John, again...not a shot at Ryan. As I said previously, he just shaped the board and put it up there for judging like all the rest.Big D wrote:so you are saying gerry lopez can be bought for literally 1 or 2 boards sitting in ryans little shop...seriously? one can only imagine the kind of power you wielded when you worked at icons a much larger well stocked shop. you are a good family man D, and i enjoy surfing with you, but your position on ryan is long and well documentedTicowannabe wrote:By all means, this is not a shot at Ryan. He just shaped the board and put it up there for judging like all the rest. Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't his shop recently start carrying Gerry's boards in the last month or so?Big D wrote:i am unaware of the business relationship, please fill us all in. i will say gerry can have his pick of whom ever he wants to do business with in this and other industries and seems to have done quite well at it. he has good taste and a good eye for talent, aside from all his other accomplishments.I enjoyed the show this year. Haven't been to one in a couple years as they've been a bit redundant. I needed a breather I guessâ€¦.
-Spent almost an hour over at the ukulele section fondling the Pepe Romero's and spoke with Hank of Kimo ukes about getting a custom uke made. My daughter enjoyed strumming the demo as well.
-Spoke with Bob Mitsven a while about the effects of the possible increased weight on bonzer tails due to all the fin rope/resin/glassing.
-Spoke with Marc Andreini about a custom Vaquero and getting it dropped off in Santa Barbara.
-Purchased some art from a couple vendors.
-All and all it was nice event I thought.
Bring out the tin foil hats though, but all things consideredâ€¦.With the talent that went into that booth to replicate the Lopez board, is it a little coincidental that the individual who won happens to have a recent business relationship with Mr. Lopez?
It's like Bernie Sanders championing for the little people but his recently released tax return showed a mere 4% donations to charity. The universe is spinning out of control I tell ya...