Yeah, well, riding a frye egg is alot different? Like doing "S" turns down the line and high-speed, on edge direction changes with momentum.....instead of relying on the chop hop "fin failure-spinout" style; which is skateboard "vogue"
Discoverin a well-evolved design; built with knowledge, and intent is always an eye-opener.
Those frye round tails are special. They are juicy and can extend your style.
Just....so scary to look at, cause they look sooo different from the "next big thing" you see at surf shops every year.
Perhaps it is the spirit of the builder coming through. And skip is pretty soulful; he's been around; still doing what he does, still surfing alot, testing, learning what works, The guy has been a real good surfer. He still surfs really well. He does stuff on a wave you don't expect.
A high line speed driftter. Then, he sort of sets one foot back, attacks a cutback with agile throttle control.. I mean, he has all these well developed moves in his bag of tricks.
Japanese samurai swords were thought of that way. The maker's attitude, and style (spirit) came through during the eventual use of the weapon.
I am not trying to convince you to ZEN everything, but sometimes things are crystal clear about surfing equipment, fads, wisdom, and the meerly wishful.
. Who gets results without going throutgh the process?
Just for love.
I live in san Diego and I have a -89- Skip Frye Soul Smooth Egg for sale. This is one of Skips' Classic shapes. Great condition for a classic board and water tight. $1500 or best offer.