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Who is "Seven" surfboards, or "Global Surf Industries"? #593233
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Is there a name behind these boards? Anyone know where they are from and their quality/reputation?

thanks a lot for any help.

Rob

Re: Who is "Seven" surfboards, or "Global Surf Industries"? [Re: luv2surf] #593234
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Owned by a man who has never surfed, heard there was money to be made in surfing but incapable of individual or original ideas and thoughts. Those boards knock offs made in Thailand and China. It's the race to the bottom and the dark days of surfing.

edit-the airbrush designs are ripoffs of stuff my Dad has done.


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Re: Who is "Seven" surfboards, or "Global Surf Industries"? [Re: TRI FINS ARE DANGEROUS] #593235
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i seen a few of them in the water. 1 ridden by a guy who normally supports a local log shaper...i bet he doesnt even kno

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Just wondering....
Are you sure it's Thailand, where Cobra makes Tuffs.
Could you possibly mean China, like ChiCom China?
Just wondering, they are sometimes at my local shop, but I'd rather look at Bics.


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i think theres like, two diff seven surfboard companies. I dunno, but i see 7surfboards, and seven surfboards. One is deff some chinese crap . . i dunno about the other one though, maybe thats just them with different advertising or something.
that would suck to be the guy actually making good surfboards, getting your bussiness wasted by somebody stealing your name.

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Re: Who is "Seven" surfboards, or "Global Surf Industries"? [Re: therightcoast] #593239
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Honest to a fault, straight shooter, always got me in trouble!
One of the 7's is made up in Washington, or Northern Oregon, been for about 10 years, but one guy shaping, glassing, sanding, and finishing. He makes cool boards, lots of crazy colors, really advanced shapes and bottoms, very low key.
The other is the conglomerate of like more than 5 different names that they bought or used, made in Asia (I skirted that one), decent shapes, horrid materials and OK workmanship.


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Re: Who is "Seven" surfboards, or "Global Surf Industries"? [Re: luv2surf] #593240
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And this phenomenon is quite global... In Europe we get a lot of Asian boards from plastic up to epoxy. Some of them look and ride just as good as "regular" boards, some of them create a big interest (like surftechs)and sometimes cost quite twice as much as "regular" boards (like S cores).
But the fact is that a lot of surfers keep riding "regular" boards... Why?
Is it because of the materials?
Is it because of the accessibilty you get with your local shaper?
I'm surely interested by materials like tuflite, but for me surfing is something I like to do with a board that has the soul of a shaper in it...Someone who has the talent, the patience and the dedication to provide us with a piece of art that requires a little bit more than a machine or a mold...
Don't let your local shapers disappear, you'll regret it!


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Re: Who is "Seven" surfboards, or "Global Surf Industries"? [Re: luv2surf] #593241
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Re: Who is "Seven" surfboards, or "Global Surf Industries"? [Re: luv2surf] #593242
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the problem with the chinese is that they will go and copy everything and anything that is produced including dvds and surfboards. they might be able to copy the shape of a merrick but the glassing will never be up to par. i wouldn't be surprised if there are plagirised surftechs out there haha.


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Thanks for the responses.

I bought one other day. I'd been trying to find a used modern fish/thruster design for my 200lbs for a while with no luck at all. Then I broke my main board in half. Next day I saw this "Seven" board (6'4" x 20 1/2 x 2.5) exactly the shape I wanted and bought it even though I was a little skeptical on who the maker was and the shop owner claimed he didn't know either. Anyways, I like the way it rides and put in a few good sessions with it already. Hopefully it doesn't just fall apart after a month of riding it

Rob

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Re: Who is "Seven" surfboards, or "Global Surf Industries"? [Re: luv2surf] #593245
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Funny you just brought this up. Brother in Law called asking me about surfboards and how he was going to buy one. Well, being the good relative that I am I never called him back to talk to him about it and thought that his friends in Solana and Carlsbad will help him out. Well he brings the thing over, all stoked just like a grom on Christmas, and what does he pull out. It's a fu(king Seven. Never heard or seen one before that, but some guy in Solana Beach (On Cedros I believe?) sold him on it and claimed how good of a deal it was for $350. I just kept silent, didn't want to ruin his buzz of his first new surfboard.

I first look at the bottom and feel the rails, OK. But then lightly test the finish with my fingers. I fell silent. My fingers almost went through the deck and then had to hide the bottom due to the indentations I put on the bottom rails.

This guy just learned to surf a few months ago and is going to destroy this board in a month. Now Im pissed at the guy who sold it to him. He knew he was a kook. Only in it for the sale! Fu(king Assssehole.

Funniest part. On the bottom near the tail, there was a Made In China sticker on it. Next time Im around Solana, Im going to have a talk with that guy who sold it to him. Thats BS.


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Re: Who is "Seven" surfboards, or "Global Surf Industries"? [Re: SlicedFeet] #593246
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beginners and surftechs go together like ebony and ivory


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Er....
Your expertise is in question when you can't delineate the difference between a Thai made Epoxy Styro core board from a ChiCom poly poly hand made board not made in a mold.


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