That's correct. It takes a little longer than that to adjust to the board, as is often the case when moving to a new design. look at how many threads there are on how to ride a mini sim for example... many people struggle at first but persevere because they want to learn how to do it. Randy didn't persevere.
My guess is not that many, i think the video indicates it was his first time out.
Roy's designs are made for pure surfing and not the Malibu board walking style rarrick is probably used too. In the beginning of the video i see rarrick putting wax on the tail .. ? Pretty sure a displacement tail surfboard never needs a riders foot that far back.
You should have seen the written review, it was scathing and as I said stated that the board would go better if cut in half.
I agree rarrick gave a decent review and he seemed genuine which is nice but I don't think he was riding it right is all.
Really considering his influential position Rarick did not do the decent thing by judging the board without having learnt to ride it properly.
You can't let someone do something if you didn't have knowledge of them wanting to do so beforehand. He took it upon himself to ride the board... THAT is what happened. So just say that next time, don't insult him by telling everybody in the world that you LET HIM do anything, that's just wrong. You don't own him and you aren't capable letting him do a thing.
I’ve seen part your quiver and I’m going to go out on a limb and guess that you’ve been surfing far less time than you’ve been word working and that you are in many ways a very novice surfer. That’s not meant to be offensive, but purely an observation. Have you ever ridden a potato chip at Trestles? A pig at Malibu? A gun at Sunset? A step-up at Pipeline? To say that Roy’s boards are more suited to pure surfing than any of those designs seems more like a wood worker’s opinion than a surfer’s. In my opinion, that’s pretty myopic. Surfing is both a very big world and a very small one. You’d be amazed at how small the circles run in the surfing hotspots. Everybody knows somebody and somebody knows everyone. What your riding matters a lot less than how you ride it.
Maybe you should keep a more open mind Chuck?
Last edited by zaGaffer; Sep 19, 2013 at 10:13 PM.
Randy needed my permission to ride the board, and I gave it after he asked to ride it.
That's how the tour worked... the caretaker of the board would contact me saying that a particular person would like to have the board and ride it.
Randy contacted the caretaker and asked him if he could ride the board, display it at the pipeline masters, and have several pro surfers ride it at pipeline during the event. I granted permission through the intermediary of the caretaker.
That is not the same as asking randy to ride the board, which I didn't do.
You are 'flogging a dead horse' by trying to find any contradiction there.There isn't any.
Video interlude, the 12-9 'Makaha' at the point: