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  1. #41
    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

  2. #42
    Quote Originally Posted by MATT JOHNSON View Post
    This a a double edge sword . Pay or a buy a board from a local shaper and feed there family or buy a pop out and what you save feed yours. To the seasoned surfer this is a no brainer but, the beginer or someone wanting to get back in the water after a long hiatous the cheaper road is usually the best option in there eye. With the current state of our economy people gotta save money someplace.
    true true but id say instead of a "chinese" turd board buy a used handshaped american board

  3. #43
    Quote Originally Posted by kranks8 View Post
    thanks so much...but I got a new fin from somebody. Thank you so much though.
    You're welcome.

    By the way, don't let the negativity about popouts bother you. I've been suring for a long time, and I've had/have many boards, and I can tell you the Canyon retro twin's shape isn't bad at all. You already have it, so enjoy it. But when it wears out, consider replacing it with a handshaped board.

  4. #44
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    Quote Originally Posted by MATT JOHNSON View Post
    This a a double edge sword . Pay or a buy a board from a local shaper and feed there family or buy a pop out and what you save feed yours. To the seasoned surfer this is a no brainer but, the beginer or someone wanting to get back in the water after a long hiatous the cheaper road is usually the best option in there eye. With the current state of our economy people gotta save money someplace.
    Well, I know some hand-shaped boards are very expensive, but my board was very affordable. I knew that I was a nooB and wanted a fun-shape, so I looked for the best shaper with the best deal. I settled with a Todd Sutz board (Island Inspired), and have been very happy with it. I think other new surfers can get a great board from a local shaper for an affordable amount, or they should just buy a slightly used board. Sure, it won't be a $150 Cosco special, but it will last longer and ride better on the local waves. Just my opinion.

  5. #45
    I actually owned a Canyon fish that was shaped by Steve Lis back in the early 80's. I wish I still had that board, it'd be worth a fortune now.

  6. #46
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    if you're looking for a quality board that's cheaper, i would definitely recommend buying a used handshaped board. or buy a board new from a shaper and it will probably still be cheaper than a CI or a ...Lost.

  7. #47
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    Oh man...I have recently gotten back into surfing after a pretty long hiatus and ended up picking up a new Canyon. Given the price, I should have been suspicious, but didn't realize what the story was behind these boards. I didn't even know it was an old label (pardon my ignorance) , let alone that it had essentially been pirated by some jerk to make pop-outs. I've only surfed the board twice in knee-waist high slop and it seems OK, but it has a few pressure dings already. I feel kind of gross now. If only I could go back in time...
    Last edited by zrich; Aug 22, 2011 at 08:58 PM.

  8. #48
    Just received a 6'2 Quad Fin Canyon Fish as a gift from my girl. Is that a good enough kook excuse for riding one? Was disappointed to learn about the history of Canyon upon receiving it, buy hey it's my first board and it was free! I've been surfing a few times a year for the last 2-3 years w/ friends using borrowed boards but never pulled the trigger on one. The Canyon is great because it suits me well as a beginner who has a background of skating and snowboarding, and I really don't have to worry too much about f'ing up an expensive hand shaped board. I can already tell you my next board will be a serious upgrade but for now it's time to ride the Canyon with no worries...until I break it with my face of course.

  9. #49
    Ride it and have fun. If your into surfing still when your ready for a new board, get something else.

  10. #50
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    Don't beat yourselves up over it. As long as you're having fun. If your girl bought you your first board, that's pretty sweet. She's a keeper.