December issue of Surfing

Discussion in 'Mid Atlantic' started by gnargnar, Oct 19, 2011.

  1. gnargnar

    gnargnar Well-Known Member

    Sep 26, 2009
    I had to throw away my December issue of Surfing Magazine a few minutes ago after vomiting all over it when I saw the ad for the Wavejet Propulsion Surfboard... Its motto? "Change the way you experience the water." Seriously? Paddling is a huge part of surfing, something that can sometimes separate the average from the above average and this company is dissolving that barrier. I personally think that this idea is effed up and an attempt to modernize surfing which will, hopefully, fall on its face. I know someone posted about these boards before, but now they're in Surfing... Any thoughts? Do you think the boards will find success or flop?
  2. Koki Barrels

    Koki Barrels Well-Known Member

    Aug 14, 2008
    I came home today excited to read through the new Surfing magazine whilst I took the Browns to the Superbowl and saw the same ad, I was like...WTF! We're all screwed, we thought SUPer's we're bad hogging up the lineup, now there's gonna be grandmas out there jet propulsing on our faces. Thankfully, I didn't vomit on my magazine, but I will choose not to look at that page or burn it. Kinda bummed too, had a glimpse of a chance of getting off work for tomorrow to get some and that all came crashing down late afternoon today...

  3. RobG

    RobG Well-Known Member

    Jun 17, 2010
    I got the new issue of Transworld the other day and the same ad was in it. I had the same reaction, I almost wanted to tear the page right out of the mag. I hope I never see one of those things in person...

    MATT JOHNSON Well-Known Member

    Oct 11, 2009
    I have a good feeling the Jan issue with be filled with nothing but angery hate mail as they deserve
  5. jchafard

    jchafard Well-Known Member

    Aug 10, 2011
    I thought everyone knew? Steve Walden anyone? The biggest f-ing sellout in all of surfing history.
    Makes me sick.
  6. jchafard

    jchafard Well-Known Member

    Aug 10, 2011
  7. marknel83

    marknel83 Well-Known Member

    Jul 19, 2009
    I would try one. I would be laughing as i zip around everyone haha.
  8. gnargnar

    gnargnar Well-Known Member

    Sep 26, 2009
    That's sinful
  9. Recycled Surfer

    Recycled Surfer Well-Known Member

    Jan 1, 2010
    I think you have to have a handicap plate on your car to purchase one.
  10. njsurfer42

    njsurfer42 Well-Known Member

    Nov 9, 2009
  11. Epic

    Epic Well-Known Member

    Jan 25, 2011
    I dont think anyones dumb enough to buy on of these..unless your a rich office worker *** that drives an audi or some bullsht. And if you come out in the lineup your gunna get ur ass kicked and laughed on ALL day. I doubt ill ever see one around here though honestly.. maybe when the bennys come down for rental season.
  12. wang

    wang Well-Known Member

    Nov 24, 2007
    Ha hahahahahahahahahahahahaha. Agreed.
  13. cheese

    cheese Well-Known Member

    May 7, 2011
    you know how people that have disabilities can use marijuana legally with a license? they should require a license for using the motorized surf board and the only people who are allowed to get these licenses are people who used to surf but cant anymore because they are paralyzed.
  14. Wallofwhitewater

    Wallofwhitewater Member

    Sep 26, 2011
    aye aye Captain
  15. somuchsurf

    somuchsurf Well-Known Member

    Jan 7, 2011
    I think that the success of this board depends largely on how the surf community accepts it...In my opinion this type of board is not enough to get "non surfers" into the water so sales will depend largely on current surfers dropping the $$ to buy one, which seems pretty unlikely. You may see some SUPer-type people try it out but I doubt it will become mainstream. I for one hope that it fails before it even gets going. I haven't seen one yet and hope that I never do.
  16. Sniffer

    Sniffer Well-Known Member

    Sep 20, 2010
    The short term success of this board will be determined on it's patent. If other companies can make a knock off and lower the cost of this out! If there is a strict patent than I do not see much success for this board at least for the next decade or so.
  17. McLovin

    McLovin Well-Known Member

    Jun 27, 2010
    If I see one of those in the line-up I will pour a bucket of chum over him/her. Stuff like this just riles me up
  18. LBCrew

    LBCrew Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    A success or a flop? A fad or rad? I don't know...

    But I can say this... somebody told me the Walden Magic is the best selling single model worldwide. If that's true, watch out...
  19. Greenlight

    Greenlight Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2008
    Its just straight marketing, no one is going to buy them, probably only one board exists for the photos anyway. But for those who didn't know about Walden boards - now they take notice. Mission accomplished. Thus the Walden Magic retains it's title as the #1 selling board for a while longer.
    When will under $400 custom, logo-less, white boards be cool to own again?
    Shape Your Surfing Experience
  20. David

    David Well-Known Member

    May 24, 2006
    If you don't like the ads, unsubscribe. Surfing has little to no editorial say on the ad content. They make their money based on ads. The rates are set based on number of subscribors So instead of vomiting unsubscribe. Turn down free subsciptions too. I've long given up on these mainstream mags as they are nothing but Ads and airs. As for the boards themselves, I am sure many beaches may out law them anyways, as they are motorized in swim areas. If not try apealing to town councils etc. Since it's motorized would the user be required to register it as a vessel and have the appropriate life vest on board?