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Introducing Tyler Critelli's Pig-lite Model!

I just finished Tyler Critelli’s new lightweight pig off-shoot,  He wanted a lighter narrower pig. The nose is 16 ¼", the width is 22 ¾" and the tail in 16 ½". The board is 3" thick and total length is 9'3". The foam was green weight which is much lighter than my beloved classic or brown. As for the glassing it has two layers 6 oz. top and one layer 6 oz. and a 4 oz. tail patch. The cloth I used was not volan weave but “S” glass.  I usually just stick to volan because it holds more resin and has a nice greenish hue to it. This newer smaller weave holds less resin and in the end is lighter. The only drawback is that it is weaker and white but the board is lighter! The overall template is a pig middle and tail, and since he likes narrow noses I played around with a pintail and came up with a curve that fits.

U.S. Open Pacifico Noseriding Invitational

Saturday I ventured down behind the Orange Curtain to check out the U.S. Open. I would describe the U.S. Open as a three ring circus but that doesn’t nearly describe the how busy this event really is. More like a ten ring circus but the clown cars are lifted pick-ups plastered with huge decals on the rear windows. In the midst of the chaos and the hype was the Pacifico Nosriding Invitational. The event boasted a lineup that included the who’s who of noseriding. I gotta say Tyler Warren was working it! Here are a few photos from Saturday’s semi-finals.

Joel Tudor making it look oh so easy.

Tyler Warren liesurely shoots the pier.

Tyler again with five up and streaking.

Herbie Fletcher

Uh, Mr. Hatzikian, this is a noseriding contest! Tyler taking his 10'7" noserider above and beyond.

Cody Simpkins

Alex Knost getting critical.

Alex Knost making the best of the inside section.

Christian Wach

David Nuuhiwa bringing some original classic style and showing the kids how it’s done.

Here is some footage of the event.