As some of you might know, i started to reshape the reto some time ago. I took it apart and sanded everything. I have no fixed all that needed to be fixed. i have reduced weight on the board. Could have been a little lighter before when surfed. it was around 10kgs then.
It will have new colors aswell on the bottom. Besides that and the weight, everything is the same. Except that the fins will be keel fins aswell.
The new weight of YESTERDAY was 5.3 kgs.
Should be something around 7-8 kgs with the new bottom and when its glassed. I also made the board a little thinner, before it was 3. now its 2 3/4 thick.
Not sure that its good for finnish waves anymore, since we need all the volume we can get, but for portugal and other places it will be good.
Tomorrow it should be done, and then its time to glass it, once again!
I will take new photos of it aswell, in the studio!
In about 3 weeks we are flying to portugal for the film festival. We are leaving at 28.6, to get some days of good surfing before the festival. I have never been in Portugal during summer before, so its gonna be exciting for sure! And my 7’6 single fin is waiting for me there, so im stoked about that! We will stay 10 days. And i will take part of the PSFF with my RETO board. The theme this year is ALCHEMY, gonns fit pretty good with the concept of my board, since i made it all up from my head, the idea, and how to form everything to actually get a surfboard from all those small recycled pieces from broken decks. it was a big experiment at the same time as i had a lot of research behind everything. The water hydronamics, drag, shapes etc.
If you are in Portugal, drive over to Ericeria for the 5-7 of JULY! cause then its going OFF! Ericeira is such a nice place, so do not miss this, its gonna be some good fun!
See you there!
have been out a little lately in the ocean. Got myself on samis 9’5 and i had so much fun. One of the best days of surfing in Finland actually. so i can hardly wait until i get my new orange noserider from Wavegliders and Nico. I have seen it now, and man its a beauty! At the momeny i think the fin is beeing glassed on, and it will be white. gonna look mint! Nico said it should be ready for shippin in a couple of days, so i really hope it will arrive sometime in the end of next week.
As you know Magic Quiver(in Ericeira, Portugal) is one of the sickest and sweetest surfshops in my opinion. Rui who runs it is one nice guy
and he has some really good stuff in the shop. If you want to order a new board also, Rui is your guy! At the moment Neal purchase jr will be in Europe,
and if you want to buy a board from him, contact Rui!
I just ordered my boardbag for my new noserider. Spoke to Rui and he fixed everything, really happy about that! The boardbag is from Mar Dentro, a portuguese brand, that has some really unique products! Alot of colors, and thats GOOD! I like it.
Take a look at http://www.magicquiver.com and http://www.mardentro.com if you have time! They will help you out if you are looking for some nice things.
As many of you might know, i started to reshape the reto board a little, to make it a little lighter. This takes forever. Pretty soon you can see new photos of the board.
I will bring it to Portugal with me when we are leaving in 1 month for the PSFF!
Today is a lazy day, we spent 3-4 hours in the water yesterday, and since i have only been surfing once since february, i am dead today!
back to work!