The Mad Matter










Okay surfy people, here is the deal, we just got a limited number of these 21st century Surf Mats at Surfy Surfy Surf Shop direct from the man himself, Mark Thomson.
The Krypt MT5 was designed and tested by Mark (the mat includes single concave) and built with US military materials that he was somehow able to source. As shown in the above photo you don’t inflate them all the way.

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53 Comments
  • Rory Landon Aronson
    August 20, 2010

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  • Rory Landon Aronson
    August 20, 2010

    Too. Legit.

  • Anonymous
    August 20, 2010

    do they come with automatic drop-in and bad attitude like their maker?

  • Anonymous
    August 20, 2010

    That music on the vid is straight rippin!

  • Anonymous
    August 20, 2010

    Holy crap, surf mats have come a long way since using them at the wedge in the 80’s (yes I’m old). So sick!

    Where was that filmed?

  • dogleg
    August 20, 2010

    speed!

  • Anonymous
    August 20, 2010

    Holy crap that’s fast! Big waves, mats. YEAH!

  • GRAYMAN
    August 20, 2010

    There’s plenty going on in mat-world.

    Well done for stocking them Surfy-Surfy

    Cheers

    G

    http://www.ukmatsurfers.org

  • Anonymous
    August 20, 2010

    mark is NOT george greenough’s co-conspirator. greenough hates him. just ask george to find out why.

    the krypt mt5 was NOT designed by mark. it originated with the CUSTOM neumatic “advanced design” that has dale solmonson has been selling for over 10 years.

    the krypt mt5 is as mass produced popout made in taiwan with chinese military materials. mark has never personally made a surfmat in his life.

    wake up gullible people!

  • colony13stars
    August 20, 2010

    After seeing all that speed, I think I am ready to give it a go. A real challenge would be standing up on it. A very nice alternative to wave riding equipment.

  • casual observer
    August 20, 2010

    There is nothing better than a controversial surfy surfy post.

  • GRAYMAN
    August 20, 2010

    Saying you want to stand on a mat is like saying you want to go to the bottom of the ocean in an helicopter.

    If people are genuinely interested in mats then I urge you to look around online and find out what’s ACTUALLY happening. Mats aren’t being reintroduced but the emergence of mass-produced mats can mean that modern surf mats are now more accessible than before. That doesn’t mean these are the only mats out there or even the only affordable ones.

    Look about, you’ll find a ton of stuff on these versatile, hard to ride, turbo-charged serious surfcraft, including why you can’t stand on a modern mat!

    😀

    Cheers

    G

  • Anonymous
    August 20, 2010

    You guys are seriously arguing about this? LOL. Get a surfboard freaks.

  • Anonymous
    August 20, 2010

    HazMat……….

  • Anonymous
    August 20, 2010

    What’s next?…SUM?
    SUM = Stand Up Mat
    Coming to an already clogged lineup near you.

  • Brandon
    August 20, 2010

    holy cray, those things are pretty amazing. Can’t believe he’s getting waves though.

  • Anonymous
    August 20, 2010

    He’s getting waves because he’s a complete dick in the water…

  • Anonymous
    August 21, 2010

    Cant be too smart if he left that big drop in on the video! was really hoping the surfboard would have hit him, freak!
    Really had me for a min, nice post, good video, but the drop in sunk the ship, i now want to pop mats!

  • Anonymous
    August 21, 2010

    All longboarders suck.

  • Anonymous
    August 21, 2010

    wow. a lot of hate going on here. lighten up.

  • Anonymous
    August 21, 2010

    And I thought boogie boarding was at the top of the LAME list. My kids play with a raft (sorry – “mat”) like that in our pool. Never once have I thought, ‘man, it would be sweet to surf that.’

  • Anonymous
    August 21, 2010

    Mat bitch got tossed by the lifeguards Wednesday @ Tourmo… I can still here him crying.

  • Anonymous
    August 21, 2010

    Great shot of Mark’s mat building demonstration at Sacred Craft…

    http://tiny.cc/zf1ms

  • Anonymous
    August 21, 2010

    I have a Dale Solomonson mat, and I find it quite easy to ride, especially in head-high surf. (I live on Maui, so we do get some decent surf.) Rigid-board riders always drop in on me, thinking I’m just some clueless tourist who drifted into the lineup by accident. I just shoot past them, taking the high line over the tail of their boards. Sometimes I gently yank their leash as I go by, just to let them know I’m not as clueless as they think! The mat is great fun, and fun in the ocean is what it’s all about. I love my GH quad fish and my Ole noserider, but sometimes the mat is just the right thing.

  • Anonymous
    August 21, 2010

    So reading between the lines Marks an arsehole?
    and the rest of you who havent ridden a mat think there shit.

  • Anonymous
    August 21, 2010

    There are some amazingly inane remarks on here from people with very narrow minds fine if you don’t like someone, but a surf craft is just that and mat ridding has been taken to a much higher leval don’t knock something till you try it, there is a steep learning curve but well worth the efort and the speed is amazing,these mats are real works of art to build some of them have been in development for years to perfect the product.
    we seem to be losing the whole aloha spirit of surfing which I find quite sad.
    Stu.

  • Anonymous
    August 21, 2010

    I thought people were being jerks in the comments, but having watched the video I’m amazed that he left in that clip of him dropping in.

    And I guess these are better than boogie boards because they are faster, but the seeming inability to do anything except go fast down the line kills it for me.

  • Anonymous
    August 21, 2010

    I agree that the vibe on this thread is a bit nauseating. Why the personal attacks ang stereotyping? I’ve always been intrigued by the prejudices waterman carry around, particularly among shortboarders. As I see it. the smug heirarchy now starts with lowly mats -> bodyboards -> SUP -> longboards -> shortboards ->body surfers ->alaia riders.

    Surf snobs and other fart sniffers might want to take a couple of steps back and remember that we’re all just playing in the waves.

    As to the mats, $150 bucks? WTF? I could buy and surf HQ pool rafts and replace them every week of the summer for that kind of money. Which military contractor ends up with my cash, anyway? I’d rather burn the cash and stay dry, thanks.

  • Anonymous
    August 21, 2010

    BIg corona bitzach

  • Anonymous
    August 21, 2010

    I got a mat at the grocery store, it was rad but tore up my nipples. Duct tape solved all of that!

  • I think it’s funny how everyone goes anonymous as soon as they want to talk smack. 🙂

  • Anonymous
    August 22, 2010

    sh1t! its only water play! who cares what you ride as long as you are having fun and are totally respectful. this thread proves that there is no longer respect for ones neighbor. are our minds really so small that we think we’re better because of the equip we ride? who cares? nobodies really watching….

  • Surfy Surfy!
    August 22, 2010

    This post is full of hot air!

    ha ha!

  • Phill
    August 22, 2010

    That drop-in. Oh, the horror. What does he think this is, some kind of wilderness? I bet he didn’t even pay for parking. I bet he has no idea how expensive that surfboard was! He almost took seven hundred dollars to the head. What a kook.

    There are rules, you know. There are rules, and there ought to be citations. Ticket him, I say. Take his parking pass away, and while we’re at it will someone scrape that ‘Keep Surfing Dangerous’ sticker off of his van?

    Send him to the back of the line, someone hug that surfer, and let’s put this whole mess behind us as quickly and quietly as possible.