Quickly looked at figures, in 2009 number of units sold worldwide was 3 millions. By now this number is obviously more, maybe 4 millions. Noel s influence is definitely peanuts at the end of the day.daave said:You might be overestimating overall volume of the surfboard marketplace...we are peanuts
What's even more stupid is inventing a tool for a tool-less fin system out of recycled plastic and with recycled carboard instructions for something no one needed. Saving the planet. Pffft.ciscojaws said:Fin puller so I don’t hurt my hands... :bigdeal:
I had one ear drilled and the next is ready but I've delayed by wearing a hood. As soon as it dips under 65 I put it on. Also, in my advancing years, the head flick to get the hair out of my face after duck diving is causing neck problems (getting old sucks) and the hood eliminates the necessity of the head flick.Duffy said:I start wearing a hood pretty early in the season for a few reasons.Oeste858 said:For the wetsuit police- it seems like more guys in SoCal are wearing hoods... I think more to prevent/delay Surfers Ear once the water gets in the mid 60's, than for the cold itself. I can't get used to a hood myself, so I prefer the SurfEars plugs. Highly recommend
1. I go north of conception often and just want to be used to wearing one.
2. I can wear a thinner suit with the hood. Hood basically gives you 1 mm worth of wetsuit.
2b. It delays the necessity of booties.
3. My ears hurt all the time (cauliflower) so the hood give me some protection when get pitched.
I bought my first firewire late last year. A chumlee. I just bought a third model today. Previously I've owned many boards over the years both locally shaped and from the big brands, and the poly boards never lasted. I got tired of always fixing them and wasting money. The helium boards feel great and they are very durable. They might be expensive, but a custom board at least in NY isn't that much (~130 -150) less. I'm not trying to make you a believer since everyone has different preferences, but I can vouch that most of what they say isn't marketing bs.Yeah. I'll admit that seaside looks good & machado is one hell of a surfer
But.....I'll never, ever buy one
I can't believe surfers are so susceptible to marketing bullshit
hi mark price!I bought my first firewire late last year. A chumlee. I just bought a third model today. Previously I rode several locally shaped boards and others from the big brands. I used to destroy poly boards in a year or so and just got sick of throwing money away. I've tried a few custom epoxies but they just never felt right. Firewire's helium construction feels pretty great and they are very durable. They might be expensive, but a custom board isn't that much (~130 -150) less. I'm not trying to make you a believer since everyone has different preferences, but I can vouch that it isn't marketing bs.