Archive for February, 2008

Land of the back hander

Thursday, February 28th, 2008

Thailand Potentially the best country in the world if you are a Hedonistic fun loving bear swilling, Pot smoking relaxed kind of person.I only had 3 days there to sort out the other factory and pick up three new surfboards for me and five Production proto’s for Airush.Add this to my other proto’s ,I may as well go to the chemist and get some KY as i am going to shafted going to OZ !!

A pleasant surprise

Wednesday, February 27th, 2008

So i have had 10 days slogging it out with a 3d cad program, laminated more boards than I know what to do with. Decided that the 10p chemically enhanced beer actually doesn’t taste that bad, and started to shotgun the bog. I caught the last night of Chinese new year which was like the final scenes of Apocalypse Now…I am ready to move on ! This is the sixth time out in China and 10 days is the cut off point, after that it was Colonel Kurtz time! and i was deep in Charlie terrirtory.

This is the fourth season Airush has produced boards from this Factory and it’s good to see the Quality and Efficiency in such a sharp rise.

So your on a 20kg but you have got 85kg! you definitely don’t look Chinese..Well you can guess the rest,No worries it’s not my cash.I did get them down the 30 kg excess so not a bad effort.

Is it my imagination ?

Tuesday, February 19th, 2008

Is it my imagination or are all the boards the same nowadays.I have just seen 4 different brands that i have never heard of all coming from the same mould.Is that what it has come to! Pretty sad really but i guess that’s the face of kite-boarding in 09.I would like to think the top brands will still keep developing,But then again maybe top brands should do this for there budget board and sweep all this crap under the carpet.In the end it is good for the customer.