Roy the truth is Garrett McNamara's achievements in surfing are abundant, including many major achievements. I do not think you have any achievements in surfing that can rival even some of his smallest accredited achievements. McNamara's achievements are far superior to yours and therefore your critique holds very little legitimacy. He is a superior surfer, the world record holder for the largest wave ever ridden. The fact that he was unable to get a good ride on your board on that wave I have to believe is the fault of the unorthodox equipment, not the (accomplished) rider.
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Feb 15, 2013, 03:53 AM #481
Feb 15, 2013, 05:23 AM #482Senior Member
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Garrett was standing too far back,I mentioned this to him and he said that he's be sure to stand further back next time, then he did so with predictable results.
Those are the facts, it wasn't the board it was the rider.
Close this thread and throw it in the trash. It's getting really exhausting.
Feb 15, 2013, 05:43 AM #484Senior Member
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In case you haven't figured it out yet: you don't have to visit this thread.
Feb 15, 2013, 11:08 AM #485
Feb 15, 2013, 11:17 AM #486
If you don't believe me, go ahead and google his name or anything having to do with million dollar surfboards. You will get links to many forums, and links to his website in those forums. I had this suspicion earlier, but waited until I had validation to mention anything. I am considering reporting to SI.
Feb 15, 2013, 11:25 AM #487
Regarding the quote above... All foils have two sides. The net force creates effective lift resulting motion. So to clarify, all other things being held constant, a symmetrically foiled fin creates less net lifting force, and less motion, than a single foiled fin. So to compare the lift created by a large single fin and a thruster or quad or any multi-finned board, you have to factor in the lift created by all the fins. And at some point you have to begin to consider not only lift, but thrust.
Roy... why not introduce the concept of your tunnel fin at this point? Talk about how they work not only in terms of lift, but their effect on drag, turbulence, angle of attack, interaction with the bottom, flex, thrust... plenty to talk about there.
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Feb 15, 2013, 01:42 PM #488
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Feb 15, 2013, 02:47 PM #489
There is nothing wrong with my argument. They are perfectly valid. Leave the logic, grammar, and philosophy criticisms out of your posts. You are trying to tell Garrett Mcnamara how to surf correctly am I wrong? Who is the better surfer of you two? Do you think you are qualified to give Garrett McNamara surfing advice Roy?
You keep saying that everyone but you the rides your boards is doing it wrong. Maybe your boards just arent that good. Your boards may be worth a million dollars to you, but not to anyone else it seems. In fact you couldn't pay ME a million dollars to ride one of your boards and nothing else for the rest of my life.
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Feb 15, 2013, 03:10 PM #490
Much as it pains me to say, I'm kind of with Roy on this one. The shaper can almost always offer some good advice to ANYONE, pro or not, on how to make the most his or her board's design features (in this case, even if it's just because no one has any experience riding anything similar due to the, let's call it "unique", shapes Roy is producing). And really, it was a pretty harmless sentence about moving forward on the board. Let it go. Otherwise you're just inviting Roy to state his point again, and I sure wouldn't want you to have to read another bad thing about GMac!
*Disclaimer* None of this is intended to support the logic, shapes and especially cost of Roy's boards.
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