[QUOTE=mrossj1;3756]Local shapers for custom boards: $575+
Offshore, punch-out boards: $575+/-
Brand name off the shelf boards: $700+
Brand name custom: ++++
Support your local shop! Do your best to support your local shaper.
Don't let your friends of other kooks determine what you ride, ride what feels right and what you can afford.
Fully agree ith you on that one. Ain't nobody putting money in my pocket. And why would I support a local shop or shaper that are racist scumbags that support this scam war or call me a sandnigger? f...ing haole posers acting all local
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Thread: 7S super fish
Dec 4, 2007, 01:44 PM #21Junior Member
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Feb 28, 2008, 02:12 PM #22Junior Member
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i have a 6'8" superfish and ride in the nc mush all the time. definitely worth the money, why spend more money for an equivalent board. its got a stepdeck so the little bit of extra foam lets me catch almost anything. sick board sick price and after about 20 sessions i only have one dink in it
Feb 29, 2008, 07:46 AM #23Member
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regardless, I would always go with a local shaper with whom you can discuss your ability, how you surf, and what kind of waves you want the board to be able to handle. otherwise just buy a used board, that's my philosophy on the matter. If you live by the beach there are undoubtedly skilled local shapers who will be much more than happy to talk shop with you and shape something just for you and the type of waves for the board....peace
Aug 22, 2008, 10:38 PM #24donkeykong Guest
Inferior Glass on Super Fish
I just bought one of these. The 6'8" super fish. I've taken it out a dozen times and already have 2 large pressure dings. dissapointing. But it's real easy to catch waves and fun to ride.... The durability can't compare to a board with S glass. At almost $500, I'd expect something not so flimsy. I wish I could call up and complain but I don't speak Thai.
Aug 23, 2008, 12:24 AM #25
my very 1st board was a 6'5 superfish and i still have it and its by far my favorite...big or small it catches it all...the lost shark i got is *****in but since its alot shorter and a bit thinner i gotta have a more powerful wave to push me.
Sep 25, 2008, 12:47 AM #26Member
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it's an OK board and the price is good but if you are either a quick learning rookie or getting back into it ( like myself being away for 5ish years due to school) then one problem you'll encounter with a few weeks/months is that you'll out grow it and be looking for something new, probbaly a regualr shortboard.
Sep 25, 2008, 02:53 PM #27
I have a GSI Webber Fatburner ..
6'6" sort of a funboard in disguise as it appears to be a basic full shortboard. My previous 2 boards I shaped and glassed myself so the only shaper I'm putting out of business is me. Previous post about the factory in Thailand is correct.These boards are shaped on CNC machines but so are most domestic boards ( including ...Lost and most others ). The glassers don't surf but they glass full time and they've gotten good at it. I understand they have pretty good jobs for Thais. The Webber is well made and really a lot of fun to ride. Greg Webber used to make all of Taj Burrow's boards and he knows design. I think people have to be careful about casting stones at imports. Your Reef flip flops and the trunks you're wearing ( unless they're Birdwells ) are all made in Asia.
I got a 7'3 and it catches everything and everything whether its ankle to knee or 1-3ft overhead and it rides great. I've even ridden the nose on it. so you all can suck it suckas
Sep 25, 2008, 10:58 PM #29Junior Member
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Ya'll are missing the POINT. EVERY TIME you are buying an import, you are putting an AMERICAN GLASSER and SHAPER closer to throwing in the towel. So..you like your 5.9'FISH ?? Order a 6'1'. What do you mean they don't make it ? You want it in a retro color ?? Sorry , you get RED. A little more tail rocker ? NOPE, you aren't getting that either. You weigh 140...but your bud weighs 165. He likes the board.but needs it a little thicker. SORRY. Sure you can ride anything you want. It's a free country.BUT...when you have gained the experience and are ready for that DREAM board...that boys that COULD have shaped it......are pounding nails for a living. 'Everyone wants to save a few bucks.....but in the end....it's going to cost us. THINK.
Sep 26, 2008, 01:15 AM #30
i'll name a few, JS, Channel Islands, HIC,...
i'll be the first to agree that nothing is ever going to ride as well as a custom shape, but i've had several boards that come straight off the rack and are great.
a shaper can get a board almost identical as a board off the rack... however, unless you know exactly what type of blank was used, the boards will never ride the same.
i have several customs that are awesome, but i always find myself reaching for a JS, or a Lost, or a HIC...
there is a reason why alot of the guys like mayhem and arakawa are make a crap-load of many each year.... they make GREAT BOARDS!