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Re: Xanadu [Re: Birdistheword] #2921444
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From the gist of the podcast, it looks like we'll be getting part II when he tells us how he discovered G-Land and every other spot in Indonesia...


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Re: Xanadu [Re: OlafHM] #2921471
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Originally Posted By: OlafHM
I found it pretty intense and exciting. Different podcast. A shaper from who you still can feel some excitement about building boards after so many years.
Straight to the guts, no BS. No marketing, focus on whats important. Making a great functional board.

I heard true facts, as far as for the concaves, dont know, why not? There are many shapers that dont get credit about their work and others do.



I'm about 3/4 of the way through and pretty much this is my impression.

1st 1/4 was a bit boring for me, the horse riding and all.

He didn't sound boastful to me, more an enthusiastic guy who has opinions.


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Re: Xanadu [Re: casa_mugrienta] #2921498
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Originally Posted By: casa_mugrienta
Originally Posted By: OlafHM
I found it pretty intense and exciting. Different podcast. A shaper from who you still can feel some excitement about building boards after so many years.
Straight to the guts, no BS. No marketing, focus on whats important. Making a great functional board.

I heard true facts, as far as for the concaves, dont know, why not? There are many shapers that dont get credit about their work and others do.



I'm about 3/4 of the way through and pretty much this is my impression.

1st 1/4 was a bit boring for me, the horse riding and all.

He didn't sound boastful to me, more an enthusiastic guy who has opinions.


Same here.


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Re: Xanadu [Re: silentbutdeadly] #2921578
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I listened to it

He praises Luciano and his dsd program and machine - calling Wayne ;-)

Places Merrick over Rusty for precision shaping in his naming 3 - i think he really means they were the cuttting edge of design adopting concave bottoms .

And few other points that many would like respond to :-)


He did it on his own , lots of hard work .

Re: Xanadu [Re: Goodfish] #2921592
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Originally Posted By: Goodfish
From the gist of the podcast, it looks like we'll be getting part II when he tells us how he discovered G-Land and every other spot in Indonesia...


I haven't listen to the podcast but I remember meeting him in Taiwan. We talked surfboards, surfing, travel, and how he started shaping. A super nice guy and damn good surfer. I guess I should have had my own podcast grin

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Originally Posted By: YakAK
Originally Posted By: Goodfish
From the gist of the podcast, it looks like we'll be getting part II when he tells us how he discovered G-Land and every other spot in Indonesia...


I haven't listen to the podcast but I remember meeting him in Taiwan. We talked surfboards, surfing, travel, and how he started shaping. A super nice guy and damn good surfer. I guess I should have had my own podcast grin


Yeah, I remember. I didn't chat to him much, but he comes across differently in the podcast. Shredder for sure though...


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Re: Xanadu [Re: Goodfish] #2921929
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Originally Posted By: Goodfish
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Originally Posted By: Goodfish
From the gist of the podcast, it looks like we'll be getting part II when he tells us how he discovered G-Land and every other spot in Indonesia...


I haven't listen to the podcast but I remember meeting him in Taiwan. We talked surfboards, surfing, travel, and how he started shaping. A super nice guy and damn good surfer. I guess I should have had my own podcast grin


Yeah, I remember. I didn't chat to him much, but he comes across differently in the podcast. Shredder for sure though...


I liked it.

I would expect someone with his experience and level of talent plus a drive for perfection to have opinions. Judging from his level of stock he seems to have an intense dedication to his work.

TBH I've always found his boards intimidating and thought of them as top level designs.

And yeah he rips.


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Re: Xanadu [Re: casa_mugrienta] #2922318
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His comments about the Skil planner indicate he's never seen a master of it .

None here or those listening would know this .

Re: Xanadu [Re: Birdistheword] #2922331
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he's held in high regard amongst some SERIOUS shapers

does he still rock that awesomely 90s blonde jerry curl and earrring?

his boards look rad (post 90s)

he talked sh!t on quads....until he showed up in the shop bringing in a bunch of em while talking them up

Re: Xanadu [Re: Birdistheword] #2922372
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I liked the podcast. He sounded like many shapers I've met before; a crazy creative guy who may or may not know what he's talking about.

His boards look good!

Re: Xanadu [Re: Hopeless] #2922423
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Skil planer , fully adjustable on the fly cutting depth

Some shapers can do KKL quality with this feature



Re: Xanadu [Re: Birdistheword] #2922816
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Fascinating GG. Thanks for posting.


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Re: Xanadu [Re: Greg Griffin] #2922887
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Originally Posted By: Greg Griffin
Skil planer , fully adjustable on the fly cutting depth

Some shapers can do KKL quality with this feature


I think you misunderstood Xanadu's opinion of the Skil, he praises it as a great tool for shaping, in fact the best for rails.

I got the impression he got sick of carrying around parts and repairing it all the time. When he found something more reliable he worked to match the Skil, especially once Clark released the modded Hitachi.

Overall I thought it was a pretty interesting conversation, I was hoping they would get into his catalog a little bit more.


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Re: Xanadu [Re: grendel95] #2922893
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Skil planer is capable of way more than a Hitachi .

Rocker , Bottom contours , Rails , Deck curve and foils carved out of the blank , not cross cut in then blended .

Like I posted earlier I doubt anyone here knows about this .

No biggie .

Re: Xanadu [Re: Birdistheword] #2922927
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I've personally heard an ex-world champ asked if he has ever tried Xanadu's boards, and without hesitation, his response was:

'Fastest boards ever. They're actually TOO fast.'

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