interesting. How about pushing a button to change the rocker or the thruster setup back and forth or the camber? Or adjust the concave properties under the board. now that would be innovation. Perhaps a matter of time.
However I don't think man can surf any better or do anything more mind blowing than what pros do now. It sounds a bit shortsighted but what else can be done on a wave?
look I pointed out originally that I wasn't trying to be a grammar nazi.....
The thing is, i don't see how I'm an idiot for voicing my personal opinion.
Now not to open up a completely different set of arguments but I equate it to football. In today's pro and D1 college football there are like 20 different assistant coaches. Linebacker coach, quarterback coach, punting coach, etc. There are computer analyzers and the like. It takes away the human element from the sport. (I realize football is much different from surfing, but go with me here.)
I'm not saying there can't be any improvements to surfing, BUT, will there really be anything revolutionary to be gained from this soul-selling?
Once again I'm just amicably agreeing to disagree, and I don't see how that makes me an idiot.
first of all, not to be "that guy" but when you call someone an idiot, you should probably say "you're" in order to strengthen YOUR argument of my idiocy.
second of all, i'm not disputing whether or not this will improve surfing. i'm disputing whether or not this should be done. Surfing (and as an extension, board shaping) is supposed to be a near-spiritual experience.
I'm sure we could devise an advice-giving computer program that would help you with all of your marriage problems or anything in your life and it could efficiently and effectively sort out your troubles.....why use the Bible*, or consult your friends when those aren't the "best" ways to solve your troubles anymore?
*or whatever religious book of preference you have is
fyi, the Hawaiians didn't/don't need sensor boards to "improve surfing as a whole"
With surfing, you can kinda divide surfers into two groups, the spiritual guys and the technical guys. The spiritual guys do it for the love and the stoke, and get a natural satisfaction with the activity. The technical guys are into the performance aspects of it and look to improve their surfing whether it be tweaking board shapes or taking up some type of cross training.
I think in general, most surfers are a little bit of both. With only a few who are at the extremes in each of the two categories.
Lets face it, we all use technology to schedule our sessions when we check out all sorts of weather buoys and oceanic activity data, so why can't they extend it to this?
Wow some of you people are babies, im going to call the wambulance. Read the story people,jeez. At what point did the article mention it was going to put speakers, and touch screens on boards. They are trying to use technological advances to improve OUR sport. Technology is a tool and that's it!!! Shapers have been using tools ever since a board was made, unless they just spent years of scrapping a piece of wood with thier fingernail. Just to let you know, Mr., computers have been shaping boards for years now. It improved our sport by making more consistant boards. We are just figuring out the whole volume thing BECAUSE of computers. I don't see any negative with this story what so ever. They are improving our sport and if they change the way boards are shaped. More power to them, and you know what, I will be experimenting myself by riding one. "Its our God given American right to speak loudly about subjects we know nothing about"