slosurf wrote:richard tator wrote:
That's what mine looks like. Only difference is I often look as silly as Ronald McDonald when I am surfing mine. I agree with all thhe comments about the colors on these pop-outs. Throw some more R&D $ at the color thing. Hey, what about getting Robbie Kiegel (sp?) to do some Creme Surftech models?!?!?!A good friend of mine rides a red and yellow walden magic, we call him Ronald McDonald when he rides it!!!!Â But he also surfs better than anyone Ive ever seen!!!!!, around here anyway!
When you look at most of the posts on this topic and related ones, it seems like people's primary values fall into three camps. There are those like poser who seem to place most value on some "higher" cause beyond surfing and measure things that way. There are those who place a higher value on pride of ownership. These are board collectors who feel the 9'2" Tak pintail they bought is the best board on the planet. They may be good surfers and it may be a good board for them, but the fact it is a Tak shop board is as important as how it surfs. There are those like you, Al, that value how a board surfs above any other factor. It is the experience the board give that is of highest value.Most of the people that surf can go into a surf shop and pick up a board right off the rack, I am not most people. I have to order my boards custom, or I could just buy one of the 11', or 12' Surftec's. I go with the custom board, because I like to mess around with designs, if there is something that I do not like about my board or if I think there is something that will make it ride better for me, I just talk to my shaper and have that changed. You can't do that with a Surftec, what you get is what you get. Most people out there don't mess around with there boards like a few of us do, anyway so there is nothing wrong with a Surftec for these people. How many people out there have changed out there fin or even moved the fin it the box? I have talked to people that have never moved the fin on there board and have surf it for 3 years or more.