switch-foot II BOOK
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NEVER BEEN AVAILABLE IN THE USA UNTIL KORDUROY 2.0 WAS LAUNCHED FEB 2012
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Weighs 2 kilograms.
1000+ unique images.
Australian surfer Andrew Crocket has pulled back the curtains for his second offering, Switch-Foot II. For those who missed his first, these are oversized, hard-bound catch-alls of the very best in surfing style and culture, both archival and in the now. TSJ readers will instantly connect with the aesthetic, focusing as Andrew does on color, verve, and character (as opposed to jocky athletic achievement). Subjects are treated in-depth, with the emphasis on never- or rarely-seen photography. Indeed, Crockett's true skill seems to lie in his photo editing. Weighing in at nearly 400 pages, the covers house full length studies of proto surf traveler Peter Troy, the provocative designer Geoff McCoy, undersung shaper Dick van Straalen, and over a dozen more wholly rendered features. Editorially, it's a magazine format, but a clear and thoughtful version to say the least. With a knack for surprise, there are some startling page turns here. I found myself falling into moments of professional jealousy on more than one occasion - a sure sign that the author is hitting nerves with key discoveries and overlooked nuggets from our hyper-studied realm.
At one hundred clams, this isn't a cheap date, but it's surely a keeper. It will bear up to repeated viewings, and in these days of tightened belts it's value, not cheapness that counts. The Surfers Journal (USA)
'There is something here to resonate with pretty much any surfer, regardless of your perspective on the pursuit of the Utopian ideal. You cant approach 'switch-foot II as you would a 'normal' book. This is not the typical introduction -exposition-conclusion format that you'll find elsewhere. It's more like a trunk full of oddities that you might stumble on in surfing's attic. Wherever you open it and start to delve inside, you'll feel yourself being drawn further in - careful, you can get lost for hours!' (Ian Cameron PLB magazine)
'Felt like the thing you find in the attic of the abandoned light keepers cottage.' Bob Cooper (legend surfer)
'its too heavy to hold in the bathtub.' George Greenough (Pioneer and Inventor)
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- surf crafts
- surf culture
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