Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Spicolli-san: Jon Kinley's New Infinity Rip Stick

My buddy Jon Kinley up in Dana Point kills it at DogPatch. He's a style master and you'll know it's him because he's the guy laughing his ass off out there. The guy stand up paddles for all the right reasons- and the stoke and attitude has rubbed off on his kid, CD, too. CD's the guy busting the airs and ripping full rail cutties on his super short Infinity stando. Here's a couple shots and captions of both the Kinley's, CD ripping and Jon showing us his new custom board... Spicolli-san. Love it!

Here's the younger Kinley absolutely shralping in tropical waters... I will not name the spot but I did have a nice conversation with David Boehne about it and it's on my shortlist (Hey Jon, let's get our asses down there!).
And Papa Kinley with his new stick. Dude, where's the checkered slip ons?
Here's Jon's thinking behind the shape:

8-5 x 28 x 4 TL Carver but with a Blur/Thumb tail-nice hard rail at the tail. Went with 5 box so I could go Thruster or Quad-love the new smaller I-3 Boehne Bros Fins-fast and loose. Pretty standard rocker-this will be my better conditions board and there are some beach/point breaks around that get fast and steep so just enough rocker to bail me out of a late takeoff but not too much to scrub the boards speed and drive. Slight to  moderate Vee near the tail to make it pivot real nice on the turns and bring the nose around fast-pretty flat mid board.

Bottom shot.

Frickin' sweet spray...
And a little ride report from Jon:

Took it out at mid-high tide dogpatch and still caught waves-very stable. I'm 175-180 so I wanted enough foam that I didn’t struggle just standing there. There are 2 leash plugs that I run Kevlar sailing string loops in so if I walk  long distance I can carry the board by holding onto the paddle-less forearm pump traveling long distance than carrying with the hand well.

Fantastic board-Infinity knows their stuff- Go get one!!