Gull Wing BLEF fin

Discussion in 'Global Surf Talk' started by Roy Stuart, Oct 4, 2014.

  1. EmassSpicoli

    EmassSpicoli Well-Known Member

    Apr 16, 2013
    Most honest and accurate review I've ever read. The Swellers can read and think: are you buying a bleff (or any Roy fin) based on this honest review?
     
  2. Roy Stuart

    Roy Stuart Well-Known Member

    Jan 27, 2013

    It incorrectly states that I made 'sheep jokes'.
     
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2014

  3. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    Bottom line your product is an unfinished one. Back to the drawing board dummy. Don't act like you did this on purpose. You should of known you were sending to someone in the USA and how the dims here are compared to sheep land.
     
  4. Roy Stuart

    Roy Stuart Well-Known Member

    Jan 27, 2013
    The fact that US boxes are a couple of millimetres shallower than Australian boxes was not publicised.

    The necessary adjustments will now be made at our end.
     
  5. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    As it should. Something you should have thought of to begin with, but hey, you're still working out the kinks, right?
     
  6. Roy Stuart

    Roy Stuart Well-Known Member

    Jan 27, 2013
    Show me where the information regarding fin box depth is available apart from here or on a thread I've been discussing it on at jamboards.

    It's just not out there.
     
  7. MichaelJR

    MichaelJR Well-Known Member

    941
    May 4, 2014
    Should be a super easy fix. I 3d print guns down to obnoxiously tight tolerances...in about 30 mins. Bit more on the line, losing fingers and what-not. Should be easy peasey for anyone good on the software.

    You could probably have a new batch within 12 hours.
     
  8. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    Just admit you F'd it up dude, you f'd it up... it's ok, we all forgive you... well, maybe not everybody, but a few might. I personally don't care, I just think it's funny you biffed. Gnome fins, SMH :rolleyes:
     
  9. White Castle drop knee

    White Castle drop knee Well-Known Member

    617
    Nov 20, 2014
    Am looking for one for my McCoy ...
     
  10. EmassSpicoli

    EmassSpicoli Well-Known Member

    Apr 16, 2013
    No. He meant that he did, and others. You clearly take your livestock very seriously.

    Apparently it is out there since you've talked to people since that were aware of it and commented on it. People out there knew. The info was available.

    Let's even say that it wasn't, for argument's sake. Even then, it's your obligation to know your industry and technical science in and out. Especially if you are an "expert".

    Still waiting on hard proof that your BS million dollar board sale actually happened. That scam alone makes you a perpetual kook.

    Bro, you're a joke.
     
  11. Roy Stuart

    Roy Stuart Well-Known Member

    Jan 27, 2013
    Quite right, but there's a group here who prefer that there's a problem so they don't want to hear it.

    We've already fixed it.
     
  12. Roy Stuart

    Roy Stuart Well-Known Member

    Jan 27, 2013
    Cool, we have the gull Wings in 6 different sizes from 6.5' tp 9.5".

    The 9.5" is best for wide tailed mccoys.
     
  13. Exit98

    Exit98 Well-Known Member

    553
    Aug 3, 2008
    Roy:
    Checked out your site, and liked the explanation of why the BLEF works. Out of curiousity, why does the extra 2.5" on the 7" ($117)vs. the 9.5" ($215) cost an extra $100? Is it a 3d printing thing?
     
  14. Roy Stuart

    Roy Stuart Well-Known Member

    Jan 27, 2013
    Hi Exit,

    Yes it is, the price is based on the time taken for printing and the material ( which are directly related) and the short answer is that since the fins are scaled rather than just stretched in height the volume of the fin increases by the cube as height increases, the volume is 2.5 times as much at 9.5" as it is at 7".

    Because the fin is honeycombed on the inside there's a larger proportion of material in the skin than there is in the core, and since surface area goes up by the square as size increases this mitigates the material and time increase. Also the fin tab volume goes up linearly since only the length increases. and the cost of pin, plate and screw is constant regardless of fin size.
     
  15. yankee

    yankee Well-Known Member

    Sep 26, 2008
    Translation: "It's $100 more because no one is buying my cheese graters & I'm still an arrogant sheep herder."
     
  16. Roy Stuart

    Roy Stuart Well-Known Member

    Jan 27, 2013
    Actually they are selling well, and we get a good percentage of repeat business.
     
  17. BassMon

    BassMon Well-Known Member

    436
    May 8, 2013
    Do you take off the cost of materials that needs to be sanded off?
     
  18. Roy Stuart

    Roy Stuart Well-Known Member

    Jan 27, 2013
    Lol that will no longer be necessary.
     
  19. surfsolo

    surfsolo Well-Known Member

    809
    Apr 1, 2009
    Dear Roy,
    I am a luxurious billionaire looking to invest in your brand. I want to give you $1 million to develop the Roy brand. If you are serious, please post up an explanation as to why you would deserve the money and how you would use it to improve your fluid dynamics and soul rituals.

    Regards
     
  20. Roy Stuart

    Roy Stuart Well-Known Member

    Jan 27, 2013