Can we purchase a penguin and maybe sacrifice it for surf at a swaylock gathering???Please!
You did the Tell, now do the Show. Make 3 penguins and let 3 talented riders spend a season at 3 top spots, say Rincon, Pipeline, and Bells. Shoot pictures and video and build a credible website (not the amateur thing you've got now). If the idea is valid, people will notice and seek more info and sales. By any objective standard, you're doing a poor job of promoting your idea if no one is buying or trying. And really, PR and marketing is not rocket science. Ask yourself--why are you failing, and realistically, what can you do differently in order to succeed? You've gotten direct feedback from so many people and you haven't really listened to any of them.
I support you all the way TE. Your design will definately work. I know because I've been shaping a very similar design since the early 80's. They smoke on fast point waves. I've been preaching narrow noses on twinnies for over twenty years. You've taken it to the extreme with the hips and I'd love to try one. The tight fin span on a wide tail is also an element I used and swear by. Unforunately mine are all out of commision now because of old fashioned traditional materials like polyesters and epoxies. Now I just buy boards because I'd rather spend free moments skating or riding waves. If you want to see one of my favorite material innovators, check out www.surflight.com for boards that flex like a snowboard. Love Delbert de Von Pumpernickel
I didn't call anybody names, and I don't deserve this treatment from you. Mike Paler is responsible and liable for the content of the forum he hosts. Read any court case on the subject, ie Napster. No, ET has posted nothing offensive. He has however harassed posters here and generally made an ass of himself, just like now. Censorship by definition is something only governments can do, as censorship uses laws, so there's no "censorship" issue here. If as you say, Mike Paler is trying not to "censor" posters such as ET then why has he chosen to delete posts and confiscate the user names of people objecting to ET's harassment? Hmmmmmmm? Sorry, you're wrong.
Hey everyone's bagging on your marketing. Here's how it works. I currently hold patents on other types of sports equipment that have Medalled in Olympics and have set world records that still hold today. I have some of the highest paid professional athletes in the world on my products, but whenever I come up with something greatly supperior, they won't even try it because they're afraid they'll be laughed at or afraid it will take their performance down a notch. Just keep plugging away and get smart tech geek nerds to surf your designs. In a few years, a few naturally talented athletes may be begging you for sponsorship. And if that happens, all the closed minded surfers in the world will be saying, "Oh yeah, I was on board since the beginning." I feel like I live in the Twilight Zone, because that scenario has repeated over and over in my life. Just suck up energy from everyone hating your ideas.....kinda of like Monsters Inc. You should be full of energy from some of the hate, fear, and predjudice on this website. Love D. Pumpernickel
Setting up a nice website is no bad idea. If you spent only have of the time spamming the board with learning html you would have a running bussiness already. Do you sell the board or just talk about it? People have asked if they can purchase one and there seems to be no answer from your side... how many of these do exist? Who is shapeing them? Are you shapeing them? Maybe you should write an FP Linux distro and ride the wave of the new economy instead of getting involved with the dusty surfboard bussiness [wink]
Hey thats the way guys, Interesting opinions and questions and about the brotherhood well that whent over my head woosh! Web site - it took me 30 mins including uploading! Im not selling boards On this forum, they are too expensive anyway, US$20per inch..... Whos says Im marketing anything anyway, am just sharing info...I know exactly what I lack and thats the fun, I just think well If I had an open chequebook you guys wouldnt be finding out about FP from small corners of the web.....But this is Fun to watch all the assumptions and interplay of Egos and vested interests.....I will be taken seriously soon enough..... Jim DUNLOP has built a FP hes commented he was mildly surprised riding his 6'1" in 2" slop....His constructive comments were he couldnt get a rounhouse cutty with out feeling like he was doing it in sections, this is usally because of foot positioning. Once you find the sweet spot you littertaly surf with your head, by weight shifting.....Most guys try to use too much effort to turn FP instead of letting the lines in the board do the work....... http://www.geocities.com/wunderboyi/ninetysixpercent.html
Its a lost cause trying to market your fat penquin on swaylocks
Ok [smile] http://www.geocities.com/wunderboyi/ninetysixpercent.html
ferret, Sorry, you're wrong. If the claims you make are from what someone else has told you, you are being mislead. If you have somehow inferred them from something you have read, then you are inferring incorrectly. I have NEVER taken away anybody's username -- in fact I can't -- my software won't let me. And I have absolutely NO allegiance to the FAT PENGUIN or the morons who push it. In fact I would be completely happy if they never came around here again. You should really be certain before you accuse someone of something. In the future, if you think there is some sort of injustice going on around here, please feel free to email me personally at: eval(unescape('%64%6f%63%75%6d%65%6e%74%2e%77%72%69%74%65%28%27%3c%61%20%68%72%65%66%3d%22%6d%61%69%6c%74%6f%3a%6d%69%6b%65%40%73%77%61%79%6c%6f%63%6b%73%2e%63%6f%6d%22%3e%6d%69%6b%65%40%73%77%61%79%6c%6f%63%6b%73%2e%63%6f%6d%3c%2f%61%3e%27%29%3b')) Thanks, Mike p.s. If you really want ET and the FAT PENGUIN gone, just STOP RESPONDING to them.