or fish slime as well ...surely its chemical as well not just mechanical??? revolutionary breakthrough in fin and board design ...covering with fish slime for speed..... NEWS FLASH surfers all over the world mysteriously attacked by sharks after using new speed enhancing product....... sorry guys you know how one thought leads to another. regards BERT
sorry guys i didnt start this thread from the top before .....they spent a million dollars ???????????????????????????????????? and still have crap that i wouldnt put in my boards ....i customise all my fins and i know it takes longer and i could build more boards if i used a fin system ..but until someone comes up with decent foils in a solid system ..i will continue to make my own.... regards BERT
Halcyon, Blakestah and all...............well said!
T.E. You little violin plays the same sour note every time ~ Do it for me, Do it for me, Do it for me. Your words: "Build a board test it write about your feedback here and Ill give you my feedback I guarantee you will experience a different ride.." Around here it's up to you to do it so get busy bub! Go pound that FP and see if you get off. Gone Surfin', Rich P.S. At present I have lots of different rides. One won't suffice unless she loves me.
T.E. was posting as T. Emmerton this last summer. promoting the Fat Penguin with the style of an 11 year old kid, and a stupid website with one picture of the FP and would state that he designed the F.P, with no mention of Peter Cole. It seems he's back, this time with more material on that site, sounds more adult like, except this time he's laying it on with a trowel. I think he should be ignored or called on his BS, like I'm doing now. So that this troll will go away.
Firstly you all are not reading very well, or some of you read with one eye closed.... The article was not written by me nor does it have my endorsement Im amused to see the knee jerking for a statement that renders conventional design redunant. Its no problem to me guys what you say and how, just gives me more insight to the reasons why people are afraid of change. PAUL COLE is a very close friend of mine who has no problem with my disclosure of FP plans and information. And now you will suffer because Im telling his son you think his dads board is shite, mercy on you guys...hes 15 yrs 6'7" 91 kg and has a computer......oh boy youre in for it !!!!! Ive been told to leave and been told to get some facts or go away, but the truth is, where are the facts to say any one of the boards built by any shapers have any merit at all.......as far as Im concerned conventional boards are slow and predictable useless pieces of MDI /TDI foam fibre glass.. You guys may think your "Spitfires" are cutting edge but in todays skys we have very fast jets, that would have never been discovered by any of the dubunkers of FP.... In life two things are constant...... change and debunkers.... Watch out for Pauls lad hes the itchyest to see our success and has been a bystander for the past years watching the evolution of FP, tell him its a flop!! His reaction wont surprise me ! http://www.geocities.com/wunderboyi/ninetysixpercent.html
Regardless of who or what your are or who you know, you sound like a child trolling, and are doing no one, least of all Paul Cole, a favor.
I disagree, For every one of the debunkers posts there are two emails in my hotmail inbox saying where can I get one.....These boards arent a where can I get it type of board.. about 5 guys I know of have taken on the challenge just to build one..they are honest with their feedback and dont scare easily when asked why they would think of building a FP.... We did at one stage embark on exporting single handbuilt 6' boards for AU$1300 to our surprise we sold more of them here in Australia (3) and one to SoCal. It cost the business AU$7500 in material and overheads to open for 12 months sold 4 boards at AU$1300 each = AU$5200 2 more boards we would have made profit in the first 12 months off 6 boards. Of course this excludes our wages which were the rewards of being there.. And it was about this time Channell 9 turned up on our doorstep and did an impromtu interview (I have it recorded). At times this all may sound like broken english only because we are so grass roots we can hear the worms crawling. 2 guys 1 computer and a dream.....using free web space and email account I will inform the world....... You all ask why arent you selling boards now? We were in the prime of business just before "Twin Towers Sept 11" in fact I have a shipping note for the board that went to SoCal dated sept 8....well you can imagine the poor guy in SoCal, the country has taken a massive attack, hes worried for people his family hes literaly in shock the poor guy, and paid in total US$800 for a board that he doesnt even know if it works or not! It got stuck in customs for 3 weeks...I kept contact with him and he finnaly got his ride, and loved it ! Later the same year about X-mass the premises we had used to work out of was sold, we regathered and are now still able to do the odd board for very $enthusiastic$ customers but have gone a different track with making the general surf pop know a new boards in town ! As you can see Im not hiding my head in shame and dodging lawyers...... There are over 20 mill surfers ww, over the entire life of the project we would conservatively had made half a million people semi concious of the probability of a new design....only a small percentage of these folk would have had actuall experience with one in person. You the masses demand the information you have and how its given to you.....Im not playing ball and that annoys you.... If your inner child is frustrated take them surfing and buy them an Icecream... http://www.geocities.com/wunderboyi/ninetysixpercent.html
Heres an example of the fire taking off with some wind...... http://www.fluidgroove.net/cgi-bin/ikonboard/ikonboard.cgi?s=8eb1f740bca0bd71e49b5d55a625a2ad;act=ST;f=12;t=21 That URL will take you to Fluidgroove board room where a thread was started by an individual who was inspired to have one built. The guys who are testing have had resevations about posting their feedback in the fear they may not do the FP justice....I calmed them with the aspect that the problems they were having were similar to the ones every body has with the first few surfs. The number one problem riders have is turing the board, when the correct foot positioning is assumed turning the board is as easy as turning your head, in fact the guys used to riding thrusters try to turn the board with their feet FP dont work this way. You find the sweet spot and weight shift and these boards will read your minds. Riding a FP is similar to riding a snow board. I get around, yeah I get around,... I get around ohoooooooooooh I get around. http://www.geocities.com/wunderboyi/ninetysixpercent.html
I have to apologize, for the longest time, I thought you were an 11 year old child trolling the internet and claiming credit with someone elses idea. -- I dont think many would blame me! After some digging, I find I was wrong , your( T.E. and T.Emmerton) really associated with the Fat Penguin, but your really annoying. I wonder how many people dismissed this concept board out of hand because of your lack of professionalism, lack of a commercial web page, and your 'Snake Oil Salesman' way of presenting yourself. As to having people shape their own FP, I cant' imagine 'Shaping Blind' to be ever so true with the intracies assoc. with that very involved design.--You'd have to be sure of your ability to interpolate and be very, very brave. Very Risky! As to P. Cole I have respect for him and his design. As to whatever your stake is and what you are(most of the time).....its clearly unprofessional. But its a dead concept....so I guess you have nothing to lose. My guess is that you were the former 'Money Man'. However, I do appreciate the pics and plans for the FP its a very intriguing board, but you seem to wear out welcomes. Adios.