. You mean it was Porto-Bello-Escondido, well it is the patch.

Todd