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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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    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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    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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    I think Roy's philosophy of pure surfing is righteous, his boards are beautiful, and his quote about 'who plays a foam violin?' is classic. If there are rich fools out there who want to drop a half a mil on a board you can't turn, more power to him.

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    the videos I have seen of this board being surfed look like the board is totally out of control and not anything that anyone would want in a surfboard.... seems like this is a joke... and if not.. I really feel bad for anyone foolish enough to buy one of these things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MFitz73 View Post
    the videos I have seen of this board being surfed look like the board is totally out of control and not anything that anyone would want in a surfboard.... seems like this is a joke... and if not.. I really feel bad for anyone foolish enough to buy one of these things.
    Yeah, unless that guy is just having internal balance issues, it does look rather unstable. I have surfed on bic $100 boards that have a more stable ride.

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    Im not sure Roy Stuart is joking but the peson that signed up here as him is.