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Oct 9, 2013, 09:07 PM #121
Last edited by yankee; Oct 9, 2013 at 09:13 PM. Reason: wooden contrails ...
Oct 9, 2013, 09:12 PM #122
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- Aug 2012
- Turtle Island
I like that rule...and wow, I missed that one rcarter, pure unfiltered vitriole.
Oct 9, 2013, 09:21 PM #123
Love how this thread has been either everyone's stress ball or venue for celebration of the return to swell. For rcarter, it's his padded room. Keep it rolling!!
Oct 9, 2013, 10:04 PM #124Member
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- Oct 2013
- Buxton, NC
Oct 9, 2013, 10:21 PM #125
Oct 9, 2013, 10:41 PM #126
Roy's a wooden board maker from New Zealand who shapes primarily using paulownia wood. His boards are often of a torsion box construction, have a planing hull, a displacement tail, are very long and are usually priced in the $US500K+ range, although it is not publicly known if he has ever sold any at his asking price. Roy is known for his bright orange wetsuits, white gath helmet, and his acerbic online personality (people who have met Roy in person say he's a pretty nice guy). Roy sparked an internet war when he publicly told William Riedel aka Stretch that his (Roy's) boards would outperform Stretch's boards at Mavs on the erBB. Roy's boards have yet to be ridden at Mav's while Stretch's and Bob Pearson's (Pearson Arrow) are still pretty much the preferred equipment by the locs.
This was after he had started another online flame war with Malcolm Campbell (Campbell Bros Bonzers) and famed, San Diego, board-shaper Bill Thrailkill over surfboard design on the Swaylock's forum. This culminated in Roy sending a board on a World Tour of sorts. It was known as the Future Primative aka Pipeline Challenge board. It was given mixed reviews by Neal Mikaye (aka Sponge who rode at Chun's or Laniakea's, I can't remember which), Randy Rarick who rode it at Sunset in 2-3' (HI) and Garret McNamara, who was the only person to ride it at Pipeline (3-4' HI, he had special pair of pink trunks with lightning bolts made just for the ride, truth). The board eventually made its way to Northern California where it met its demise in OH+ waves at Ocean Beach, CA.
Roy has a following amongst the wooden board community for his unique designs and sells board building kits based on them.
I have written something along the lines of, despite Roy's obvious mastery of the craft of surfboard building, he will go down in history as surfing's greatest kook due to his difficulties in playing nice with others and the fact that he has pissed off a great many of the movers and shakers of the surfing community, which has a long memory and no capacity for forgiveness.
Personally, I dig Roy's style, but I feel he only hears what he wants to.
Oh yeah, and he got into it with Surfcat. Don't get into it with Surfcat, leave Surfcat be or if you must disturb him, show him obsequiousness as the man is a legend.
Last edited by zaGaffer; Oct 10, 2013 at 02:31 AM. Reason: Riedel not Recht, math on the brain today
Oh, and from now on...in every reggae song, please replace the word "Jah" with "Roy".
For "Roy" is the new "Jah"
Here's the new way to sing classic reggae songs:
"We'll be forever loving "Roy""
"We are soldiers in "Roy's" army"
you get the gist.
Last edited by Koki Barrels; Oct 9, 2013 at 11:36 PM.
Oct 10, 2013, 12:33 AM #128
Oh dear god. Look at this. I go to stir a feather and then everyone gets into it. Birds of a sh!t feather flock together. Next time I'll prepare better and know there's a sh!t storm brewing and haul in my jib before it gets covered in sh!t.
Although some of you clowns on here don't fully respect Roy's craft, in my opinion the designs are great. Here's a pic iof my current project image.jpgimage.jpg
Yankee accept. Accept your sunken caved in chest and just know that you wear trucker hats with Rhine stones embedded in them.
Oct 10, 2013, 01:47 AM #130
You're no Roy Stuart Chuck, you're just a young guy who makes some surfboards, just like a lot of us. They're not bad, but I don't think you got too many fans left here. You might want to consider the fact that no matter what you post here, from now on it's gonna end up like a sh!1 flinging contest at the zoo.
"What we've got here is... failure to communicate. Some men you just can't reach. So you get what we had here last week, which is the way he wants it... well, he gets it. I don't like it any more than you men."