EMAIL 3: "Thanks tons for including me in the Philes Project. It’s a super fun mat. I rode it Sunday morning on glassy, waist high, lined up beach break.. Steep feathering sections out in front and the sweet fun of making them is my last memory of the Philes ride. Incidentally, (I’m a little slow) I finally figured out that the little valve makes it easy to blow up, and the big one is quick and precise for deflation. Pretty sophisticated, indeed. ;-) I let it dry out yesterday. Phileas’s boxed up. I’m going to the post office to mail it to Pahl, over on Moloka’i. I have a few pics I could send, I’ll have a look and if any came out I’ll send them on to you. Feel free to edit the blog as you see fit. I was hoping to get a few more mat guys on it, with video, but work schedules and distance from where we live and where we surfed didn’t allow for it this round. I’m looking forward to my very own Custom D-mat.. It’s going to be awesome. I’m off to mail the package! Aloha nut loa, Dave"