The year was 1989. A time when the PSAA was the reigning US tour for American surfers, and when volleyball ads took up a lot of ad space in surf magazines. When people rolled up their Gotcha t-shirt sleeves to go along with their tight corduroy Op shorts. Ah, what an era. It was also during the end of this decade when an 18-year-old kid by the name of Christian Fletcher was dropping jaws and taking down some big names. Out with the old, in with the new? Christian was at the forefront, if not the pioneer, of a movement that still has many people trying to catch up and understand. Check out the latest issue of The Surfer’s Journal. Writer Ben Marcus picks some brains and gets some interesting commentary on some of the people who were there to witness Christian’s aerial assault. Did these guys realize that history was being made?
The Fletchers and Astrodeck are featured in the September 11th issue of The New York Times Style Magazine. If you happen to have an extra copy around, send it over to us!
In the meantime, here’s the online version of that article, as well as a video piece on the family made by the guys at NY Times.
Click on the link below or copy and paste it to your browser. You know the drill by now!
Kolohe Andino came by Astrodeck this morning with his pops, Dino, and bought some of our traction pads.
Yeah, you read that right. Bought.
Hey, our products - traction pads, sandals and t-shirts - are in high demand and sometimes we just run out. It’s like we have to hide and put away a secret stash somewhere in case of emergency and just so we have enough to distribute to our own team riders. So it’s no surprise to us when other pro surfers (and those aspiring to be) swing by and ask if they can buy some directly from our warehouse.
Because, you know, if you’re gonna surf in a highly anticipated contest, you know your odds at winning are always gonna be better with some Astrodeck traction pads on your board.