Sold 142 thousand shares back in nov 08. He should step up and buy the co outright @ 20 and bring it private if he wants to do crazy deals w/ his buddys ( rossi ) In my opinion he screwed all shareholders and he should be forced out by the board. His ego is too big. he better hope I dont see him in the water cause I will stuff him. But then again how would i ever surf w/ him i cant afford trips to the mentawis on shareholder money
I don't consider HB part of the "OC", it's where the (909) meets the beach, a real shithole and a joke of a town. If you live there I am sorry....by far the worst city with the word beach in its name. And them claiming to be "surf city" only perpetuates the problem with these surf companies. Jacks and HSS and the pier, it's a disgusting community run by NON surfers with low class coastal denizens (again I generalize, but I think its a fair generalization). I lived in Costa Mesa as well and it's the cool part of Newps, off the beach with cool kids and good style...if you 23 yrs old that is.
New wax comb w/ bottle opener was funny. But it hurts to laugh. Also funny u mention woolcotts and Qwoks. He ( danny ) does still work for zqk doesnt he ? Whatever , still gonna stuff him if i ever get the chance
He should call on his bro-brah's Woolcott and the Mrs Qwocks' family for some cash. It must be killing him that his former surf team manager and ex VP's wife can now buy and sell Mcknight in their sleep. Imagine, VLCM and friends bails out ZQK in friendly takeover and the OC brotherhood survives to surf another day!!! lol.
You can't re-invent the board short every year, with a new "flex fly system" or add a wax comb that doubles as a bottle opener. Just feeding the marketing machine and paying for cover shots on SURFER (via ad revenue) was too easy for too long, if you think real business works like that you are sadly mistaken.
The entire surf industry is a joke and all that recent growth and popularity comes at a price...and it's time to pay the piper.