Roger Hinds’ 40 year mantra, “Built by One Pair of Hands” was challenged last week when his glass shop closed. In today’s episode we discuss the new economics of board building, why some surfboard brands have outsourced manufacturing, how that has affected the surfboard industry in Southern California, and what’s next for Roger Hinds Surfboards. Enjoy the show.
The referenced Reddit post: LINK HERE
Roger in the bay and in the water in 2015. Video by David.
David’s current fav board from Roger: The Ninja
Roger’s favorite surfer: Stephanie Gilmore
and Torren Martyn
The video of Mike “Army” Armstrong that Roger referenced from Hawaii 5.0
Army and I talk about this board a lot. This is from an episode of Hawaii Five-0. He got his hands on the board in early ‘73 out of the Lightning Bolt shop in Honolulu. He was in there dropping off some boards with Kent Smith and saw this Wayne Santos on the used board rack, it was 7‘4” . I’ve watched Army surf the Pipeline since 1971, & I think this is probably the best board he had under his feet until it broke in late ‘73. The board had belly in the bottom which allowed him to stick to the face real high and come over the foam ball easier than riding a flat bottom board. We talked last night about reproducing this board, I think that would be a fun project . #pipeline #lightningbolt #hawaiifive0
Shapers Roger admires? Matt Calvani & Wayne Rich
If Roger could order a board from anyone? George Downing
The last board Roger rode: a self shaped 11′ Ultra Glide
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Intro Music: Bonnie Raitt, Thank You
Ad Music: BeeJay Ondera, BeeJayOndera.com
Outro: T. Rex, Mambo Sun
Host, Produce, Edit: David Lee Scales @david_lee_scales