February 04, 2016
While in our factory in Encinitas that has been in continuous use for making surfboards since 1968, I came across a bunch of 30+ year old Clark foam Gun Blanks. I contacted the property owner and bought about eight of them. This board along with another one came out of a 10’7″ Barnfield blank. They were perfect rocker and thickness to make a glider style single fin gun. The boards feature a healthy amount of nose rocker with a long flat tail rocker perfect for gliding on small waves yet can be ridden in big surf if it’s not to steep.
At 10’0″ 23″ wide and 3 3/4″ thick it will work for anyone 150 lb to 240 lb. I think to fully appreciate this board one would need to come to our retail store to see it in person. I feel it’s a very unique board that’s currently not out in the market. I’m seriously considering making it a model so if the lure of the Clark blank isn’t enough I’d be more than happy make a custom Bing Glider Gun. – Matt Calvani
May 17, 2023
March 15, 2023
An Interview with Christian Marcher of Progressive Surf Academy
You’d be hard pressed to find someone more stoked on surfing than our friend and local ripper Christian Marcher. Big boards, small boards, soft tops, surf mats, hand planes, you name it and this guy rides them all at a very elite level. The best part about Christian is that he is always the nicest guy in the water and he pushes the boundaries of what you think is possible on a surfboard every time he paddles out.
With over 30 years of surfing experience, Christian has built Progressive Surf Academy into one of the most well-respected surf schools anywhere on the West Coast. He and his team use a very unique approach that dives deep into ocean safety, technique, and ethics in the lineup that you don’t see anywhere else. Christian delivers a premium surf experience for all ages and has been a part of the Bing family for a few years, so we sat down to chat and learn a bit more about the man and his love for the ocean.
March 03, 2023
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