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Re: So, I bought a Thai board... [Re: ghostshaper] #2855889
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Originally Posted By: ghostshaper
I surfed w one of the super ghostshapers from Oceanside a couple years back. Nice guy. This was after sakal already left. Why not keep this model going w local surfer labor?


surprised they went thus route but obvly need return on investment.

luckily lil sakal still makez theze locally. pergect ncsd boar


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Re: So, I bought a Thai board... [Re: goingright] #2855930
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Originally Posted By: goingright
IMHO, I have tried coils, future flex and while these boards have few advantages such as durability, lightness etc; there is nothing better than pu/pe. It will always be the Gold standard.
Best photographers in the world still shoot with film. Quentin Tarantino still shoots with film. Star Wars was shot on film. It is a moot point if the board lasts a long time but does not perform. Happy camper with pu/pe


I agree & so do most pros

& the saving environment argument with thai boards is the biggest pile of steaming bullsh!t this side of Sacramento


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Re: So, I bought a Thai board... [Re: laidback] #2856118
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Originally Posted By: laidback
Originally Posted By: goingright
IMHO, I have tried coils, future flex and while these boards have few advantages such as durability, lightness etc; there is nothing better than pu/pe. It will always be the Gold standard.
Best photographers in the world still shoot with film. Quentin Tarantino still shoots with film. Star Wars was shot on film. It is a moot point if the board lasts a long time but does not perform. Happy camper with pu/pe


I agree & so do most pros

& the saving environment argument with thai boards is the biggest pile of steaming bullsh!t this side of Sacramento



yup, and selly slater ate it up hook line and sinker.

they shud just call it what it is: high profit margin mass produced inferior quality popouts to make $$$$


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Re: So, I bought a Thai board... [Re: retodd] #2856206
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Originally Posted By: retodd
Crazy with the access you have to world class shapers that this is what you chose

It's a great board design

But you will buckle it in less than 1 month


I've ordered from numerous local experts over the years, but always wanted to try this shape.

It feels pretty solid, I think it's 5oz x 6oz deck with a 4oz x Vector netting bottom.

Re: So, I bought a Thai board... [Re: goingright] #2856209
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Originally Posted By: goingright
IMHO, I have tried coils, future flex and while these boards have few advantages such as durability, lightness etc; there is nothing better than pu/pe. It will always be the Gold standard.
Best photographers in the world still shoot with film. Quentin Tarantino still shoots with film. Star Wars was shot on film. It is a moot point if the board lasts a long time but does not perform. Happy camper with pu/pe


It's sad that we can't find something that feels like that but offers better durability. It's not like this is rocket science, it's just a resin and foam composite.

Re: So, I bought a Thai board... [Re: GWS] #2856210
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Originally Posted By: GWS
Time for me to get out.

Surf more and mow WAY less foam.

But no worries. I'm forwarding all my files to Hung Way Low.

They keep him chained to the machine. He's got this.

dancing


Every surfer should shape one board from a full blank themselves to see how much time and effort it takes. And then glass it and sand it. And then ride that turd and realize how fooking hard it is to make good boards.

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Re: So, I bought a Thai board... [Re: Greg Griffin] #2856214
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Originally Posted By: Greg Griffin
The rumored 200.00 per unit should be addressed too .

How many Pesos is that ? shrug


That is ridiculous. What are they paying labor? $40 for a complete board?

Re: So, I bought a Thai board... [Re: Racer1] #2856275
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Thats the claim going around . 200.00 Told to me twice and i'm not checking further .

The fact that these non surfing production workers are doing so well is an interestig point.

Chest puffing surfer labor take note .

As non surfers can they design great working boards - I highly doubt it .


Re: So, I bought a Thai board... [Re: Racer1] #2856281
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Originally Posted By: Racer1
Originally Posted By: goingright
IMHO, I have tried coils, future flex and while these boards have few advantages such as durability, lightness etc; there is nothing better than pu/pe. It will always be the Gold standard.
Best photographers in the world still shoot with film. Quentin Tarantino still shoots with film. Star Wars was shot on film. It is a moot point if the board lasts a long time but does not perform. Happy camper with pu/pe


It's sad that we can't find something that feels like that but offers better durability. It's not like this is rocket science, it's just a resin and foam composite.


Coils actually do have pretty good flex

Re: So, I bought a Thai board... [Re: Racer1] #2856286
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I've been to Baja probably 30 times during college, does that mean this Super was made by a local shaper?

Re: So, I bought a Thai board... [Re: Greg Griffin] #2856300
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Originally Posted By: Greg Griffin
Thats the claim going around . 200.00 Told to me twice and i'm not checking further .


I used to work in the cycling (bicycling) industry. You'd be shocked by what some high end mtn and road frames actually cost vs the retail mark up. It makes surfboard pricing look like a bargain.

Re: So, I bought a Thai board... [Re: Racer1] #2856348
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The importance of who shaped it dissapered a while ago .

Same with where its made .

It takes me around 10 + hours to make and ship a board and its fins .

Yes , Tomo is a Much better business man than I ! drowning

Re: So, I bought a Thai board... [Re: Racer1] #2856411
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Boards say Made in California shrug



Re: So, I bought a Thai board... [Re: goingright] #2856462
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Boards say Made in California.

They could be and these stories I was told may be false shrug

I'm sure many California shapers would know .

Re: So, I bought a Thai board... [Re: goingright] #2856463
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Originally Posted By: goingright
Boards say Made in California shrug




Made in California or designed in California like some Asian boards say

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