To whom it my concern:

In the wake of the latest ASR Trade Show (which stands, we decided, for

Accumulative Schmoozing Retardation) I am writing a story for Trans World Business on foam.

This article will be about how the surfboard industry has adjusted to Blank Monday, a year after the closure of Clark Foam and I am going to ask a number of foam suppliers, shapers and retailers the kind of question they ask on the red carpet at the Oscars.

Instead of “What are you wearing?” it will be “Who are you using?”

  1. What kind of foam is coming through your factory, what is working best for which applications, do you see anything revolutionary coming through?

  2. How many boards do you produce in a week, a month and a year?

  3. Who do you think will survive, and who will drop out?

4. Is the supply of foam and production and sales of surfboards better or worse than it was a year ago?
  1. At the retail level, how has the closure of Clark Foam made things better or worse? Are surfboards harder to get, easier? Are they less or more expensive? Is the array of choices confusing consumers?
6. Any and all comments on the state of the surfboard industry appreciated.

All information appreciated.

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