Some time ago, brothers separated by a continent came together at our shop to spend a vacation week together - which at Grain, means eight hours a day on your feet in a workshop. Sloane is a fast-talking, biz-making, computer-selling world beater from NYC. His older brother Chris at the time was just dialing in the recipe for his awesome organic candy bar, the Angell Bar.
They each built longboards they could love; Sloane a pintailed Root, built New York Style - fast and furious. Chris did a rally-striped Waterlog. Both boards came out pretty choice, and the fellas just sent us some pics of them getting ready for the first surf they were able to have together.
It's a funny coincidence that I got their pics during a rare surf trip I'm on with my own brother and it pleases me that much more to see Chris and Sloane loving their new boards. Happy New Year, boys.
Just wanted to wish you a peaceful and prosperous and wet and woody 2010. Here are some snaps of Sloane and I rocking our Grain finest before and after our first (believe it or not) session together on our boards, on Christmas 2009. What a gift!