Monday, February 11, 2008

The other end...


I was on the fence about selling this Frye Eagle. Saturday session at local beachbreak resolved the issue. Eleven feet, two inches, g l i d e. I'm into different feelings in the water. Usually this manifests in the sub log range. This board, though, this board is something of an exception. The other end of the spectrum, but somehow similar to some of the shorter toys. Trim, baby trim.

Sit literally 25 feet outside of the longboards. Spot your wave and paddle. Feel the glide. slide to your feet. Deep trimming turn. Set your line. On your feet by the time you reach the "lineup". Sections come and go, and go, and go. People either love you or hate you. Don't be greedy, let five set waves pass before taking your next.

Swung by Skip's shop today, introduced myself and inquired about the correct fin. It's fun to share stoke with a man who has been gifted with bringing others so much stoke.

More Eagle pics:

5 comments:

KYScoast said...

Beautiful board! I really understand what you say here about seeking different feels through various boards in the water. I have a 9'-0" Takayama Noserider I have similar feelings about. I'll probably never hang up that board. Definitely enjoy the glide.

Kirk said...

don't sell the Eagle!

asmith said...

Kirk- the Eagle is being passed on to someone who can truly appreciate it. A surfing role model who I hope will get it in the water much more often than I could. It's not sold, it's graduated. You know how surfing is: One wave comes, another comes, pass on one, give one away, take one. It's like that with boards to. You can't let them stay cooped up in a garage- they've got to surf! Still, if I get another chance, I may look for a glider again!

Doc said...

I am shocked...

Although, the garage is no place for a board like that.

asmith said...

I held onto the Eagle. A friend and I split the board. That way it sees the water time it deserves.