After a few years of riding 24′ wide boards on the Maliko run, I decided it was time to test my limits again. I’ve always enjoyed being in the shaping bay and having input on the boards I’m riding. I’m privileged to have that option living here on Maui. However, it’s always risky to change things like the rocker, bottom contours, lengths, widths and thickness. I’m lucky to know great shapers that are always happy to talk about board designs and characteristics. Once the board is shaped, the waiting game begins. I’m always questioning myself wondering if I went too narrow, too thick, or made too many changes, but that’s all just part of the fun. Being involved with the build and the mysteries that come along with it adds a lot of excitement to getting a new board. Red Nose Number Two was shaped at SIC Maui by Amir Arbel and she’s a beauty.
Thanks to the crew up at the SIC Maui factory for an amazing board and thanks to Lina Augaitis and Randy Royse for the pics!