So after leaving the heat of the desert I jumped on a plane in Grand Junction and left Firsty and the Crank Brothers FJ and headed out to the best coast to catch up with Dain Zaffke (Easton’s marketing manager) and Mike Ferrentino (Santa Cruz’s dark lord) as well as a bunch of other Bay Area buddies. The Tallboy frame—which I had built up in Greg Herbolds’ Moab garage/shop with a few loaner parts from Firsty and the ex World Champ himself—was destined for its final build in Dain’s basement. So here it is in its final glory.
Right now though it’s bagged up in a Ground Effect Tardis, sitting in the Santa Cruz offices waiting to come with me to the airport. Not too long after that it will be rolling on good old windblown Wellington dirt.