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Re: Latest from Noel [Re: Greg Griffin] #2957790
05/22/19 08:26 PM
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Reposting my first comment :


His success riding it as just a Twin shows what a skilled surfer he is .

Re: Latest from Noel [Re: Greg Griffin] #2957795
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Yeah I saw that, but still kinda passive. Give the board an overall number rating.

Re: Latest from Noel [Re: Racer1] #2957811
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You would need a much drivier setup to do the same , like most others would .

Re: Latest from Noel [Re: Racer1] #2957858
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Originally Posted by Racer1
You can't exactly shit can a board because the manufacturer is paying you to review them.


Noel specifically told me he has never once been paid to do a review.


"The lifetime risk of dying in a mass shooting is around 1 in 110,154 — about the same chance of dying from a dog attack or legal execution."
https://www.healthline.com/health-news/why-are-we-afraid-of-mass-shootings
Re: Latest from Noel [Re: casa_mugrienta] #2957873
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Originally Posted by casa_mugrienta
Originally Posted by Racer1
You can't exactly shit can a board because the manufacturer is paying you to review them.


Noel specifically told me he has never once been paid to do a review.


But does he pay for the boards?

Re: Latest from Noel [Re: casa_mugrienta] #2957884
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Originally Posted by casa_mugrienta
Originally Posted by Racer1
You can't exactly shit can a board because the manufacturer is paying you to review them.


Noel specifically told me he has never once been paid to do a review.


Then how is he monetizing? He doesn't get enough views to live off youtube advertising. Hurley endorsed? Paid by fin companies?

Re: Latest from Noel [Re: Greg Griffin] #2957919
05/23/19 01:06 AM
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I've seen his boards on CL around here and know at least one person who has bought a used board from him. If he's getting them for free, he's essentially getting paid.


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Re: Latest from Noel [Re: Greg Griffin] #2957976
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Mason Ho is having more fun on the board:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HyCmH3x2lHg

Re: Latest from Noel [Re: Greg Griffin] #2957997
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It looks like noel doesn’t like it, but has to give it some faint praise.

I would agree. Not what I’m looking for

Re: Latest from Noel [Re: Greg Griffin] #2957999
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Mason Ho should do board reviews, "grab your favorite strain, sit back and watch..."

It went really well till I crashed it into a cliff.

Re: Latest from Noel [Re: Greg Griffin] #2958022
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those might be the most awful looking pants i've ever seen bigdeal

Re: Latest from Noel [Re: bird.] #2958136
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Originally Posted by bird.
Originally Posted by casa_mugrienta
Originally Posted by Racer1
You can't exactly shit can a board because the manufacturer is paying you to review them.


Noel specifically told me he has never once been paid to do a review.


But does he pay for the boards?



"The boards are given to us from the board makers for review. We keep some and sell some to help cover the cost of production of each review. In the beginning we bought the boards, some boards were demos and we had to give them back after the review."


"The lifetime risk of dying in a mass shooting is around 1 in 110,154 — about the same chance of dying from a dog attack or legal execution."
https://www.healthline.com/health-news/why-are-we-afraid-of-mass-shootings
Re: Latest from Noel [Re: Greg Griffin] #2958149
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he is just as bad as STAB, IMO. Sucking at the industry-tit like the mags do.

At least Mikey is a decent writer worth reading for entertainment value.

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Re: Latest from Noel [Re: Greg Griffin] #2958159
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Noel seems pretty legit in his efforts to help the surfing community with board reviews. I think he knows he has an above-average/ expert level of surfing ability and he's happy to use his skill to exhibit a board.

I think he just get frothed out to try new boards and likes sharing his feelings/thoughts of the board with the public! He got his hands on one of the 1st Tomo/ Firewire Hydroshort models in Helium tech (in California) a few days after the boardroom show. He surfed it at Lowers with DT and I'm guessing he was allowed to hang on to it for a little bit. So I would suspect a review of that board coming up soon. He looked like a grom frothing to get on it and ride it.

I think his reviews are cool, but I wouldn't mind seeing another guy surfing with him to get a different point of reference.


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Re: Latest from Noel [Re: sd_101] #2958164
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Originally Posted by sd_101
he is just as bad as STAB, IMO. Sucking at the industry-tit like the mags do.

At least Mikey is a decent writer worth reading for entertainment value.



Mikey pretty much sucks, for a variety of reasons, one of them being he ventures into topics he knows nothing about, writes as if he knows what he's talking about, and gets his facts wrong.

Or makes stuff up completely.

STAB used to have good writers back when it wasn't advertorial.

It's a joke.


"The lifetime risk of dying in a mass shooting is around 1 in 110,154 — about the same chance of dying from a dog attack or legal execution."
https://www.healthline.com/health-news/why-are-we-afraid-of-mass-shootings
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