April 02, 2021
The Cali Square I rode is a 9'2 x 22.625 x 2.875
It was great! We didn't score the best waves, but longboards made it fun.
A couple more inches of length would have been nice. 9'6" always feels good to me, but overall the waves were a bit small and dumpy that day so I wouldn't change anything about having a 9'4" out there that day.
I've ridden the Cali Square in Hawaii, California and Iceland. The best session I've ever had on it was a Sano-Esque beach break near the airport in Iceland one frosty morning. The waves were a little fat, but the board felt like a dream that day. One of those sessions I'll remember forever.
I think the Cali Square would work for a surfer with less experience to someone very experienced. It feels stable and trusty under the feet, and my favorite part about it is the speed it carries into any section.
I have the Cali Square and the Silver Spoon. I keep going back and forth on which is my favorite. The Cali Square seems a little faster and more fluid, but there's nothing like the long noserides on the Silver Spoon.
I'm with a lot of people in loving boards in the 7' range at the moment. A 7'1" Sling Shot was my ride or die for the last 7 months in Hawaii, and I love my 6'4" Bing Dart. I'm now eyeing the Sunfish as well as a new model called the Slalom. With a longboard background I definitely tend to go for boards with more volume. Eggs and fishes are heaps of fun when the waves are broken up or a little bigger.
I'm itching for some warm water at the moment. Hopefully Costa Rica or Mexico with a couple friends, then hoping to get back up to Alaska the next chance I get!
December 21, 2022
Alex Patrick is an artist in every sense of the word. He is well versed in still photography and cinematography, has a true love for cinema, and will travel to the ends of the earth to find the perfect shot. But, the thing we appreciate most about him is that he’s not in a hurry. Unlike most new-age digital content creators, he believes in the process and could care less about any deadline or being a part of any new social media trend. His imagery has a subtle hint of romance that stems from his unwavering love for light in all forms. Alex has been a part of the Bing family for quite a few years, so we decided to sit down with him and see what he’s been up to…
December 16, 2022
With the impending doom of a long, cold California winter upon us a few of the Bing crew decided to head south for a few days. As soon as we crossed into Tijuana through the CBX we could immediately feel the beginnings of a very special few days ahead. As any surfer knows, the beauty of Mexico lies not only in the perfect waves and golden beaches, but also within the generosity and welcoming smiles of all who inhabit this amazing country.
November 16, 2022
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