Saturday, February 06, 2010

...WTF again

...Santa Cruz ripper and sales rep extraordinaire Jesse Colombo scratches his head at the thought of the fact that someone actually make a 6'6" SUP that looks like a big toe. One of the many joys of ASR.

29 comments:

Lost Boy said...

Yeah, exactly "W.T.F." Some people just have too much time on their hands. "Hey Ma, look what I can do, I made a useless piece of shit and everyone will give up shortboards, longboards and regular sized SUPing...I'm so edgy and innovative."

Lost Boy said...

...what's next, a pop up umbrella / sail with the optional outboard motor and attachable off road tires to get you to the next break? Did they mention the upgraded turbo and deluxe two man crew to haul it to the beach and paddle it for you?

Anonymous said...

LB, corporate would like to take a look at some of your ideas,we're thinking cup holders,and of course sunscreen applicators.What are your thoughts on airbags ?We can put them on a 6'8 model.
WTF Corp,INC

Anonymous said...

I heard they were being made on Jupiter. Sorry no Jupiterian crap for me.

Lost Boy said...

LOL...hell yeah! The air bags are a top notch idea, let's go for it.

Anonymous said...

And the mini fridge and thats it . Oh ,and auto wax ,gotta have that , Oh, and team glass ,too.(don't want any extra weight).

Lost Boy said...

Don't forget cruise control.

Anonymous said...

I want one. Seriously. McKevlins going to carry them at all?

Anonymous said...

They're waiting to see if some of the parts are going to be assembled in N.Charleston.

grumpy local said...

Who cares? Surfing has become a gimmick industry. People who get the latest mass produced Lost, ooops, ...lost models, or channel islands are no different from someone jumping on that "innovative" SUP. Gimmick riders and comic book readers.

The Blunt, The Robber, the Wardo model, the Rob Machado model... all gimmicks, tricking naive people into thinking maybe they could actually surf or hit the lip, "only if".... maybe next year.

IR makes his living off gimmicks, Lost boy rides gimmicks. Gimmick gimmick, who cares, just don't drop in on people.

Long live surfing etiquette and the round pin single fin!

Anonymous said...

Apparently cruise control is only going to be available on the SE models,which also comes with the standard 3/36 warranty ,( 3-wave 36-month ). Go-pro cams are being installed in all models.We're also thinking about the paddle doubling as a large caliber rifle but weren't sure cause the minifrig holds a 12 pack of beer and we thought ,surfing ,guns, beer ,sup's all together? Thoughts? PREZ,WTF Inc.

Anonymous said...

Gees grumps sounds like you need to try out some new models. They are fun and innovation has always been a part of the industry.

I.R. said...

Forget the industry, innovation is part of life. The car grumpy drives is a gimmick. He could easily get along on a horse-drawn carriage, bit he fell for it. Sucker.

Anonymous said...

"innovation is part of life."

Hypocrite.

grumpy local said...

Yea, I'd of made that bottom turn if only I'd had a......

Maybe next year when they come out with a John John model surfboard and clothing line.... I'll wear the gear, get his boards,, grow my hair down into my face, say "sick" over and over, and rip it up just like John John.

Lost Boy said...

Hey Grumps, you might have made that bottom turn if you had a thruster instead of an old school single. You don't however need to be a John John wanna be. But having ridden all shapes and sizes of boards over the years, I can say with confidence that some boards are without a doubt much better than others. Maybe this new 6'6" SUP with all the extras will take you into a realm of surfing that only a lucky few can experience...keep dropping in brah. See you out there!

I.R. said...

"innovation is part of life."

Hypocrite.


Please elaborate?

Old Kook said...

Man it's been a long time since we've had a good "debate" on this blog. Hold on a second, let me get the popcorn...

Old Kook said...

Oh and for what it's worth. It doesn't matter what board I ride. I'll never do a good bottom turn.

Anonymous said...

Grumpy, don't dismiss surfboard innovation just because your wife hasn't let you buy a new board since 1991. Even though I'm not too fond of dragon graphics and "Mayhem", the RNF and Rocket are two of the best boards I've ever ridden...period. And this is coming from someone who drank the "volan glassed, single fin, Joel Tudor" koolaid for more than a few years of stifled surfing in 7-second beachbreak.

grumpy local said...

It's been '95 since I bought my last board, not '91. I ride one I bought in '94 and Ian has seen me "own it" more than once on that board.

I was ripping a single fin way before volan and Joel Tudor, Mayem, Lost were even spoken of. It does put our respective ages into perspective though.

And I'm not dismissing surfboard innovation at all. Greg Loher was the man, everyone else just pretends. It is funny how so many things are going "retro", which is a gimmick in itself, because the same ideas worked then and they will work now.. even in 7 second beach break... or do you fly over 3 different, 2 second sections with 1 second left for that rodeo flip, now that you have an innovative new design under your feet?

Anonymous said...

if a board feels good who cares where it came from. surfing means different things to different people

Lost Boy said...

Ah man...this blog line was really fun until Grumpy turned it into a serious forum and debate on refining the surfboard vs. riding one design year after year. Sure, you can surf the shit out of that one board, but trying to master new shapes and sizes keeps things fresh, challenging and makes you a well rounded waterman.

Back to the SUP... Now that we've all refined the design it's time to find the hot bikini clad model to pose for the new ad in all the industry magazines. Only question is which industry???

grumpy local said...

In other words, It was really funny making fun of what some else wants to ride, until someone makes fun of what you ride.

I have been on a lost 6'6" RNF twinn fin as of late, small center helped a little but I gave it back...big deal.

Anonymous said...

I'm just glad to have learned that the key to being a well rounded waterman is to buy new ...lost boards every year.

Lost Boy said...

If you're referring to me and you know who I am, you would know that I have many different makes and shapes to have fun on. Modern, Ol'school and in between. I know who Grumpy is and respect his opinion and ability. But damn, it sure is fun to poke him every now and then!

Anonymous said...

sounds gross!

Lost Boy said...

Yeah, I guess it does.

Lost Boy said...

Oh,btw grumpy...that 6'6" RNF was way to big for you.