Thursday, August 13, 2009

BS! (BURCH STOKE!)

I'm stoked there's some shots of Ryan Burch in the film BS! A couple on the White Pony (Burch on White Pony clips are available to view on the Hydrodynamica Blog) and a couple on one of Burch's self shaped finless boards.

Went down to Encinitas last Friday morning to visit with Burch and Cyrus Sutton. A high level of creativity goin' on in both Cyrus and Burch's yards. Jack McCoy was at Cyrus' documenting. Jack also brought a laptop into the yard and showed some clips he shot of finless Derek Hynd that I'll dare to say are Litmus level inspiration. This Surfline article is a good peek into Jack and Derek's visit with Cyrus and Burch while filming for Jack's forthcoming film A Deeper Shade of Blue— Definitely keep an eye out for its future release.

In the afternoon, Burch and I, along with cameraman Matt Shuster, met RK and Lucas down at their stomping grounds to pick up shots of Burch for a possible extra feature on the deluxe DVD release of BS!

Burch recently shaped a 5"7". The board is Simmons Planing Hull inspired in its foils, and Stubby inspired in its outline and single fin box that he usually rides with a 9" Greenough fin. On the Friday session Burch decided to see how it performed finless.

Here's a full sequence of frame grabs, shot by Shuster, of Burch on the board's first finless session:



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BS! is currently available on iTunes.

This September: A free DVD of it (without extra features) will be inserted into Surfing Magazine.

This November: DVD with bonus features will be available in Surf Shops.

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2 comments:

warm jet said...

very nice.

R.T. said...

he's a young natural... both surfer & shaper... he's only shaped a handful of boards and they're already looking and riding clean.