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Down The Line – John Wesley Surfboards

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Last year at the Boardroom Surfboard Show at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, we ambushed John and got him to say a few words about one of his models named The Traveller. This board looks like a ton of fun to ride and hopefully one day we’ll get the chance to jump on one some day!

“This is a 6’3” Traveler and it’s a rounded off squaretail. It’s a straight in the tail and curvy up front template. The nose has really strong double concave up to the side bites. I usually ride this with a smaller stiffer late 70’s inspired single fin and it’s good for knee high to overhead offshore days and the site bites allow you to push a little bit harder and ride it like a modern more progressive type of board. The straight tail rocker gives you a lot of down the line speed. So it works really good at point breaks as well as hollow beach breaks.”

Check out some of his other models or to learn more about John Wesley Surfboards visit:

www.johnwesleysurf.com

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Down The Line with Alrik Yuill of Space Time Surfboards

You can’t help but notice a board like this when you first see one. This thing is stringerless and designed to haul ass; it would be a trip to jump on one of these. Alrik has knack for shaping boards and is also an amazingly talented artist and sculpter. Listen to what he has to say in our first ever installment of Down The Line. Check back soon for more of your favorite shapers talking theory behind some of their favorite designs. Coming up next is John Wesley and his space pin model.

So this is a stringerless flex suspension board. Basically allowing the board to bend and re-coil and accelerate in a directional pattern. The boards maintain their vitality longer because the stinger doesn’t decompose. The contours flow with the wave better, and then it releases and projects for speed.

-Alrik Yuill

To learn more about Space Time Surfboards and Alrik Yuill browse:

http://spacetimesurfboards.com

http://www.alrikyuill.com