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Re: Na Papa Surfboards....

Post by Trumpeter » Fri Mar 27, 2009 9:53 pm

well I like you too rich, thanks for the support :D

regarding the 7S boards, I actually have one in the quiver and really enjoy riding it in the conditions it suits, and would have no problems wearing a branded t to spread the word and help endorse a board which performs so well to expectations 8) but would prefer they threw the t in for free.

when you look at the internet surf report sites and it says todays conditions are most suited to the 7S boards, they are generally spot on the money.
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Post by pridmore » Sat Mar 28, 2009 8:21 am

ok, thats good that the 7s goes well for you but what if you had a board made right here in Australia and the money you spent fed the kids of those fellow Aussies who made it, wouldnt that be better ??? :roll:

so sick of even discussing this Asian surfboard topic, people dont care, they just want to buy the cheap stuff, no matter the quality or where the money goes to.....I give up...... :roll: :x :cry: :? :shock: :?
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Re: Na Papa Surfboards....

Post by RichQ » Sat Mar 28, 2009 8:22 am

I dont like you anymore.





Unless you're taking the piss.

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Re: Na Papa Surfboards....

Post by oldman » Sat Mar 28, 2009 8:36 am

RichQ wrote:.....with those T shirts its one size fits all.....much like the boards :roll:
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Post by pridmore » Sat Mar 28, 2009 9:44 am

RichQ wrote:I dont like you anymore.





Unless you're taking the piss.

???? :?

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Re: Na Papa Surfboards....

Post by the trout » Sat Mar 28, 2009 11:45 am

hey pride
from what isee they are dearer than your good price
bar the ones they give away. which would be most of them

so any one buying thers instead of a local shaper or yours
needs to kf%%%nkof to china whith the comies

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Re: Na Papa Surfboards....

Post by RichQ » Sat Mar 28, 2009 12:20 pm

Not you....Him!...Bugle Boy!

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Post by pridmore » Sat Mar 28, 2009 1:27 pm

the trout wrote:hey pride
from what isee they are dearer than your good price
bar the ones they give away. which would be most of them

so any one buying thers instead of a local shaper or yours
needs to kf%%%nkof to china whith the comies
didnt think they were more expensive than my customs...interesting....I have mostly seen em on e-bay and 1 local shop who buys em super cheap and puts a big price on em to the unwary buyers... :?

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Re: Na Papa Surfboards....

Post by ric_vidal » Mon Mar 30, 2009 8:27 am

Toby wrote:
ric_vidal wrote:Watch this space kids, there could well be another about to fall, but not due to quality. Ramifications could be pretty unsettling for the industry.
You can't throw that teaser out there Ric. Come on, who is it? My guess is FW.
Yes I can.

Not a reference to Firewire, although it wouldn’t surprise me some time down the track. How the f*ck do you get back literally millions of dollars on R&D et al, making bloody surfboards? Stupid investors with too much money, wonder who schmoozed them? Don’t see that many around these parts.

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Re: Na Papa Surfboards....

Post by otway1949 » Mon Mar 30, 2009 10:40 am

Hey Cuttlefish
Cuttlefish wrote:Never mind Trumpeter I can happily sell you one of my maximum brand recognition t-shirts for a nominal fee. Behold the "Rip a Quik Bong" t-shirt.
Proudly designed by Moei (that's me for you non-artistic types), locally printed at a secret location in Noosa on (unfortunately) good quality Chinese t-shirts (to keep the price down of course).
Bugger photo upload didn't work.
You sell more tee shirts if you rearrange the wording to "Rip a Bong Quik" and another new tee shirt........No Papa = Bastard boards
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Re: Na Papa Surfboards....

Post by Trumpeter » Mon Mar 30, 2009 11:25 am

pridmore wrote:ok, thats good that the 7s goes well for you but what if you had a board made right here in Australia and the money you spent fed the kids of those fellow Aussies who made it, wouldnt that be better ??? :roll:
what about the poor kids of the chinese factory worker shaper?

they need a feed too :wink:
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Re: Na Papa Surfboards....

Post by Trumpeter » Mon Mar 30, 2009 11:26 am

RichQ wrote:I dont like you anymore.





Unless you're taking the piss.
c'mon richy, don't be a hater :cry:
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Re: Na Papa Surfboards....

Post by ric_vidal » Mon Mar 30, 2009 11:47 am

Trumpeter wrote:
pridmore wrote:ok, thats good that the 7s goes well for you but what if you had a board made right here in Australia and the money you spent fed the kids of those fellow Aussies who made it, wouldnt that be better ??? :roll:
what about the poor kids of the chinese factory worker shaper?

they need a feed too :wink:
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Re: Na Papa Surfboards....

Post by Trumpeter » Mon Mar 30, 2009 11:50 am

is thailand and china different countries? :oops:
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Re: Na Papa Surfboards....

Post by Morgan The Moon » Mon Mar 30, 2009 12:44 pm

ric_vidal wrote:The reason there was so many around initially was they were virtually or literally giving them away to select surfers.

Very questionable quality despite appearance, but that isn’t new or unique to imports. :shock:
I can remember a few years ago, there were heaps of them around, like Ric said, to select surfers....

.... most of the guys who I know that rode them have 'em in 2 pieces under the house - had a tendency to snap,

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Re: Na Papa Surfboards....

Post by Cuttlefish » Tue Mar 31, 2009 7:29 am

Hey Otway,
Back in the early 80's I used to do "Pullabong" t-shirts using the old Billabong logo lettering style.
The ironic thing is I sold them to heaps of surf shops in Qld back then.
Couldn't do that now. All much too straight.
So I wanted to do a design which had the big three clothing mogul labels.
So the "Rip" is off the old Rip Curl round logo
The "Quik" is off and old Quiksilver logo
The "Bong" is off the old logo.
Underneath it has "grass roots surfing"
It wouldn't look any good with the curve of the "bong" lettering to arrange it the other way as I have going across in a neat curve.
Unlike the big 3 mine are printed in Qld not Asia.
Only did them for a laugh and sold quite a few but I find most surfers these days are such mindless walking billboard advertisments for surfing companies the thought of wearing something that snears at their precious brands is repugnant.
Of course its perfectly all right for the average "surfer" to wear head to toe surf gear and use any and all accessories (totalling big $'s) made in Asia by their beloved name brands with no comment from anyone.
But ride a board made in Asia...what a sellout kook.
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Re: Na Papa Surfboards....

Post by otway1949 » Wed Apr 01, 2009 9:18 pm

Cuttlefish wrote:Hey Otway,
Back in the early 80's I used to do "Pullabong" t-shirts using the old Billabong logo lettering style.
The ironic thing is I sold them to heaps of surf shops in Qld back then.
Couldn't do that now. All much too straight.
So I wanted to do a design which had the big three clothing mogul labels.
So the "Rip" is off the old Rip Curl round logo
The "Quik" is off and old Quiksilver logo
The "Bong" is off the old logo.
Underneath it has "grass roots surfing"
It wouldn't look any good with the curve of the "bong" lettering to arrange it the other way as I have going across in a neat curve.
Unlike the big 3 mine are printed in Qld not Asia.
Only did them for a laugh and sold quite a few but I find most surfers these days are such mindless walking billboard advertisments for surfing companies the thought of wearing something that snears at their precious brands is repugnant.
Of course its perfectly all right for the average "surfer" to wear head to toe surf gear and use any and all accessories (totalling big $'s) made in Asia by their beloved name brands with no comment from anyone.
But ride a board made in Asia...what a sellout kook.
Fiji does a tee shirt Bullabong, bulla being the Fiji greeting and I can understand your design needs. Lets keep parody alive and well..
Poor buggers some of the new surfer don't know any better, just see the glossiness , they need the joy of their own personal shaper relationship. remember your first custom board :D :D :D :D :D
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