Clearing Out the Quiver

Although mats clearly don't take up much room, I'm letting one go from my quiver because she's just not getting a look in.

G-Mat 34 (AKA "Bongle")

Bongle has seen some action, having gone on loan to a few people in California for a while. She was built with a subtle rocker and has hooked rails and concave.

The Glider has now been superseded by the new Rubber Bucky design but is still a very good mat. It is really quick and super loose, having a slidy, skatie feel. 

This particular mat would suit an experienced mat surfer of 5' 10" - 6' 1" looking for a lively mat to make the most out of medium sized surf.

Bongle was built as part of a test of a change to my welding table and as a result one of the welds has a very slight wobble to it. This has gone as far as it ever will and certainly will not cause a problem or affect performance. Due to the wear on the I-beam weld I'm going to let this mat go for £90 plus shipping.

The grip is warn as I type this but I'll freshen it up before I ship it so that will be like new.



PS Here's Kendog on a mat of the same size and dims:

Kendog - Photo: Lance Smith

New Model... The Glider

I managed to test out the newest addition to the range today in pretty sweet,  steep and hollow waves. The Glider is designed as the all-rounder (I considered calling it the Botham) and performed well on the smaller waves that came through, but also found some great speed lines in the bigger, steeper, racy waves that would normally be the preserve of more streamlined mats.

Most encouragingly, I traded with Scott, a local Paipo rider at the spot, who had never ridden a mat. He jumped straight on a 150 degree inflation and immediatly hooked into a screaming left, paddling back out with that look  on his face. He described the sensation as being "like making love to the wave". Great poetry...

Anyway, This is G-Mat 24 and I've called her "Merrick". More info on what's what with the Glider here.