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Thread: Ride report by Steve83
Jun 3, 2013, 02:45 AM #211
Jun 3, 2013, 11:49 AM #212Member
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- Mar 2012
- Wilmington, NC
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.
Jun 3, 2013, 12:06 PM #213
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- Aug 2012
- Turtle Island
Jun 3, 2013, 01:06 PM #214
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.
Jun 3, 2013, 01:20 PM #215
"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.
Jun 3, 2013, 01:43 PM #216
Jun 3, 2013, 01:58 PM #217
Jun 3, 2013, 02:34 PM #218
Very awkward joke, didn't work at all.
Jun 3, 2013, 05:07 PM #219
Jun 3, 2013, 08:31 PM #220Senior Member
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- Jan 2013
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.