Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Skim session

One of our team rider from Hawaii is in town! Jasmine Joy came over today and I was more than glad to go skim some Aliso waves with her. Not as warm as Hawaii but it was fun!
Check out her updated website about skimin' Hawaii:

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Things to do when it is raining

Homemade tattoo's!
Spending an evening with a team guy getting a tattoo from the team manger.

Don't believe the hype that homemade tattoo's are bad. If someone is telling you that its because they are just being pussies. Just kidding, homemade tattoo's are lame. Which brings me to the subject of this blog... making your first homemade. I figured that it would be good to share what little I know so that as I learn more I can just add...

What I know: Making a machine is cool but dremels are hard to control. Stabbing yourself with safety pins is way cooler anyway. Use a sharpie to draw out you ill design. You should stick to simple lines for your first attempt. Preferably do something stupid that you will regret later on. Make your weapon... I chose to make a thick line so I taped two safety pins to a pencil. Then wrap some thread at the depth you desire(to deep bleeds the ink and makes scars to shallow doesn't hold ink). Dip in ink... stab,stab,stab,stab,stab and then wipe the excess ink. dip, Stab stab stab wipe. continue. This is not a fast process and requires you going back over areas to get a good fill. Music helps you zone out and really get into the puncturing process. That's about it, from here on out it is up to you to make your stuff look stylin.

Words of advice:

-make the first ones kinda small, you will get better as you practice.

-you should avoid infection, hep C and, excess blood if possible....

-make sure you do at least one yourself to prove that you are cool.
One very lucky team rider with some new ink.


We just voted and encourage you to do the same. We are not going to use this page to endorse one candidate over the other, just use it to remind you all that one of the great things about this country (aside from hanging out on the beach with friends and family) is the right to vote. Take advantage of your right and get out there and vote!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Happy Halloween

Everyone at Victoria Skimboards hopes you had a safe yet eventful Halloween this year. Here is a snapshot of the Star Wars Garner family (Yoda, Darth Maul, and a young Obei Wan Kenobi).