Having said that rather useless remark, Surftech boards don't seem to paddle well for me. And when I ding them I have found that melting a latex dummy often cures that ding better than factory original. So bear that in mind the next time you're ramming kooks or Maine walls or latex luv dolls in barns.
Not a huge fan of Surftech products. Always support local shapers, coast to coast & nationwide.
Sorry to return to the original thread topic, but wanted to add to discussion of Surftech/tuflite...
I'm sure that everybody realizes that Tuflite is only 1 line of the Surftech brand, the Ultraflx line is more of an epoxy sanded finish brand... the Surftech sight shows a bunch of models... I know several really good experienced surfers who like their 6 - 6'6" fish. So they probably don;t suck.
I've compared tuflite models with the PU versions of 3 different models and found that on the tuflite boards there is a loss of articulation of the bottom contour, features that kinda define the essence of the board. On each of the 3 comparisons, the double concave and vee are really smoothed out. I think this happens somewhat on Computer shaped versions of most boards, but when you add in the outer plastic sandwich on the tuflites, bottom contour is compromised. (boards I checked were Merrick flyer, M13, and Walden LB)
I owned a tuflite flyer, liked the indestructibility, bought it used, surfed it for 3 yrs and traded it for what I paid (all good). It surfed okay..... I'm not a fan of tuflite longboards... they seem too light - they bounce around and setting trim seemed weird - I guess folks get used to it - I didn't.
I don;t think I'll buy another tulfite board, but will check out the various fish shapes in the Ultraflx line.
oh, re the guy who tried to decap the kids -- yeah its a d**k move, lucky nobody got hurt.... not a big deal we've all had our moments and the kids learned that pissed off guys can be s**theads...
Yes, he has the right of way, but does that excuse him not straightening out and avoiding her?