Time to chime in:
Society will continue to sponge off of the truly talented individuals who really Create. This is a great time to step off, rethink the whole process and innovate. Greg and Bert have always spearheaded this ideal. The industry is void of innovation, there is more of it right here and aren't we blessed that more surfers would rather read a magazine.. Has anybody been to the Surf Expo lately. It's the live version of everything that the Surfing shouldn't be but is cause they got to sell . There always has been more than one way to skin a cat. Clark made it easier and faster. When it's all said and done most of us will assimilate everyone's work anyway.
Idealists and the purists always end up on the fringes once everyone catches up. Educate the groms, it's the only real weapon !
Howzit blakestah, Yeah does seem that Clark was at the top of the hit list. I can guess you checked that website I posted the link to,pretty amazing that all those companies are just rolling right along. Now if Clark wants to do something nice for the industry he could make public the formular he used for the blanks since he won't need it anymore.Aloha,Kokua
I wont do it! Im boycotting...
nothing but wood from now until clark reopens.
by the way, Hey greg..is sammy at the shop churnin out blanks all day now? actually put that sucker to work? :) Turnaround time still pretty short? You guys plan on jacking the price up? I think it would be really cool if you did the right thing and left the prices where they are.
I must say...you have to be tired from all the dancing you mustve done today! haha. I don't mean that negatively. Your product finally will get it's time to shine. Good for you! You should be stoked. Clark got fucked by the govt, seems as if he only informed the big boys what was happening, shame on him...thats how things played out. I thank him for every blank I ever shaped that was made by clark. Looks as if the swaylockians Yelling at everyone about epoxy taking over actually came true. Im stuck in the middle, stoked of what may be to come, bummed I may never shape another clark blank(besides the 2 I have hiding in my closet). Might start making myself a hotwire machine this week haha.
i actually looked at that site just yesterday and thought the exact same thing to myself. god bless america, eh?!
Howzit soulstice, Hopefully the EPA only had it out for Clark and will leave the other guys alone for a while. It is interesting about that website though, makes you wonder who's paying who to stay off the EPA hit list. I only looked at the first page but it does seem there are a lot of companies out there making polyurethane foam. On a lighter side this could be a government plot and they feel that surfers are counter culture/ revolutionaries and by eleminating the materials to make boards they can stop a revolution. Or maybe the wife of the head of the EPA had an affair with a surfer and this is payback. We shall overcome,Viva la revolution.Aloha,Kokua
Howzit soulstice, Hopefully the EPA only had it out for Clark and will leave the other guys alone for a while.
that is right walker will service distributors and current customers only for the time being.
Ive been using walker for 3 years and i called them today and they said they are not taking any new customers but have told me they will be in short supply for the nexy month or so but i will still be able to get blanks from them. Im in nc so if you feel like driving i may be able to help you out if things get really bad
can i get walker foam in florida, and where.
Maybe we could help them... www.landdoctor.com
The new EPA regulations I suspect have something to do with all the fuss.