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  1. #91
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    Quote Originally Posted by wombat View Post
    so I was looking at Roy's site. Its pretty sweet and raises a couple questions for Roy.

    1)What do the other folks at your breaks think of you coming through like a missile? pretty much looks like you can catch anything and catch alot of folks inside by surprise. Is that why you wear the bright jumpsuit?

    2) is there anything in the conventional board world that might surf anything like your boards for those without the money or the woodworking shop?

    3) seems like you want some long waves to make it all worthwhile. not the best value of classic NJ beachies

    thanks and keep flying
    You may want to Google the test ride that Randy Rarick took on the piece of junk. That will tell you how Stuart's kindling piles perform in the ocean.

  2. #92
    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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  3. #93
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roy Stuart View Post
    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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    Well, it's true: I'm eyeballing that pile of kindling for my fireplace, knowing that it shan't be mine & it's just making me wild with envy.

    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.
    Last edited by yankee; May 14, 2013 at 12:19 PM.

  4. #94
    Quote Originally Posted by yankee View Post

    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.
    There are two possibilities:

    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roy Stuart View Post
    There are two possibilities:

    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.

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    Ahhhhh ... not so much Sparky.

    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.

  6. #96
    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.

    http://www.swellinfo.com/video/thema...-team-goin-mad

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    Roy Stewart (alt spellings - Stuuu-ert, Stuart, Sztuzart), Steve83, and ZaGaffer are all the same person. Its right there in plain sight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manisses View Post
    Roy Stewart (alt spellings - Stuuu-ert, Stuart, Sztuzart), Steve83, and ZaGaffer are all the same person. Its right there in plain sight.
    ZaGaffer isn't Roy. He speaks too logically to be Roy. He also has criticized some aspects of these boards, which the kiwi would never do. He only claims perfection.

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    I can't grow a beard either. It's the East African and Lenape in my genetic code.

    I've actually met Randy Rarick though (not GMac Roy). Surfing just East of Rocky Point right after Haleiwa, some barrel-chested, white haired dude paddled out to the sloppy, leftovers/aints peak I'd had pretty much to myself and couple of other guys all morning. He was on a really nice Greg Griffin modfish which I asked him about. I was on a Coil that he said looked nice. He introduced himself and vice versa. That's about it. Talked a little about the weather and how the swell was dying off. Seemed like a nice guy. Pretty good surfer too.

  10. #100
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    Quote Originally Posted by yankee View Post
    You may want to Google the test ride that Randy Rarick took on the piece of junk. That will tell you how Stuart's kindling piles perform in the ocean.
    Seriously?? Based on one ride report, of one board, found on Google you would draw your conclusions.
    You are either an idiot, or just have it in for this guy. Either way....pointless.