Saturday, April 17, 2010

Identity Crisis


There was (and maybe still is) a kayak festival going on at the James Island County Park and guess what was there... SUP's. It's a sad day when the line between boats and surfboards becomes so faded.

34 comments:

Anonymous said...

Why crawl when you stand up...

grumpy local said...

You should send Ding Tron* down there to set them straight.

Trey said...

Ding Tron would make quick work of all those sup's..... Hey... If I bring in five popouts can I have a free surfboard? Is stealing popouts wrong?

Anonymous said...

I saw a quote a few weeks ago that cracked me up: "If it requires a sail, a kite, or a paddle, then it's called boating."

Anonymous said...

When is McK's going to starting renting SUPs? I imagine it would be good business.

Drew said...

Your right, it would, but we have no where to put them.

Anonymous said...

Most historians have concluded that surfing evolved from Hawaiians and Tahitians riding waves in canoes. It's a sad day when some kook working at a surf shop doesn't even know basic surfing history.

Lost Boy said...

I've tried it. The boards are just too darn heavy! Why SUP when you can simply Longboard instead? SUPing is like driving a school bus vs. L.B. is like driving an SUV vs. S.B. is like driving a sport car.

Anonymous said...

Suping is awsome. Its going to take over washout this summer. Its the wave of the future. All you short board kooks need to just sit on the beach.hahahahhaaaaahahahhahaaaa

Anonymous said...

what does not wanting to rent sup's have to do with knowing surf history. Its a bit early to be drinking you f*&cking retard.

Anonymous said...

all you guys are lame. I am going to get back to the roots and start canoeing into waves. I should be able to rent one at any real surf shop, right.

Anonymous said...

Surfing began in canoes, or boats. The line has always been blurred. I wasn't referring to renting anything, you f*&cking retard. Besides, he never said anything about not renting SUP's, other than the fact that they have "no where" to put them.

And it's never too early to start drinking, d!psh!t. How do you think your daddy knocked yo momma up?

TroofHerts said...

You guys crack me up with your elitist attitude towards surfing, of all things. "No pop outs! No SUPs!" Maybe you'll see the irony(and hypocracy) in your argument this summer at the washout when some touron from Ohio goes over the falls on his 8' popout rented from Mck's and lands on your hand-shaped $600 Channel Islands.

Anonymous said...

The line has always been blurred. Is this seriously the way you talk.....fag

Anonymous said...

"is this seriously the way you talk?"

and you're calling someone a fag for the way they talk? seriously??

Anonymous said...

yes

Drew said...

Who said no SUP's?

Anonymous said...

"It's a sad day when the line between boats and surfboards becomes so faded."

Wasn't it insinuated that way?

Anonymous said...

yes

Anonymous said...

I am a avid boater and surfer. Lets get along.

Drew said...

What was insinuated was the obsurdity of companies marketing SUP's to surfers as an extension of surfing then marketing to kayakers at a kayak festival. It basically is an example of companies trying to tap into other markets in an attempt to increase $$$$.

Anonymous said...

Kinda like a surfshop crusading against pop outs yet renting them at the same time?

Drew said...

People who rent boards usually are unfamiliar with how to take care of a PU or Epoxy board and would destroy them. We rent Bics, a company that makes pens and lighters and surfboards. Are they pop outs? Yes. Do they buy the rights of old company names trying to cash in on brand recognition and market themselves as performance surfboards? No. We offer them as rentals because that is where they belong. They don't surf nearly as well as they handle abuse. If you are going to continually base our hypocracy on rental boards then fine. Your point is made. I hope I never have to explain this again.

Anonymous said...

blah blah blah

Anonymous said...

New sign proposal:

NO POPOUTS**

**unless produced by a pen/lighter company and used strictly for allowing first time surfers access to the lineup at the washout for $25 an hour.

***also o.k. to support companies that make PU/Epoxy boards while cashing in on brand recognition and marketing pop outs as performance surfboards(Channel Islands)

Anonymous said...

CI doesn't make popouts(anacapa) anymore and they never sold their name. Also rentals are 5$ an hour from what I hear.

Anonymous said...

Surftech makes CI Tuflites. And they were probably cutting you a homeboy discount when they rented you a Bic for $5 an hour.

Old Kook said...

So to the Anon who keeps bitching about he perceived hypocrisy of the No Popout stance. I pose one question. Not to bait you or even get some terse response. I'm truly just curious, given how you claim anyone who supports a No popout stance. (Not taking sides, just pointing out the debate).

What do you ride? Don't need a smartass answer or any more hyperbole. Just a straight forward answer.

What do you ride?

Anonymous said...

I have no use for SUPs or pop outs. They don't bother me as much as hypocrites, though.

I have a garage full of boards, 5'10" to 9'. All polyester.

Anonymous said...

Lately, Only the RNF, I'm a bit lazy in the winter. Over the past few years dozens of shortboards poly and epoxy all hand shaped. I tend to stick to poly in longboards, epoxy is to stiff and bouncy. Marcio at sharp eye is probably my favorite shaper but like i said i am riding a 5-8 Lost mostly these days. Also like everyone else I really want to check out the dumsterdiver from CI. Pretty much i get excited about new shapes every year, innovation in surf design is awesome...this is something you loose in popouts. The same shape over and over with different laminates just does not do it for me.

Anonymous said...

I ride a ten foot canoe. SUP looks fun, I wonder if they make a chair that attaches so i could sit down.

Anonymous said...

Aren't your rental boards popouts?

Anonymous said...

It's spelled hypocrisy not hypocracy.

Anonymous said...

We don't sale rental boards.