When did gerry lopez get into the soft top biz?

TheEl

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Being core was so 90's. Selling out is all the rage.

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Kinda hard not to sell out when everyone else is doing it and beach life is only getting more expensive.

Pro model soft tops is the rad fad and I think we can all thank JOB for this.
 

oeste858

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Just cuz the guy does yoga doesn't mean he's an eco-warrior. But you'd think his sponsor Patagonia would frown on the association with these soft-tops without even a claim to being recyclable like the Almond or Album ones.
 

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Just cuz the guy does yoga doesn't mean he's an eco-warrior. But you'd think his sponsor Patagonia would frown on the association with these soft-tops without even a claim to being recyclable like the Almond or Album ones.
Patagucci/FCD has on site recyclable foam machine and presses own XEPS blanks.
 
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HSY

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Right. You'd think they would've collaborated with Gerry on something like the Almond soft top.
I feel like he's had a licensing deal with surftech for a while now which might preclude him from collaborating with other surfboard makers (patagonia has sold his custom boards in their surf shops they're just not made by FCD)... which is still weird since surftech makes soft-tops but not the ones sold at costco.
 

Duffy LaCoronilla

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Just cuz the guy does yoga doesn't mean he's an eco-warrior. But you'd think his sponsor Patagonia would frown on the association with these soft-tops without even a claim to being recyclable like the Almond or Album ones.
Patagonia has no problem associating itself Yvon Chounard (burns people surfing, prevents Argentinians from having electricity, blocks access to his private lands while claiming to be the champion of public lands, flys private jets, donates to politicians that closed beaches and had surfers arrested) so why would this be a problem for them?