Nose Riding with Fletcher Chouinard Designs Surfboards
One of the benefits of this type of interaction is the feedback you get from satisfied customers. This letter was received back in June [Photo courtesy of FCD]:
I picked up a BT longboard from you last summer, and it's been a great addition to my surf experiences (it's been all over California with me, and even made it to El Salvador with me last fall). Last weekend, as I was getting changed after my session at the Huntington Beach Pier, I had placed my board on the ground behind my van in the parking lot. Although there were many available parking spots, some guy decided he wanted to park right next to me, and drove right over the nose of my board (in a 3/4 ton Dodge pickup no less).
Aside from the gut wrenching noises that it made - I am pleased to attest that it came out fine - literally without a scratch. Amazing. No pressure dings or cracks of any kind.
Thought you might be interested, and I doubt anyone in their right mind would ever willingly subject their board to a test like this. I have two other FCD boards (8'6 Tri and a Munoz) and this just proves to my sense of value that you get what you pay for. I honestly believe that any other board would have been crushed, and I'd be one less board in the quiver.
Thanks for making a beautiful, bomber product.
A customer for life,
Hit the jump to watch a video about board-building process at Fletcher Chouinard Designs, right here in Ventura, California.