Monthly Archive for April, 2016

A new project required….hehehe

Well, since rebuilding my turntables in 2013, building my new bike way back in late 2014 (both of which I should have documented – but didn’t – grrr), and then renovating the Berlin apartment in late 2014/early 2015, I haven’t really had a project. I guess you could consider adapting to life in Sydney a kind of a project, but it wasn’t as hard as it could have been having such an awesome and supportive family, friends, and a super awesome girl in my life. I mean – don’t get me wrong, things could certainly be better, but things could always be a lot worse!!

And since I’m back, and living by the sea – and when I say by the sea, I mean I look out the window and there it is – I’ve decided to take up surfing again. I did a bout of surfing early in my life, but kind of abruptly stopped after spotting a few sharks and developing a massive fear of them. But since throwing this fear to the wind, I’ve decided to get back into it. I think I already mentioned the board I’ll soon have on this site somewhere (it’s a Firewire Tomo Vader)…..well, I should really already have it since it was kind of a 40th birthday present from my family/Pia, but you know how things go…..some bills have to take precedence, and at the moment I have a lot of bills. Hopefully I can still remember how to surf….I mean, it’s not exactly a beginner board, but I figure surfing is kinda like a bike right? I mean, I jumped on a wakeboard for the first time in more than 10 years and all went well……Anyways, it’ll be on the way soon enough and I guess we’ll see 🙂

So long story short, if I pick the board up from a store here that carries Firewire boards it’s going to look like this:

Firewire Tomo Vader

And that’s fine, but I kinda like a little more color in my life if you know what I mean. I mean, it’s really a type of an art what’s out there once you start looking. And although I could order it custom made through XTR Surfboards, in a way I prefer doing things myself. It’s more personal.

Anyway, I’ve recently been watching some videos on painting your surfboard and it kinda looks like a lot of fun. And since it’s still sunny and warm here, I’m kinda thinking, well, why not!? So I reckon that might be the path I go down……I’m sure a certain someone I live with is going to just love me for it 😛 Check out a few of these videos anyway so you know what I mean, should be sick!

or:

or something like:

or even something like this:

It’s all possible, super fun, and super cool. Watch this space 🙂