Friend of a friend bought a "chinese" pop out at 9AM, waxed it and in the water 40mins later, caught a wave, stood up board snapped in half, took it back to the shop, guy said "what do you want me to do?" $490 gone!
If anything buy a used "local" board.
Outsourcing, overseas manufacturing, using illegal labor, it's all killing our country. You do think so talk to the local business people that have to compete with this crap.
Who knows maybe the next thing you'll hear is that they used toxic chemicals in theses chinese boards and you'll end up with cancer on in your junk!
Crap be creative and do some internet porn with your girl and make some $$$ LOL