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    Roy Stewart is a Zen master...

    http://www.dailystoke.com/interview/...r-roy-stewart/



    From the same philosophy that brought us, "There is no way, there are ways" comes... Roy Stewart?!?

    I think what frustrates most about Roy boy is his stubbornness in believing he is right and we are all sheep. He says that we are all being hand fed b/s and that we only do slashes and other fun maneuvers because they are in surfer magazine... point taken... and true for some... but his ego/identity is getting in the way of understanding.

    Roy identifies with going straight and trimming his 'king of Hawaii' boards. Whereas some identify with riding 9' boards using a cross step to control the board. Whereas some ride 6' boards and identify with... you see where I am going with this. Just because everyone is doing it doesn't make it right... doesn't make it wrong either (the point Roy seems to miss). It's like the guy who first put vanilla in ice cream... someone else licked it, liked it, said it was good, and now that is the new plain. People aren't brainwashed... they just like ice cream. Some like more than one flavor, some like jimmies, some don't even like ice cream!!

    I digress, some of us do not identify with any of this board talk, but are entranced with identifying with the ocean, waves, water, whatever this art means to them really. The problem with identity is that when it is questioned we feel attacked and we feel we have to protect what we see as ours. Roy is no different than NJShred machine or any hard nosed boarder. Their identity/ego is deeply ingrained in them. Fortunately shredmachine will likely grow up and learn the errs of his ways. Unfortunately for Roy he seems to be stuck. Let him be, he is one his own path as we all are..

    We are all captivated by the same energy, board or not, when you ride a wave you feel something. Some will thank Krishna, some will thank Christ, some will meditate in the water, and some will thank nature. Everytime I surf I give honor and respect to what ever it is that created the waves. I also thank those who came before who made this art... I never would have figured all of this out on my own. Remember what what brought you into the water in the first place.. beyond the apparel, beyond 'the next new board revolution, beyond olo's and alaias, beyond beyond. What brought you here? Thank you for reading.

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    why do you give this douchebag the attention??

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    You, sir, clearly know the sound of one hand clapping, at least moreso than Roy...well worded, good read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aka pumpmaster View Post
    why do you give this douchebag the attention??
    As much as Roy thrives off of the attention he gets here, I like how Kookie monster conveyed the sprit of riding waves.

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    yeah I agree there.

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    I agree with the "why do you give this dbag attention." If people would just stop themselves from posting on any topic that has to do with this kook he would disappear only to show up as a minor blip on the radar everytime he posts something and the time it takes for the that topic to fall down the latest post lists.

    we all have to show a little restraint when it comes to roy... he's "special".... probably takes the short bus around town.

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    Right on, we all love waves and the ocean and limiting yourself to one type of craft and one style of surfing is just plain stupid on either side of the fence.

    Oh and I also love how you ***** slapped Roy and Sherdmachine in the same post! Classic.

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    While I agree with your short essay, I am against giving him any more attention.
    I go straight along the face and trim as well, but that is because I am only on my second year of surfing. As I gain more experience, I will turn and carve more. There is no brainwashing here. I think carving a wave sounds like more fun and more of a rush. I also surf for the health benefits, and more turns means more stabilizer muscles being worked. I don't care about being the best surfer, nor do I care about competing. I have always loved the water, fishing, swimming, and boating, so surfing was just another excuse to spend time out there. It is best not to play into his games. The best thing to do is ignore him, and he will go away. He craves the attention and loves the arguments, as they are an easy way to spam the forums. More Roy threads means more google hits, and better chances of him actually selling one of his get-rich-quick boards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AKA
    why do you give this douchebag the attention??
    Quote Originally Posted by brewengineer View Post
    While I agree with your short essay, I am against giving him any more attention.
    Agree with you guys. It seems like the past month this forum has been clogged with threads seemingly started for the sole purpose of starting flame fests, and legitimate threads hijacked. Then the trolls follow once they see how easy it is to get people started.

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    well going back to the ORGINAL point of this thread (at least i think): what brought you into the water

    For me it was a few things.

    1 surfing is alot less painful then skateboarding (at least on the bones, and abrasions) and after doing that for 12 years everyday i needed some r and r.


    2. i love the water

    3. its ****ing fun

    5. it puts you on a lifelong journey for something other then money, fame, or "success"

    5. THE BIGGEST REASON OF ALL: in the winter i get to pee in my wetsuit.