Another new board company coming out of the same factory...
IWhy jump into an obviously over saturated market LITEARLLY producing the boards in the same factory as your competition?! Please someone explain this to me. Because I think positivity then hear people confirm 'yeah same factory as BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH oh and BLAH and all I think is 'Are you fucking serious?'
That said I hope it can last for Ryan and become something special like Hubbards (I wouldn't know for sure but it seems to be doing well) has been for Jeff and Dave. He is still without a doubt one of the best of all time imo and prob everyone else
I am no CPA, but I think it comes down to personal finances. ALL those guys have towed the line nearly their entire careers for a larger corporation. From what I gather, there is some instability in the bodyboard market and these guys might get cut at any time. So they're probably thinking... start my own company, cut out the middle man, be my own boss, have a bit more tax security, and write my own check. It's probably only a little more risky than their current path of going sponsor to sponsor, but the potential reward can be much larger. At the end of the day though I doubt any of them are doing it for some altruistic reason to better the sport of bodyboarding, but rather looking out for personal finance. If they can achieve both, killer.
There's also the self-fulfillment factor of creating your own successful business. I mean, all those guys are smart and have their heads on straight... Hubbs, Rawlins, Hardy, Tamega, Stewart, etc.