A message which we received from Tom Morey:
" I love what you guys are doing"
I've read online that Roy's boards have sold for more realistic prices. Ranging from 2- 20 thousand. Don't quote me on that tho, like I said it was on a web page somewhere. I could care less how much he asks the fact that the build plans are available is great. You can clearly see how his boards ride all you gotta do is go to YouTube.
Also I am yet to build a Roy board I've only mimicked the parallel profile construction method which is very rewarding. When you shape those rails and start to see the intricate blocking patterns and then add some epoxy.. Everything just pops and it's really quite exciting.
I don't doubt that Roy is an excellent self promoter so perhaps his list price is a marketing ploy but still the olo tear drop plan shape boards are sweet. Don't knock it till ya try it. Hey that guys Steve 83 made on similar and he raves about it. It all depends what you want out of a surfboard.
Hahahah cat woman gloves ?? Well I think I'm a strong enough surfer to be able to easily catch allot of waves on my Roy board. Roy hand drew me a beautiful template to build the 10-9 makaha. I told my self to get it done by the end of November so I can really get it into some over head winter swells. So I'll be a reference for you on how that rides, which will be amazing I'm sure.
I'd love to see your board in some HH waves though, all kidding aside, it would be a lot of fun to give her a go if I were up your way. Definitely share some camera footage of this when you get around to it.
I've been meaning to share footage of my gang buster stub board that I built using Roy's parallel profile method but I haven't had any good surf it's really too bad. I can guarantee you I will have the makaha (Roy's design) in over head stuff this winter / fall. I've been known to take 11 ft sups out on 6-8 ft swell and do just fine so I'd like to imagine that I'll be able to do the same if not better on Roy's Olo. I'm very excited to get this project started. If you came to Maine and hit up my spot I'd let u try it, you seem like a decent fellow ... Not Yankee tho he's a pos
Right on Chuck, i'd love to make a trip to Maine one of these days, just won't be any time soon unfortunately. I have no doubt you'll get that thing into some proper surf. 6-8ft on the SUP huh? Sounds like me last cane season lol, I had injured my wrist and wasn't able to do a pop-up for a few weeks to a month so having the SUP kept me out there and I didn't miss a beat. I think i'll be exclusively on my Coil for this season however, I'm on a mission with this board.