Catching Up with Bing Rider: Mick Rodgers

April 11, 2016

Photography: Cole Beal

B: Happy Birthday Mick! What did you do?

M: Beach with the boys and some beers…pretty simple but never disappoints.

B: You are working on a new model, can you give us any details?

M: Matt Calvani and I have gone back to the think-tank to come up with another board. Where my current model is more an all-around noserider with and emphasis on turning and speed, the new one will be more noseride oriented. We have combined a bunch of boards, taking design elements I have enjoyed from a few of the current Bing noseriders and mixing it with some influences from Cooperfish and Con Surfboards. It is a lively noserider that allows a lot of tweaking and control from the nose. Been having a blast on the thing lately, and think people will enjoy it.

“Beach with the boys and some beers.. pretty simple but never disappoints.”

B: You and Soren Heil have been working on a new short film. How is it coming along? What should we expect? When will it be done? ( froth )

M: It has been quite the process, filming over the past year. It focuses on my current “mobile” living  situation, and how its affected my life. should be out shortly.

B: Can you suggest the best fins to use with the Mr. Rodgers Model?

M: It’s hard to mess with the Greenough 4a, just a great all-around fin. I usually prefer a bit a flex in my fins, you get more drive and projections in turns, and I feel you get more control/steerability from the nose.

document.querySelector(‘.product-block .product-block’).classList.add(‘is-first-product-block’);

B: Any new travels in the near future?

M: There is a potential Mex adventure down the road…but until then looking to do an mission up north along the California coast. Take my time and make a couple pit stops on way. Should be a hoot…

To learn more about Mick Rodgers, visit his team page here on bingsurf.com. 







Also in Bing Surfboards Blog

Where's My Office Now - Into The Arena Film
Where's My Office Now - Into The Arena Film

June 05, 2018

Our friends Emily and Corey from @wheresmyofficenow recently took a trip to Baja on a search for waves, but found much more. Trash. Through this film, they raise the question, how can we make a difference wherever we travel for waves? Plastic and waste materials can be found at most breaks we visit. It's up to us to raise awareness and do our part to keep our beaches and oceans clean. #plasticfreevanlife

View full article →

Nausicaa Trailer and Gallery
Nausicaa Trailer and Gallery

May 21, 2018

The film has been shot in the last two years, on different missions, it’s a 25 minute surf stoke film involving few surfers, artists and good friends.
Some of the music has been composed by my band (Not From This Earth), some other by Lex Weinstein and by the Sailor Giovanni Briganti and some by other friends.

View full article →

Beach Cleanup and Board Demo Sponsored by Outerknown and Surfline
Beach Cleanup and Board Demo Sponsored by Outerknown and Surfline

May 17, 2018

This Saturday at Beacons Beach from 9am - 11am, we will be picking up trash because it's not OK. We also have a board demo going on from 7am - 11am. Meet up at Bing Surf Shop to participate. Outerknown Brand is 20% Off on Saturday for those that join in, as well they will be raffling off some prizes, and a Surfline 1 year premium membership!

View full article →