Even after all these years, the basic rotation is a vast mystery to the surfer mind.
This video just came out of this surfer doing a 720, yet they call it a “double spin.”
Then when they’re talking about it, or writing about it, the surf dudes keep calling it a “540.”
That makes no sense! First of all if it’s a double spin, that right there is inferring that it’s a 720. Also, like this move has been done on skateboards and snowboards, so why is it a 720 on a snowboard or a skateboard, yet a 540 on a surfboard?
I don’t want to take away how insane this shit is that this dude is doing, but like, why do you surfer bros keep fucking up rotation names? A wave has transition and it’s like a 1/4 pipe, so name your rotations as such.
It’s not rocket science.
Well maybe it’s like very very basic rocket science in a sense, but still. Get it right surfer bros!
Here is a backside 540…
And here’s a backside 720…
And now you know, bro!
Gimme: Lib x Mayhem Rocket!
by Chas Smith
It is hard to imagine a more perfect union!
I only ride one surfboard and it is shaped by the hand of Matt Biolos. He is a master. An artist in his prime. And have your snowy ears heard his name before? Oh but they should have! He’s also been designing snowboards alongside the masters at Liberace Technologies for some years now.
And now Lib x Lost have just released the Rocket. I surf a rocket. Now I want to snow one too. This is a collaboration I stand fully behind. It is not Burton x Grateful Dead or Burton x Phish.
Colorado is totally snow-less but you think anyone cares? It's Saturday and the Buffalo are roaming!
There is like no snow at all here in Colorado but do you think anyone even cares bro? Do you?
Hellz no! The Buffs are making it rain and the people are looooooooooving it!
Can you say “Pac-12 Championship Game?”
Can you say “College Football Playoffs?”
Can you say “Stampede the Tide?”
The state hasn’t been having this much fun since Coach McCartney was struttin the sideline.
Come for the snow. Stay for the Buffalo.
How to: Get a bad case of poison oak!
by Chas Smith
Who needs snow when you gots the itch!
Do you dislike your snowboard? Do you like to get poison oak or poison ivy and get very itchy? Do you like scratches all over your body? Do you dislike the snow? Do you like the smell of rotten leaves? Do you live in a place where it hasn’t snowed yet but gots your new board all ready and can’t wait to get rad?
How do you wear your goggles? Like this? Why? Seriously.
There is a trend sweeping… certain parts of the world where people are putting their goggles on upside down. And I also don’t want us to get caught up with race here because it is beside the point.
What is important is that people are putting their goggles on upside down.
Do you know? Are they more comfortable this way? Ergonomically does it somehow make sense? Are the proportions more workable in an essentially cosmic way?
Do you know?
It was explained by a man from Malaysia that it might have something to do with nose size and that small noses let air into goggles when worn properly but wouldn’t it still be worse upside down? And Kim Kardashian has a microscopic nose and wears her goggles right side up along with all Finnish people.
Is it the mark of a secret society? A club that allows access to perks and secrets that us right siders can’t even begin to fathom?
Is it some unexplainable phenomenon that can never be fully comprehended? Like this?