Being based in San Diego has amazing advantages that supersede simply weather-related attributes. Being able to attend events such as Shaper Studios Shred Talks with various influential shapers is certainly one. The hospitality (read: free beer), great atmosphere, and inclusive community surrounding each talk is nothing shy of a pleasure to be around. If you're lucky enough to attend, it's certainly an educational recommendation that will be sure to increase your stoke. Though STANDARD H isn't in a place where we can sponsor guys like him (yet), we're eager to post Donald Brink's talk below as we're fairly confident it will have your head spinning with ideas, let alone bewilderment. Enjoy.