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Bruce Irons splits from Volcom ...

PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 11:50 pm
by makkattack
I'm kinda walking a tight rope here given the amount of sarcasm dominating the forum of late .... However ...

Now I'm not really one to care for which surfer is sponsored by which company but ever since I can remember, Bruce Irons has kinda been the 'face' of Volcom ... In the same respects that Slater has always been associated with Quiksilver.

Today's news of him departing Volcom was a bit of a shock & for him to be headed to MBK was an even bigger one!

Given that MBK don't have the most highly respected status amidst the surfing community do you think it was forced or chosen? & what may have been the factors?

Volcom's budget been capped?

or

Is Volcom making room in the budget for a certain Mr JJ Florence?

Any thoughts on it all?

*Note* ... I have it on good authority that neither Kyle Evans or his surfboards are involved in the decision* :wink:

Re: Bruce Irons splits from Volcom ...

PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 11:56 pm
by Black
Well you have to turn your thinking insideout to understand this - I'm not too sure really???

Re: Bruce Irons splits from Volcom ...

PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 9:10 am
by WP101
makkattack wrote:I'm kinda walking a tight rope here given the amount of sarcasm dominating the forum of late


there has been a very apparent lack of creativity on the forum

maybe the answers are in the new issue of Transworld Surf. MBK, my brothers keeper, is he hanging out more with the bra boys?

Re: Bruce Irons splits from Volcom ...

PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 9:31 am
by slipslide
What's mbk?
No sarcasm. I'm a bit removed from this side of surfing so just curious.

Re: Bruce Irons splits from Volcom ...

PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 4:28 pm
by wigsy
slipslide wrote:What's mbk?
No sarcasm. I'm a bit removed from this side of surfing so just curious.


ditto

Re: Bruce Irons splits from Volcom ...

PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 4:57 pm
by makkattack
MBK = My Brothers Keeper (Bra Boys)

Some reports suggest he's Fox bound ...

http://blog.swell.com/surf/bruce-irons- ... -with-fox/

Tracks Mag have reported it but we're non the wiser really ...

http://www.tracksmag.com.au/20121122529 ... -Deal.html

“Tracksmag.com called Fox Australia for information, but they were unaware of any such deal. “We’ve tried to contact head office in the states for confirmation too,” said Fox Australia’s Scott Runciman. “But they’re on a break for Thanks Giving and unavailable. We have our fingers crossed – we hope it’s true!”

Whatever the outcome the more we see of Bruce surfing the better! 8)

Re: Bruce Irons splits from Volcom ...

PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 5:04 pm
by Philshoz
MBK is a bike/scooter/motorbike company here in France but I doubt he has signed for them..............?

Re: Bruce Irons splits from Volcom ...

PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 5:17 pm
by face2face
May 4th 2011PPR, parent company to Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, Balenciaga, and Puma has bought Volcom today for an estimated 608 million dollars.

No idea if that has anything to do with it, maybe he was asking for too much or they are taking the brand in a new direction?

Re: Bruce Irons splits from Volcom ...

PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 6:00 pm
by WP101
think he likes to stay off the mainstream, like MCD (more core div).

face2face wrote:May 4th 2011PPR, parent company to Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, Balenciaga, and Puma has bought Volcom today for an estimated 608 million dollars.



^^judging by that news its probably time to leave volcom

Re: Bruce Irons splits from Volcom ...

PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 6:14 pm
by roberdy
WP101 wrote:
makkattack wrote:I'm kinda walking a tight rope here given the amount of sarcasm dominating the forum of late


there has been a very apparent lack of creativity on the forum


Seems to be dying down a bit now, folks not getting enough waves and getting plenty frustrated with the dark nights and shite weather I reckon!

Ref Volcom, they do seem to have got a bit more fashion in the last year or two, the anti-establishment image doesn't seem to come through as much as it did, maybe I am just not seeing it in the public stuff I am exposed to. Don't get me wrong though, I love their stuff, was in the Volcom shop in Camden in September, some lovely clothes in there, real nice winter coats and that and a really friendly shop keeper, invited me in before they were open and gave me a cup of tea!

Would be sad to see Bruce go from Volcom but with JJ (??) maybe coming through it keeps the youth ripper image going for a new generation and maybe we'll actually see more of Bruce in a new environment.

Hopefully all good all round!

Re: Bruce Irons splits from Volcom ...

PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 10:11 pm
by Vince Noir
roberdy wrote:
WP101 wrote:
makkattack wrote:I'm kinda walking a tight rope here given the amount of sarcasm dominating the forum of late


there has been a very apparent lack of creativity on the forum


Seems to be dying down a bit now, folks not getting enough waves and getting plenty frustrated with the dark nights and shite weather I reckon!




aye, you can always tell when there is a lack of decent waves....everyone turns into super cnuts :lol: :lol:

Re: Bruce Irons splits from Volcom ...

PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 11:59 pm
by danny1
Really? Has it come to this? Am I unusual in not giving a fuck about surf brands and their riders? It's like saying necks is wearing Adidas .... Fook

Re: Bruce Irons splits from Volcom ...

PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 9:20 am
by WP101
danny1 wrote:Really? Has it come to this? Am I unusual in not giving a fuck about surf brands and their riders? It's like saying necks is wearing Adidas .... Fook

i find it mildly interesting..dont know why,perhaps im a ghey

anyway, if your not interested, why post on a brand related thread?

Re: Bruce Irons splits from Volcom ...

PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 12:10 pm
by ATTMFKH
danny1 wrote:Really? Has it come to this? Am I unusual in not giving a fuck about surf brands and their riders? It's like saying necks is wearing Adidas .... Fook


^^ what the Geordie said - life's too short to care about this sheeeiiitteee

Re: Bruce Irons splits from Volcom ...

PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 12:42 pm
by mountain man
Who gives a fuck.

Re: Bruce Irons splits from Volcom ...

PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 1:00 pm
by WP101
ok, we've established that some people dont care, excellent, thanks for that, ill sleep better tonight.

on the rare occassion i buy stuff its not on any other merits than cheapness, ethicalness ,comfortableness..

this isnt, for me anyway, got anything to do with clothes etc. Its about the natural human curiosity i have about a personality, a surfer in this case, who i find interesting for one reason or another.

The fact that he jumped ship from volcom interests me enough to have a passing conversation about it..whats the big fucking deal? If the thread said slater leaves quiksilver! would you be preaching to the thousand or so posters on that thread? do you think they would take notice?

Re: Bruce Irons splits from Volcom ...

PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 1:24 pm
by waxer00
no

Re: Bruce Irons splits from Volcom ...

PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 4:31 pm
by ATTMFKH
yes

what was the question again ? :lol: :lol:

Re: Bruce Irons splits from Volcom ...

PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 4:58 pm
by WP101
:blah5:

Re: Bruce Irons splits from Volcom ...

PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 7:29 pm
by waxer00
i meant yes not no........or did i?

Re: Bruce Irons splits from Volcom ...

PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 9:48 pm
by Underdog
Image

Re: Bruce Irons splits from Volcom ...

PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 10:01 pm
by danny1
Don't take it personally mate


Id rather have a drink with BI over slater any day

For these guys It's the equivalent to us deciding what colour undies to wear - means fuck all

All the brands are exactly the same with different graphics.

Re: Bruce Irons splits from Volcom ...

PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:42 pm
by WP101
danny1 wrote:Don't take it personally mate




got in a huff cos its not like im not aware of THE MAN maaan! These are just peripheral findings.. as i said, curiosity. the same curiosity that helped me get pist on a wednesday :|

Re: Bruce Irons splits from Volcom ...

PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 9:00 am
by Ferral
form the surfline website re. nike pulling out of surfing:

Kolohe Andino: "I'm psyched as long I get to stay on tour and get barreled, I don't really care who I ride for, honestly."

Re: Bruce Irons splits from Volcom ...

PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 12:58 pm
by KyleEvans
makkattack wrote:I'm kinda walking a tight rope here given the amount of sarcasm dominating the forum of late .... However ...

Now I'm not really one to care for which surfer is sponsored by which company but ever since I can remember, Bruce Irons has kinda been the 'face' of Volcom ... In the same respects that Slater has always been associated with Quiksilver.

Today's news of him departing Volcom was a bit of a shock & for him to be headed to MBK was an even bigger one!

Given that MBK don't have the most highly respected status amidst the surfing community do you think it was forced or chosen? & what may have been the factors?

Volcom's budget been capped?

or

Is Volcom making room in the budget for a certain Mr JJ Florence?


Any thoughts on it all?

*Note* ... I have it on good authority that neither Kyle Evans or his surfboards are involved in the decision* :wink:


HAHAHAHa... have I really left that bad of a mark on this thing!? 8)

Re: Bruce Irons splits from Volcom ...

PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 2:20 pm
by Vince Noir
maybe you should offer up a boar deal with him Kyle