The Tails

Inspirations: Taylor Knox

Conner

Taylor Knox has been one of my favorite surfers since I was pretty damn young. I’m not sure exactly how old I was when someone first showed me Taylor’s movie “Arc,” but after that I was hooked on his surfing. Taylor is so powerful, compact, stylish, and lays it on rail as well as anyone else. My favorite part about his surfing is that it’s unique. You can see influences in his surfing, but he has his own approach and draws very different lines. Taylor is 40 something now and in amazing shape. We had the pleasure of traveling to Jbay with him last year and he is an epic human to hang out with. Here is a video of him recently in California. Check out the backside roundhouses in here, they’re mental!!! Yeah Taylor!

 

Kids researching Taylor’s surf parts should be part of your homework assignment for the rest of the school year!!!!

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Board Blog

Parker

So as everybody knows, surfboards are a very important piece of surfing. Lucky enough for Conner and I, we have one of the biggest surfboard manufacturers in our backyard! Channel Islands definitely produces some of the most well made surfboards and we live just down the street from the factory so we are always in and out talking with the shapers about what we want our boards to be doing. Lately, I have been working on my boards for the World Junior Championships held later this month in Portugal. A lot of my focus has been on finding that magic thickness on my boards matched with the right amount of rocker to fit the curve of the wave. I have found that I really like the amount of rocker that the Fred Rubble has for the more average slopey waves that we end of surfing most of our contests in. So with that good rocker, I have been going through various thickness to find the one that feels best for me. These two boards are Fred Rubbles that are 5’10” x 18 1/2 x 2 1/4. However, the one on the right is 2 1/4 – , meaning that the thickness is taken down on the rail so it can bite into the wave face a little faster. With these two boards I have been using the Future Fins AM1 template made out of all fiberglass for a nice stiff and drivey feel. And as for the paint jobs go, the one on the right is inspired by my favorite surfer, Bruce Irons. I watch Bruce surf more than anybody and in all of his old Volcom surf movie parts he was running this paint job and absolutely RIPPING! so yea… I’m a copy cat ! The one on the left is kinda just be throwing some paint down. Both are done with spray paint and paint pens.

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Dims: Fred Rubbles 5’10” x 18 1/2 x 2 1/4

Fins: Future Am1 Template

Paint: Taped off the design, and then sprayed with Montana Spray Cans,  and then outlined with Posca Wide Tip Paint Pens

Surfing’s “Teenage”

Conner

Parker, recently 19 as of september 26th, has a sick new part in Surfing magazine’s “Teenage.” It’s an epic 30 minute film showcasing the best up and coming kids of today’s next generation. Parker is shredding!!! YEWWW!

Surfing magazine is rad. check it out here!!!

Wildfire: The movie!

Conner

Here’s the full length video of “Wildfire.” Thank you so much to everyone who put work into and supported this film. Ryan perry did such an amazing job filming and editing this. We had a blast making this and look forward to doing many more projects!!!!! Full page for Wildfire HERE.

Music by Pleasure” http://pleasureus.bandcamp.com/album/for-your-listening-ep

Water footage by Talon Clemow: http://www.onepalmmedia.com/

WILDFIRE !!!!!!

Conner

It’s here! Finally! This is the trailer for our 3rd Youngwisetails short film titled “Wildfire.” We spent 12 days down in Indonesia with Jay Davies, Yadin Nicol, Parker, and myself. It was an epic trip! Good surf and good vibes all around!!! We had Tom Carey shooting for Stab, Ryan Perry nailing the land angle, and Talon Clemow shooting water! They all did an amazing job and this is a mere morsel of what’s to come!

Premier: YWT premier of Wildfire September 19th. Free to everyone!!!! Stance Socks HQ 6-10 pm. 193 Avenida La Pata, San Clemente, CA 92672.

Internet Release: Movie will be live on Monday the 22nd on YWT and Stab for viewing and downloading!

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