14 December 2006

Explain This


Okay, I hear about pop-out boards and I thought I knew what that meant. Now I'm getting confused (for reasons I will go into in a later post). What is a pop-out board? I thought that term just referred to the epoxy boards. Now I think I'm mistaken. What is a pop-out board?

13 Comments:

At 12/14/06, 6:47 PM, Anonymous surfing the goon said...

Other than epoxy pop outs, it may be a generic term for boards that are not hand shaped. There are are a number of foam boards that are being shaped by a computerized router. All of them mass produced identical clones of an original design template. The only difference is the coloring of the glass or airbrush on the foam. "Cookie cutters" or "Pop-outs"

 
At 12/14/06, 8:51 PM, Blogger Surfsister said...

I know the cons of a pop-out (or at least I think I do). Are there any pros? Discuss.

 
At 12/15/06, 9:27 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you've found that magic board; you can get an exact copy of it after you snapped yours.

 
At 12/15/06, 9:58 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Or if you're a barn (like most who make comments on your site) you think your popout egg shape that you can't do any real turns or noserides on is hot so you head over to costco and get yourself a popout board..The cool thing now is that you can get popouts at any surf shot, Craigslist, or even at your local 7-11.

 
At 12/15/06, 10:58 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

at any surf *spot* I mean....

 
At 12/15/06, 10:59 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whoops, *shop*

 
At 12/15/06, 1:38 PM, Blogger Alan_M said...

An eggcellent article full of the information u seek...

http://www.surfingvancouverisland.com/surf/dr_glass/surfboards.htm

and my two cents... I don't like surftechs simply becuse of the chatter-iness of the ride, I like/ am too accustomed to the feel of traditonal construction.

 
At 12/15/06, 6:28 PM, Blogger Surfsister said...

No, no. I'm not into epoxy and all those other weird materials. I don't like the "chatter-iness" either. What I'm asking about are pop-out foam boards. What's that all about?

 
At 12/15/06, 9:50 PM, Blogger Slow_Polk said...

Computer controlled routers, makes the boards faster and exactly the same each time. The 'shaper' touches it up and it is done.

I do not think you can tell the difference but you know the difference.(soul vs no soul)

It is all about the bottom line and getting as many boards on the market as soon as possible.

Take Takayama boards there is no way he could keep up with the world wide demand if he did not have computers shaping boards in certain locations in the world. (east coast, japan). Take the Model T for example there are people who live in New York who only will buy this board from Ca because they claim that the east coast version are not the same. Mr. Takayama is retired so he is not personally supply these boards to the people on the east coast (no matter where the get it from) so they get a pop up that captures his 50 years of design experience.

If you call his shop and ask for 9'5 1/2 Model T with a 24" nose with a little more rock and 3 7/8 thick then it will have to be handed shaped but you will have to wait and may have to pay more.

So I guess I do not have a problem with Pop-Outs that have capture the ideas of a master shaper.
And I think most new boards people are riding are made by computers.

 
At 12/16/06, 11:00 AM, Blogger Bill said...

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At 12/17/06, 6:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seeing as the term "pop-out" has been around since the 50's, I don't think it is limited to molded epoxy boards or boards shaped by machine. A long time ago, the "machines" were the production guys who assembly-lined boards together in minimal time with very sketchy finish work and often opaque color jobs to hide blemishes and other weirdness. This is an old term that is understandably re-interpreted to fit the times.

On a separate note, to the guy/people going on about how lame eggs are, it truly shows a lack of knowledge on their part. Like any board, short or long, there is good and bad everywhere. But yeah, maybe you're right: Wayne Lynch, Michael Peterson, Joel Tudor, the Malloys, Jimmy Gamboa, Krajewski and the hull riders, etc. are all a bunch of kooks. I bet you surf better than all of them.

Know your history.

 
At 12/17/06, 7:22 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those aren't the kinds of eggs being discussed. The run of the mill lame tri-fin eggs that evolved from the 80's are the ones that most kooks try out and still are used a lot now..

 
At 12/17/06, 11:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hear you on that note. What kind of board(s) do you prefer? Is a kook someone who doesn't "rip" on a shortboard? Because there are a hell of a lot more kooks on shortboards flopping around trying to be something they are not.

 

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