Since 2004 I've bought 12 boards from Colin. Some that I needed for myself, others just to sell
onto my friends at cost simply because I loved the work that Colin did. In Feb 2007, Colin gave
up using a twin tip so I purchased his Twin Tip, the Offender Model which I still use today.
It was just after this purchase that I posted Colin an excellent bottle of red wine, with a simple
note saying that it was for all of his great work, and that he was the best in the business.
I've only had the pleasure of meeting Colin once, that was when I picked up the Offender board
in Feb 2007. I didn't know Colin very well, but spoke to him several times at length about his illness
this past year. I considered him one of those very special people, that I was very happy to know. This
sad news has moved me alot today and my thoughts are with his family and friends.