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22 May

Super Custom Foam Longboards

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Tom’s Background with Durable Boards: When I was in 7th grade, 1976, I bought my first early 60’s longboard for $11.00.  It was a mint condition Wardy that was my favourite board for years. The boards of the 1960’s were made to last.  In 1986 I became a team rider for Donald Takayama.  He made me beautiful boards but I had to give them back after 6 months because they were still in OK condition and could be sold as used.  I never gave them back it time and the deck would delaminate with a big air bubble under the back foot and the board’s value plummeted.  Donald would give me a lecture. In my formative years that was the way it was.  With California’s Clark foam a board was designed to last 6 months of surfing and then fall apart.  Those days never really made it to Australia.  The blank manufacturers like Burfords, South Coast and Bennetts never strayed into the stupid consumptionism of the USA.  But even in Australia making a proper, super durable board makes the board last a lot longer with less maintenance.  

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16 May

Noosa Longboards by Tom Wegener foam boards

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After a very long journey with hollow wood longboards I have turned my focus back to foam.  The foam boards are really quite good and half the price of the wood.  It is like coming home.  I know the shapes so well.  Working with Noosa Longboards I have developed a very good range of models that are always in stock in their store at Hastings Street.  It has been a pleasure to work with Tim, Glen, Sam and the entire team at Noosa Longboards to make some new shapes as well as bring back my tried and true old friends like the  Model A, the Joker Model, and The bubble

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