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  1. #31
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    merrick is a great shaper.i used to buy his boards,since 1979,but he doesn't make boards good for me anymore because i need more specific shapes and dimensions.i'm really big and ride lots of different designs and his single fin,egg,longboard and fish are truly popout crap compared to what a good shaper will do for me.

    if i wanted a 5'10"-6'2" high-performance shortboard,yeah,i guess they are good,but not for me.

    i thought it was funny that these guys were blowing me away on crappy boards,i wasn't angry at them at all,i was frustrated by it,no lie,but it was because i never thought it could be they were rentals,like,flew in to cape may for a wedding and there's a pumping swell so go rent an nsp.

    makes sense,now.

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    i know who you are talking about and they guy rips on anything you give him . Shortboard , Longboard, Fish whatever. He is a super cool dude in and out of the water. Plus you should see his collection of boards at home. I asked him why the Bic or the Pop out . His reply was I rather have this get dinged than one of my better boards. He takes the better half of his quiver out when it less crowded or on Dawn Patorls

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    Quote Originally Posted by MATT JOHNSON View Post
    i know who you are talking about and they guy rips on anything you give him . Shortboard , Longboard, Fish whatever. He is a super cool dude in and out of the water. Plus you should see his collection of boards at home. I asked him why the Bic or the Pop out . His reply was I rather have this get dinged than one of my better boards. He takes the better half of his quiver out when it less crowded or on Dawn Patorls
    everyone may laugh at me but i have a 8ft wavestorm costco special. ill ride it on knee high days crowded or shorebreak its indestructible. plus once you get good at it theyre fun to ride. like im able to nose ride, walk backwards, switch stance, cutbacks, floaters. and so on and everyday i ride it i get better.plus its a good board for paddling condition as with the flat days id paddle round and stay in shape for when it does get good and it shows(well not with a bum shoulder). plus for 100$ i can beat the crap out of it and not ding my other boards, and be able to teach other people.

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    thanks,Matt,i thought he was a local,and he is a nice guy

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    If you believe there's more to surfing than the simple act of riding waves...
    If you believe there's more to being a good surfer than just surfing good...
    If you believe there's more to surfboards than foam and fiberglass...

    If you have the where-with-all to even ask the kinds of questions that are being asked here on this thread...

    ...than you're already ahead of the game. By that, I mean you have a given surfing meaning within a greater context. Without that, surfing would be just like any other sport. Nobody cares about who put's a piece of wood on a lathe to turn a baseball bat, or where a soccer ball is stitched. And the history of baseball and soccer are deep, just like the history of surfing. But surfing is different because it becomes our identity. And the greater connection we have with the people, and places, and boards, and shapers... the clearer we are able to see our own identity... who we are, what we care about, and what meaning we give to all of it.

    The guy who rips on a Bic knows who he is, and does not care if people see him riding a popout. The kid who just HAS to have that CI board wants it so it becomes part of who he is... helps to define him. The guy who wants a custom from the guy down the street wants to feel he's put part of himself into that board... had some input and control over the end product. And the shaper... well... you get the point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LBCrew View Post
    If you believe there's more to surfing than the simple act of riding waves...
    If you believe there's more to being a good surfer than just surfing good...
    If you believe there's more to surfboards than foam and fiberglass...

    If you have the where-with-all to even ask the kinds of questions that are being asked here on this thread...

    ...than you're already ahead of the game. By that, I mean you have a given surfing meaning within a greater context. Without that, surfing would be just like any other sport. Nobody cares about who put's a piece of wood on a lathe to turn a baseball bat, or where a soccer ball is stitched. And the history of baseball and soccer are deep, just like the history of surfing. But surfing is different because it becomes our identity. And the greater connection we have with the people, and places, and boards, and shapers... the clearer we are able to see our own identity... who we are, what we care about, and what meaning we give to all of it.

    The guy who rips on a Bic knows who he is, and does not care if people see him riding a popout. The kid who just HAS to have that CI board wants it so it becomes part of who he is... helps to define him. The guy who wants a custom from the guy down the street wants to feel he's put part of himself into that board... had some input and control over the end product. And the shaper... well... you get the point.
    Surfing IS just another sport but I like your post..

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    Quote Originally Posted by aka pumpmaster View Post
    Surfing IS just another sport but I like your post..
    What HE said.

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    Never surfed a "pop-out" until...

    I never surfed a pop-out until I travelled to Costa Rica a couple of years ago and had a blast on a Walden 9'0" Magic Model there that I rented from Walking on Water Surf Shop in Jaco. After that, I rented and surfed a Bonga/Schaper 9'1" made by Southpoint for two weeks all over Oahu (including Haleiwa at head+ to double overhead). On my last trip to Costa Rica, I ended up renting a Walden 9'0" M-3 and had an absolute blast. Also, the board was pretty near indestructible. So, when one came up for sale on Craigslist, I bought it. I still have hand shaped boards in my quiver, and I still ride them. I also like to try to support my local surf shops whenever possible. But the name of the game is having fun riding waves and treating people and the environment with kindness and respect. That being said, I really don't think it matters what a person rides. Mahalo!

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    All the boards at most shops are machine made and shaped to a general profile that does a little bit of everything and nothing well. Even the top performance brands have laxed rocker and bloated rails. They are actually nothing like the boards their team riders get. Every person that touched the board gets about 100$ out of it by time it gets to the shop. Nothing can beat a board made for you personally by some one who knows you. Price or quality. Go ride a team board trade in and you will be able to tell the difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aka pumpmaster View Post
    Surfing IS just another sport
    ...the greatest sport on earth, if you ask just about anybody who's been at it as long as I (we?) have...