Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Nic Von Rupp best freesurf of Europe?

I was Think all what this kid had been done and i will give Nic the tittle of best tube rider of europe right now.Cause he is in Barrels everywhere at our european  winter, he just won an International contest in Mex (the Pawa contest.I was invited but i am giving surfleassons to pay my bills and keep charging winter time).But thinking better is hard to compare him ,yet, to Jeremy Flores who did win one Pipe master and Michel Bourez who is Tahitian barrel grow. i still Think he could be the best soon and is nice to see kids like him ripping. 

Congrats kid!
Photo : Seth de Roulet

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

11,2 feet ready for winter

I start to work with shaper Rob Vaughan 2,5 years ago when I'd Signe with Billabong .
We start on 9 feet boards as Rob surfs a lot at La Nord, French big wave beach break.
After the first board we start to change things.We start  between 21 1/2 to 21 3/4 and 3 1/2 to 3 3/4 thick.
We figure out seen Shane Dorian and Fletcher s boards that rocker was almost flat and we start to make like that.
Couple kilos more heavier between 12 to 18 kg and one thing that for me came together was Rob rails.But hard to explain , I could say a double edge rail.
Can't wait to try it at Belharra, Nazare and new wave Montanhas!!!
Thanks for the work Rob and I will be very sad to the end of the contract for 2014. More than all for the work we d been doing together !!!