The Japan Magazine, On The Board, recently released their April 2013 issue with a special feature on the Nokita Classic and trip to Tategami. Bing Team rider, Alessandro Ponzanelli, was fortunate enough to attend and enjoy some waves along the way. Ale found himself deep in the pocket with both feet off the nose riding his Bing Elevator. Look at the photos below!
In late November, I ordered a custom Bing Sunfish. I love a good fish. They're skatey, but give you the power right under your feet. You can pick a floater, fin drift or the most locked in cutback, plus they're much better in bigger waves than most people give them credit for. I ordered it in a yellow that Jeff from the shop called "spicy mustard". It was finished just after New Years.
Congratulations to Matt Calvani, Bing's Master Shaper for winning the Florida Shape Off at Surf Expo. The end goal was to replicate an iconic Dick Catri fish using a balsa blank as the canvas. Matt described the 4 hour project as a tiring but satisfying experience. Especially with taking the win. Congrats Matt!