When al merrick began to Sketch out a fin design for his thrusters in the early 1980's, he had no idea it would still be regarded as the world's top fin 30 years later. Developed on the long walls of rincon, under the feet of tom current, shaun tomson and al merrick, al's template went through countless refinements during one of the best run of swells in California history. Long before the age of cad design, these fins were hand-tuned with sandpaper on the cobblestones of rincon point between sets. The wide base, long rake, narrow tips and signature smaller center fin, are all rincon bred. Al's design creates drive from the rake and base, while allowing pivot with the narrow tips and smaller center fin. We find the design to be even more relevant today with boards becoming shorter, wider, with more rail curve, losing the drive associated with having straighter parallel rails. The combination of drive and release provided by al's fin design remains in high demand. As fins make a significant difference in the way your board rides, al believed good board design starts with them being a 100% Constant. He wanted the fin template, splay and cant to remain unchanged in order to design boards without variables beyond his control. The last thirty years of the most cutting edge board design in history has been engineered around the al merrick template, and we're now proud to offer new technology and colors in both one-tab and two-tab templates.
Channel Islands Surfboards Fiberglass Reinforced Polymer (Frp) F
The Tennessee Association of Farmers Markets is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of TN farmers markets and to serve as an educational resource for farmers markets and their managers.
A Farmers Market provides farmers an alternative opportunity to sell their farm products (fruits, vegetables, meats, eggs) and other goods, along with value added products, such as salsa, jams and jellies directly to the consumer at a centralized location with other farmers. It has set hours, a set of operating rules and may be sponsored by a local government, a non profit corporation or similar group. Vendors selling handcrafted items, baked goods and other products may be added based upon the rules and regulations of the market, to help enhance the shopping experience.
The Tennessee Association of Farmers Markets is an organization made up of TN farmers and farmers market managers.
Goals of TAFM include:
Develop educational resources for markets, market managers and market consumers
Provide networking opportunities for farmers, farmers markets and supporting community organizations
Provide a unified voice on issues and policy that impacts Tennessee’s farmers markets