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5 Collector Boards, 5 Shapers, 5 Countries, 5 Stores # SS17 Edition

Lightning Bolt invited five of the most unique, inspirational and legendary Bolt shapers to shape a surfboard that they personally find emblematic of the era. It took three years and a lot of courtesies to have a Collector Series of Pipeliners consisting of the most memorable Bolt boards of all time. Our mission is to show these masterpieces to the World.

After showcasing these boards as a full set at premium locations, Lightning Bolt is now exhibiting the Pipeliners at different retail shops separately in different countries.

Today’s Retailer :: SUN/SET/STAR, GRAZ showcasing the TOM PARRISH PIPELINER 7’7”

lightning bolt boards collector series_window sunsetstar graz austria

Tell us a bit about the concept behind SUN/SET/STAR Shop….
It has always been fundamental to us to know the people behind our brands. Sustainability, transparency and passion is the foundation we build our work on. We want to give our customers the opportunity to get to know the people behind their favourite brands. “Buy less, choose well, make it last.” Doing this for 15 years now, our aims are still the same.

There’s a new call for durability to be appreciated, a cultural desire for reliability which has been growing for years. Authentic brands, durable products with preferably sub cultural roots. On one hand terms and definitions like sweatshop, environmental compatibility or child labour are gaining in significance in the consciousness of our society. We see this as a welcome development which confirms our efforts. The communication with our regular customers is essential in many ways although they are more friends than customers in the traditional sense.

What does Lightning Bolt mean to you?
First of all it’s the heritage and history of the brand besides good products. Lightning Bolt is a great addition to the collection of brands we have the pleasure of representing here at sunset star.  It embodies a deep connection to nature and its beauty and opens up a new world of lifestyle clothing to our customers, worrying neither about conventions nor constraints.

If Tom Parrish was in Graz, where would you take him?
We’d show Tom how a day is spent in the typical Austrian manner, strolling around town having coffee or drinks at one of the many bars and cafes before introducing him to the local culinary specialties. If he feels like getting wet afterwards, we can show him to the river where the local river surfing scene will gladly help him to catch a wave in the cold water of the river Mur.

Steve and Gerry – SUN/SET/STAR Shop Owners

We thank Gerry Lopez, Barry Kanaiaupuni, Tom Parrish, Rory Russell and Reno Abellira for this special collaboration. We’re humbled and grateful.

Stay tuned for more information about this event.


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