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  1. #211
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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.

  2. #212
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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.

  3. #213
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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 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.

  5. #215
    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.

  6. #216
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    Hey Steve, can you please just come out and tell everybody you pulled a fast one and are actually a mythical internet creature made up by Roy, this would be much more entertaining if you could do that. Clemson has your back, so don't worry, we all know you're "legit", but it sure would make for a better story if you could do this one favor. For the sake of entertainment? Or better yet, can you please PLEASE wear an orange jumpsuit, white space helmet, and a fake gnome beard on your next voyage and have Clemson snap some action photos of you navigating down the line on that bad boy?

  7. #217
    Quote Originally Posted by Roy Stuart View Post
    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.
    See.... this is where you cause problems for yourself roy. its pretty obvious your board is not made for waves like pipeline or other hollow fast surf.

    If I am wrong, I would like to see the video of the board making a barrel. Otherwise its just as Clemson said... your board is good for that wave/break you surf in nz.

  8. #218
    Quote Originally Posted by brewengineer View Post


    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.
    An illogical deduction.

    I've been riding my designs for 20 years and have tested them in a huge range of conditions. For many years I'd go out on them in almost every surfable day regardless of size, shape or wind direction, sometimes in waves so small that no one else was out, sometimes in waves so big and stormy that no one else was out. ... in fact when conditions are difficult for example windy and ragged a board like the Ghost 12 has its advantage increased. It is truly what I call a 'Universal surfboard'.

    Lately I've been picking photogenic conditions i.e. sunny,with reasonably long period, light winds or offshores, and within a certain size range. You'll notice that picking such conditions means that I'm only getting in the water occasionally rather than nearly every day as I used to. This is partly due to my relocation inland, getting the most attractive conditions for video, and the fact that my surfing days are now family events, I choose days which are safe and fun for small children.


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  9. #219
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roy Stuart View Post
    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.
    I didn't know quadruple overhead was a thing...

    ...but I think I know who would know...

  10. #220
    Quote Originally Posted by MFitz73 View Post

    See.... this is where you cause problems for yourself roy. its pretty obvious your board is not made for waves like pipeline or other hollow fast surf.

    Which board?

    The shapes I use are inherently suited to hollow waves and perform superbly in hollow waves. I've been tubed many times on them in the past, whether you believe this or not is of no consequence, as the fact of the matter can't be changed.

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