Here are some lifestyle shots that I took of Christian over the last few days with my iphone. We have been putting the 5`0 and the new 5`2 through the ringer and I have got to tell you that it is one of the most amazing and versatile boards that I have ever ridden. Christian has been a huge fan of the 5`0 since its release, even claiming it was one of his favorite all time boards! Then yesterday we pulled out the 5`2 down at San O and the kid paddles out and just starts flying down the line doing the sickest turns! I swear the second that he stood up the thing just took off!!
After watching him go nuts on a few waves we had to split so Christian could get ready for a short notice mission down to Scorpion with his good friend Pickle. He is going to take the 5`0 so I am sure he will have some great stories and hopefully a few shots for us upon his return. Anyway after dropping Christian and meeting up with Aviso warrior Dave Woods, it was time to run back down the trail and put the 5`2 through another round of R and D!
The moment I paddled out I felt this huge smile spread across my face! The board literally paddles like a dream and glides like you would not believe! I was able to catch any wave that I wanted, and had no problem pivoting through my turns. The board just blew my mind! At firs I thought that it might be too much board for me because I love way the 5`0 skates down the wave for me but the extra volume really changed the whole experience for me. The 5`2 paddles in like a funboard but turns like a shortboard. It truly bends the line between form and function, and does so with outstanding effect!
My hat goes off to Cole, John, Naki and all of the people who were instrumental in bringing this dream board to life. Now go get one and try it for yourself, I promise you wont regret it!!
Also check back later in the week for some clips of Christian ripping!