We got a mini-site up for Johan — something that he could mange himself through some basic HTML work, WordPress 2 and Flickr for photo galleries. Hopefully I’ll be able to put a little bit more design time into it as Johan slowly builds it up.
Johan, as most of you know, is he one who completely created my latest surfboard from scratch. He’s in the process of creating a couple more custom boards — as well as filling his racks with ‘stock’ shapes that are looking very good!
“I use state of the art Epoxy resins and modern 2# EPS foam. By combining the properties of these two materials I can use a stronger glass schedule than most off the rack poly boards and still end up with a final product that is lighter than a traditional poly board. That means that you get a board that is more dent and ding resistant and yet lighter than most of the poly boards out there.
Don’t confuse epoxy with ‘pop-out’ either, all my boards are made in the traditional way with wooden stringers and hand laid fiberglass. When you order a board from Elder Surfboards you are getting a board that is designed and handmade; from block of foam to finished board; by a surfer here in Canada.
I can customize the size, or shape of any of the boards listed. I can also make a board with several different types of finishes; anything from a plain sanded finish board to one with colored resin work.”