Thursday, February 28, 2008

a visit from RK and Casper

On their recent trip to Cali, Bubbie and Dutchie convinced the swift mover himself Richard Kenvin to come back the big apple. Dutchie and I got to surf with homeboy in what turned out to be a rad session. RK brought "Casper" which is a 5'1" Hydrodynamica test pilot modeled after a Bob Simmons Spoon. Watching what RK was doing with this board was mind boggling. We did a bit of board shuffling in the water and RK and Dutchie ended up surfing the peanut butter 5'5" Twin Keel that I shaped a while ago and I was pleased that they had nothing but great things to say about it. The 7'6" quad "Fish Simmons" that Josh Hall shaped for us ended up getting a couple battle wounds but other than that the session we had was the best I've had in a while. 
Tons O' Fun

Seen above: 5'1" Bob Simmons Replica shaped for Richard Kenvin by Joe Bauguess for the "Hydrodynamica Test Pilot Series"


  1. Sick Joey - She looks pretty new. Nothin' like a maiden voyage in the cold brown frown!

  2. I think RK surfed it plent before in Calim but as far as NY goes it was the first time being dipped in the NY line up.

  3. Cool site.

    That board looks like a super sooped up version of my cutdown longboard. So cool.

  4. Dude! who do I have to bribe to try that thing??!!! hahaha

    cheers mate

  5. I'm going to make one in the next couple months along with an alaia, a paipo, and a flex spoon velo style. When I'm done with my Simmons replica you can borrow it for as long as you want.

  6. Hi,
    my local shaper is going to shape me one like that...
    do you know where we can find some info for the fins template?


  7. No idea mate.

    PS: Who is you local shaper?

  8. I am from France,
    and my local shaper is UWL surfboards, he may shape it on his "Addiction" retro board label


  9. there is his Sander's blog address on this page