Just in time for seasonal shifts in the northern and southern hemispheres – we got colour. Lot’s of colour. I’ve been having fun exploring the process of dyeing the nylon fabric we use to make our mats. If you’re interested in the process behind this design read about it on Organic Devolution.
The results of these new forays into the dyeing process have been quite striking. For now, this one-of-a-kind deck design is up for grabs. If you like what you see here get in contact and we can build you either a custom or one of our stock models using this acid-dyed freakery…
Are conditions really unsurfable? When the winds are onshore and there’s only two-foot slop served up on those hump days at your local a surfmat will allow you to hunt out the cryptic veins of gold… Continue reading “Golden junk”→
Pattern in nature is a wonderful thing – curious, beautiful and often evolved as a highly functional response to some environmental stimulus. With this new surfmat we’ve continued to refine a proven design concept – a concave design that has proved highly versatile in a range of conditions. Having a go-to surfmat that rides well in variety of conditions can be handy if you need to pack light and don’t know what conditions to expect. We’re onto something with this build design…
Acid dyes used for nylon fabric, and the techniques used to set them, offers up a challenging and rewarding journey. While whole-mat colour options can produce interesting results so can exploring more abstract ideas. The dying process is going to be pushed a lot further this year with some hand-made, purpose-built equipment. The evolution in process, technique and result is going to be fun.
Tentacles. Suckers. If there’s critters that know about grip it’s cephalopods – octopus, squid, cuttlefish and their allies. While not quite ready to put suckers on surfmats for grip, I thought a squid-inspired pattern used for the application of grip might be both functional and funky-looking. There was a few fiddly bits to sort out in getting the application right but the results were exactly what I was chasing – enough grip in the right places to keep you on while allowing the fabric to flex/respond as much as possible to the changing wave face.
This surfmat is for sale – It has been ridden twice and as an ex-demo mat it is discounted at £160 (see xe.com for a currency conversion). If you’re interested let us know through our contact page.