I love a good creative project and I love it even more if it involves pimping up my surfboard. Last year, we tried ourselves in the art of surfboard spray painting. This year, I’ve decided to give my shiny new surfboard a bit of a color boost with some surfboard decal.
But I didn’t wanna get any old boring sticker. Firstly, I wanted to put my very own Venus Goes Gidget mark on it and secondly, it needed to be very sticky so it actually doesn’t come off after a couple of surfs. In my research for the perfect Venus Goes Gidget decal I stumbled over CTRL V – U CAN STICK IT!
You can order decal ‘off the rack’ or design your own. I’ve opted for the design your own option. I’ve contacted Dave and Dani West and told them what I had in mind. A few measurements and emails later I was very excited to find my very own decal pack complete with utensils and description on how to stick it on in the mail.
I’m not going to bore you with the details on how to stick it on. The CRTL V guys actually made some very clever easy to follow ‘how-to-stick’ it videos. All you need is a bit of space and a clean working space. The rest is all supplied by CRTL V and you can get sticking pretty much straight away.
Next was the water test. Even though I was super excited and I thought it looked amazing, I was still a bit skeptical if the decal would stand the water test. Like not the ‘I take it out once and see if sticks’ test but the proper ‘I spend lots of time in the water and in between I leave the board on a boat in the sun for a while’ test. And, I have to say it passed test with flying flags. I’ve taken the board to Indo and back and the decal is still perfectly in place. Oh and not to forget the many compliments I get for it. Everyone loves the VGG decal.
Or do you want to get your hands on the Venus Goes Gidget decal? Stay tuned it will be available in our Gidget Shop online soon! Leave your email here so you’ll be the first to know when it’s available.
Happy Sticking ~