May 9, 2009
Crime Only Pays If You Rip Off A Surf Mat!
Mat Max's most recent post inspired me to e-mail you on a point related to the hybrid. It seems to me that a touch more or less air in the hybrid makes quite a bit of difference relative to the conditions. I think this was Max's point in his post...that, for him, less air has worked well.
I have had a few days in a row of bitchin "stormy" windswell conditions (and by stormy, I mean glassy with no one around, just-short interval and a foot or three overhead (<: ). The advantages of the hybrid compared to lighter material are that it's easy to punch through waves and easier to hang on to the mat in wind and after throwing it over waves or white wash. Basically it's saved me quite a bit of swimming.
I found out the hard way yesterday that one disadvantage of finding a relatively empty fun spot...your car can get broken into, even in over-crowded So Cal. They got my debit card and charged 700 bucks in a few hours...and I'm still smiling, so I guess that means this mat really is a success! It'll all work out, but I thought you might find it kinda funny also.
For me, the hybrid mat is definitely a success and a lot of fun. Keep 'em coming.
Take care bro,