Headed out for dp. Got my white wetsuit, bic longboard with a turbo tunnel and full deck traction. Gonna put on some red zinc and paddle out.
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Thread: Lamest Surf Product
Jan 28, 2013, 06:22 PM #132Junior Member
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Jan 28, 2013, 07:17 PM #133
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Sure, who the hell wants to worry about their wallet in the water.
Jan 28, 2013, 07:19 PM #134
Jan 28, 2013, 08:29 PM #135
Roy Stuart! Wow, the real Roy Stuart?!
I ain't been this star struck since I mistook Dane Reynolds and his girl for a couple of tourists from PB!
Welcome to SwellInfo Roy. We’re not like the other people, here on the internets, we’re your friends.
“You have a strange definition of lame then.” No arguments there. This thread is actually a joke thread. Sadly, the sarcastic nature of the humor has been lost on a few of the people who’ve responded. A lot of good stuff, with practical applications, a great deal of which I’ve purchased myself, made it on here:
Some people could find humor in the image of a grown man, with an outlandishly large beard and mane of hair, dressed in a bright orange wet-suit, wearing a white motorcycling helmet, apparently squatting on a giant board in relatively small surf. I am one of those people.
As it strays from the norms of conventional surfing, the imagery, which taken out of context from the rest of the ride, begs for the comedian. That was all my post was meant to be. A little good natured ribbing and some internet humor amongst friends who frequent a small corner of the surfwebs. Sadly, I don’t get paid to make jokes, so it’s not my strong point, please take it as flattery. After all, you’re an internet celebrity and a world famous surfboard shaper. Once in the public eye, one should expect some satire. Personally, I admire the fact that you march to the beat of your own drum.
Your prices are in the astronomical range in the context of the main-stream surfing world, but when compared to what’s hanging in the Tate, the price is probably spot-on. I assume that your clientele care a great deal more about the latter than the former. However, being the average, run-of-the-mill surfer, it’s quite easy to poke fun at the half-million dollar surfboard crowd. It’s the same thing as poking fun at a Fisker Karma. They’re both fine products, just not for a hoi-polloi, Good Ol’ Boy like me.
Personally, I’m all for giant, wooden surfboards. Greg Noll is a surfer and shaper who has influenced me more than anyone else except for the family members who taught me. I can’t think of anyone who has contributed more to the rebirth of the olo and elevating surfboard design and crafting to a high art than Greg Noll. I’ve been watching my father in law restore a vintage Noll board over the last few weeks, a truly fascinating process, much more difficult and time consuming than shaping and glassing a board from scratch. There’s no denying that your boards are works of art and examples of extremely fine craftsmanship. I look forward to the Future Primitive Ghost 13’9” or the infamous Pipeline Challenge Board, as it is more widely known (and more quickly described), making its way to San Diego. Looks like just my kind of ride. Perhaps I will get a chance to find its sweet spot. Having surfed purely by chance with one of its earlier reviewers, at his home break, I’d like to take a crack at it. Being 20 odd years his junior, I think I could give it a go. Prolly not nearly as well as it’s more well known rider, the gentlemen currently surfing Nazaré. Perhaps it will be here on April 25th and I’ll have another excuse to raise a pint (or 3) on that day.
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Jan 28, 2013, 10:40 PM #136Member
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TURBO TUNNEL! too funny, I bought one as a newbee from the now closed 3rd Ave surf shop-he must have saw me coming a mile away. Besides provoking small talk, the thing did absolutely nothing!
Jan 28, 2013, 11:31 PM #137Senior Member
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It's all good Gaffer and thanks for your thoughts.
I looked at the list of lame surf products posted here and agreed that they were all pretty poor except for the zinc block, in any case I am aware of the humour but don't let that stand in the way of a retort.
One assumes that you are referring to Garrett, he seems like a good hearted person but unfortunately he rode the board from way too far back, which some beginners do. I explained to him that he should ride from further forward and he replied that he'd be sure to stand further back next time. Lost in translation perhaps, or did he listen to Randy the Snake instead of Roy?
Turbo tunnels have several design flaws, we prefer half pipe tunnels which are not constricted at the exit.
Jan 29, 2013, 03:29 AM #138Member
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Jan 29, 2013, 12:04 PM #139
Yes, we must all look out for the chips on others' shoulders! This is an ESTEEM issue, people!!!! Only mouth-breathing knuckle draggers who have not evolved don't understand!
I'm a lesbian, so don't get too close in the lineup--it may wash off on you.
....and speaking of which, relating to this thread, BEAVER TAIL WETSUTS.
Jan 29, 2013, 12:21 PM #140I'm a lesbian, so don't get too close in the lineup--it may wash off on you.
beaver tails now or originally?