Archive for July, 2009

Jack’s Mannequin+The Fray
July 30, 2009

Not gonna lie, it was pretty sick.

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50mm f/1.4
July 28, 2009

I shot some pics around my house while waiting for Jimmy to pic me up from work. I forgot how cool this lens is. All these shots are taken with at 1.4 aperture. Quick Tip: Always check what quality you shoot at, or just buy a bigger SD card.

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Mitch Logging
July 27, 2009

Here’s a shot of Mitch gliding at San O. Taken by: Kelly.

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San O test.
July 27, 2009

So the big swell hit so cal on Friday and it’s still here.

On Saturday Mitch, Kelly and I went to San O. Kelly was out since she got hit by Mitch’s Chuck Dent funboard. I wonder why his last name is Dent? Anyways I was stoked to try out my Alaia for the first time. As soon As I got in the water, I found that the board had no buoyancy  which I kinda expected. I hopped on the board to start paddling and then I was like, how did the Hawaiians do it back in the day? I started paddling forward and the board started to come out of the water and I was actually doing fine. It’s kind of like normal swimming with some resistance against the chest. Some whitewater started to approach and I figured I can just duck dive them like a normal surfboard. I did and the thing duck dives like no other. Since there’s no float and it’s so thin, it’s pretty much the easiest thing to do when on an Alaia. I finally got out back and sat on the board. I was up to my neck in water, which I already knew would happen since Mitch tested his Alaia out earlier in the week. I tried to catch a few waves but it just didn’t happen. My conclusion was that Alaias work better on wave steeper than San O. Oh yeah the wax(paraffin wax that I rubbed into the board to make it water proof) just flaked off. I realized that while I was out there the board’s float kept decreasing. I ended up going in and taking out my single fin.

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Here’s Mitch checking out the happenings.

Lazy Blogger
July 27, 2009

I haven’t put anything up in a few days so here I go.

I finished shaping the alaia and I waxed it(had a candle going, dripped melted wax on the board and used a towel to rub it in) and thought it was going to be waterproof.

DSC_8762Sweet shot I got with my dad’s 25 year old manual 50mm f/1.4 lens. I should start shooting with it more often. Sorry 24!

Vegas
July 22, 2009

I went to Vegas for the weekend to see the North American Hairstyling Awards(NAHA). I know nothing about hair but it was pretty fun to watch. Lots of cool people and a lot of them were good speakers. Here are some pictures from the trip:

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We stayed in a suite at the MGM Grand.

DSC_7998My friend Zack in the lobby of the MGM Grand.

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DSC_8014The view from our room.

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DSC_8061A cool lit up wall in LV.

DSC_8080I saw the fountain show at the Bellagio for the first time. It’s pretty cool. Not as epic as it was in Ocean’s 11 though.

DSC_8113A cool conservatory in the Bellagio.

DSC_8124Zack and I tried to get to the top floor on the Bellagio because we saw a balcony up there when we were watching the fountain show. You need a card to actually use the elevator so we were hoping for somebody to go up to the top. Sadly the highest we got was the 28th floor. Here’s a shot from the 28th floor. We were going to take the stairs but all the stairs were behind Emergency Exit doors. We didn’t feel like setting off alarms so we settled for 28.

Alaia Building Continued
July 21, 2009

Here’s more pics of our construction:

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Jumping On the Alaia Wagon
July 17, 2009

These days everybody is riding or making an Alaia so Mitch and I are gonna give it a go! Got the pine from Home Depot, made the templates on Illustrator, let the fun begin!

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DSC_7810Tomorrow we’ll cut the boards out after our sesh, then I’m off to Vegas for the weekend.

CP 4th
July 16, 2009

It looks far more magical.

DSC_7361Biker kid on top of Suicide Hill.

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Laguna Reprise
July 16, 2009

It sure beats black and white hahah.

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