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#790820 - 02/10/06 03:39 PM Re: Why Everyone Hates Surftech, and Pop-outs in General [Re: SLOsurfer]
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I've never surfed one, but wouldn't mind it if the price was right and it was near the dims I wanted. I haven't found that yet, so I'm sticking with customs.

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#790821 - 02/10/06 03:54 PM Re: Why Everyone Hates Surftech, and Pop-outs in General [Re: internettoughguy]
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what?

No flipping off surftech truck??



@#!%&$ = What! This Thread is useless wif out any pix!





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#790822 - 02/11/06 09:15 AM Re: Why Everyone Hates Surftech, and Pop-outs in General [Re: rice]
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surfers shouldnt complain about surfers who ride surftechs.

surfers should complain about shapers who joined the surftech name. Like rusty, ci etc

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#790823 - 02/11/06 09:17 AM Re: Why Everyone Hates Surftech, and Pop-outs in General [Re: Teahupoo2000]
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Bring on the future




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#790824 - 02/11/06 11:56 AM Re: Why Everyone Hates Surftech, and Pop-outs in General [Re: SLOsurfer]
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For the most part majority of the riders I have spoken to that actually owned and have ridden one eventually has come back, most have mentioned that once the hype has worn off and they go back to their customs they forgot how well the poly's ride in comparison. Nearly all have said they would never buy another. That's from my personal experience, I'm sure all the shapers that jumped on the bandwagon with these pop-out companies will say the same, maybe not on record. But I have spoken to many that have mentioned this.

Simply the poly's just ride better.
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#790825 - 03/16/12 09:34 PM Re: Why Everyone Hates Surftech, and Pop-outs in General [Re: oakfoils]
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this is quite a thread. maybe a little outdated by now but i enjoyed reading, especially dave parmenter's letter of homeric proportions. bumpity bump for some good reading.
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#790826 - 03/16/12 09:54 PM Re: Why Everyone Hates Surftech, and Pop-outs in General [Re: kellsmith]
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dave parmenter is a douche of the highest level. always was, always will be.
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#790827 - 03/16/12 10:26 PM Re: Why Everyone Hates Surftech, and Pop-outs in General [Re: Havoc]
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supporting arguement? i think he was off on a lot of his comments regarding non-pop-out epoxy construction but way more of his essay was spot on, imo. to be fair it was written a number of years ago and didnt mention epoxy glassed pu's at all.
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#790828 - 03/16/12 10:28 PM Re: Why Everyone Hates Surftech, and Pop-outs in General [Re: kellsmith]
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supporting arguement? i think he was off on a lot of his comments regarding non-pop-out epoxy construction but way more of his essay was spot on, imo. to be fair it was written a number of years ago and didnt mention epoxy glassed pu's at all.




always had a negative and condescending view of the surfing world, especially the shortboard shapers and designs. then goes on to go full bore S.U.P. popouts from china guy's the definition of hypocrite
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#790829 - 03/16/12 11:07 PM Re: Why Everyone Hates Surftech, and Pop-outs in General [Re: Havoc]
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supporting arguement? i think he was off on a lot of his comments regarding non-pop-out epoxy construction but way more of his essay was spot on, imo. to be fair it was written a number of years ago and didnt mention epoxy glassed pu's at all.




always had a negative and condescending view of the surfing world, especially the shortboard shapers and designs. then goes on to go full bore S.U.P. popouts from china guy's the definition of hypocrite



if that is true, wow. i spent like half hour reading his letter and agreeing with it. if he really does endorse china sups now ummm
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#790830 - 03/16/12 11:23 PM Re: Why Everyone Hates Surftech, and Pop-outs in General [Re: kellsmith]
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supporting arguement? i think he was off on a lot of his comments regarding non-pop-out epoxy construction but way more of his essay was spot on, imo. to be fair it was written a number of years ago and didnt mention epoxy glassed pu's at all.




always had a negative and condescending view of the surfing world, especially the shortboard shapers and designs. then goes on to go full bore S.U.P. popouts from china guy's the definition of hypocrite



if that is true, wow. i spent like half hour reading his letter and agreeing with it. if he really does endorse china sups now ummm




havoc is correctamundo

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#790831 - 03/17/12 12:14 AM Re: Why Everyone Hates Surftech, and Pop-outs in General [Re: gracepark]
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A few years ago i came back from a few months in Indo, no money,no boards all snapped/creased given to the local kids.

Borrowed a few boards from a mate but couldn't find any i that went for me, was having beers with another mate and he said he had a board i could have, he went and got it, it was a surf tech, now these boards look ugly with that 2 pac kinda coating at the best of times but this thing was also totally beaten up, i couldn't say no and it was the kinda measurements i like so i took it for a few surfs and was shocked when the thing actually went pretty good, so i gave it a new spray job to pimp it up and surfed it until i had enough $ to get another board, i then took it in my quiver to mentawai's the next season and actually surfed it a fair bit, but gave it to a local grom as it was so beaten up.

Now I still think surf tech's just look cheap and ugly and im not planning to deck my quiver out in them, but if they brought out a CI gravy i might consider getting one as i saw they do CI biscuits and I had a CI gravy and didn't mind it but after six months i decided to trade it in as it was getting beaten up real quick.

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#790832 - 03/17/12 07:52 AM Re: Why Everyone Hates Surftech, and Pop-outs in General [Re: SLOsurfer]
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whatever...Surftechs are hot, I luv'em, tired of screwin around with inconsistent sticks and fickle shapers....durable, dependable and standards to judge others by


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#790833 - 03/17/12 07:56 AM Re: Why Everyone Hates Surftech, and Pop-outs in General [Re: Sanzabar]
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#790834 - 03/17/12 09:23 AM Re: Why Everyone Hates Surftech, and Pop-outs in General [Re: Sanzabar]
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whatever...Surftechs are hot, I luv'em, tired of screwin around with inconsistent sticks and fickle shapers....durable, dependable and standards to judge others by





Surftechs are definitly not "hot" Miss Hilton.

Inconsistent sticks and fickle shapers = your own lack of knowledge of design elements that work for you. One time I ordered a short and stubby quad and didn't tell the shaper how I wanted the rails and I got full rails. My mistake.

Durable is not the word your looking for. Junk is more like it. I don't break boards but I have snapped a Surftech into three pieces in overhead juice. I was young and nieve much like yourself. I looked inside the pieces and saw staples, paperclips, sh!t that looked like it was swept off a factory floor and COOLER FOAM. I felt shame, and said never again.

Standards to judge others by?

The only people who buy Surftechs are SUPers, Old guys who ride Funboards and think they will save money on dings and guys who surf shortboards and don't know the first thing about surfboard design and construction.

There was a time before you and I where everything made with care and quality came from the good 'ol USA. Well businessmen got greedy and put cheap labor in Asia and cheap materials together to make a lesser quality product and then they market it was "Durable".

Surfboards should be made by surfers.


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