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#2896270 - 01/10/19 12:24 AM Re: New Boardroom Podcast - DANIEL "TOMO" THOMSON [Re: deforest]
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Originally Posted By: deforest
Originally Posted By: Greg Griffin
Greenough not being a surfer

What was he ?
windsurfer and kneeboarder.


Come the fvck on already foreheadslap crazy2 roflmao

Greenough was stand up surfing decades ago prior to riding kneeboards.

You're trolling again.
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#2896286 - 01/10/19 04:46 AM Re: New Boardroom Podcast - DANIEL "TOMO" THOMSON [Re: casa_mugrienta]
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Originally Posted By: casa_mugrienta
Originally Posted By: deforest
Originally Posted By: Greg Griffin
Greenough not being a surfer

What was he ?
windsurfer and kneeboarder.


Come the fvck on already foreheadslap crazy2 roflmao

Greenough was stand up surfing decades ago prior to riding kneeboards.

You're trolling again.


I will admit to not knowing Greenough started his life as a waterman standing up, but yes documented here https://www.insidesport.com.au/news/george-greenough-a-true-pioneer-of-surfing-422149 and http://www.weekendhippie.com/weekend-hippie-stories/2016/6/19/in-the-greenough-room-george-greenough

both nice articles and although Greenough was on his knees or prone by the time he gained worldwide recognition a huge influence on standup shortboard riding nevertheless.

I haven't listened to the podcast yet, so not dissing anyone in any way whatsoever, but the subject of kneeboarder's influence on surfing is interesting. Steve Lis kneeboarder, the seed for Reno Abilliera's "semi performance twin" (my words), which in turn the seed for Mark Richard's performance twin http://markrichardssurfboards.com/blog/2012/05/the-bumblebee-flies-in/

MR performance twin fin positions were the starting point for the front fins of Simon Anderson's Bells winning revolutionary thruster design as documented in Anderson's excellent biography "Thrust". I bought this book, a lovely "coffee table book" with nice pictures and an interesting and enthralling account of Anderson's career as pro surfer and surfboard shaper to date (although skipped the BASE drama which must have been painful).

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#2896307 - 01/10/19 08:15 AM Re: New Boardroom Podcast - DANIEL "TOMO" THOMSON [Re: deforest]
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Originally Posted By: deforest
I listened to the podcast again and noticed 2nd time around that Tomo mentioned how he hand shaped for a long time during his apprenticeship and made templates and outlines by hand. He also talked about glassing his own boards and sanding them under trees in AUS. haha. With no masks. And bailing buckets of water out of the shaping room because it would flood from the rain. ha.

I think he elaborated on that a little bit, possibly due to the convos on here about his hand shaping?


Yeah, I could feel a slight prickliness regarding that part. It was like he really wanted it known that he was core. Fair enough. If I was a genius, I'd get pissed with a bunch of internet nerds talking shit about me and it getting passed around as gospel.
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#2896309 - 01/10/19 08:23 AM Re: New Boardroom Podcast - DANIEL "TOMO" THOMSON [Re: Goodfish]
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Christian Bradley is not embasresd or " Prickly" about his Handshaping very few .

Its a non issue today .
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#2896311 - 01/10/19 08:31 AM Re: New Boardroom Podcast - DANIEL "TOMO" THOMSON [Re: deforest]
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Yeah, but I had to Google who that is because I'm an internet nerd. Do you even Firewire, bro?
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#2896312 - 01/10/19 08:41 AM Re: New Boardroom Podcast - DANIEL "TOMO" THOMSON [Re: Goodfish]
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Talking Handshaping a few over 10 - 15 years could piss shapers off who handshaped 1,000's for a real living supporting themselves and thier families if they had .

Not easy work , involves constant improvement , and expense .

Again a non issue in todays surfboard world .

Some of the machine cutters i've used have become very good board builders - never handshaping .

GWS would do well with his experience and he wouldn't even have to finish them dancing
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#2896314 - 01/10/19 09:17 AM Re: New Boardroom Podcast - DANIEL "TOMO" THOMSON [Re: casa_mugrienta]
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Originally Posted By: casa_mugrienta
Originally Posted By: deforest
Originally Posted By: Greg Griffin
Greenough not being a surfer

What was he ?
windsurfer and kneeboarder.


Come the fvck on already foreheadslap crazy2 roflmao

Greenough was stand up surfing decades ago prior to riding kneeboards.

You're trolling again.


Hes got some beef with Greenough for some reason.


Edited by Duffy (01/10/19 09:18 AM)
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#2896320 - 01/10/19 09:57 AM Re: New Boardroom Podcast - DANIEL "TOMO" THOMSON [Re: Duffy]
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Originally Posted By: Duffy
Originally Posted By: casa_mugrienta
Originally Posted By: deforest
Originally Posted By: Greg Griffin
Greenough not being a surfer

What was he ?
windsurfer and kneeboarder.


Come the fvck on already foreheadslap crazy2 roflmao

Greenough was stand up surfing decades ago prior to riding kneeboards.

You're trolling again.


Hes got some beef with Greenough for some reason.


he's got beef with everyone who isnt Dan or Mark Tomo. that beef is from his ignorance. and hes not shy from putting his ignorance on display. which is why hes an idiot. when hes finished he'll have crapped on everyone in the book. hey defraud did ya ever order that board from your buddy Timmy patterson??????????

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#2896321 - 01/10/19 10:00 AM Re: New Boardroom Podcast - DANIEL "TOMO" THOMSON [Re: deforest]
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Originally Posted By: deforest
Originally Posted By: Greg Griffin
Greenough not being a surfer

What was he ?
windsurfer and kneeboarder.



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#2896523 - 01/10/19 04:39 PM Re: New Boardroom Podcast - DANIEL "TOMO" THOMSON [Re: deforest]
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Hey... Im just trying to get to the bottom of this... Im a seeker of truth! I got no beef with Greenough. From what i've heard and read he was a brilliant inventor and genius waterman who hugely influenced surfing. I just want to debate this issue in a reputable forum. Maybe even set the record straight.

Did George stand up or what??

The 2 links that Mr. J posted both say that George was NOT a stand up surfer... he was a knee boarder and matsurfer.

This is an excerpt from the article in the 1st link:
{He haunted the beautiful terrain and surfed the immaculate waves of Hollister Ranch, but was never a fan of stand-up surfing. The last time he stood on a board was 1961.}

This is an excerpt from the article in the 2nd link:
{By his early teens, Greenough (pronounced greeno) himself had already abandoned traditional surfing in place of kneeboarding and soft mat-riding, two sports few others were participating in at that time. "I really never liked the longboard, it had no flexibility or spontaneity," recalled Greenough from his home near Byron Bay, Australia.}

{George was the clubs only non-surfing member. He never stood up on his board, he never cut or even combed his hair, and always was a bit disheveled, but he was a very inventive guy, and certainly a great waterman. Arlen Knight, Santa Barbara}

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#2896525 - 01/10/19 04:42 PM Re: New Boardroom Podcast - DANIEL "TOMO" THOMSON [Re: CCKeith]
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roflmao
For the longest time I honestly thought df was one of ____ trolls.
It gets much less humorous thinking he is being real
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#2896536 - 01/10/19 04:57 PM Re: New Boardroom Podcast - DANIEL "TOMO" THOMSON [Re: CCKeith]
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Originally Posted By: CCKeith
Originally Posted By: Duffy
Originally Posted By: casa_mugrienta
Originally Posted By: deforest
Originally Posted By: Greg Griffin
Greenough not being a surfer

What was he ?
windsurfer and kneeboarder.


Come the fvck on already foreheadslap crazy2 roflmao

Greenough was stand up surfing decades ago prior to riding kneeboards.

You're trolling again.


Hes got some beef with Greenough for some reason.


he's got beef with everyone who isnt Dan or Mark Tomo. that beef is from his ignorance. and hes not shy from putting his ignorance on display. which is why hes an idiot. when hes finished he'll have crapped on everyone in the book. hey defraud did ya ever order that board from your buddy Timmy patterson??????????
Yup! I sure did. I rode the Italo Ferreira Pool Party model. Ask Timmy or Scott about it. They helped me out with the board!

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#2896537 - 01/10/19 04:59 PM Re: New Boardroom Podcast - DANIEL "TOMO" THOMSON [Re: casa_mugrienta]
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Originally Posted By: casa_mugrienta
Originally Posted By: deforest
Originally Posted By: Greg Griffin
Greenough not being a surfer

What was he ?
windsurfer and kneeboarder.


Come the fvck on already foreheadslap crazy2 roflmao

Greenough was stand up surfing decades ago prior to riding kneeboards.

You're trolling again.
You got any proof?

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#2896575 - 01/10/19 06:29 PM Re: New Boardroom Podcast - DANIEL "TOMO" THOMSON [Re: deforest]
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"the clubs only non-surfing member. He never stood up on his board,"

The person who wrote this is an IDIOT

Soo much documentation of George surfing waves = SURFER
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#2896580 - 01/10/19 06:42 PM Re: New Boardroom Podcast - DANIEL "TOMO" THOMSON [Re: deforest]
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