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The Hover Board

The Hover Board

Dec 10, 2010 December 10, 2010

We posted some pictures on Flickr a few weeks back of a surfboard that Stru built during some of his off hours. We got such a reaction to the pics that we decided a Q&A with Dr. Read More

Product Testing – Backpacking with the New Capilene® 3

Product Testing – Backpacking with the New Capilene® 3

By Old School   |   Dec 6, 2010 December 6, 2010

We test our gear on a variety of levels. Our Athletes & Ambassadors are responsible for putting the latest designs and fabrics through the paces before we'll add a new product to our lineup. But just because something reaches our shelves doesn't mean testing is over. Once a… Read More

Notes from Banjo on the FCD Twin-Fin Fish

Notes from Banjo on the FCD Twin-Fin Fish

Nov 29, 2010 November 29, 2010

FCD Board Report – The first thing I noticed about the 5’7″ Fish was how lightweight it was, making it a lot easier to throw around in the surf. I usually ride smaller Fish, somewhere around 5’4″, so i didn’t really know what… Read More

Fark: New England

Fark: New England

Oct 19, 2010 October 19, 2010

FCD friend DL has been enjoying our wetsuits for some time now. He sent us a couple of photos from a Nor’Easter swell that he scored with his Fark last winter. Editor’s note: To see the Fark in action,… Read More

Product Testing – Paddling Around Old Fanny

Product Testing – Paddling Around Old Fanny

By Old School   |   Oct 13, 2010 October 13, 2010

It was just a couple weeks ago that our friends down in Patagonia's Ventura offices were wishing summer a fond farewell. Maybe it's this week's return to splitter blue skies and warm breezes, maybe it's the certainty of winter's descent when the snows finally come, but our Reno-based… Read More

Conspiracy or Transparency?

Conspiracy or Transparency?

Sep 20, 2010 September 20, 2010

For the past nine weeks I’ve been taking a course in fiction writing. As part of the class, we write short stories and critique each other’s finished works.  The other night we critiqued a classmate’s story about a woman who worked for a corporation that took extreme measures – from… Read More

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