Every one is entitled to there opinion. Some might say a Rolex, Bently, or famous painting is over priced. I't is art work. So price is not determined by labor and cost of material. Who else makes boards like Roy? You can't buy them at the local surf shop. There hand crafted by a master shaper/builder.
Gets lonely out in the woods, sometimes. A man can start to lose his, um, perspective.
Having given voice to that concern, I agree with others: that thar's a purty chunk of board. You do know, yes?, that Roy is working on his patent infringement lawsuit for you even as you read this.
We're all waiting, and keen, to see how she rolls. Seriously.
Curiosity: did you pay Roy $100k for the plans or did you guesstimate your design based on Roy's inundation of the Internet with his 'data,' such as it is?
Nice work Steve. Really cool. Is that the same design as the Future Primitive a.k.a. the Infamous Pipeline Challenge board? Also, what kind of wood did you use, paulownia? What are the dims? And, are you gonna let everybody ride it like Roy did?
It always inspiring to see someone bring something like this together.
Thanks Roy and all who have complimented the board! The Earl was the inspiration for this build. The Earl is a board that has captivated my interest for quite some time now. It's a solid and well thought out design. Here are some of the of board specifications of the board I built.
Western red cedar
West system 207 special clear
Sawdust as to thicken epoxy
4 oz glass (for fin only)