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  1. #191
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roy Stuart View Post
    Looks are a matter of personal taste, and in many but not all respects so is performance.

    Have you seen the thruster in question being ridden, or are you merely assuming?
    I have seen many videos of your board in action, and it always looks like crap. I know that any RC, Allison, or Island Inspired EC long board looks way better in the water. From that, I can make an honest assumption that RID's board will probably outperform your board in stability and maneuverability.

  2. #192
    Quote Originally Posted by brewengineer View Post

    I have seen many videos of your board in action, and it always looks like crap.
    'Looking like crap' is a style assessment which has no meaning in terms of surfing efficiency.

    Thus you are making a valueless performance judgement based on a spurious fashion based factor.


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  3. #193
    Please do post a review from a guy who paid over $100K for a board... The $ is the entire issue with your board, or are you to ignorant to understand that... For $500, great deal. I'd love to have a board that pretty to hang on the wall. I have boards that work to take in the water...

    If they perform well, please post a video of them doing so. Maybe it's just the lack of skil in the video's that make them look so bad.

    I'm sure you clocked them at 37mph or your radar gun... And why compare to the top 44? They do all those silly pointless turns. And hide in those stupid barrels.

    Quote Originally Posted by Roy Stuart View Post
    You speak from ignorance, so are forgiven for getting it wrong. The boards appeal to a small percentage of surfers, many of whom have built boards to my design from plans and kits. My finished boards were also easy to sell at regular 'mates rates' prices ( a practice which I stopped years ago).

    If you like I'll post a review or two.. I have many.



    You are wrong regarding speed and turning, the boards turn very well indeed and do so without fuss.

    Regarding speed, one of my Makaha models has been clocked regularly at over 30mph in head high low period beachbreak waves, with a top recorded speed of 37 mph... the top 44 ran a speed test at better waves in Snapper Rocks recently and didn't come close. They regularly outpace the opposition. That is not to say that they are always faster in all situations, but excellent speed and 'long legs' are a feature.

    Weight depends upon what I design for, a 9 footer can be in the 16 to 20 pound range which is lightweight for everything except trick surfing. Greater weights in proportion to length are used at times for the advantages which they offer and which are only understood by a few... more weight is an acquired taste and the advantages which it gives are really only available without penalty in properly balanced boards, this excludes the malibu type in longer lengths.

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  4. #194
    Roy, how many boards have you sold? 1? more than 1? zero? what would happen to your board at chopes?

  5. #195
    Quote Originally Posted by nynj View Post

    . The $ is the entire issue with your board
    Incorrect this thread is about the designs.



    If they perform well, please post a video of them doing so. Maybe it's just the lack of skil in the video's that make them look so bad.
    I already have, you don't understand what you are seeing due to fashion assumptions.

  6. #196
    Quote Originally Posted by MFitz73 View Post
    Roy, how many boards have you sold? 1? more than 1? zero? what would happen to your board at chopes?
    Over 200, which board are you asking about?

  7. #197
    the babble about that $300K plus boards...

    how badly would your board fail on a big day at chopes?

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    "parallel profile flexible torsion box construction"

    please explain... the words, taken literally, mean to me, "a hollow (box) construction with parallel template (rail outline) that allows a twisting flex pattern." Is that what you mean? If this is one of the key design features, please explain the physical/hydrodynamic principles at work and the advantages they give.

    regarding weight to length... how does your theory compare to the principles governing how short, heavy tow boards used in very large waves at very high speed work so well? And... what is the performance envelope of your various length and/or weight designs?

    If my questions need to be reframed, please reframe them, or tell me what frame I need to fit my questions into. These are sincere, genuine questions regarding design that might help everyone understand what you've been defending for 20 pages. Let's get down to the crux of the matter!
    Last edited by LBCrew; Feb 7, 2013 at 11:52 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roy Stuart View Post
    Incorrect this thread is about the designs.




    I already have, you don't understand what you are seeing due to fashion assumptions.
    Wow. That ego.

  10. #200
    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