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    Discussing Roy's surfboard designs.

    Quote Originally Posted by ClemsonSurf View Post
    Roy,

    I'd be interested in you thoughts behind the design. There's no place for it in east coast waves but it looks like it flies in the steep sections. I guess the big time tail rocker lets you use a whole lot more of the wave right? Why don't you start up a new thread about it?
    Hi Clemson, thanks for the suggestion.

    Firstly I'm not sure which design you are looking at, it does make a difference to the answer. Having said that my long board designs are all rounders and go very well on short period swells and flatter waves as well as steeper and/or long period swells, so they'll do well on the East Coast ( presumably it was swell period and steepness or lack of it which you were referring to re. the East Coast).

    Secondly regarding rocker, all is not what it seems. If we take as an example the Dragon 13'9" which is shown in the most recent videos on http://www.roystuart.biz then you might be surprised to learn that it has an almost identical rocker to the Phil Edwards Clark 10'3" blank, which is a low rockered blank by any standards. It appears to have more rocker curve due to the curve being extrapolated over a greater length. Just for the record the rocker was designed in the 2000 without reference to any boards apart from my own earlier models.

    http://www.roystuart.biz/2013/01/roc...s-and-roy.html

    Some of my boards have even flatter rocker in the tail for example the Makaha 12'9" shown below, which has less than 2 inches over 9 feet of tail:

    clyde 2010 097.JPG

    The rocker story doesn't end there though. Boards like the Dragon and Ghost pintails have displacement tails with very low planing lift, these can sink under pressure which effectively makes the rocker variable.

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    I respect the work that goes into these and but I gotta ask... who's your market for these? The 9'5" Empress is pretty but $417k is about 100x more than I feel good about spending on a board... twice what I spent on a house. In other words, my wife would more than kill me.

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    Well, the new 'Rampant' 10-5 will have a modified version of Tom Morey's 'heater' rail.

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    It's a wealth redistribution plan, from the ultra rich to my place.

    I also sell plans, so you could build one yourself, subject to wifely approval of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roy Stuart View Post
    It's a wealth redistribution plan, from the ultra rich to my place.

    I also sell plans, so you could build one yourself, subject to wifely approval of course.

    Wow way to give away your real purpose. Ok we get it, you make some big wooden boards, but I know that thing can't be more fun than my $500 board. Your a scam artist, you will try to convince some rich person that they want this, if they knew anything about surfing they would laugh in your face. You're just trying to separate a fool from his money. I don't give a fu&$ what you think your product is worth its still a surfboard. Unless some famous artists painted this thing it simply can't be worth that..i mean come on does it fly through the air? Have me doing airs? Kate Upton better pop out of that thing ready to blow me when I'm done surfing for me to pay anywhere near that. What a clown, quit trolling on here. No millionaires will be on the swellinfo forums looking for surfboards

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    Quote Originally Posted by Willis55 View Post
    Wow way to give away your real purpose. Ok we get it, you make some big wooden boards, but I know that thing can't be more fun than my $500 board. Your a scam artist, you will try to convince some rich person that they want this, if they knew anything about surfing they would laugh in your face. You're just trying to separate a fool from his money. I don't give a fu&$ what you think your product is worth its still a surfboard. Unless some famous artists painted this thing it simply can't be worth that..i mean come on does it fly through the air? Have me doing airs? Kate Upton better pop out of that thing ready to blow me when I'm done surfing for me to pay anywhere near that. What a clown, quit trolling on here. No millionaires will be on the swellinfo forums looking for surfboards

    Certainly the price is a wealth redistribution plan... as is any price, but as I've proven over the past 20 years I'll put up with extreme hardship in order to keep building and riding boards so your theory of payola as the sole motive doesn't fit.

    No doubt you are one of the many in the herd who object to extremely highly priced items with 'ridiculous' prices, but you can't change the fact that such items exist.

    As for trolling, that is not the case I am only here because my boards were being discussed, and am answering posts as I am surely entitled to do. No doubt you'd like me to depart so that you can defame me without consequence but that won't happen. I defend!
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    Last edited by Roy Stuart; Feb 8, 2013 at 12:33 AM.

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    Here's the 12-9 Makaha a couple of days ago, I'm just dialling it in.

    http://youtu.be/OaDnvAftVoI
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    $475 thousand? This has to be a joke.

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    Western civ takes yet another hit to a new low....

    "We have earlier told you about the world’s most advanced surfboard which was equipped with an accelerometer, gyroscope along with a GPS system. The latest surfboard that we are talking about is not that technologically advanced, but is the world’s most expensive surfboard. Crafted by Roy Stuart, this Baron surfboard costs $528,000."


    I'm calling total BS here.

    Where do you even start with this sort of crap? Another insane mutation from Madison Avenue? People with lots of money & no common sense? Some guy who's figured out how to tap into said idiots? The blaze orange jumpsuit & the freaky white cap might be the tipoff here folks?

    Maybe Harvard needs to learn from this orangejoker, how to market a basic item as not only a necessity but a rarity to the wanna be clowns with trust funds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yankee View Post
    Western civ takes yet another hit to a new low....

    "We have earlier told you about the world’s most advanced surfboard which was equipped with an accelerometer, gyroscope along with a GPS system. The latest surfboard that we are talking about is not that technologically advanced, but is the world’s most expensive surfboard. Crafted by Roy Stuart, this Baron surfboard costs $528,000."


    I'm calling total BS here.

    Where do you even start with this sort of crap? Another insane mutation from Madison Avenue? People with lots of money & no common sense? Some guy who's figured out how to tap into said idiots? The blaze orange jumpsuit & the freaky white cap might be the tipoff here folks?

    Maybe Harvard needs to learn from this orangejoker, how to market a basic item as not only a necessity but a rarity to the wanna be clowns with trust funds.
    You should read more carefully, the article is talking about two different boards, the first one of which ( with accelerometer etc) has nothing to do with mine. The only information in the quote regarding my board is the price, and price is not a design issue thus it is not the topic of this thread. Please keep to the topic. Thanks,