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Re: Personal Review: Faktion Surfboards vs Natures Shapes
« Reply #46 on: August 11, 2014, 09:20:59 AM »
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  • Dude, here's what you're not getting; you're new here. Nobody on here knows you. I realize that the term "knows" in relation to an online community is a loosely applied one, but the point is that you have a total of two posts, both of which were to blast someone. The guy you chose to blast, conversely, knows several people who belong to this community, not just in the superficial online sense, but personally. So, when you say that the reason people are coming to his defense is because he has a bunch of "fanboys", you sound like a petulant child who's upset that nobody took their side. Look at it this way: you and a group of your friends are at a party, having a good time, and a complete stranger walks in and announces to the entire party "Hey, Potrillo is a real A-hole, and his business practices are sketchy.". Would you expect your friends, whom you've known and done business with in good faith for many years, to all of a sudden side with this complete stranger? If the answer is yes, then you really should reevaluate your friendships.


    PS. Your experience, combined with an anonymous Craigslist poster who had a misunderstanding with a shaper, hardly constitutes a significant sample size, and certainly not enough for you to claim that there are "a lot of these misunderstandings".

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    Re: Personal Review: Faktion Surfboards vs Natures Shapes
    « Reply #47 on: August 11, 2014, 06:04:09 PM »
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  • Dude, here's what you're not getting; you're new here. Nobody on here knows you. I realize that the term "knows" in relation to an online community is a loosely applied one, but the point is that you have a total of two posts, both of which were to blast someone. The guy you chose to blast, conversely, knows several people who belong to this community, not just in the superficial online sense, but personally. So, when you say that the reason people are coming to his defense is because he has a bunch of "fanboys", you sound like a petulant child who's upset that nobody took their side. Look at it this way: you and a group of your friends are at a party, having a good time, and a complete stranger walks in and announces to the entire party "Hey, Potrillo is a real A-hole, and his business practices are sketchy.". Would you expect your friends, whom you've known and done business with in good faith for many years, to all of a sudden side with this complete stranger? If the answer is yes, then you really should reevaluate your friendships.


    PS. Your experience, combined with an anonymous Craigslist poster who had a misunderstanding with a shaper, hardly constitutes a significant sample size, and certainly not enough for you to claim that there are "a lot of these misunderstandings".


    Well said, SD, well said.
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    Re: Personal Review: Faktion Surfboards vs Natures Shapes
    « Reply #48 on: August 11, 2014, 07:17:45 PM »
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  • Never imagined having Mark's handwritten dims and my name would be grounds for smugness, but I'll go ahead and take this opportunity now...


    « Last Edit: August 11, 2014, 07:19:48 PM by Soul Korea »
    The sea was angry that day, my friends--like an old man trying to send back soup in a deli.

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    Re: Personal Review: Faktion Surfboards vs Natures Shapes
    « Reply #49 on: August 11, 2014, 07:18:17 PM »
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    « Last Edit: August 11, 2014, 07:20:23 PM by Soul Korea »
    The sea was angry that day, my friends--like an old man trying to send back soup in a deli.

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    Re: Personal Review: Faktion Surfboards vs Natures Shapes
    « Reply #50 on: August 12, 2014, 08:59:01 AM »
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  • Frocket rountail being shaped for Josh Goetz:





    Pretty damn sweet looking.
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    Re: Personal Review: Faktion Surfboards vs Natures Shapes
    « Reply #51 on: August 12, 2014, 10:52:17 AM »
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  • Ck the finished product...looks sik

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    Re: Personal Review: Faktion Surfboards vs Natures Shapes
    « Reply #52 on: August 12, 2014, 08:27:45 PM »
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  • Ck the finished product...looks sik


    Yeah - it really does:


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    Re: Personal Review: Faktion Surfboards vs Natures Shapes
    « Reply #53 on: August 13, 2014, 04:14:28 PM »
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  • The only interaction I've had with Petro was over e-mail when I asked him about sizing on a Faktion board I was looking to buy used (not from him).  He shot me a very thoughtful answer to my question quickly and politely, and told me to shoot him another e-mail if I had any other questions or to let him know what I thought of the board.  That is called being awesome at customer service.


    I didn't end up getting that board, but I'm 100% certain I'll be getting a board from Faktion one day.  Everything I've heard about those boards and their shaper has been positive, and the instagram feed of beautiful creations always kills me.


    Just my 2cents...

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    Re: Personal Review: Faktion Surfboards vs Natures Shapes
    « Reply #54 on: August 13, 2014, 04:57:12 PM »
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  • Stop posting pictures of the thumb tail Frockets, I want one and it's not helping

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    Re: Personal Review: Faktion Surfboards vs Natures Shapes
    « Reply #55 on: August 13, 2014, 05:14:15 PM »
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  • Ck the finished product...looks sik


    Yeah - it really does:




    oooohhh - that looks really nice!!! what are dims?

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    Re: Personal Review: Faktion Surfboards vs Natures Shapes
    « Reply #56 on: August 18, 2014, 01:15:37 PM »
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  • This post reminds me why I don't come on here anymore. Hey Potrillo, you sound like the worst customer ever actually. I think Mark was being nice! You should try making one for yourself next time. It'll humble you bit and might even enhance your relationship with the water. 2 things you seem to need more than extra boards in your quiver. I can continue, but I'm not. I've already got you figured out.


    Mark is an extremely talented shaper and glasser. The fact that you took time out of your life to birrate such a legend, publicly is shameful. If you see me in the water head the other direction because I'm going to burn you, over and over and over again, like your not ever there. :-)



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    Re: Personal Review: Faktion Surfboards vs Natures Shapes
    « Reply #57 on: August 18, 2014, 01:19:01 PM »
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  • Ok I'm done for now….I don't mean to stir the brown trout SeaCliff, but that needed to be said.
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    Re: Personal Review: Faktion Surfboards vs Natures Shapes
    « Reply #58 on: August 18, 2014, 04:59:55 PM »
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  • Ok I'm done for now….I don't mean to stir the brown trout SeaCliff, but that needed to be said.


    No worries. Seems Mark has no shortage of people willing to stand up for his work, including people as talented as you, my friend.


    Great seeing you at the show last night - glad to see you're doing well! That was a sick shape you were showing off to Mr. TC! Can I entice you to stick around long enough to post some images of it and tell the story of the inspiration behind the shape?  ;D ;D ;D
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    Re: Personal Review: Faktion Surfboards vs Natures Shapes
    « Reply #59 on: August 18, 2014, 09:26:16 PM »
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  • I ordered a board from Mark a long time ago. 

    For some reason the little screws for the fins were wonky, and started to rust.  They fused in the fin boxes.  I couldn't get the fins out, and I was flying out for a surf trip.

    He fixed the fins no charge right away before my trip.

    The board he made was beautiful, I still have it, still ride it.
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