Here is a quick little video of Naki and Christian making the most of some one foot waves on the 5`0 Aviso BD3 designed by Cole Simler…
Christian Wach scored another cover on his Aviso, this time riding his 10`0 CJ Nelson Aviso model! It takes a lot for a yankee to score the cover of Australian Longboarder Magazine, but after his dominance over at Noosa the past few years they decided he earned it. Here is Christian with a whole new spin on tip time… Photo by Dane Peterson.
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!
Check out these shots of Christian Wach killing it on his Aviso. This kid is truly special. He definitely stands out in any crowd (or crowded lineup)! He just has something about him that is hard to put your finger on. He surfs insane on any board, long or short. He is a talented artist and just a pleasure to be around! Anyway check it out, you will be hearing a lot more about him in the near future…
All photos courtesy of Jason Kenworthy! You can see more of his work @ www.JRKENWORTHY.com