A large surge sweeps the beach while those standing arround the old fire pit argue about past glories of broken sprigbok warriors now reduced to their respective common denominators...dust to dust...and making dust in between...wether its making dust in the yard making castles in the dirty sand or digging dryrot out of wood found in the creek my proclivities to a facination with shape and form in water persist...to be critical of others work?An engineered flat spot well concealed haas come and gone in accepted fashion.A heated state of mind ,passion if you would,is where emotion has taken over the intrlectual pursuit of growth.I for one say to a hardliners fool label...thanks... a greater pool of genius never could touch the unoficial fraternity of fools,Galileo.Pathagoras.Pastuer.Newton.Wavy Gravy,Tiny Tim ,Jimmy Hendrix,Jim Fisher,Bob Simmons, Velzy, countless functioning Alcoholics the morning after on coffee indicted or running free,rich as stinking bogs or poor as a churchmouse...all fools and we are their itelectual direct descendants in ascencion...a nice ride is a nice ride I'm in heaven when my car starts when I turn the key and just the same when a wave comes to me and I swallow my fear and make the drop and success is mine...I have long since not owed fealty to another shaper as i've been riding my own...foolishness ...shaped backwards in under appointd work spaces as happy as a kid at the beach looking out to sea...ambrose...Issac newton ,not wayne there are no fools in Las Vegas
ambrose M. curry III
Well..uh l'm just curious here.What if the shaper put the flat spot in the outline on purpose?I mean does this possible design change render him useless?Only wondering...nothing more.
Cleanlines you get it. LeeDD No one has said the aussies are the end all of everything, but credit is do where credit is due. It's the California surf companies and magazines that try and write surfing history the way THEY want it instead of the way some of it was. Hype is the name of the game there. I thought this forum was for an exchange of ideas not constant bashing of other shapers designs or calling those who like one shaper or another fools and idiots. There are hundreds of shapers around the world that make very functional clean surfboards that never get any recognition. I look at a guy like Steve Forstall over in Melborne Fl who makes some of the cleanest lines on hybrids, longboards, and Eggs that I have seen, but you don't see guys like him in mags. unless some surf shop owner thinks he can make a buck out of it.
bash the nugget all you want, they work...i own the actual 5'6 potbelly pictured on mccoy's website (groovy colorwork and all), took it to ecuador last month having never ridden it to see how well the "loaded dome" bottom worked in conjunction with the outline (straight spots and all)...it was a blast... i build 250 of my own boards a year (i've surfed since '66) but needed to know what geoff was up to so i bought one to try...surprised would be an understatement!...an outline not pleasing to the eye doesn't equate to a crappy board..
"an outline not pleasing to the eye doesn't equate to a crappy board..."
Yeah! Truer words were never spoken... you sure got that one right, Jim! Great subject matter for another thread!
Dunlop makes some nice shapes himself. I like the checkerboard one on your site. Have not forgot about your Tee Jim. I hear the 5'2'' calling you at $500.00.
the funds just aren't there...i'd love the board, but...
i am loving the gullwings more feed back for you soon... how bout a shipping cost for that 5' 2" out here to 92618? Still waiting on Pautch.
I won't discriminate against you for picking form over function. This is a design forum and some go for aesthetics and some for performance. Personally, I go for a little of each, but I get bored with the current designs even if they work great, and I look forward to seeing experimental designs, even if they don't work.
Growing up in Newport, McCoy was a huge influence when he was here in the '80's. He wasn't afraid to break all the rules with his Lazor Zap and unique fin designs. He's one of the top five shapers I wish would contribute to Swaylocks. There has been many great shapers through the years, but few that have taken the bold chances that McCoy has.
Does that sound like hero worship?
So be it.