This email and pics came through from Andrik Beckmann this week, all the way from Sunny Germany!
Hi Bob and the whole team,
During the summer I ordered a G2 - size 9'0". Even from the other side of the world your team, especially Ben made the whole ordering process very easy. The board got delivered right to my doorstep and from that moment I could not wait for the next swell.
My last trip to France I was lucky to get a few days 3m and up. I surfed the spot Parlementia (Guethary) 3 times in the last week of Oktober. This photo was my first wave on my new board. Usually I ride longboards from 9 feet up to 10 feet, and on faster waves i stick to a 7 foot pin tail, but from the 1st paddle stroke I felt at home on my new McTavish. Great volume for a 185 cm tall and 85 kg monster dude. Paddling into waves were as easy as riding a regular performance longboard, but once I got down the face, bigger wave qualities were felt - No slowing down, No side-slipping. I needed a few turns to get used to the cut back because of the narrower tail, but later in the session I felt very comfortable .
Dankeschön and I hope I meet you anytime in Australia.
Andriks first wave on the black G2
A decent set rolls through at Guethary
Andrik with the Black-beauty