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06 noviembre 2010
Besides from being the mentor for Respect Bodyboards and Deluxe Swimfins, Rui represents other well known brands such as Dunes Wetsuits and is a proud owner of a bodyboard shop.
BIU: Rui, talk us trough some of the innovations of the 2010 collection and the new upcoming 2010 collection.
RF: One of the biggest additions of the 2010 collection is the materials and the stringer systems that make the boards more versatile and durable cause it allows the rider to use the boards in different conditions and water temperatures providing maximum performance. Some of the shapes are the same altough some of the elite riders made some small shape changes in their promodels.
Regarding acessories, the new board bags are insane, top of the line materials, perfect for any situation either it’s a big trip or just a simple visit to your local beach. The interior is revested with materials that avoid over heating on the inside and it can take up to 4 boards, with outside pouches for wetsuits, fins, leashs, wax and sunscreen, all the things you need basically. The clothing line is bigger than ever and follows the trend of the bodyboard comunity.
About the 2011 collection, we are already working on it so it can be available as soon as possible to the public, so we can provide the riders acess to all the new tecnology combined with the best materials available in the market, The EFC core combined with the multiple stringers system available by Respect is the big (r)Evolution that is changing the way we ride, regardless the water temperature, making sure your board will respond well to any type of conditions so you can reduce your quiver and have a more durable board and save a lot of money, that’s why the new 2011 range will be called Global Evolution. Soon we will release more info!
Rui drawing some test lines with his 2011 promodel prototype. Photo: Wave Solutions
BIU: What is the Premium Customized Initiative?
RF: With the Premium Customized Initiative, we want to give you the chance to configure your own customized Respect board. You choose the core, you choose the stringer system, you choose the tail, you choose the colours … you choose everything.
You don’t even have to worry about wide point measures, nose, and that all stuff, beacuse we have 6 different team rider templates to choose between, which we call ´teamplates´. Choose your favourite one depending on your preferences and you only have to give us your board size, and that’s it!. The best part is that you get your own customized Respect board handshaped by renowned shaper Jarrod Gibson. More info and orders at: http://respectbodyboards.com/pcinitiative/
BIU: How did you came up with the idea of this new Boss It Up/Respect partnership?
RF: It came up naturally due to the relationship i have with one of your founders (Nunito), that also belongs to the Free Spirit Crew of Respect. Troughout this past 3 years Respect have been supporting Boss It Up productions, where i see one of the best comunication channels for my brands in Portugal. With the 2010 collection available in the BIU online store, Respect has the opportunity to provide a personalized sales service by experienced bodyboarders, that will advice their costumers the right tool depending the riders needs and specs.
BIU: What’s the bonus of buying the boards online at the Boss It Up online store?
RF: The shipping costs are free for any online order and make sure you stay tunned to the BIU website cause we gonna have a lot of promos where we’ll be having giveaway’s and major discounts for the ones that visit the website and order online.
26 agosto 2010
Doug Smith, our aussie free spirit man, has launched a personal blog here he'll post photos of his last sessions, podcasts and other stuff, like day reports. He has also received his new boards, and as you can see, doesn't miss any chance to get deep, in the hole.
19 agosto 2010
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13 julio 2010
With the Premium Customized Initiative, we want to give you the chance to configure your own customized Respect board. You choose the core, you choose the stringer system, you choose the tail, you choose the colours … you choose everything.
Worried about wide point measures, nose, and that all stuff? No problem. We give you 6 different team rider templates to choose between, we call them ´teamplates´. Choose your favourite one depending on your preferences. You only have to give us your board size, and that’s it!. You get your own customized Respect board handshaped by renowned shaper Jarrod Gibson. Cool, isn’t it?
Make now your order at http://respectbodyboards.com/pcinitiative
28 junio 2010
Now you can find the Respect 2010 range at the best European shops.
This year, taking advantage of the CNC machinery, we've crafted a range very close to perfection. The Control Numerical Control technology let us shape the boards with milimetrical precision, and the result is boards with very high quality details and extremely accurate measures.
Amongst our range, you'll find the Brenden Newton signature models, the BN Usual and BN Performance, designed with the crazy loco riders in mind and tested by Brendo on the most extreme conditions. Just take a look to these sessions (1 & 2).You'll find more info about the 2010 range on our upcoming website.
24 junio 2010
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22 mayo 2010
Respect Bodyboards welcomes Renan Faccini, from Brazil, to its international team. Below some pics and a video of this Brazilian outstanding rider.
Riders: Jardel Amorim, Renan Faccini, Alex Araujo, Lucas Klinke.
08 mayo 2010
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23 febrero 2010
Respect Bodyboards is proud to announce his last crew member. None other than the world class bodyboarder Brenden Newton. "I just signed Respect Bodyboards and I´m really excited about that because I really belive in the company, in what they`re doing", declares Brenden.
So Brenden joins the select crew of nutbags from all corners of the planet like the Brazilian underground charger José Otavio; the french all rounder Eric Gamez or the aussie underground global roamer Simon Murphy.Put Your Name Here: Brenden Newton
Rui Ferreira, rider & team manager, decided it was time to look for some representation at Oz, cradle of the world bodyboarding panorama. So we launched the Put Your Name Here contest in Australia in order to find the most outstanding riders out there.We received a lot of mails with footage, photos and CVs from guys all over Australia, and surprisingly one of them was Brendon's. He was looking for a sponsor, and we were looking for somebody like him (very hard to find). No doubt it was kind a miracle. He was all we were looking for. He's got the talent, the potential, the courage, the style, the charisma, ... everything.
As renowned photographer Trent Mitchell stated in a recen Riptide magazine: "...He wants to push it harder than ever before. This is the future. It's not a forecast; it's the catalyst for Brenden's future and, in turn, the sport's". And at Respect we think that too.The man
"Brendo", as he is famously known, has been tagged as one of the most crazy loco big-wave riders ever. To the public and in the exclusive group of big-wave chargers he is known as the best, the craziest and importantly the most acomplished.
Undoubtely, Brendo deserves his undisputed title of "the craziest bodyboarder ever", he is a very peaceful and calm person though. Since he burst on the scene in 2003 in the bowels of a massive barrel at Shipsterns, he became obsessed with big waves. Brenden has travelled all around the world in the search of the biggest, most powerful, hollow and dangerous caverns on earth. Australia, Tasmania, Tahiti, Ireland, Canary Island, ... wherever the BIG WAVE is waiting to turn up he is already paddling. He has became in one of the pionners of big wave bodyboarding, even though he keeps blowing everyone's mind in small and mid-wave surfing with his depured style and inimitable flow.2010. Innovation is here!
We here at Respect have come out with a crew of misfits not too fond on the status quo, a team who sees things differently, some may call them crazy but we call sheer genius!! It´s not about the 9-5 but living to live! We here live for the ocean (wedges, slabs and ledges!) together with the help of the craziest and newest innovations in cores and materials and our diverse crew from all corners of the globe we bring you the best in 2010! Take the path less travelled and ride with us….Team Respect.
So the Respect 2010 range will have amongst all its models 2 signature models of Brendo: the Brenden Newton Usual and the Brenden Newton Performance.
The first one, the Brenden Newton Usual will feature Engineered Flexible Core (EFC™), NXL skin, Surlyn + Mesh and a 3 Variable Stringer System. The second one, the Brenden Newton Performance will feature a PP core, NXL skin + Ergonomic Pads System, Surlyn + Mesh and a TriFlat Type S™ stringer. Two different configurations to answer the needs of the most demanding riders. Available very soon at the best surf shops.
13 febrero 2010
This weekend our riders Rui Ferreira, Simon Murphy and Fran Aguilar scored a very good session somewhere in the spanish north coastline. There was a very big swell and the conditions were too heavy in the spot. Every set, the lips got thicker and ticker and the ramps more vertical. The "in-the-air" take-offs were nearest the only way to go for any wave. Here some pics of the session
06 febrero 2010
Rui Ferreira, one of our most consistent riders and team manager of the signature crew, has recently scored the cover of the online magazine RideIt. Wearing the popular H1N1 mask, Rui showcases the powerful shorey waves of the Mexico coastline. More photos in the mag.
26 enero 2010
Where: Itacoatira, Brazil When: January swells Who: José Otávio and company (Gustavo Correa, Dudu Pedra, Bruno Santos, ...) Why: Becacause they rip.