Tuesday, July 22, 2008

the boards..........

hey everyone!

i just came back from a 2 weeks trip to santa cruz, portugal.
we could try all the trim movement boards and i am so happy and stoked that i can tell you that all of them actually work !!!! they somehow even work really well , haha

what happened before?

i went to france in june with good`ol El Buberino aka El Surferbubo to pick up the finally finished first batch of the trim movement surfboards from chacal in bordeaux.

maybe some of you remember that my girl anna and i drove to france to bring the shaped blanks to chacal, i wanted to avoid going myself to pick the boards up too, because its just very expensive to drive 3600 kms just to deliver some blanks and 3600kms to pick the finished boards up. but since i couldnt find a cheap solution with a shipping company, i did it myself and got to surf a couple days too.

sebastien "chacal" garnier did some amazing work and became an amazing friend. you have to look at everything he`s doing at his blog! (http://shaggyshack.blogspot.com/)

i, and i guess all the new board owners too, thank you very much for this amazing work. cheers mate!

of course we had to get the boards wet immediately, so we waxed them up and got into the less than perfect waves in the arvo. we stayed in france for a couple of days to visit some friends and left for austria again with a van full of new boards, some custom made board bags from richard henty`s UTOPIA SURF factory in mimizan (those bags are great, they cut it to fit the board its for perfectly. so how custom can custom get? no more bigger bags for smaller boards and dings because the boards slip around in the daybags, they can be found at http://utopiasurf.eu/)

back in austria, i took some pics of the new boards for the blog. i left #5 in france so i didnt had the chance to take pictures of it personally. but there are chacals pics of it some couple posts down.

i will report on the portuguese pleasures seperately soon...

know since 1000 pics say more than 1000 words,

a very happy trim chris

#6) 6`0 QUADFISH


#3) 7`3 SINGLEFIN GLIDER (v.2)


#1) 5`8 KEEL FISH

Monday, June 2, 2008


hey ya!

the chacal has done his magic once again.


6`x 20.5 x 2.5 wingless quadfish for my girl anna.

white resin tint with golden yellow resin panel stripes.
its looking good!

please give this man some shades ;-)

take care,
trim chris

Tuesday, May 13, 2008


hey again!

this board should have gone to bordeaux with the others but i didnt manage to make it in time.

this one`s for my girl, anna.

she`s been so supportive and encouraging through all of this, its amazing.
there were times when i was almost ready to give up because it was a real hassle and i was frustrated and all, but she always was there for me and reminded me why i had even started this amazing journey. she kept me on the right track. and she wasnt too mad at me when i messed everything up with all the foam dust everywhere all the time either ;-)

thank you soo much, i love you !!!!!

this one is for you.

6`0 x 20.5 x 2 1/2 wingless Quadfish


hey all!

its been a while,

sebastien, the chacal finished my first 5 boards in his magic shaggy shack and sent some pics again of the completed watersliders.

so here we go...

7`3 x 22 x 2 3/4 Singlefin Glider for my friend matt "schustabua" schuster
opaque golden yellow, creme pinline

7`3 x same dims as above but different rails and bottom contours, for myself
opaque khaki resin tint, white opaque resin compband.

6`3 x 21 x 2 3/4 Singlefin for my friend Christoph "El Buberino" Warnung.
opaque khaki resin tint bottom, clear deck with black resin double pinlines

6`3 x 21 x 2 3/4 singlefin, same template as above, a little different rails and bottom for Matthias "The Hias" Trimmel
opaque flashy burnt orange resin tint top and bottom.

the boards are getting boxed right now and will then get on the road back to austria.

im pretty stoked as you can imagine and i cant wait till the box arrives. just in case i`m getting a heart attack when they arrive, it was / is a blast. it was not easy but it was a lotta fun.

thank you so much sebastien, alexandre, vasco, rui, and all you bloggers out there coming by.

see you soon.
trim chris

Tuesday, April 15, 2008


hey all!

the chacal did some pics again! and some magic for sure...
enjoy, i obviously do!

#1) a 5`8 x 20 3/4 x 2 3/4 twin keel fishie for my bloody self

marlin bacon of the massive 101fin company sent me some handcrafted bamboo magic over the big pond for this little racer

the times are good and the boards are almost done.

holy ....! what a trip!

take care!