Posts Tagged ‘channel islands’

October 5th, 2012 | By | 3,233 Comments

Dane Reynolds…The Shaper

Since he triggered the chop-tail trend with his advent of “The Dumpster Diver” Dane Reynolds and Al Merrick have been knee deep in foam dust experimenting with more ultra-modern templates.

Dane’s mysto shaping expertise was put to the test in France after his DFR snapped in the semi-finals and was left with his 100% hand shaped board seen in this video. He shredded it to a come-from-behind victory against the lethal John Florence in the dying minutes of the heat.

Even though he lost to Slater in the finals at Hossegor, Daynolds’ fellow CI team rider took a page out of his own playbook to beat him.  Slater actually used the new DFR aka “Dane Freaking Reynolds” signature model in his recent back to back tour victories.

The DFR is the latest evolution template that began with the Dumpster Diver, then Neck Beard, the Double Helix, the Sperm Whale, and the Wave Bandit. Dane Reynolds and Volcom‘s Andrew Doheny are currently the only two touring surfers to have success riding self shaped boards, and Dane’s model has earned multiple SIMA awards for “Surfboard of the Year.”

Dane cracked the code of creating an outline with short rail line that still maintains aggressive drive in variable conditions. The outline puts most of the width and volume towards the front of the board to float your girth and get you down the line. Its no secret that Dane packs on his beer weight,  but the sharp flip in the exit rocker allows that patented release through the lip.  See the whole Channel Islands board room at SWELL.

 

Quiksilver and Channels Islands must be doing something right with their two top athletes sharing the podium at the Surfer Poll Awards and on tour.  Shop the Quiksilver styles that Dane and Kelly travel the world with at SWELL.

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August 24th, 2012 | By | 2,988 Comments

Eric “EG” Geilselman Joins HEX Surf Team

The HEX team just added one of surfing’s top names with the signing Eric Geiselman. Just like HEX products, Eric has developed cutting edge style and precise yet progressive lines.

“Eric is the man, and having known him for quite sometime I couldn’t be more stoked to finally bring him into our program,” said Carl Steindler, marketing manager at HEX. “Not only is the guy always smiling, but he seems to be good at anything he does and within those pursuits he’s constantly embracing technology. Those facts, coupled with his amazing surfing ability make him the perfect person to represent the HEX brand and be a true ambassador for us.”


Eric Geiselman, known simply as “EG” to most, is one of the surfing worlds more diverse personalities. Raised in the New Smyrna Beach area of Florida, EG had a very accomplished and successful “Juniors” competition career. Now residing with little brother Evan in San Clemente, California, EG can still be found competing on the WQS circuit; however, he is most known for his radical freesurfing abilities. In addition to his surfing skills, Eric is also a talented skater, video editor, and musician – basically he lives a life full of activities that are either expressive or hands on. But, if you do catch him in that rare moment of relaxation, then his ear-to-ear grin will most likely say it all and no words will be needed.

“I’m so stoked to be a part of the HEX family,” said Eric. “I really love the fashion-forward design of all the products, and its functionality makes it so I use them all on a daily basis. I’m greatly looking forward to the future and good times along the way!”

Click your favorite products in his kit above to get down with his style.

October 1st, 2011 | By | 2,675 Comments

WEEKEND FREEBIES, SWEEPSTAKES AND SALES REPORT, 10/1 Win a Trip to Hawaii, score a CI surfboard, take 20% off one item

Happy (free shipping) weekend! This weekend enter to win a trip to Hawaii, along with a shred stick to take with you. Stock up on swim with an additional 30% off boardshorts (just in case you and Kelly show up in the same boardies), and cash in on free shipping all weekend long (on continental US orders over $50)

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