Friday, April 22, 2011

Independent Warranty

I posted about bending an axle several months ago. I sent them to NHS and Independent's lifetime warranty came through.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Ashworth Cardiff

Another street style shoe for the links. Ashworth, which is under the Taylor Made/Adidas umbrella, is entering the shoe market and the Cardiff model is their answer to Ecco's Street Premier. I like the 2-year waterproof warranty and the nubby spikes. I think the overall shoe look better than the Street Premiers. I'd put them ahead of the FJ Street as well. Hopefully they'll be using Adidas' facilities. Adidas made some super comfortable golf shoes in the past. Images from here and here.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Jason Lee

So many good 360 flips and bs flips courtesy of Jason Lee.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

BA interview

Even though it's CCS, it's a decent interview with Brian Anderson.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Kevin Na 16 on a par 4

I would've taken an unplayable.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Golf Ball Comparison

There's hundreds of different golf balls available and for most people, there's just too many to try. Companies will release several versions of a ball with the same name from year to year with minor tweaks.

In general, players with slower swings will get the most distance out of a 2-piece lower compression ball with a harder (surlyn) cover. Players with a higher swing speed will most likely do best with a 3+ layer higher compression ball with a softer (urethane) cover. A urethane cover ball will also spin more on short irons and are less durable. has a ball compression and cover hardness table in this pdf here. The higher the number, the higher/harder the compression/cover. It seems like a good starting point in finding a ball relative to one you are familiar with but might want one that's slightly different. Image from here.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Underworld Element - Rick Ibaseta

Second graphic post this week. Rick Ibaseta's first pro model on Underworld Element. I had this board in the spring of 1992. I remember it well because I sprained my ankle really badly on it. I fs shoved a 6 stair and quickly did a normal slidy shove not really paying attention and tweaked it on that. Total brain fart.

FTC has several 90's era boards from the personal collections of Rick I and Jeff Pang with proceeds going to Japan Tsunami Relief.

Monday, April 4, 2011

World Industries Catalogs

Not exactly a graphic post. Head over to memory screened to check out an interview with Cliver and McKee as well as an archive of World Industries catalogs during the good years. I never saw any of these back in the early 90's but I did see one that is not posted. It was in 1992 and it was the world pigbait catalog that contained the Blind racing series decks with curb feelers, rocket nose and handle. More World catalogs here.