Monday, August 18, 2008

fuck mega surf

"It is with great sadness that I watch out little industry totter at the brink of the black hole of globalization. Once sucked over the event horizon, some of the best things about our unique culture and lifestyle will be gone forever... All the many breakthroughs and refinements in surfboard design, from Tom Blake's hollows to Simon Anderson's thruster, were created on the cheap in humble environs by surfers who only wanted to get back into the water the next day and surf better. I see these innovations as as being the intellectual property of anyone who cares more about the bottom turn than the bottom line. Yet our heritage of cut-and-try tinkering is pillaged for profit by those who have contributed nothing to the surfboard but a logo and an advertising campaign... The major labels, of course, will continue on their merry way, shaping without dust, designing without surfing, refining the thruster into sterility, and shilling their logos in four-color ads." Dave Parmenter

3 comments:

Clif said...

oh, Parmenter's just pissed off because he didn't have the foresight to buy any shares ;) hehe

MattW said...

Well... actually...

http://www.boardworkssurf.com/assets/images/pg_shapers/photos/c4/1.jpg

Rick said...

too bad parmenter has his name on SUP popouts