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Xanadu #2919936
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Anyone listen to his podcast interview with S. Bass? Some heavy claims in there.

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can you break some of them down for us so i don't have to listen to scott bass?

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It is a long one and Xanadu does 90 pct of the talking. One that really caught my ear was, he was the first ever to make concaves work....

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Originally Posted By: sozzle
can you break some of them down for us so i don't have to listen to scott bass?


roflmao


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Re: Xanadu [Re: Birdistheword] #2921088
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I found it pretty intense and exciting. Different podcast. A shaper from who you still can feel some excitement about building boards after so many years.
Straight to the guts, no BS. No marketing, focus on whats important. Making a great functional board.

I heard true facts, as far as for the concaves, dont know, why not? There are many shapers that dont get credit about their work and others do.

Just listen to other podcasts and compare it yourself. Many dont even know what they are talking about. They dont master the craft.

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might have to listen. makes beautiful boards, ive had a few and they worked well.
during the transition from 80s shapes to glass slipper bananna rockerd boards he was way ahead of the pack with his modern looking boards. hes the one that popularized the flip tip nose. suddenly everyone else was doin em, then he stopped. and everyone else did soon after

Re: Xanadu [Re: Birdistheword] #2921118
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You could always tell his boards in the early 90s by the way he would take that piece of foam out of the tip of the nose of the board with his planer. Couldn't find a picture. The noses on his boards were always really flipped and he would remove a bit of foam from the deck side of the very tip of the nose of the board. It was like a trademark.


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Re: Xanadu [Re: Birdistheword] #2921120
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Listened to the whole (long, tiresome, and boastful) Podcast the day it came out. Grew up in San Diego. Have always seen the Xanadu label around town. Remember the days of Gerr as we are the same age. Have considered a few times over the last 30 + years getting a Xanadu.

WOW! Is all I have to say!

After listening to that, I will undoubtedly never get a Xanadu. He may be a great guy in person, but he comes across as the most arrogant shaper I've ever heard. Very poor marketing on his part! Sadly, He reminds me of every generalization I've ever heard about Brazilians (and I like Brazilians). No matter what his self proclaimed great accomplishments are (and who knows, they may be true), that man needs a slice of Humble Pie. Screw it, he needs the whole damn PIE!!!!!!

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I'm not sure if Scott Bass was intentionally trying to interrupt less or if Xanadu just dominated the conversation (maybe both), but I thought Bassy did a much better job on this one letting his guest talk.

As far as Xanadu, he did strike me as fairly conceited: however, if he can back it up with good boards, then it wouldn't prevent me from getting one. shrug


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a long one and Xanadu does 90 pct of the talking. One that really caught my ear was, he was the first ever to make concaves work....


Allan Byrne started using single to double concave on all his boards in 1983

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I tried but I couldn't make it through this one.

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I was able to get through this one https://youtu.be/SEuOoMprDqg

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He talked and talked and talked, and I started losing my ability to understand words. It seemed he thought he was telling a long story that would lead up to something about horse-riding, am I right?


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Back in 86 or 87 my friend and I were checking the surf in North County SD, I think at Pipes or somewhere near there. Some chick was walking up a trail carrying a Xanadu board, and my buddy goes "what's this, Zan-a-du?" in a mocking drawl. We didn't see him initially and didn't know who he was at the time but Xanadu was walking behind her, glared at my buddy and said "NO, its SHAN-DU!!" We've been laughing about that one for years haha.

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I never knew how great he is, until he told me how great he is.

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