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Re: The Good Luck A Number One McCoy Thread

Post by Beanpole » Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:59 pm

This may be why they liked the font but are you telling me they were researching fonts back in the 60s?
The basic premise for the article appeared to be how people unconsciously adopted derivative styles.

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Re: The Good Luck A Number One McCoy Thread

Post by kayu » Tue Feb 18, 2020 8:47 pm

Beanpole wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:59 pm
This may be why they liked the font but are you telling me they were researching fonts back in the 60s?
The basic premise for the article appeared to be how people unconsciously adopted derivative styles.
I think back in "the 60's" , it was more a case of some had more acute powers of observation than others. Aside from scientists and statisticians , few people indulged in research before the information super highway was built.

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Re: The Good Luck A Number One McCoy Thread

Post by Beanpole » Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:44 pm

Well if you are claiming that copying the Coke Font is a sign of acute powers of observation then it's obviously sheer genius for MR to copy the Superman Logo and Rabbit copying Warner Bros. He had to desist as I remember after threats of copyright infringement.

Few people indulged in research?
I think a few Unis might be surprised to hear that.

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Re: The Good Luck A Number One McCoy Thread

Post by kayu » Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:09 am

It's all just marketing . MR , Rabbit and the Bronzed Aussies were all very good at marketing themselves, and surfing had a new global pro-circuit to sell.......The McCoy marketing was always very effective , even in the early days .

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Re: The Good Luck A Number One McCoy Thread

Post by Beanpole » Wed Feb 19, 2020 7:44 am

All very good but not quite what you were saying....i.e. Scientists and statisticians being the only people to research anything in the 60s.

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Re: The Good Luck A Number One McCoy Thread

Post by kayu » Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:10 am

Beanpole wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 7:44 am
All very good but not quite what you were saying....i.e. Scientists and statisticians being the only people to research anything in the 60s.
Quite correct in a technical sense.....but semantics on an internet forum is pretty much a road to nowhere. I was more referring to the google phenomena , with it's push button search engines......or is that re-search engines ?

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Re: The Good Luck A Number One McCoy Thread

Post by Cranked » Thu Sep 10, 2020 6:11 pm

Just traded two McCoy Nuggets (7' Surftech and a 7'2 TSA FX) for a 7' TSA poly Nugget.

Why? It fits better with the rest of my McCoys. So now its 6'8, 7', 7'4 and 8' Nuggets. I wanted a poly because they are better in the wind blown chop (thanks Steve) that is reasonably frequent at a more south facing break I often surf.
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Re: The Good Luck A Number One McCoy Thread

Post by Thud » Thu Sep 10, 2020 6:28 pm

Wheres Hatchman. It would be great for you guys to compare notes.
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….this was pushing off the wall not diving in.

...running out of breath underwater hasn’t been an issue. Not too bad for a 62 y/o who surfs irregularly.

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Re: The Good Luck A Number One McCoy Thread

Post by Cranked » Thu Sep 10, 2020 7:24 pm

I've never seen any footage of someone, other than Cheyne, riding McCoys well. And I've never seen anyone riding them in the flesh at all. So yeah, feedback would be good.
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Re: The Good Luck A Number One McCoy Thread

Post by Beanpole » Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:01 pm

How can this be, Cranky?
Definitely my experience but Im hardly an advocate or an officionado.

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Re: The Good Luck A Number One McCoy Thread

Post by Cranked » Thu Sep 10, 2020 9:05 pm

Not many people ride them?
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Re: The Good Luck A Number One McCoy Thread

Post by Beanpole » Sat Sep 12, 2020 3:23 pm

Good article about Mark Richards hanging at the McCoy Factory when he was a grom on CoastalWatch.

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Re: The Good Luck A Number One McCoy Thread

Post by Beanpole » Tue Feb 16, 2021 7:12 pm

Geoff McCoy is selling his complete personal collection.

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Re: The Good Luck A Number One McCoy Thread

Post by The Mighty Sunbird » Tue Feb 16, 2021 7:14 pm

Did he finally realize that they’re all shit?
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Re: The Good Luck A Number One McCoy Thread

Post by Beanpole » Tue Feb 16, 2021 7:17 pm

:lol: They are all council yellow as well. Most about 8'

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Re: The Good Luck A Number One McCoy Thread

Post by Cranked » Tue Feb 16, 2021 7:30 pm

The Mighty Sunbird wrote:
Tue Feb 16, 2021 7:14 pm
Did he finally realize that they’re all shit?
lol
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Re: The Good Luck A Number One McCoy Thread

Post by Beanpole » Tue Feb 16, 2021 7:49 pm

Interesting collection. About 20 or more years worth.

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Re: The Good Luck A Number One McCoy Thread

Post by Cuttlefish » Wed Feb 24, 2021 6:31 am

If you watch any recent videos of Geoff talking about boards you will see age is really catching up on him. Maybe a good part of why he is selling off his collection.
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