Chris Ward certainly needs no introduction on this blog, but this trailer for …Lost Ent. latest video venture goes a long way to set up a new web series devoted to their most enigmatic team rider. Wardo’s misadventures have been well-documented over the years in hilarious …Lost classics like “What’s Going Wrong?” and “Where’s Wardo?” but with this new series let’s hope we’ll be introduced to a whole new level of insight into Ward’s infamous antics.
The web series is exclusive so we can’t show it to you here, but the first installment has been released today over at surfingmagazine.com and lost.tv. New episodes will premiere on those two sites every Friday for the next few weeks.
While still one of the world’s greatest tuberiders, Ward was at the top of his game during the late 90′s when …Lost released one of the most influential films of its time: 1997′s “5’5″ x 19 1/4″.” Thrust upon a surf scene that, let’s just say, was much less inclined to ‘experiment’ with surfboards of different shapes and sizes. Wardo, Cory Lopez, AI, ‘Gorkin’ Cormican and others took Matt “Mayhem” Biolis-shaped stubby chubbies out at Log Cabins and proceeded to expand the boundaries of contemporary wave riding. In the end, what’s really funny–and ultimately revealing about the 1990s–is that the dimensions 5’5″ x 19 1/4″ don’t even seem odd now. In fact, they’re downright conventional.
Here’s to progression…