I've had lots of house guests and friends in town this
past few weeks. Being that I have a pretty big and
diverse quiver visiting friends often ask to borrow a board.
In to the board closet they go sorting and looking for a board
that tickles their fancy. When the board locker is a bit more
cleared out then usual I get to see the boards in the back,
the boards tht I've not ridden in a while.
My normal quiver was easy to find but I also found a board
I haven't ridden in quite a long time. The board is Paul Baymore's
(the Fly) take on a Dave Parmenter Stubb Vector. There is a
long and wonderful tale about getting the dimensions for that
board, but I'll save that for another time.
I pulled out the board, put in some new fins, waxed it up
and decided to ride it. Hey, what can be bad about a first
light session with offshore winds and waves in the chest
high range? On the first wave I easily glided in, made a
nice bottom turn and the board flew down the line. Ah, I
remember this board I happily thought. Wonder why I
stopped riding it? Guess everything old is bew again. It's
been my go to board for a week or so now, can't seem
to let it go back into the locker.
Finding an old love, an old board, or old friend can create
many emotions. Sometimes it's really good to go back, to
rekindle relationships. You never know what you'll get.