Bernd Roediger goes nuclear

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Bernd Roediger goes nuclear

He parts ways with Naish - less than amicably. He marches to his own drummer.

From IWT Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/InternationalWindsurfingTour/videos/3541772052506149/

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In this, the final post of the @bernd_roediger interview, his written response to the final question (Q7) sees him express some pretty controversial and provocative views: •••• IWT - Q7: If the world of international sports is able to once again thrive next year, what will you do? Will you be able to survive as an athlete until then and get the support to compete in 2021? Is that what you want?

Bernd - A7: Well, I was actually just dropped from the Naish team. Which I consider a badge of honor as an aspiring artist. Being discarded by Corporate America was probably something I had, foolishly, subconsciously yearned for! So perhaps support for 2021 won't come. But at the same time, perhaps I can also stop painting custom boards from local shapers in production graphics, playing at a vague and half-hearted attempt to hoodwink customers, I don't know.

I'm not trying to put down the industry, or products coming from overseas, I'm a Prime member too. But the fact is that the only time we ever use the production stuff is during the photoshoot, and then we put that board in the shed. Favouring one of our customs instead, shaped by someone completely unrelated to Naish. But still we're hoping you will buy the board we pumped out, because we apparently don't think very much of you or your abilities of simple discernment.

At this point in time, the idea of creating something real, here, where I grew up seems more enticing than selling something fake for a ticket around the world. Naish used to be Naish Hawaii, and I remember Harold Iggy, sitting in his shop. His wisdom made a huge impact on me as a young person, and I'd love watching him passionately creating masterpice boards, in a small shed on the North Shore. That Naish is gone, and I just hope I never end up going wherever it is that they went.
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Re: Bernd Roediger goes nuclear

Despite the bad vibes, thanks for posting. I tend to come down on the side of Robby Naish. Unlike golf, football and other sports with major corporate sponsors, board shops survive by continually innovating and pleasing their customers.

Barrett

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