Would it make you a "kook" if you bought a brand new board as your "first" board...as opposed to a used board?
I get the feeling that some surfers will look down upon me or feel offended...am I right? I did some research on "kooks" and some source said a kook was someone who had a brand new board.
Do not preach to me the whole business/money/experience & camaraderie culture that comes with board/extreme sports.
TRUST ME...after 15 years in the board/extreme sports world...I could see where having a brand new board and no skill can land you being called a "kook". I like to call it my "guy with a BEEMER but has no driving skill" concept. In that sense...please answer my question honestly and tell me how it is.
My reasons for a brand new board are:
1) I want to support a local shaper's business with my hard earned money.
2) I do not want a board that is made in china or any other country for that matter. I want US made.
3) I do not want the negatives and consequences that buying a used board entails.
No matter what you guys say on here...I will be getting a brand new board as my first board. Who cares if they call me a KOOK.
HELPING OUT the local shaper/economy!! Carrozza Surfboards. SHAKAS UP!