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Journeyman’s Two Pack

In this episode of American Surfboard Factory, @proctor_surfboards explains the dynamics of a hi-fi two-board quiver for the traveling journeyman, as well as addressing the quad vs. tri-fin question, poly vs. epoxy, some fresh new thoughts on green approaches to board construction, the benefits of building boards to a quantifiable actual demand, and why personalized equipment is good for the environment.

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Jarrah Tutton. photo: Pasquale

Peter Mendia. photo: Stafford

Pierce Flynn. photo: Cullen

Peter Mendia: Boards for the Journey

Heading to good waves? There’s still nothing like the responsiveness of a high performance shortboard when conditions call for it. Pete is 6’1″/195lb and rides a 6’1″ x 19 1/4″ x 2 5/8″ 32L Superabound, G4-71 HD, and Shalomic Intervention.

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Ricky Schaffer, a 47 year old Gabriel Medina … Forever Grom | photo: Grant Ellis

Baron Knowlton filthy in the 805. photo: Corrin Carr

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PETER MENDIA // snowboarding in powder, on his 6'1" x 18 7/8" x 2 3/8" 28.2L SuperABound // photos: Stafford
All Hail the Underground

An ode to the unidentified who rush it from the gut… A journeyman named Pierce hits the road and finds satisfaction.

Here’s a guy named Pierce from Oxnard who got himself a three-pack of fresh customs and went looking for barrels. Here’s what he found…All hail the underground, the unidentified, those who rush it from the gut.

Raw and local cut footage from two of the spot’s indigenous people: Adi and Luis
Photo/Edit: Charlie Cullen

Pierce is 5’8” 155lbs. His quiver includes two 5’9” x 18 1/2” x 2 5/16” 25L Superabounds and one 5’11” x 18 1/2” x 2 3/8” 26.2L Superabound Step-up. This model is the ultimate travel board for the barrel hunting journeyman.

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Superabound

A “good waves” dream board. Plenty of rocker with a consistent bend from nose to tail, and lots of concave running the length of the board. The best ‘trip’ board I make, or for when your local spot gets top to bottom.

  • Features continuous curve throughout with a steady-running single-to-inset-double concave
  • SuperAbound from the greek word hupernike, to excel still more

Superabound step-up

For gettin’ barrelled. More foam down the middle and under the chest to be able to chase down deep water peaks, and lower volume rails to knife into the wave face. Go get yourself the best view in the house.

 

Superabound popular dimensions

all boards can be completely customized during custom order process
Popular DimensionsVolumeRider Weight
5'9" x 18 1/2" x 2 5/16"25LRider weight: 145-165 lb / 65-75 kg
5’10” x 17 7/8” x 2 1/8”22.63LRider weight: 120-145 lb / 54-66 kg
'10” x 18 3/4” x 2 3/8” Nick Rozsa's dims26.7LRider weight: 155-175 lb / 70-79 kg
6’0” x 18 1/8” x 2 3/16”23.75LRider weight: 125-155 lb / 56-70 kg
6’1” x 18 1/2” x 2 1/4”25.46LRider weight: 145-165 lb / 65-75 kg
6’1” x 19” x 2 7/16” Peter Mendia's dims29.7LRider weight: 165-195 lb / 74 - 88 kg
6’2” x 18 5/8” x 2 3/8”27.89LRider weight: 155-175 lb / 70-79 kg
6’4” x 18 7/8” x 2 3/8”28.68LRider weight: 165-190 lb / 74-86 kg
6’6” x 19 1/2” x 2 1/2”31.52LRider weight: 175-200 lb / 79-90 kg
6’8” x 20” x 2 3/4”35.98LRider weight: 190-220 lb / 86-99 kg

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Instagram post 17919417598051370 rickyparra1980 picking up a brand new 6’0 x 18 7/8” x 2 7/16” #superaboundsurfboard by proctor_surfboards.  Always stoked to be supporting local US board builders like Todd Proctor.  Nothing beats quality of design, materials, and craftsmanship.  #madeinusa #materialsrevolution 🇺🇸

rickyparra1980 picking up a brand new 6’0 x 18 7/8” x 2 7/16” #superaboundsurfboard by proctor_surfboards. Always stoked to be supporting local US board builders like Todd Proctor. Nothing beats quality of design, materials, and craftsmanship. #madeinusa #materialsrevolution 🇺🇸 ...

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Rappin out bout the #superabound with @salty_beards #americansurfboardfactory ...

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Mark's 5'10 x 17 3/4 x 2 1/8 #superabound #newcurves #newflow #newrocker #americansurfboardfactory ...

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Instagram post 17905313215077817 @petemendia in Nica surfing the kinda waves that we all actually enjoy. #g471surfboard #superaboundsurfboard #greasedpigsurfboard 🎥 @simondaleimagery @meatballlifestyle Edit: @charissaproctor @billabong @billabongusa  @nomadsurfshop @electric_surf @electric @crowdcontrolsurf @freak_traction @sushibyjoe @aulta_surf

@petemendia in Nica surfing the kinda waves that we all actually enjoy. #g471surfboard #superaboundsurfboard #greasedpigsurfboard 🎥 @simondaleimagery @meatballlifestyle Edit: @charissaproctor @billabong @billabongusa @nomadsurfshop @electric_surf @electric @crowdcontrolsurf @freak_traction @sushibyjoe @aulta_surf ...

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Instagram post 17884930855150247 Miami bound twosome for Gabriel ... 5’11” x 19” x 2 3/8” 29.3L #g471surfboard #invertedfulcrum #proxyepoxy #squashtail & 6’3” x 19” x 2 1/2” 31.5L #superaboundsurfboard step-up PU #thumbtail for Nica, El Sal, Costa, HI & FLA | Gabriel is 29/5’11”/168-178lb/surfing for 10 years #boardsforthejourney

Miami bound twosome for Gabriel ... 5’11” x 19” x 2 3/8” 29.3L #g471surfboard #invertedfulcrum #proxyepoxy #squashtail & 6’3” x 19” x 2 1/2” 31.5L #superaboundsurfboard step-up PU #thumbtail for Nica, El Sal, Costa, HI & FLA | Gabriel is 29/5’11”/168-178lb/surfing for 10 years #boardsforthejourney ...

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Instagram post 17863125823198518 Pumping out the performance shorties. Winter is right around the corner. #g471surfboard #mendiasurfboard #Shalomicintervention #superaboundsurfboard #supertyphoonsurfboard #jetstreamsurfboard

Pumping out the performance shorties. Winter is right around the corner. #g471surfboard #mendiasurfboard #Shalomicintervention #superaboundsurfboard #supertyphoonsurfboard #jetstreamsurfboard ...

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Instagram post 17918305768001654 Here’s Mike from SoCal on a crisp Cali morning, taggin’ it with gusto. 6’1” x 19” x 2 9/16” #mendiasurfboard / #superaboundsurfboard
Mike  is 6’1” 185lbs.

Here’s Mike from SoCal on a crisp Cali morning, taggin’ it with gusto. 6’1” x 19” x 2 9/16” #mendiasurfboard / #superaboundsurfboard
Mike  is 6’1” 185lbs.
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Instagram post 17894987242045613 She caught my eye: Little lady with a gun to her back...it's a 5'10" x 18 1/8" x 2 3/8" 25L #superaboundsurfboard roundtail for Mark from SB for a trip to Indoland. We replicated Mark's favorite Indo shooter but added an 1/8" in thickness down the center for added paddleability while still keeping the rails knifey low volume and sensitive for the same responsive turnability. Mark is 5'6" 135lbs surfing for life 40+ years and is tha creme de la creme de la core crew.

She caught my eye: Little lady with a gun to her back...it's a 5'10" x 18 1/8" x 2 3/8" 25L #superaboundsurfboard roundtail for Mark from SB for a trip to Indoland. We replicated Mark's favorite Indo shooter but added an 1/8" in thickness down the center for added paddleability while still keeping the rails knifey low volume and sensitive for the same responsive turnability. Mark is 5'6" 135lbs surfing for life 40+ years and is tha creme de la creme de la core crew. ...

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Coupla Superabounds off to Ryan in SF
6'3" x 18 5/8 x 2 7/16" 28.5L & 5'11" x 18 5/8" x 2 3/8" 27L #superaboundsurfboard #proxyepoxy | Ryan is 30/5'11"/155lb #winterscoming
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Instagram post 17880760831111688 Meanwhile, back at the U.S. Open....
I mean, it's @p_fly somewhere in Indo far far from civilization.
5'9" x 18 5/8" x 2 5/16" 25L #superaboundsurfboard
Photo: @mattywilliamsphoto

Meanwhile, back at the U.S. Open....
I mean, it's @p_fly somewhere in Indo far far from civilization.
5'9" x 18 5/8" x 2 5/16" 25L #superaboundsurfboard
Photo: @mattywilliamsphoto
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Instagram post 17888636581040526 Here's another page from one of our favorite realtime adventure books, "The Wild and Wooly Adventures of Young Piercy Flynn...Da Kid Who Javelined a Firedrake Named Nias."
...and our young warrior's choice of slingblade: 5'11" x 18 5/8" x 2 3/8" 27L SuperAbound Step-up roundpin. Pierce is 5'8" 160lbs. @p_fly #superaboundsurfboard

Here's another page from one of our favorite realtime adventure books, "The Wild and Wooly Adventures of Young Piercy Flynn...Da Kid Who Javelined a Firedrake Named Nias."
...and our young warrior's choice of slingblade: 5'11" x 18 5/8" x 2 3/8" 27L SuperAbound Step-up roundpin. Pierce is 5'8" 160lbs. @p_fly #superaboundsurfboard
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Caleb's 6'1 x 19 1/2 x 2 1/2 #superabound for superabounding all over LA & Ventura county // 6'1"/180 lb #americansurfboardfactory ...

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Instagram post 17878989415067332 In my minds eye I see Martin Potter, then Matt Archibold, then Christian Fletcher...who all were captured in flight in similar fashion. But today, today is Pierce's day. @p_fly well, flyin'!! 5'9" x 18 5/8" x 2 5/16" SuperAbound. Pierce is 5'8" 155lbs. 📷 @charliecullenphoto #superaboundsurfboard

In my minds eye I see Martin Potter, then Matt Archibold, then Christian Fletcher...who all were captured in flight in similar fashion. But today, today is Pierce's day. @p_fly well, flyin'!! 5'9" x 18 5/8" x 2 5/16" SuperAbound. Pierce is 5'8" 155lbs. 📷 @charliecullenphoto #superaboundsurfboard ...

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Instagram post 17857969765164728 When the still sea conspires an armor, the steely eyed riders storm the castle ...like our indo stormtrooper @p_fly shown here defying tractor beams.
5'11" x 18 5/8" x 2 3/8" SuperAbound round pin. #superaboundsurfboard 📷 @charliecullenphoto

When the still sea conspires an armor, the steely eyed riders storm the castle ...like our indo stormtrooper @p_fly shown here defying tractor beams.
5'11" x 18 5/8" x 2 3/8" SuperAbound round pin. #superaboundsurfboard 📷 @charliecullenphoto
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Instagram post 17982324847277754 Just painted it: After an early morning surf, went for a quick dip into the factory for an abstract rattle spray before session #2 ...this one’s called “galactic magma nebula”...the shape is a 6’1” x 19 1/4” x 2 5/8” 32.8L #Superaboundsurfboard outline with all new #Pavarottisurfboard rocker and bottom. First of its kind in #ridiculite epoxy construction for Rick from Oceanside. 6’0”, 185lbs advanced surfer.

Just painted it: After an early morning surf, went for a quick dip into the factory for an abstract rattle spray before session #2 ...this one’s called “galactic magma nebula”...the shape is a 6’1” x 19 1/4” x 2 5/8” 32.8L #Superaboundsurfboard outline with all new #Pavarottisurfboard rocker and bottom. First of its kind in #ridiculite epoxy construction for Rick from Oceanside. 6’0”, 185lbs advanced surfer. ...

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Mad rail work and buckets o' plenty. Mendia ... Somewhere in Mex. photo @lucanohinklefoto find it in the new @surfer_magazine @petemendia #superaboundsurfboard ...

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6'1" #SuperAbound // exaggerated continuous curve with exaggerated heavy concaves // SuperAbound, from the greek word hupernike, to excel still more and more // for #toddproctor & @rickyschaffer #americansurfboardfactory #shapersnewride ...

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Instagram post 17952956143261354 Mark from SB with his new custom 6’2” x 18 1/4” x 2 1/2” 27.5L #Superaboundsurfboard step-up for bigger days in Indo; trip soon forthcoming. Mark is 5’6”, 135lbs lifer.

Mark from SB with his new custom 6’2” x 18 1/4” x 2 1/2” 27.5L #Superaboundsurfboard step-up for bigger days in Indo; trip soon forthcoming. Mark is 5’6”, 135lbs lifer. ...

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Rozsa's #superabound
5'9 x 18 1/2 x 2 5/16
#supertyphoon refined
brainwave supertune #toaboundstillmoreandmore
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Instagram post 17974331626216289 Just shaped ‘em: Monday morning 7-pack edition >> (1) 6’10” x 21 1/2” x 2 7/8” 45L #Killacalihustlasurfboard with #jetstreamsurfboard caves, in poly construction for Kevin for Swamis, Cardiff, Lowers...surfing since age 8, Kevin is 58, 6’1”, 206lbs. (2) 6’2” x 18 1/8” x 2 1/2” 27.5L #Superaboundsurfboard step-up in poly construction for Mark from Santa Barbara...for big hollow Indo. Mark is 5’8”, 140lbs surfing for life. (3) 6’1” x 19 3/8” x 2 11/16” 32.5L #Flyinlionsurfboard in ultralight epoxy with high density foam stringer...for Tommy for Oxnard beachbreaks and Ventura points. Tommy is 6’0”, 200lbs surfing for life. (4) 5’10” x 19 3/4” x 2 11/16” 32.5L #Monstasurfboard with new #Flyinpigsurfboard rocker and bottom...in ultralight epoxy with high density foam stringer...for Tommy for Oxnard beachbreaks, Ventura points and some LA county too. 6’0”, 200lbs ripper.
(5) 5’8” x 20 1/2” x 2 5/8” 33.5L #Hideojet with sluicebox channels and slot channel exhaust pipe in epoxy construction for JeanPaul...for everything. JeanPaul is 5’11”, 170lbs. (6) 5’11” x 19 3/4” x 2 5/8” 33.3L #Zipstajet in ridiculite epoxy construction for Ricky from Oceanside...for surfing everywhere in everything. Ricky is 6’0” 185lbs uber ripper. (7) 7’10” x 23” x 3 1/4” 64.6L #Monstachief in Superduty construction for Philip from Topanga. #holyrollersurfboard

Just shaped ‘em: Monday morning 7-pack edition >> (1) 6’10” x 21 1/2” x 2 7/8” 45L #Killacalihustlasurfboard with #jetstreamsurfboard caves, in poly construction for Kevin for Swamis, Cardiff, Lowers...surfing since age 8, Kevin is 58, 6’1”, 206lbs. (2) 6’2” x 18 1/8” x 2 1/2” 27.5L #Superaboundsurfboard step-up in poly construction for Mark from Santa Barbara...for big hollow Indo. Mark is 5’8”, 140lbs surfing for life. (3) 6’1” x 19 3/8” x 2 11/16” 32.5L #Flyinlionsurfboard in ultralight epoxy with high density foam stringer...for Tommy for Oxnard beachbreaks and Ventura points. Tommy is 6’0”, 200lbs surfing for life. (4) 5’10” x 19 3/4” x 2 11/16” 32.5L #Monstasurfboard with new #Flyinpigsurfboard rocker and bottom...in ultralight epoxy with high density foam stringer...for Tommy for Oxnard beachbreaks, Ventura points and some LA county too. 6’0”, 200lbs ripper.
(5) 5’8” x 20 1/2” x 2 5/8” 33.5L #Hideojet with sluicebox channels and slot channel exhaust pipe in epoxy construction for JeanPaul...for everything. JeanPaul is 5’11”, 170lbs. (6) 5’11” x 19 3/4” x 2 5/8” 33.3L #Zipstajet in ridiculite epoxy construction for Ricky from Oceanside...for surfing everywhere in everything. Ricky is 6’0” 185lbs uber ripper. (7) 7’10” x 23” x 3 1/4” 64.6L #Monstachief in Superduty construction for Philip from Topanga. #holyrollersurfboard
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Stoked surfer reports: this just in >>
“All my boards are still intact and going mental. I love all of them. I am currently packing to go to ***** right now … strike mission to ***** if all goes to plan. Big swell coming. I’m bringing the step up and the Shalomic.
Both have been going cosmic 👌
I always ride the pipsqeak when it’s just fun rippable size and it is so good it doesn’t feel like it’s even there. So connected. When the waves pump I ride the Shalomic, then when it's big I step it up with the quad. Beautiful quiver 🙌
“ — Pierce 30/5’6”/150
📷 @charliecullenphoto
#surferfeedback #pipsqeaksurfboard #shalomicintervention #superaboundsurfboard step-up #frothingjourneyman #thejourneyisthedestination #equippingyouforthejourney
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Instagram post 17939669932109517 ...just then Brer Rabbit pleaded, “Oh please oh please do whateva you gonna do, but just don’t throw me in dat there briar patch...”
@p_fly in the thick of the briar patch. 📽 @charliecullenphoto #superaboundsurfboard step-up

...just then Brer Rabbit pleaded, “Oh please oh please do whateva you gonna do, but just don’t throw me in dat there briar patch...”
@p_fly in the thick of the briar patch. 📽 @charliecullenphoto #superaboundsurfboard step-up
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Oxnard loc Kyle about to snack on a coupla snapdragons
5’10” x 18 7/8” x 2 3/8” 27L #sr71surfboard
6’3” x 18 3/4” x 2 9/16” 30L #anteupsurfboard #superaboundsurfboard #shalomicintervention
Kyle is 35/5’9”/145lb/lifer
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Instagram post 17922993667132379 ...and then this tube-hound conoseur, slingshotted hisself outta dis thing...
Richie, somewhere in middle America.
5'9" x 18 1/2" x 2 5/16" @richardgregalot #superaboundsurfboard
#powertothepeople
#storiesfromthefrontier
🎥 @e.eaton_506

...and then this tube-hound conoseur, slingshotted hisself outta dis thing...
Richie, somewhere in middle America.
5'9" x 18 1/2" x 2 5/16" @richardgregalot #superaboundsurfboard
#powertothepeople
#storiesfromthefrontier
🎥 @e.eaton_506
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Instagram post 17946374131012703 Meanwhile...over in the Indian Ocean...a singular journeyman sojourner finds some solace while reeling under the thrall of God's liquid canopy.
Pierce on his 5'11" x 18 1/2" x 2 3/8"  26.3L #superaboundsurfboard step-up. Pierce is 30, 5'8" 150-155lbs. 🎥 @gabsbbg
#undergroundreaper #superaboundsurfboard
@p_fly

Meanwhile...over in the Indian Ocean...a singular journeyman sojourner finds some solace while reeling under the thrall of God's liquid canopy.
Pierce on his 5'11" x 18 1/2" x 2 3/8" 26.3L #superaboundsurfboard step-up. Pierce is 30, 5'8" 150-155lbs. 🎥 @gabsbbg
#undergroundreaper #superaboundsurfboard
@p_fly
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Instagram post 17854243486256553 #superaboundsurfboard 6’1” x 18 5/8” x 2 3/8” 27.3L for #oceanbeach SF off to Ryan 30/5’11”/155lb #proxyepoxy #teamlite #carbonreinforced

#superaboundsurfboard 6’1” x 18 5/8” x 2 3/8” 27.3L for #oceanbeach SF off to Ryan 30/5’11”/155lb #proxyepoxy #teamlite #carbonreinforced ...

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Checkin out the #superabound #americansurfboardfactory ...

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Fred's 6'1" x 18 7/8" x 2 7/16" 29.5L Superabound Mendia for DOH Mex, Maldives, CR, Nica, Bali | 33/6'0"/180lb/28 yrs surfing daily #superaboundsurfboard #mendiasurfboard ...

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