typically like the trippy Hynson's, but there comes a point of overkill, and this board's spray work defines it, not working for me, there's a lot of disconnect going on in the artwork
I totally love it. You rarely see this kind of work and painstaking detail in surfboards anymore. I love the seamless fusion of Eastern, Meso American, and Western motifs... something only a veteran artist like Starman could pull off. Like the original Rainbow surfboards in the 60's and early 70's, this is aiming for something more than a surfboard... back when surfboards were very personal possessions with a soul, almost imbued with a magical, power that represented a transition between the mystical and the functional. There's much more of a narrative going on here beyond the usual simple minded surfboard graphics, but not everyone will get that, or even try to understand it. One example, the Mandalas illustrated on the deck represent in Tibetan mythology a metaphysical portal into another cosmic world, in this case a watery one. Just finding artwork on boards by artists from this influential era of surfboard art is getting rarer and rarer. My only complaint is that it will probably end up in some kind of cultural museum, instead of the water.
Hanger board nice to look at.
Dear Santa, I want one for Christmas!
IF this wasn't a wallhanger, what kind of board shape is this? seems like a big wave machine.
Another classic cosmic hynson downrailed pin-tail. I hope it finds a home in some big barrels. Ride this thing!
i couldn't do art work that, can you? in surfer magazine gerry lopez credited mike hynson with the invention of the down rail. gerry called it the " the most significant step in modern shortboard evolution." " more important than simon anderson's thruster." enough said. peace
in the design world this is called 10 pounds of shit in a 5 pound bag. namaste ! tony...
I don't remember my Intro to Phys Sci class too well, but there might be a little mass vs. weight vs. volume problem here...couldn't 10 pounds of shit fit just fine into a 5 pound bag, depending on it's density and mass?
tony are you Really in the design world?? or is it just liquid sh*t coming out of your mouth into a 5 lb bag? if you are in the design world, please post your art work and boards you have designed. Namaste...
I find Tony's comment highly offensive. If he doesn't like the board, fine... it might not be his particular taste. But his inappropriate language and clearly demeaning comment went way over the line here. Namaste.
Tony has had of 3 days to post where we can see the boards Tony has shaped, and the gallery where we can see Tony's artwork. I think; No! now I KNOW Tony is a 245lb bag of Sh_t, Another Human Fraud Looser.
That board is just plain bitchin! i never used the word groovy back in the day, ha! A wall hanger? if she were mine she just might be a wall hanger as there isn't anything wrong with having such a pretty board ( a piece of art)on ones wall. The only fault i have with it is those cheap plastic side bites as FCS does have those side bites in PC. Peace, taco's & olas Doug
Inside scoop... This boards was made to ride and will be in Nor Cal. A little more forgiving than the hard rails of the 70's and should show up well in larger surf
We lost a legend today. RIP DT.
Beautiful Hynson shape, love the Starman graphics...stoked for you Michael, nice board. I just learned of Donald Takayama's passing and he will surely be missed by all. Our deepest condolances and aloha blessings go out to the Takayama Ohana and friends. ...peace...
Glassed side bites would have been a better option.
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