Slater cops a rogering from Peter Schroff
In 2016, Newport, CA, shaper Peter Schroff stepped out in his red Hello Kitty underpants and took a chainsaw to a HaydenShapes Hypto Krypto.
Oh, but there was a serious side to Schroff's performance. The shaper who made his name fashioning brightly coloured twin fins for the kids of Echo Beach was protesting the loss of American surfboard industry jobs to Asia. Despite minor oversights such as Hayden being Australian and his Mona Vale factory employing 18 workers, 8 of whom are young apprentices hired in a ground up approach to make the Australian surf industry great again, the whole spectacle made for great viewing (and marketing).
So much so that on the weekend the camp man swung his roaring phallus at the enemy one more time. This time Schroff was dressed as a disco gun slinger, 'Paris' written in diamante on his black ten gallon hat, and it was a Slater Design Sci-Fi that copped a rogering.
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