This summer, somewhere in Hawaii...
Wish I had gotten one of those!
My scanner is down so excuse the pic of a pic but here I am with one of Roy's boards in 1995, Yokohama, Japan. Roy was into wood composites before it was cool...
do you still have this board?!
contemporary valuations place it in the neighborhood of $120,000 to $145,000.
There definitely is something to be said about marching to the beat of your own drum!
Innovate not Imitate!
Live by it!
Surfboards made by hand. Not machine.
haha, I've got that shirt..I always thought that was a young Roy in those pics Marabout
Even back then Roy was living a fairly feral life, travelling around NZ in buses and whatnot so I suspect he had a much longer beard than I! He hooked me up with a custom wetsuit as well, since off the rack sizing in Japan wasn't working (now we can get custom in Japan as well, of course). I was 27 in those pics (44 now) and though I don't know for sure, I always pictured Roy as being about ten years older than I am?
hi mar !
I think he wrote once that he was a 1961 birth ... which makes him 51 [same as me]
[he just looks older , 'cos of the beard and the moses robes , perhaps ?! :) ]
he is still around .... for anyone interested , he is on "Facebook" [as is 'Hicksy', too ! ] . Roy still puts up photos of his boards and fins there , from time to time.
Roy is a regular on the Tree-to-Sea wood surfboard forum, and also keeps up with what's going on here on Swaylocks. And a few other surfboard forums as well.
I've always joked that Jesus would have ridden a single fin! HAHA!
I would love to meet him someday.
Just to pick his mind.
I'm sure he's a kick!
Its good to step to your own beat, "how ever measured or far away." At least he's doing his own thing! And the hater's gotta hate.
yeeeeahhh , mate !
We are on the same wavelength there , big Baz !
once we get used to [and not worried about] being laughed at , is when we are free to create
like ghetto said , " haters will always hate " .... " f*** em !" , I say . Life is troo short to worry about arseholes ... [ their butts must get jealous sometimes , of the amount of s*** their mouths throw out ] :)
those who can [innovate / create / think] , DO...
those that can't , criticise ...
such is life
but it's good to C R E A T E [and guess who is having the most FUN , too eh ?! :) ]