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"Ryan Burch is a perfect example, there’s only one of him and he only has so much time," says Matt Parker. "He’s not licensing or commodifying his boards, so what is his life and his time worth? Ryan is the one who gets to decide what his time is worth, and if somebody doesn't agree with it, then they don't have to buy a board from Ryan Burch." Photo: Mikey Wright from Repeater, by Quiksilver.

Why Do ‘Alternative’ Surfboards Cost More?

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