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  1. #211
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    Quote Originally Posted by rcarter View Post
    I would say we need to congratulate Steve that he is not a Gnome from Frotoville.
    Agreed.

    Steve, be careful with the no leash thing. It is technically illegal on Folly, and the cops get bored sometimes.

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    I'm kinda bummed Steve is real now. I was sure he was made up.

    Clemson, did he talk to you about his board at all? I'm guessing he had to, did he seem disappointed or stoked about it? If you had trouble on it I wonder if he's kinda disappointed he put all that effort into making something that isn't suited for east coast surf. I mean, I respect the guy that he put all that work into making a wooden surfboard that he doesn't think it worth $1.47 million dollars, but it's gotta be at least a little frustrating that he can't ride it more often or have as much fun on it as a shorter, wider board like a funboard/fish/mini simmons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dudicles View Post
    I'm kinda bummed Steve is real now. I was sure he was made up.
    Me too. No apologies but I stand corrected.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dudicles View Post
    I'm kinda bummed Steve is real now. I was sure he was made up.

    Clemson, did he talk to you about his board at all? I'm guessing he had to, did he seem disappointed or stoked about it? If you had trouble on it I wonder if he's kinda disappointed he put all that effort into making something that isn't suited for east coast surf. I mean, I respect the guy that he put all that work into making a wooden surfboard that he doesn't think it worth $1.47 million dollars, but it's gotta be at least a little frustrating that he can't ride it more often or have as much fun on it as a shorter, wider board like a funboard/fish/mini simmons.
    Sometimes it's about the journey not the destination. There will be some days when this board will be able to perform as intended. The leash is a necessary evil for everyone's safety including the board's.

    Roy gave the perfect explanation for these types of boards in his video. A little after the 10 minute mark, he's talking about people who travel to find the best surf. He doesn't buy into that rather he tries to make the board for the wave.

    His boards and designs are made specifically for the NZ waves he rides.

    As far as Steve and his board goes, I assure you he didn't make the board for anyone other than himself and it is very well crafted. If he wants to build another shape I am sure he's got the skills to do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ClemsonSurf View Post
    Sometimes it's about the journey not the destination. There will be some days when this board will be able to perform as intended. The leash is a necessary evil for everyone's safety including the board's.

    Roy gave the perfect explanation for these types of boards in his video. A little after the 10 minute mark, he's talking about people who travel to find the best surf. He doesn't buy into that rather he tries to make the board for the wave.

    His boards and designs are made specifically for the NZ waves he rides.

    As far as Steve and his board goes, I assure you he didn't make the board for anyone other than himself and it is very well crafted. If he wants to build another shape I am sure he's got the skills to do it.
    I would love to see him build a more classical LB style wooden board with the same craftsmanship. It would be nice to see something so attractive also surf well in our local waves.

    "He doesn't buy into that rather he tries to make the board for the wave."
    That is why I believe he should stop claiming his boards work in all conditions. The NZ waves seem to have long duration, the faces are not steep, and they seem to have consistent waist to head high swell. I have no doubt the board works well in those conditions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zaGaffer View Post
    Clemson I hate to tell you this; but I think you put the fins on the wrong end of your board.

    Cool surfboards fellas, look like a lot of fun. Very nice.
    I have to agree with this. Look at the board. It is an overgrown step up shape backwards. Put the fin on the other end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StuckontheGulf View Post
    I have to agree with this. Look at the board. It is an overgrown step up shape backwards. Put the fin on the other end.
    I think you may be confused, mine's the short one.



    (it's nearly impossible to say that and still feel manly)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ClemsonSurf View Post
    I think you may be confused, mine's the short one.



    (it's nearly impossible to say that and still feel manly)
    See, now that is a funny joke.

    Quote Originally Posted by StuckontheGulf View Post
    I have to agree with this. Look at the board. It is an overgrown step up shape backwards. Put the fin on the other end.
    Yeah, I meant that the fins on the Mini-Simms that Clemson made were on the wrong end; but I was actually alluding to the old joke that people made about Roy's boards which was that the fin was on the wrong end of the board and that it did indeed look like a backwards step-up. Well, that and the fact that the nose of the board was facing away from the water. The boards are both very nice though. Would have both been perfect in the waves we had out here this weekend.

    Very awkward joke, didn't work at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brewengineer View Post
    "He doesn't buy into that rather he tries to make the board for the wave."
    That is why I believe he should stop claiming his boards work in all conditions. The NZ waves seem to have long duration, the faces are not steep, and they seem to have consistent waist to head high swell. I have no doubt the board works well in those conditions.
    Yup. You are correct, Sir.

  10. #220
    Quote Originally Posted by ClemsonSurf View Post

    His boards and designs are made specifically for the NZ waves he rides.

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    Actually that is incorrect and can't be deduced from what I said.

    I make boards to be as versatile as possible, so that they do well in a huge range of conditions. I've ridden them in waves up to 4x overhead countless times, and waves of many different shapes including the tubular variety all the way down to 6 second period onshore slop.