Steve's Stories

Steve's Stories

“I’ve been lucky enough to have a life full of fun adventures and miss-adventures. I have told these stories around the campfire so many times that my wife can stand behind me and pantomime my every word.

I take requests like a second rate singer in a dive bar. My friends seem to like them and want to hear them over and over. For years they have suggested that I write them down, but there wasn’t a venue to present them. Now with the Infinity website, I can put them down for you to enjoy.

If you are anything like my friends, these stories are much better after 3 beers or 2 margaritas. There are about 25 stories that I intend to write, so if you run out, come back again and there will be more added periodically to this blog.  Some are better than others, but this is life no reality TV. These stories are not listed in time sequence, just in the order that I felt like writing them.”

Enjoy-
Steve Boehne

Tandem Skateboarding

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  TANDEM SKATEBOARDING   Since the invention of roller skates, like most other kids, I would break apart a perfectly good pair of metal wheel, clamp on roller skates, nail them to a 1” x 6” plank and make a skate board. Actually, you could make two skateboards from one pair of roller skates; your […]

WHAT’S IN A NAME?

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MASTER BOEHNE   You may have seen or heard somewhere on our web site or in the shop, a reference to me as: “Master Boehne”. It would be fantastic if this endearment was in recognition of my gazillion years of shaping, or the brilliant bits of wisdom that I pass down to the guys who […]

49 YEARS OF SHAPING

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So after shaping surfboards for nearly a half-century and having shaped roughly 1800 stand up boards, Standup Journal asked me to share my “reflections as a surfboard shaper” with you. This article appears in the volume 17, number 4 issue of 2009 Standup Journal. It was expertly edited to fit with in the space allotted […]

UNEMPLOYMENT IN AMERICA

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I have become fed up with polititions and the media who ignore the true cause of unemployment, so I wrote this article which I have sent around to try to influence how things are done. UNEMPLOYMENT IN AMERICA I am a small business owner with about a dozen employees. We manufacture surfboards, which we sell […]

SHAPING FOR GORDIE IN 1968

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SHAPING FOR GORDIE By STEVE BOEHNE I first saw Gordie boards in 1964 when I would to take blanks I had shaped into Jack Pollard’s glass shop in Hermosa Beach. The Gordie’s always stood out amongst the other name brand boards because of the extra stringers, woodwork and tail blocks he would do. I had […]

The Clark Foam Fiasco

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The closing of Clark Foam created panic for every surfboard manufacturer. Read here the reasons for the demise of Clark Foam and the technical problems it created for surfboard shapers.

CAT IN DA SHADOWS 

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Go to Biarritz France with Steve and Barrie for the Biarritz surf festival.  Hear about the very famous and illusive surfer they discover hiding out in an old French mansion. 

MY VASECTOMY

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I guess most married guys have their own vasectomy story, but I’ve never heard one as bad as mine. If you haven’t had one, then don’t read this.