Couple days ago a guy paddled out with a bright yellow helmet that a weird black visor over his eyes...He was a major kook too, kid about 10 was learning and dropped in on him he flipped out and was screaming at him
The 2- or 3-piece surfboard that costs a lot of money made by I-can't-recall....seemed like a good idea in theory for carrying boards on planes, but from what I've heard the thing just doesn't hold up over time plus you talk about flex in the water, whoa.
Gotta dispute this, at least in this instance. A buddy of mine was living in a shoebox apt. in Manhattan and wanted a longboard to learn on and bought a pope bisect. Could never have fit a longboard in his apt. but the thing got him in the water and he successfully learned and now has a proper quiver. Pretty situation-specific, but I think for a lot of these things (maybe even the frog gloves) there might be times when we can't use the blanket kook label.