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Hi Charles, that depends, but to start with, asymeytrically foiled fins (e.g. 80/30 foil etc) need a few degrees of toe in just to bring them up to the zero angle of attack which double foiled fins...
Those are reverse teardrops, from the description it seems that we are supposed to be discussing a teardrop shape with the narrow end at the tail.
Singlefin shortboards have usually suffered due...
As stated above, the person in the picture is named Rich, if you think about it for a while you might be able to figure out that therefore the picture is not of Roy.
I hope that helps, and the...
Hmm yeah I prefer the 70's way but there's no doubt that the multi fins own it technically. I'd like to see the Gerry board with a different fin, and a 4" tunnel behind the fin. Also the pintailed...
It's not talent I'm talking about as it's a given with Jamie or Gerry.
It's mainly a different technique on the drop which seems to have been learned over the last decade or so on shorter...
Certainly some similarities in the general way they move, Gerry's board is narrower and thicker than what I'm doing currently. My boards were originally based on 70's singles and the first ones I...
Good stuff, and it is interesting to see how the thruster methodology has resulted in a different way of surfing the board compared with what Gerry would have done.
No argument there.
It's kind of mean to lock a thread of such epic proportions, how about just ignoring it if you don't like it?... in which case it will only be updated occasionally when I have...
It wasn't the speed which impressed me but rather the force and mass involved, plus the wild dog.
An amusing put pretty inaccurate post, at present I'll just correct the statement above.
In fact, Roy was threatened by no one, it was two residents of Oahu who were threatened with death and/or...
We'll give you a hat exemption for the week.
Roy doesn't hate anyone, and he doesn't believe that 'best boards in the world' is a meaningful concept. 'Best' must always be qualified according to the design aims.
Well I'm glad that you clowns are having fun, enjoy it while you can.
As for reputation... lol if I were worried about what the herd members think I'd be building the generic stuff that everyone else makes.
I make what I want to make, stick to the truth, and have a...
Ridiculous comments there MFitz... none of them are correct, and neither are the assumptions underlying them.
If you apply logic to your post you should be able to figure that out for yourself.
You are deliberately blind... other people have commented on how well my boards turn, including longboarder Mark CJ Nelson.
Carter is an idiot, he isn't talking about turning he's referring to a...
I'll leave that sort of thing to you, it's not what we are aiming at, , so perhaps you should stop asking for it?
Smooth does it for me.
By the way why do you suggest that a cutback makes you...
That's obviously not correct.
Coming from you? lol squared.
As for 'troubles' are you serious? Without a bit of controversy and skullduggery the olo tour would have lacked spice.
Don't mistake telling it how it is for...
Yeah, even though I explained to him beforehand that the riding position is more central.
He also looked like he was starting to get it right in the last couple of rides, as a surfer it happens...
I'll post up some reviews on the Ghost 13 and Makaha designs by independent riders, many are are high praise.
Industry people and in particular other shapers can not be seen as independent, as...
Hi Charles yes we'll keep it going.
The titanium fin is being printed today, it's been quite a process to get it right.
Actually Randy approached me and requested the board... it was a community event not an industry led slam dunk but he has a slick tongue and got his way. I was warned by a person who has had dealings...
Randy also made a written report which was far more scathing, he even said that the board would go better if it were cut in half.
The haters always ignore the great ride reports from many others...