How to Create a Backyard Movie Theater

There’s nothing like watching a movie on the big screen.  Yet, as we get through summer and into fall, it’s hard to find something more enjoyable than a movie under the stars. A backyard movie night can be relatively easy to set up and fun for the whole family – we’re going to show you how. 

While some set ups can be thousands of dollars and permanent fixtures to your backyard, this article is a DIY outdoor movie theater that can be set up in 10-15 minutes and a few hundred dollars. We want to make it as easy as possible to get your movie theater set up in the spur of the moment. So, here are some ideas and go-to ideas to put together your “backyard movie theater kit” and make it easy to set up your outdoor movie night in no time

Backyard Movie Projector

The first big thing and easily the most expensive is going to be your projector.  These range in price and quality, but it is actually surprising how good your movies will look with even cheaper projectors. The set up you want is portable and easy, so we don’t have to worry about a projector that can hold up to the outdoors just one that can be brought in and out when you want.  A simple video projector can last a long time, the one I use is an old indoor projector (Opitoma HD66) from close to 8-10 years ago and it still works great. I have never changed the bulb and have probably watched over 100 movies on it.  So, an indoor projector will work fine as long as you aren’t bringing it out when its raining or muddy (but who is going to watch a movie in the rain?).  

So choosing a projector I say look for brightness, resolution, and size.  I’m not going to get super technical here, because the one I have is 2500 lumens and 720p – It works perfectly for me and looks perfectly clear on our projector screen.  So I feel anything like that or higher should be perfect for your outdoor setup.  Newer LED projectors report specs that are higher than that and are cheaper.  This VIVIMAGE C680 Native 1080p Projector, 6500 Lux Full HD LED Home Theater Movie Projector seems to have more than enough stats for a price-tag of $229. Though if you are looking for cheaper, maybe something like: OHDERII Projector, 1080p Supported Maximum 120″ Display, Compatible with HDMI, VGA and USB for Gaming, Movie for only $99.

While optional, one thing you might want to consider when choosing a projector, is making sure it has a tripod mount – the screw hole on the bottom that tripod will screw into.  When placing outside, you could put your projector on a table, but a tripod will help lift the projector up and stabilize it as well as make it more portable for future outdoor viewing. Both of the projectors above appear to have the ability to attach to a tripod.  

Backyard Movie Screen

One of the key pieces of a movie theater is the screen. You need to projector the image onto something and you have a few different options for this.

Cheap Backyard Movie Screen

The simplest and easiest thing to project onto is an old white sheet.  When I first started projecting movies in my backyard, this is what I used.  It is easy to set up and didn’t cost any extra money.  One tip for this is to try and make it as taut as possible and iron out wrinkles.  A sheet isn’t the best thing to project onto so you will lose a bit of quality and those wrinkles can be seen while you are watching the movie. But for a down and dirty DIY setup, this is the way to go.

Movie Projector Screen

If you are looking for the best quality for your outdoor movie, then you will need to get a movie projector screen.  Luckily these aren’t a huge expensive.  Most screens can be bought for under $100 and are available in a hanging version like this, or with its own stand like this. Both are great options, depending on your outdoor setup.  I personally bought the hanging out and mounted off my outdoor patio under the eaves.  This keeps it protected from the elements and I just leave it out there. The difference between the sheet and a screen is tenfold.  The images are clear and vivid, it’s amazing.

Video Input Devices

Once you have your projector and screen, the next big thing is getting something that will play your movies on.  You can always lug out a blu-ray player or DVD player out with your system. But, if you have a decent wifi signal, I don’t think anything can be easier than an Amazon Fire Stick.  This little device is cheap and tiny.  It plugs straight into your HDMI port and gives you access to all your favorite streaming services like Netflix, Prime, Hulu, Disney +, and more.  It also comes with an Alexa powered remote for easy navigation and voice searching.  

Outdoor Audio

Most projectors have a speaker that can emit the audio from your streaming device, however, that is usually weak and hard to hear.  You can use old computer speakers, but you will have to connect them to the projector through a audio wire.  What I find best is a bluetooth speaker.  I actually use a Sonos Move (not just for this), but any normal bluetooth speaker will do.  The important thing here is your streaming device or projector has to be capable of sending the sound to the speaker.  Again, this is where I find the Amazon Fire stick to be super useful as it does just that.

Setting Up Your Outdoor Movie Experience

Ok now that we have all the pieces together, it’s time to put them together.  I usually run a long, outdoor extension cord to the projector with an extra surge protector I have on it.  This gives me ample power outlets to plug in the Amazon fire stick and projector.  The bluetooth speaker is connected wirelessly and runs off battery and the screen is just pulled down for viewing.

Once it is dark enough, adjust your picture through the projector to make sure it is clear, straight, and the size you want.  This set-up for me takes a whole 5 minutes to set up so I can enjoy a backyard viewing experience whenever I like.  So, pick your favorite movie and enjoy a movie under the stars!

The Most Expensive Pro Scooter and What Makes it Worth It

When you’re tootling around town you want to do so in style. You want to look cool. Whether you’re just out for a stroll around the block or you’re with friends hitting the local park, you want a supreme set of wheels. If you don’t have a driver’s license yet or you’re into preserving the environment, you can’t go wrong with a scooter. Scooters are perfect for days when you just need a little extra oomph. Two wheels and you’re on your way. If you have someone who needs an extra special birthday present or you’re wanting some nice wheels of your own, you want a pro scooter. The most expensive pro scooter delivers all that and more. 

The Kota Icon Complete Pro Scooter is the scooter to make all other scooters drool with envy.

  • It’s rugged and sturdy 
  • It’s lightweight 
  • It’s incredibly easy to handle 

The Kota Icon Complete Pro Scooter

Stylish scootering requires a stylish scooter. The makers of the Kota understand this. They know that you want to look like a pro no matter where you are or what surface you’re using to roll along. This is why they created the Kota Icon. The Kota Icon will quickly become your best friend. This is the scooter you buy when you’re serious about your choice in scooter. It’s also the scooter you buy when you want to surprise and delight someone you love very much. 

Stands Up To Heavy Use

When you get on that scooter you don’t want to take baby steps. You want a full ride. You want the wind beneath your wings and in your hair. You also want to be able to use that scooter wherever you please. The Kota is made for business. The Kota has wheels that are thick enough to stand up to many yards of riding but move easily. The Kota also has a very study aluminum frame that means you can do all the tricks you want and not worry your scooter is going to fall out from under your and make you look stupid in front of your friends. 

Highly Portable

Another advantage of this scooter is just how lightweight it is. Unlike some heavier models, this one won’t weigh you down. At a mere 109 ounces it’s made for travel. So bring it anywhere you like. You can head down the hill or stuff it in the back of your trunk. No need to worry that it’s hard to carry. You can pop it under layers of clothing or in the back seat and still get a dozen things in the truck along the way. The scooter folds up in a second. It’s so highly compact most adults can hold a baby, a pile of groceries and still have extra room. 

An Easy Ride

When you’re looking for adventure, you want to get on the road. You want a scooter that is easy to ride. This is the Kota. Experts have designed the frame to be easy to use even if you’ve never used a scooter in your life. Get on this one and the world is yours. You have all you need to be free as a bird. 

The Most Expensive Quadcopter and What Makes Them So Valuable

Model airplanes are for nerds, but quadcopters are for cool dudes

People have been flying model airplanes at the park for decades. The tiny electric or gas-powered aircraft have generally been a hobby for children or more nerdy adults who like to build things that fly. Model airplane flying, like kite flying, is a harmless occupation as long as one follows safety rules.

Modern technology has made flying pint-sized, remote-controlled aircraft cool. Quadcopters especially, because they are nimble vehicles with four rotor blades, are highly maneuverable and can fly rings around those old-fashioned model airplanes. Quadcopters just look more impressive when they flit about, hovering one moment, soaring the next. They are great for having races with your buddies or just showing off at the park or other area where such aircraft are allowed.

What is the most expensive quadcopter?

Actually, the most expensive quadcopter is really an octocopter because it has eight rotor blades. This aircraft is the Freefly ALTA 8, a professional-sized vehicle that is designed for aerial cinematography. The B & H Photo Video site describes it thus:

The ALTA 8 from Freefly is an octo-rotor configuration UAS for aerial cinematography. Designed to work in conjunction with a MoVI gimbal (available separately), the ALTA 8 will support payloads up to 20 pounds, making it ideal for today’s lightweight cinema cameras. The ALTA 8 allows the gimbal to be mounted above, as well as below, the aircraft, enabling ‘sky view’ shots.”

This aircraft can be yours for just north of $18,0000.

What makes the ALTA 8 so valuable?

Clearly, you’re not going to buy such an expensive aircraft to show off and have races with. Bigger may often be better, but another principle exists, which states that the clever man finds a way to get paid for his hobbies. Taking a quadcopter to fly on the weekends may be satisfying, but getting paid to do so during the week is even more so.

According to Air Drone Craze, you can make money with your expensive ALTA 8 the following ways:

  • Journalism, filming, and aerial photography
  • Shipping and delivery
  • Disaster management
  • Search, rescue, and healthcare
  • Geographic mapping
  • Structural safety inspection
  • Precision agriculture
  • Wildlife management
  • Law enforcement
  • Monitoring construction sites
  • Storm tracking

A lot of companies will hire an independent contractor to do their drone work. That is where you come in. With a little training and a little investment, you can have the joy of flying a remote-controlled aircraft and at the same time have the even greater joy of being paid to do so.

While your buddies work at humdrum, cubicle jobs, trapped in an office building, consigned to wear office attire, you can work outdoors, wear pretty much what you like, and provide a valuable service for companies and people. An old saying exists that it’s not really work if you love what you’re doing. Your friends will be impressed. If you make a lot of money, women will be even more impressed, and there is nothing wrong with that.

Do you have a pricey quadcopter? Tell us all about it on Twitter or drop us a line. Until next time – Monocle Life!

The Most Expensive Fly Rod Money Can Buy: Who Really Needs It?

There’s no way that you love fly fishing enough to buy the most expensive fly rod ever produced. We’re serious here because there are only a few hardcore fly fishermen who have the cash to throw down on these rods. We’re talking incredible bamboo rods that are worth thousands of dollars, and no, that is not a typo.

Let’s take a look at the most expensive fly rod on the market right now and get a feel for who in the world would even want one of these rods. You might find that you love this rod and want to try one out for your fishing. Us, we’ll stick to our $50 cheapie, thank you very much!

A Quick Look at This Rod

This bamboo-built rod is made by Scott SC Fly Rod, a company that is well-known for producing a variety of fishing equipment. Their most expensive product is likely their fly fishing rod, which tops off at about $3,200. We didn’t accidentally move a decimal point too far here. This rod really costs $3,200 or about three-times our rent payment. Why does it cost so much?

Why is This Rod So Expensive?

First of all, bamboo is not a cheap material to use when building a fly rod. That said, it is one of the toughest and strongest on the market today. It can withstand most fly fishing demands and is usually sturdy enough to last a lifetime. So, using bamboo adds quite a bit to the cost of this rod.

However, the Scott SC Fly Rod is also handcrafted by real fishers who love the sport and who have spent most of their lives trying to craft the perfect rod. The materials and the handcrafted nature of these rods drive up the cost and make them cost even more to purchase than you could ever imagine.

Beyond that, each rod comes with a logo that helps make it stand out from others on the market and an individual serial number that showcases what went into the making of the rod. A variety of crafting methods and technological processes, such as material-strengthening procedures, are used to make these rods stand out.

Honestly, we’re surprised to read that these rods aren’t made out of solid gold or emeralds! It is hard to imagine anybody who might want to use one of these rods. However, we’ve come up with a few individuals who we think are crazy enough to drop $3,000+ on a fishing rod. Are you one of these people?

  1. Professional fly fishers
  2. Anyone who needs the latest and greatest gadgets
  3. Somebody who wants a fly rod that will last their whole life
  4. A wealthy person with a lot of cash to spend on tax write-offs

Does This Rod Sound Awesome?

All joking aside, the high-quality nature of this rod is something printed right up in the mission statement of this company:

Great fly rods are forged from commitment, experience, and passion.

So while we can’t quite see the appeal of this kind of fly rod, we understand that the right person may find it an irresistible purchase. If you find yourself drawn to this expensive fly rod, feel free to buy one for your fishing needs.

The Most Expensive Spinning Reel to Use: Worth Every Penny

Let’s face it, just about every time you go fishing could the ‘the one!’ You know, the ever-elusive catch that’s going to completely blow away the competition, have people talking for years, and turn you into a legend.

What’s the secret to a successful catch?

Isn’t that what we’re all trying to figure out? Maybe you’ve been focused on the rod or the bait or the time of day or even location. Meh. Does any of that make a difference? Maybe.

Want to know what will make a ‘reel’ difference? That’s right … the reel.

How will the most expensive reels in the world help you?

I’m glad you asked. Look at this way: when you were dating (maybe you’re still dating, or in between dates at the moment, or trying to figure out how to whittle the number of dates you have down to just one or two prime choices … lucky you), what’s the first thing you do?

Think about it.

Riiiiight … you dress to impress! (Hopefully) you take some time sifting through your wardrobe, put on your best threads, fine shoes, take some time to fix your ‘do’ just right, and select the perfect complement of watch or other jewelry.

When you meet your date for the first time, what do you notice? The bling. Fish aren’t any different. They LOVE snagging onto a line with sparkling bait and a reel that is worth their time.

What are the most expensive reels worth your time (and money)?

If you were a fish, do you really want to get snagged on a hook for something basic? No, didn’t think so.

Some of the most expensive reels in the world are:

  1. The Holy Grail
  2. Seigler Reels BF (Big Fly) Lever Drag Fly Reels
  3. Daiwa Exist Magsealed Spinning Reels
  4. ZeeBaas ZX
  5. Shimano Antares Baitcasting Reels

“In fairness, I also contend that yes indeed, casters that reach a certain skill level can definitely feel the difference between a low-end rod and a high-end rod, just like an experienced guitarist can hear the tones and feel the actions that make a Martin or Taylor something special.” Field and Stream

If you’ve got a few extra grand lying around (like $58,000), The Holy Grail would be a great addition to your gear. Can you imagine any fish bothering to ignore your line anymore? Yeah, it’s that good. Of course, there’s a catch (pardon the pun) … this ‘Holy Grail’ reel was a one-of-a-kind creation by collector Graham Turner and little is known about it other than the fact it sold at auction for this price.

Seigler Reels BF (Big Fly) Lever Drag Fly Reels will hook you for about $1,500. Daiwa Exist Magsealed spinning reels will slip anywhere between $500 to $800 from your wallet (or purse … or checking account). Heck, when you’re talking this kind of money, you might just have to refinance your home; but isn’t it worth it?

ZeeBaas ZX will run you close to a grand ($1,000). Forget the boat you planned on picking up … you can fish from the shore! Finally, the Shimano Antares Baitcasting reel will tag you for about $600 or so.

Want to have more fun and impress your fishing buddies? Expensive reels are the way to go!

The Most Expensive Cleats in the World: Just Who Bought Them?

Are you looking for the kind of sports cleat that will provide you with years of value? The Hypervenom Phantom III might be that cleat for you, as it is currently the most expensive on the market today. So what’s the big deal about it?

A Look at the Hypervenom Phantom III

What makes it so special? This new edition has a full Flyknit upper, Flywire on the side of the upper as well as texture, PORON foam pods, hybrid studs on the medial side, and chevron studs on the lateral side. There’s not much luxury equipment that will be as much of an investment for your game as these will be. Nike

This cleat is made by Nike and is currently the most expensive cleat on the market today. They cost about $350 in their initial run and are likely to fetch even more cash due to their limited nature. That’s right; Nike is a bunch of wise guys who only produced 3,000 pairs of these high-quality shoes. As a result, you might see them for even more on the second-hand market.

While they are designed primarily for soccer, they can be used in a variety of different events. If you are interested in purchasing them, you should know whether or not they are worth your money.

Are They Worth It?

Cleats like these are designed to provide you with the ability to change direction on the field quickly and easily, in multiple weather conditions. The Hypervenom uses a variety of strong materials that make it sturdy and reliable.

While we’re not sure what PORON foam is, we have found that it provides a stronger cleat material than that found in turf shoes and other competing items. That said, $350-500 is still a lot of money, but people are actually buying these shoes rather quickly.

Who Wears Them?

While it might seem insane to spend nearly $400 on a pair of shoes, some of the world’s best soccer players don’t agree with you. Infamous Indonesian player Irfan Bachdim from Bali United has been seen rocking these shoes on the field. He is the second player after Gonzalo Higuain to try out these cleats.

They have worn multiple colors of the show, including the Electric Green and Hyper Orange varieties. These types can fit on the feet of a broad array of people. If you’re looking to be a fashion-conscious soccer or football player, these shoes might be right for you. Just make sure you save up a bit to afford them. How can you save up to buy these cleats? You could:

  1. Take a second job delivering newspapers
  2. Cash out your 401K
  3. Quit using the thickest toilet paper
  4. Stop drinking so much pop/coffee/beer every day
  5. Put your change in a jar at the end of the day

Are They Right For You?

While we have definitely covered more expensive items on this site before, these shoes are still a pretty hefty investment. The average player is likely to run miles on the field during every game and put a lot of wear-and-tear on their cleats. We’ve seen some players go through six or seven pairs of shoes in an average season.

Will these cleats last longer than the average pair? If Nike is to be believed, they should last you for at least several years. If you spend up to $100 or more on cleats every year, then you have to try out these cleats. You might find that they are the easiest way for you to save money and compete at the same time.

The Most Expensive Fishing Rod You Can Buy: Features and Benefits

Man vs. beast. Who doesn’t love a good fight?

You need a fishing rod that will show the fish you mean business.

When you go fishing, you want to emerge triumphant. You’re at the top of the food chain. You’d like the fish to remember it. What’s a day out in the sun on a big boat without a big trophy? To catch the perfect fish to put on top of your mantle piece, or just give your grandkids a story, you need to the right equipment. 

Your Perfect Trip

Let’s face it. Much as we would to have it otherwise, most of us don’t get to fish for a living. We only get to go fishing now and then. This is we want to make fishing worth our time. This is where the Orvis Helios 2 Fly Rod – 906-4 – 6wt 9ft 0in 4pc Mid-Flex comes in. For those who really love and adore fishing, the Orvis Helios is the fishing rod of choice. This is the most expensive fishing rod you can buy. This is the rod to get when you’re serious about fishing. Or you just want to have the time of your life when you’re doing battle with mother nature. 

The Rod Is:

  • Lightweight 
  • Incredibly strong 
  • Highly Flexible 

Really Light:

When you’re battling the catch of your dreams, you don’t want to be weighed down. You don’t want to be held back by cumbersome equipment that might get in the way of your fabulous fish. You need a rod that you can bring from one side of the boat to the other so the barracuda doesn’t get away. The Orvis makes it easy to keep your attention on the fish and only the fish. The entire rod weighs less than two pounds. 

Remarkably Strong

Fish are not only great food. They’re also very strong. Oh they may look deceptively tiny and harmless. But many fish are just as strong as your twenty pound toddler if not even stronger. So is the Orvis. Unlike some other rods  that break the second the fish even sniffs your lure, this one is built to last. This is one rod that lets you channel your own strength into catching the fish rather than worrying your line is going to break. Orvis is known for strong rods. They create the Arnold Schwarzeneger of fishing rods.  When you have an Orvis, you are the fish terminator. The Orvis Helios 2 Fly Rod – 906-4 – 6wt 9ft 0in 4pc Mid-Flex goes even better. As strong as most of the fishing rods are from Ovis, this one is twenty percent stronger. That’s a lot of power on your side exactly when you need it. 

Great Flexibility

Being a really great fisherman or fisherwoman or fisherperson requires flexibility. You may think you need lots of different rods for every single possible fishing place. The Orvis Helios lets you fish just anywhere you want without the need to bring many fishing rods with you. You can go fishing in just about any watery place with complete confidence. Heading out to the water of the Caribbean Sea? Planning a trip to your neighbor’s fabulous lakeside forest cabin? Grab this rod and go, go, go!

The Most Expensive Duck Call You Can Buy: a Guide

Duck Calls: What’s the Buzz?

If you’re like me – a freelance writer who doesn’t go outside very often – you probably need a quick crash course in waterfowl hunting to understand why people would spend big bucks on a duck call. That’s okay; lots of city slickers are missing out on the fun. Here are what I understand to be the basics of duck hunting:

  1. Ducks, like many birds, actually have excellent vision and can totally see you, so you have to hide really well.
  2. A lot of duck hunters will put decoy ducks around to make the real ducks think it’s a cool spot to hang out.
  3. This is where the duck calls come in: they hear a few convincing quacks and think it’s a real duck telling them to come party.
  4. At this point you just start shooting like crazy. Aim, don’t, whatever, you’ll do fine.
  5. A lot of hunters use dogs to go collect the duck carcasses, but plenty of other animals could probably do the trick.
  6. If you eat the duck, I suggest cooking it, but hey, I’m not your mom.

Back in the day, people used to just make the duck noises with their mouth. Those who could actually pull this off were very popular, and there are still lots of competitions to determine who’s the best at it. However, around the late 19th and early 20th century, people figured out how to make simple reed instruments that could do this better than most people. Since the development of duck calls, almost anybody can lure ducks and other waterfowl to their death, and people who used to be able to rely on their duck noise skills have had to find new ways to impress their peers.

The most common materials for duck calls are wood and acrylic resin; the latter is usually considerably louder and preferred for open spaces, while the former is better for wooded areas. The most common duck call is intended to imitate the female mallard’s quack, since it makes male ducks think that a lady is “horny” and causes them to head right over.

The Most Expensive

The most expensive duck call on the market at time of writing is a one-of-a-kind Paul Kingyon handmade wood call; the asking price is nearly $2,000. It is not particularly ornate, just a hand-carved, single-reed call that’s really good at tricking ducks and signed by this legendary craftsman. Sets of six or more calls with 24 karat gold decorations and fine carvings are available for much less.

Kingyon passed away in 2011, but hunters continue to praise his duck calls as among the greatest ever, and share his quotes in forums. One that I don’t really get but that Duck Hunting Chat seemed to love:

“Loud calling doesn’t flare birds – bad calling flares birds!”

Kingyon’s influence is so great that modern call makers can even be found shamelessly using the man’s name to promote their own products.

Other high end duck calls can be found in the $100-$300 dollar range including carbon fiber variations and one simply called, “The Meat Hanger.” – what?

Do you guys have a shameless outdoor hobby costing you thousands? Let us know on Twitter or drop us a line. We’re always looking for new topics. Until next time, quack on!

The Most Expensive Softball Bat: What Goes into Making One

Whoa. Say What? Softball…

When we first heard about this assignment, we were stumped. Softball? The sport of beer leagues and middle-aged suburbia? Well, you may be as surprised as we were to learn that this is a sport with diehard fans and rock star players.

Did you know that there are people in this world, many people, who will pay $300 for a softball bat?

Yep, you read that right. $300Whoa. Who knew? Not us. Anyway, softball is actually pretty cool, and this equipment is worth the cash for anyone looking to become a part-time gladiator and office league superstar.

Stuff You Need to Make a Good Great Softball Bat

Softball is actually a legit sport that is played by real athletes on real fields with real equipment. We are not trying to diminish your weekly excuse to drink beer that is the intraoffice softball league, wait sorry, we kinda are. Anyway, here’s what goes into making a top-notch softball bat:

  1. Divergence Composite Technology
  2. The More Patriotic the Decals, Logos, and Designs, the BETTER!
  3. Alloy Handles
  4. Extended Sweet Spot in the Barrel

So basically, make the most kick-ass bat that you can and through some red, white, and blue on that thing! These bats are made to perform at a higher level than you may be used to, and if you up your softball kit to include a Demarini you will blow the competition away. Literally. 

Let’s Rethink This Whole Softball Thing, Shall We?

There are many positive aspects of playing softball. First of all, you get to be outside. And you get to spend time with your friends. Outside. There is nothing better than enjoying a few beers out in the fresh air, running around a park, and reliving the glory days, now is there? Throw some old school tunes on the Bose speaker, we’re thinking Steely Dan is a great fit, and get hitting. In addition to being out of doors and amongst friends, softball allows us to get some exercise that doesn’t include running on a hamster wheel/treadmill watching soul-sucking reality TV.

$300 for a softball bat. Welcome to the world of performance software equipment.

Check out the Demarini if you are looking to make a lasting impression at your next softball game, and don’t forget to let everyone know that you’ve got the best of the best when it comes to primo softball equipment. What’s the point of buying expensive things if the people around you don’t know that they’re expensive? We kid! This bat is worth the money for anyone interested in looking to get the most out of their office softball league or wants to up their game and participate in league play of a higher caliber.

Trust us, softball is trending toward becoming the next big thing since kickball. You’ll be ahead of the curve when you show up to play!

The Most Expensive Surfing Longboard: A Full Breakdown

Hang Ten, for a Cool 100K

Surfing has had a romantic appeal reminiscent of days spent in the waters off of California and Hawaii for so long, this aesthetic is now part of America’s west coast lore..

Anyone looking to capture, and keep, that always summer surfer mindset needs to check out this Marc Newson longboard that is truly a work of art!

And, because there are only ten of these in existence, it is likely that the value has increased. Substantially. This board is really something special, and with a limited number in the production run, it’s price tag matches the uniqueness, to say the least. If you are a surfer dude, or just want everyone to think you are, keep on reading and find out more about this rad board that will blow your mind! Newson’s board really has it all:

Check it out:

  1. Brushed nickel. Yep.
  2. Mirror finish for reduced draft. Check.
  3. Ultra coal profile, dude!
  4. Don’t be fooled by the shiny profile, this is a piece that is meant to be ridden. Hard.

Who is This Newson Fellow, Anyway?

This Australian dude is pretty awesome at what he does! Born in Sydney his love of surfing is no surprise. He does it all, sports stuff, furniture, and watches too. His designs are known for their sleek profiles and modern take on items that have been around for a while. Whether he is reinventing a longboard to look like something from outer space, or designing furniture for the Lockheed Lounge, his work is sure to impress. Newson is the embodiment of the axiom that states that when you do what you love, that passion shines through to the end result. His stuff rocks!

Looking to capture that always summer mindset? Check out this ridiculously rad longboard from Marc Newson!

One thing that separates Newson from the pack is the functionality of his highly-designed pieces. Yeah, this board is bad ass and we all know it would look amazing propped up against the wall of any North Shore surf shack, but even more important, and impressive, is the way it handles the waves. Yep, this trick is worth a cool six-figures but it is not a museum piece meant to be kept under glass, it just screams, "GET ME OUT ON THE WATER, DUDE".

The Other Ones

Not feeling the brushed nickel/mirrored surface fantasticness of the Newson board? Fear not, brohan, the boards found here are sure to astound!  Surfboards are cool items in and of themselves, and when you throw in some extra love and care in the production, we can’t help but be smitten. Power boards from Olosurfer is the bomb dot com and handles like the pro you wish you were! 

Surfing has an allure all its own, and for good reason. If you are looking to hang ten and catch some great swell, be sure your board matches your enthusiasm. We can’t all be pros but when our board speaks for itself, it’s a step in the right direction!