This is classic. Roy has gotten in fights on ever surf related forum he has ever stepped foot on. I spend a lot of time on a grain surf forum (Not the company out of Maine but rather a forum dedicated to the cottage industry of wooden surfboard making) to learn and discuss various wooden building techniques. Roy has had some massive arguments on their. And the argument is nearly identical in every situation.
That being said wood boards are a ton of fun to build and ride very well. I have never ridden a shortboard so maybe they are not the best for that style of surfing but if you enjoy cruising and making smooth turns on a wave you will love a wood board.
Roy, Sounds like it's time for a demo day.
As you know there is a global surfing mind set, thus it is hardly surprising that similar objections to what I do occur in various places.
I've been a member of the Grain forum since 2004, by invitation, and my policy is to respond calmly, sincerely, and as intelligently as possible.
As can be seen here the haters tend to post a lot of personal abuse, I try to ignore it and concentrate on the subject matter.
That is certainly not the case if one reads the content.Quote:
And the argument is nearly identical in every situation.
We have a demo board which has just arrived in San Francisco, it will be heading North at some point, if you'd like to have a go then I'm sure that it can be arranged.
It's this 13 footer, the same board which Garrett was pictured riding on this thread.
The discussion here is identical to one I read over a year ago on grain from the discussion of weight right down to the call for a demo day. Maybe some of the words used are different but he ideas are all the same
I disagree, some of the members here have expressed ideas which I haven't seen before, and the fact that much of the subject matter has been discussed before should not be an issue.
In any case at least it shows that I am consistent in my opinions.
Wait... Now I'm confused. This is Roy Stuart?
Look at this horrible style. What a Kook
The demo day ... there's only one man who's ready for any conditions from Pipe to Hilton Head...
It's he himself .....THE NJSHREDMACHINE