Santa Cruz boards used to made at the Surftech factory in Thailand . they then built their own factory in China . quality is good at both factorys , but i think they were getting pushed back in line compared to the other surftech brands so they went out on their own . some of the santa cruz boards come with fiberglass fins rather than the usual stock FCS fins . the Barney model is a real popular seller .
epoxy " molded " boards are lighter and float more compared to the same dimensions poly board . the flex is different to . i think their best attribute is you dont get the heel pressures and glass shatters .