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Re: RUSTY=anti-sup?
« Reply #75 on: January 10, 2011, 04:02:30 AM »
Last thought - there are a lot of people who feel the Reef ads in surfer mag are in bad taste as well - should those be banned or should shops that sell Reef be boycotted until Reef pulls the ad? 

Is that the ad where the Reef Girl does an aerial off the catwalk, lands on and wedges some unsuspecting SUP paddler between her butt cheeks and annihilates him??  If it is, I agree. That is also in Very VERY bad taste.

BTW, not that this justifies anything, but does look like the SUPer dropped in on him.
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Re: RUSTY=anti-sup?
« Reply #76 on: January 10, 2011, 07:26:14 AM »
Rusty is in business to make money, and no one ever got rich by being politically correct.  They know their market and are playing to it. 

What?  Plenty of companies succeed without shit like this.  It just takes more skill.

If I were Boardworks, I would never produce for these guys again.  Here you have Boardworks (who should be) trying to build up surf community relations and one of their own labels is stirring up the hate.

Regardless of the business arrangement between Rusty Surf and SUP and clothing and Boardworks, no one here seems to know it.  I don't.  It is all lumped as one in consumer perception and right now the perception is that this group at the very least thinks that violence in the surf is kinda funny.

Yeah, the guys who crafted this beauty are gunna get what they want with many surfers that are already pissed at SUP.  That ain't the whole game though. 

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Re: RUSTY=anti-sup?
« Reply #77 on: January 10, 2011, 08:04:13 AM »
Making an add inciting violence to paddelboarders is one thing, and really doesnít surprise me a whole lot. I think the biggest sham of this entire thing is the fact that Rusty MAKES paddleboards.
So itís fine to spread hate on the sport, but itís okay for that same company to make money off it? A little hypocritical, no?

Thatís like Windows saying if youíre a Mac user you should die; but then selling PCís with OS 10 on them.
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Re: RUSTY=anti-sup?
« Reply #78 on: January 10, 2011, 08:40:15 AM »
Thatís like Windows saying if youíre a Mac user you should die; but then selling PCís with OS 10 on them.
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Snap.  How do you like them apples, Rusty surfers?  :)

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Re: RUSTY=anti-sup?
« Reply #79 on: January 10, 2011, 09:12:06 AM »
Is that the ad where the Reef Girl does an aerial off the catwalk, lands on and wedges some unsuspecting SUP paddler between her butt cheeks and annihilates him??

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Re: RUSTY=anti-sup?
« Reply #80 on: January 10, 2011, 09:31:17 AM »
Woah. I got a bad ticker.  Don't think I can handle....

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Re: RUSTY=anti-sup?
« Reply #81 on: January 10, 2011, 09:44:09 AM »
wow, kickin body... but that is the exact same expression my 3 year old makes when taking a dump...

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Re: RUSTY=anti-sup?
« Reply #82 on: January 10, 2011, 10:02:01 AM »
WYD... I guess I am.  Please explain

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Re: RUSTY=anti-sup?
« Reply #83 on: January 10, 2011, 10:11:08 AM »
 Wow Admin... I'd be glad to let her land on me, place my head between her thighs, and have her squeeze till my head exploded; ANY TIME!!!    JD
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Re: RUSTY=anti-sup?
« Reply #84 on: January 10, 2011, 10:14:04 AM »
WYD,

Before you dismiss Headmount as some SUP riding kook... you might want to read last week's Surfline article about Tavarua... and the spots in that area that were pioneered in the '70's... without revealing the man behind the avatar... let's just say that Headmount was "heavily involved."

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Re: RUSTY=anti-sup?
« Reply #85 on: January 10, 2011, 10:23:58 AM »

What doesn't kill you makes you...I'll take my chances.
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Re: RUSTY=anti-sup?
« Reply #86 on: January 10, 2011, 10:41:41 AM »
WYD- I know your re wasn't directed at me but I felt your response ( are you really this stupid?) was rather like what is seen on sports blogs where participants bash each other.  It cheapens the experience for me.  Whether rational or emotional I appreciate a well expressed opinion.  Most on this site take the time to do so.

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Re: RUSTY=anti-sup?
« Reply #87 on: January 10, 2011, 11:10:58 AM »
WYD,

Before you dismiss Headmount as some SUP riding kook... you might want to read last week's Surfline article about Tavarua... and the spots in that area that were pioneered in the '70's... without revealing the man behind the avatar... let's just say that Headmount was "heavily involved."

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LOL. I am not dismissing anyone's pedigree. Perhaps I was too "stupid" to have quoted the wrong person? I'm not familiar with your BB's tool set, I guess. My comment referred to the user pdxmike, I believe, not Headmount.

My comment related specifically on this statement:

"Rusty created for itself the possibility that any SUP surfer who gets injured by a surfer, whether intentionally or not, can point to the Rusty ad as proof that surfers intentionally hurt SUP surfers, making it more credible that the injury was intentional.  The SUP surfer then will also sue Rusty for inciting the surfer.  "

This is one of the most hilarious things that I have ever read on the "Internets". As an attorney, I would expect that you will argue the legal basis for such a claim. Once you've finished doing so, I ask you to then go look in the mirror and realize that just the fact that you would argue this perspective puts you in the lowest 5% of humanity. Talk about frivolous. You guys are too emotional to make any rational arguments.

Back in the shadows...

WYD--pdxmike here.

I don't why you think I'm an attorney--I'm not. 

If you had the capability to understand what I posted, you would have seen that I wasn't arguing that anybody SHOULD sue Rusty, or that anybody who did sue them would win. 

But anybody in business knows that defending yourself against even the most frivolous lawsuit can cost you a lot.  I know architects and contractors who've won defending themselves from frivolous claims.  It costs anywhere from $20k to $100k to defend against a simple claim, even if frivolous.  It puts people out of business.  And what I said was absolutely true--that Rusty "created the possibility...". That's also why I said "It almost doesn't matter if it's (the injury) is intentional or not".  If someone sued Rusty and won, Rusty could lose millions.  But if someone sued Rusty and lost, Rusty could still lose tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars in attorneys' fees, staff time taken away from regular work, etc. 

So nothing I wrote was stupid.  What was stupid was that you were unable to understand what I wrote. 

And don't make attorneys the bad guys in this, either.  They are the people who defend innocent parties from idiots filing frivolous claims.  They are also the people who if consulted might have told Rusty not to paint such a big target on themselves. 

And don't say that lawyers--or me--are "too emotional to make any rational arguments" either.  That's a description of yourself. 

What does "WYD" stand for--"Weapon of Your own Destruction"?



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Re: RUSTY=anti-sup?
« Reply #88 on: January 10, 2011, 11:21:16 AM »
Serious biz here......

Tom Carroll is the real biz.....I always thought he looked good on whatever he rode...

On style, mine sucks on both an SUP and a shortboard but I'm having fun either way.

As a community, I hope standup paddlers can accomplish one thing that the prone board community has never been able to: not take ourselves to seriously......

Have fun out there. That's what the water is for. The standup board is just another tool to utilize the water. It's a gift......Who cares what anybody thinks. Laugh at yourself.

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Re: RUSTY=anti-sup?
« Reply #89 on: January 10, 2011, 11:24:10 AM »
I like to laugh with myself, not at myself.

 


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