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Having started with wood as a lad in '50s San Diego, on through to shaping sleek Phil Edwards Models, to the now - where he finds himself an in-demand builder of boards of all denominations for Hobie- Terry Martin is the consummate craftsman. In this episode of TSJ/POV Shorts, Terry shapes a perfect traditional noserider, talking us through his philosphy and technique as he works.
A zitafilms.com production
The art of shaping surfboards by hand, in a 4 minute film
Design, tools, pencil, 3 weeks of work to create very special surfboards.
In a quiet location of the north of Spain, there´s a little old fashioned workshop where unique surfboards are being made
Directed, photography and edit by Pablo Ballester email@example.com
Shaper Florian Carlo
Colorist Jaime Climent
Motion Graphics Jose Gil
Thanks to Victor, Natxo & Guille for their help in posproduction
Thanks Almudena & Jason for subtitles
BoardRoom is a feature length documentary featuring the legends of early surfboard shaping. A special group of innovative and progressive surfboard manufacturers were looking for a better way to build lighter surfboards, when the common surfboard weighed in at more than 50 pounds. With the invention of polyurethane during the 2nd World War, it became a popular and accessible material for this generation of surfboard shapers who had been using redwood and balsa wood. The evolution of the surfboard and materials was at hand and surfing was never the same. This pivotal era was hallmarked by surf movies like “Gidget” and “The Endless Summer” which took surfing to mainstream America. In combination of changing attitudes towards surfing and the evolution of the surfboard, a group of a few thousand surfers erupted in to millions over night.
BoardRoom takes us back in time to the early pioneers of modern day surfboard shaping; craftsman and visionary Hobie Alter teamed up with Gordon Clark, and revolutionized the foam materials used for the next half century. His movie features legends in their own right such as Greg Noll (Riding Giants), Hap Jacobs, Donald Takayama, Larry Gordon (Gordon & Smith), Robert August (The Endless Summer), Dick Brewer, Terry Martin (Hobie), and the list goes on and on. In times when most credit and fame goes to the surfers who ride the boards, BoardRoom pays homage to the men who created the boards and also shaped this industry.
The BoardRoom team consisting of Markus Davids, Robert Jax, and Robert Bell, traveled up and down the west coast of California, and the Hawaiian Islands, capturing the true legends of their craft. More info can be found on http://www.boardroomthemovie.com our the movies Facebook page :
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