I made a mistake a few weeks ago. Jack McCoy had given his favorite Alaia to a good friend in California and I said I would make him another just like it. He sent me the length which I wrote as 5 7 on the small chunk of wood which was serving as the order form. So I made a very nice 5'7 alaia for Jack. I thought it was a bit long, but that is what I wrote. Jack calls and said it is longer than his favorite and "what happened?". Well, it was 57 inches or 4'9". I promise to make another as soon as I get a round to it. Jack says he will send one to me overnight if that what it takes. We laugh. The next step is this video:
Yes, we have got a roundtoit. I have been searching a for blog that is stream of consciousness for what is happening here and the people that come through. Writing is actually more effort and diluted than just making a video. This is our first show and it gets the inertia happening. About 23 years ago Richard Pavel gave me a great piece of wisdom. I had just made an enormous mess making my first big EPS surfboard from a large rectangle of foam. It was done and not all that spectacular. Rich said, "This is the biggest jump. From 0 to 1 is an infinite leap. From 1 to 2 or 1 to 100 is nothing compared to the distance between 0 to 1." Thank you Rich, that has meant so much to me over the years. It is best to just get around to it and work to a timeline than scheme for ever. I am committing to a weekly blog/video. Next weeks is in the can and the third is on the go.