Almost 25 years after Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard began hammering pitons, Fletcher, Yvon’s son, started Point Blanks (now FCD Surfboards) in a shack next door to the original Iron Works. Like father like son: Fletcher and Point Blanks proceeded to lay-up and destroy hundreds of fiberglass/ foam panels until they found a better, stronger and lighter way to build boards. And, with a group of freethinking surfers and shapers, designed higher-performance boards using the new technology.
Attracted to Danger – Case Study 1 Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Dustin Hollick, Patagonia surf ambassador for Tasmania. This is part 1 of a 2 part essay. My boss has a theory that I am attracted to … Continue reading →