those satanic surfers could stick this one...

Discussion in 'All Discussions' started by grainofsand, Mar 23, 2021.

  1. grainofsand

    grainofsand Well-Known Member

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    Jun 26, 2014
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    btw Sweden puts out a lot of punk rock and metal; but I digress. I tried the FU in tropical last summer, stuff is pretty darn good (way to go BR), been rockin' the new cold bubblegum formula this winter, also good. I think there's probably only 4 big co's that have managed to hold the US market - but there's a ton out there. #1 is....
     
  2. CJsurf

    CJsurf Well-Known Member

    Apr 28, 2014

  3. LBCrew

    LBCrew Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    Plamers or good o'l Zoggs.
     
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  4. antoine

    antoine Well-Known Member

    Mar 10, 2013
    I buy the cheapest carp from China to enable oppression.
     
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  5. grainofsand

    grainofsand Well-Known Member

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    Jun 26, 2014
    ^don't buy wax from china; wetsuits, leashes, traction pads, and boards sure...I say no thank you to the wax
    but yeah zogg's quick humps is great stuff, so is bubblegum's Rootbeer cool formula
     
  6. La_Piedra

    La_Piedra Well-Known Member

    Oct 9, 2017
    Still use Zog's after all these years. Maybe it's just me, but I would swear that they changed the formula somewhere down the line. Still goes on great, but the smell seems much, much weaker. I remember smelling it wafting in my room where I kept my board as a kid. I distinctly remember smelling it paddling out to the lineup. I can hardly smell it now, even as I wax up. I really miss that strong, tropical scent.

    But it's just wax ffs. The prices some of these clowns charge for some weird exotic brand of farking wax borders on criminal, if not outright oppression.
     
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  7. grainofsand

    grainofsand Well-Known Member

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    Jun 26, 2014
    yeah $5/bar is a novelty price just for kicks, I remember walking into shops and getting a bar out of a basket for .50 cents the good times
     
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  8. headhigh

    headhigh Well-Known Member

    Jul 17, 2009
    I don't buy wax.

    When I buy a board I usually get a half dozen bars for free and that lasts me until I buy another board.
     
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  9. La_Piedra

    La_Piedra Well-Known Member

    Oct 9, 2017
    Yeah it's weird how inflation and the economy works. I never really pay much attention to the talking heads and so-called experts and their predictions because they are so often wrong. Too many recessions, market crashes and political pandering to take them very seriously.

    Wax? Was .50 cents, now $5.00. Surfboard? Used to be $400-$500 off the rack, now $800-$1200. My first showroom car, a 1985 Honda Civic, was about $7k...now starting at $21k. Cigs were .75 per pack, now $7.50 per pack on the Reservation, even more from the White man.

    Meanwhile, the best weed would run me roughly $10 per gram. Now I can get better weed for considerably less. So while that's a good thing now, it won't last forever because eventually RJ Reynolds will start marketing menthol filtered Gorilla Glue and start selling packs of 20 for $10-$20 per pack. And that's before politicians hit it with some stupid "sin tax" and drive the price up another 25%.

    But I digress (cue sound of crackling bong in background).
     
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  10. La_Piedra

    La_Piedra Well-Known Member

    Oct 9, 2017
    I just flashed on something... didn't board prices jump another $100-$200 when Clark Foam pulled the plug?
     
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  11. antoine

    antoine Well-Known Member

    Mar 10, 2013
    Can you hook a brother up on the ??? Lol
     
  12. LBCrew

    LBCrew Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    Yes. But that also kick started the now widespread trend of high quality EPS/epoxy boards. Which are more expensive to build due to the fact that the materials are more expensive and they take longer to build.

    Some would argue that the closing of Clark Foam was the best thing to ever happen to the industry.
     
  13. La_Piedra

    La_Piedra Well-Known Member

    Oct 9, 2017
    How/why?
     
  14. La_Piedra

    La_Piedra Well-Known Member

    Oct 9, 2017
    That would be illegal.

    Be patient... I'm sure Floriduh will eventually legalize it, probably around the same time as Utah.
     
  15. headhigh

    headhigh Well-Known Member

    Jul 17, 2009
    You can get a green card in FL. NC on the other hand is still ruining lives over a dimebag.
     
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  16. World B Free

    World B Free Well-Known Member

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    Feb 7, 2013
    Good point. I do believe this inevitability is why black market pot sales will never be entirely extinguished. Simply put, it's a stout weed that can be grown virtually anywhere; by anybody.

    I have friends whose "product" is as good or better than anything out there. Most of us are already used to buying on the down-low and know where to go. Fark RJ Reynolds. Corporations will always find a way to cash in; but the underground nature of the culture has already been established and is firmly embedded.

    As Freewheelin' Franklin says, "Dope will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no dope". God Bless the Green Green Grass of Homegrown!

     
  17. LBCrew

    LBCrew Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    Many people in the industry felt Clark monopolized the market. When Grubby shut everything down and destroyed his molds, everyone had to start from scratch. The market once again became competitive, driving innovation in design and materials technology. The industry took great leaps forward for the first time in forever... most notably in the development of high quality, pressure molded, surfboard-specific expanded (instead of extruded) polystyrene foam. Paralleling that was a rapid evolution of surfboard-specific epoxy resin, which over a relatively short time, totally changed the small wave/groveler board game.
     
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  18. headhigh

    headhigh Well-Known Member

    Jul 17, 2009
    I recently found out last week that we have an upstart blank maker here in Wilmington. They cut and glue-up their own EPS blanks, tail blocks, and have an 18ft CNC machine in house. They also rent out shaping and glassing bays to up and coming builders.

    I mentioned it on another thread but I get my first board from them in 2 weeks!