Wind the clock back a couple of months and it wasn’t the Emporium of Postmodern Activities I was hanging out at, it was the Temple of Enthusiasm. I spent a month in Bali “working” in the shaping bay with Rich Pavel. Between staring contests and odd, extended pauses, Rich and I fashioned a concept quiver that covers all bases. With a four-finned fish, a channel bottom single, a semi-gun and an all-purpose mid-length, I’ve got a suitable board for every condition I come across. That’s remembering the fellas at Deus and Thomas Bexon already have me sorted for longboards. Today the concept quiver arrived safely to our new home away from home at the Deus Emporium in Venice Beach, California. Our Deus America family is stoked.
From the other side of the globe and a shaping stint in France, Thomas Bexon showed up with planer in hand. Over the next week Thomas will be shaping away his time out back in the parking lot. We’ve set him up with a purpose built sea container and given him twenty blanks, good luck to him. Cruise by if you’re keen on checking him out while he’s shaping, just don’t venture into the bay… he smells.