Mike Walker Participates In Reef’s Charity Board Build-Off
January 26, 2007
Reef and the Board Retailers Association (BRA) have teamed up for the west coast edition. The event will include a silent auction, proceeds from which will be donated to the shaper’s charity of choice. Reef will present a $2,000 award to the shaper whose board raises the most money.
Among the elite shapers invited to participate in Reef’s Board Build-Off are Mike Walker, Hank Warner, Ernie Higgins, Rusty Preisendorfer, Rich Pavel, Larry Mabile and Gary Linden. Also participating are Tim Bessell, Xanadu, Chris Christenson, Steve Boysen as well as Reef’s honorary 13th shaper, Rob Machado.
Hand-picked by Reef, all participants have been asked to shape the most creative and rideable board imaginable. Mike Walker, who has shaped a twin-tip, longboard for his entry, says it is an honor to be part of the charity event. “Reef Board Build-Off promotes artistic freedom while benefiting a worthy cause.” I
The board Walker shaped for the event is a 7’0’’ double pintail gun. Covering the entire board deck is a hand-painted mural of a wave inscribed with the words, “For love, not money.” Laminated along the entire bottom and rails of the board are $150 dollars in one dollar bills. “In designing my board,”
According to Tanner, “Board builders are the foundation of our industry. We wanted to provide a platform that would spotlight what true craftsmen and creative thinkers they are”
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Mike Walker of The Walker Project will be designating his auction proceeds to the Children’s Hospital.