THE ZOO – July – August ’04
Our cover story sees John Bilderback return to a wave on Australia’s west coast so hollow and heavy that no surfer would think twice about paddling out. Luckily John had two certifiable nuts with him – Wilson and Tobias – and duly releases them into the water, sits back and watches the carnage unfold.
Hugh Miller manages to bundle Will James, Susi Mai and Emma York into a hired Skoda and whips them off to England’s east coast to show them the pleasures to be found at home.
We interview Adam Koch who talks about cliff jumps, contest involvement as well as digging into some spiritual stuff, too.
Stav Thraves and Dan Storey get to grips with the world of the 60/40 in our board test.
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SPY NETWORK – Bun fights on the world tour, gossip columns from around the world, safety advice and more…
INTRODUCING - ‘Balls’ AKA: Australia’s Daniel Walstab
MOTOR DRIVE – Dr. Dre takes control. The Mute Mobe, KGB and slider skillz all explained by da man himself
ASK A PRO – Simple Things, Auntie Laurel, Mike Smith’s Style Sheet: Jumping and Pop Transitions, and Direct to Retail – For Better or Worse
RIDER UNCOVERED – Sheldon Plentovich
ISSUE 10 CONTENTS:
THE ZOO: John Bilderback returns to a wave on Australia's wild west coast so hollow and heavy that no surfer would think twice about paddling out. Luckily. John has two certifiable nuts with him - Wilson and Tobias - and duly releases them into the water, sits back, and watches the carnage unfold...
EAST SIDE STORY: Will Janes, Susi Mai and Emma York are bundled into a hired Skoda and taken to England's desolate east coast. Got to be a story in there somewhere.
ADAM KOCH INTERVIEW: The man's got style, but he's got a hugely interesting history too. The Naish rider talks about his recent cliff jumps in Barbados, his involvement in contests, and he digs into some spiritual stuff as well.
60/40 BOARD TEST: As Einstein once said, the world is a place of balance and equilibrium. So, you want to develop your freestyle skills. But you also want a board with more of a surfy feel in the waves. Luckily for you, several kiteboard shapers have answered your prayers. Welcome to the world of the 60/40. Stav Thraves and Dan Storey get to grips with the latest evolutions in board design.
AND THERE’S MORE…