“GOOD ON WOOD, SPASTIC ON PLASTIC” — PHIL EDWARDS’ ODE TO BALSA

Phil Edwards, patron saint of power surfing, was the last of the greats to switch from balsa-core boards to polyurethane. He didn’t like the smell of foam, didn’t like the industrial blank-blowing process, and especially didn’t like the way the new boards felt underfoot. “Good on wood, spastic on plastic,” as Edwards liked to say….