Thursday, March 3, 2011

Stoked on Toobs

Back when I was in the sixth grade, one of my friends and I were talking about bodyboarding. Naturally, I asked him what kind of board he had. I was expecting him to answer that he had a Morey Mach 7-7 or a Turbo XLR8 - two of the more popular boards during that time. Instead, he answered that he had a Toobs. "Toobs?", I thought to myself. I had never heard of Toobs before, but despite that, the name just sounded good.

It didn't take long for me to find out for myself about Toobs. Shortly* after my conversation with my friend, I bought my first Toobs, a Pro 16-C Arcel. It had a black deck, red rails, and a white slick. I was so stoked on that board and its performance. I would later find out that stoke was a common sensation when owning a Toobs board.

Being as stoked as I am on Toobs, I wanted to feature them on my blog. I recently wrote to their customer service and asked them for some pictures and product descriptions, and they kindly provided them. Special thanks to Patrick at Toobs.

*It actually took me a year and a half to buy my first Toobs. But I still think that's relatively fast considering my only source of income as a grom was saving my school lunch money and scrounging for loose change between the seat cushions of my dad's '78 Chevy El Camino.

The following wording and pictures were provided by Toobs. Check it out!

About Toobs - "Established in 1988, from day one craftsmanship and performance have been our main focus. Every Toobs bodyboard is handmade in Morro Bay, California by shapers who not only have been shaping for over 20 years, but also ride. Since we make our boards just up the coast we can make you pretty much anything you desire, as long as it's functional."

This Board represents where the Toobs journey all began.

Brett Roldan throwing some tail in Chris Burkard's face.

The infamous "wall" in the shaping area.

Californian legend Mr. Jacob Reeve.

Mike Brum, in midst his usual routine for the past 22 years.

Kellen Keene pushing himself over the ledge.

Proudly made in America

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