Richard O. 4/13/08

Hey Michael,

Hope you’re good. Here’s a shot of me on my 5’-9” slot-tail Zippi at a secret spot in Northern Baja during some heavy offshores.

About the slot tail: When you drop in and make a quick 90-degree turn across the face, if you dig really hard on that back foot as you’re going along you can feel the water hitting the slot before it hits the driving fin, triggering a little sliding action. It’s a controlled slide though, not a skip, much like on a skateboard. Super fun to do.

Will need a new board soon.

Cheers,

Richard

Richard Olsen
Senior Editor
ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST

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