Rarick kooked it, probably on purpose... many others did not and had high praise for the board... which incidentally is not the same model as the one which Seeka is so delighted with in the ride report which wombat quoted.
Be careful Yankee that your jealous hate does not affect your health more than it undoubtedly has already.
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Thread: Ride report by Steve83
May 14, 2013, 12:14 PM #91Senior Member
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May 14, 2013, 01:16 PM #92
But seriously, Sparky, that's amusing to see you pin a conspiracy theory on Randy Rarick just 'cause he gave your board an honest (and negative) review.
Were you one of those kids whose parents never told you that you needed to do better work? And, thus, when you receive criticism as you did from Rarick, you blame the source of the critique for conspiring against you.
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May 14, 2013, 01:30 PM #93Senior Member
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1) He attempted to ride the board well and kooked it, then blamed the board.
2) He kooked it deliberately, and then blamed the board.
the common denominator is that he kooked it, end of.
Several people who have had dealings with him warned me that he is an untrustworthy snake, which is compatible with either of the two scenarios above.
May 14, 2013, 02:21 PM #94
First of all, you had RR 'test drive' your creation; so, you had to have been confident in RR's surfing abilities & his experience & his acumen. You would never let just anyone test, then critique, your kindling. You were hoping for a rave review; what you got was pragmatic reality from RR, aka, the board isn't very good. When the rave review wasn't forthcoming you elected to (metaphorically) to shoot the messenger. And then claim he isn't qualified. Huh...?
Secondly, the only "common denominator" is one that you create from your own fictional world.
I.e., in the real world there is no "common denominator," only lousy test scores for your product.
Lastly, not only do you rip RR for being a "kook" you now go on to assassinate his character through third-party assertions & smears & conspiracy theories.
If your product was all that, it would be in demand. Fact is, it's not in demand. It gets lousy reviews from highly qualified/experienced people (at your request!) who have no vested interest in whether the product sells or not. The lack of demand for your product has nothing to do with the exorbitant price tag you put on it & everything to do with its inherent lameness.
I think at this point we can collectively agree that Roy's boards are not anything special. Just being forced to stand in one spot on the board while taking care to not move in anyway that would upset the board is, in my opinion, a drawback or major performance flaw to the design.
Also, Roy watch this video, the last 2 waves are really what surfing is all about. I don't see your boards outperforming the way this guy is surfing. Speed wise or control wise.
May 14, 2013, 04:03 PM #96
Roy Stewart (alt spellings - Stuuu-ert, Stuart, Sztuzart), Steve83, and ZaGaffer are all the same person. Its right there in plain sight.
May 14, 2013, 04:12 PM #97
May 14, 2013, 06:05 PM #98Senior Member
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May 14, 2013, 06:53 PM #99Senior Member
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it seems that Roy has built a style of board that does precisely what he wants it do. He also has a fairly unique way of communicating his perspectives. Both his (intentional lack of) surfing and communication style clearly do not resonate with some people. Its hard to see why some folks are getting so worked up, but the status quo rarely likes to be challenged and surfing definitely has a xenophobic "local" personality trait. For all the talk about the aloha spirit and other spiritual gobbledy-gook, there remains alot of petty "get off my wave" attitude. This includes Roy ragging Rarick for not liking his board. Whether he surfed it "right" or not, he didnt like it. I am pretty sure that Roy would rag one of Randy's boards, albeit with certain philosophical caveats.
Not sure that Roy's boards are for everyone (even at a lower price point), nor are any wood board, or meyerhoffer, or anything not being shown in sponsored shoots with perfect light and girls in thongs. Of all the things to get fired up about surfing, this seems really effing small.
I will probably never ride a Roy Royally expensive board but i am glad that there is somebody out there thinking his own thoughts and building a new style of board that makes him and some others happy. maybe some of his concepts will carry over or maybe they wont. isnt it supposed to be fun?
as for the cost, good on him for getting someone to pay those ridiculous sums for his boards. in commerce, something is worth what someone will pay for it. that is the market. his market is much more of a pure free market than almost anything else in this country. the really rich spend money on far more damaging things then a big-as wooden surf board.
PS: i want a ride report from the Shredmachine on SteveO's new Roy clone!
May 14, 2013, 07:02 PM #100
I am not saying I disagree with your overview of this specific instance, but there is a history here.