As the conference hall light go down a gnome of a man steps to the podium and utters the following,
"... an one more thing I wanted to show you..."
The light show starts, LOUD rock and roll blasts thru the sound system and a small shape rises from the center of the stage as a HUGE graphic coelleses on the gumbo-tron behind the stage
I give you
Of course you knew it was coming. The word on the street had been going on for months. Everyone was wondering what JJ had been working on all those late nights in his underground lair and surf mat lab.
Originally as a proof of concept model for the design which would be the Speed Stripe mat. News of this diminutive mat (or mat-lett if you will), took on a life of it's own in the mat community. Rumors abounded that micro matting would be the surf craft of choice amongst surfing’s elite.
People spoke in hushed tones of Slater riding one at Teahupo'o. Certain strictly off limits outer reefs were rumored to be overrun with them in the Islands!
(On a side note, my informant died in an unfortunate accident involving a bottle of Tequila and several common pigeons, shortly after passing me this information).
Way to go JJ! ugh, can I ride it when you are done?
From Bud ... - I started on a mat, and I've come back to the mat. With my sister Susan, 1959. Ocean City, MD. Bud
1 hour ago