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  1. #31
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    Quote Originally Posted by leethestud View Post
    Big Ballin! Im all grown up and work 50 hours/week for a living. Dont talk to me about value, thats why I buy local. Your reasons for not liking local boards are just as lame as 80% of the negative comments you are getting about riding CI's. I dont care what you ride, this is a thread asking opinions about CI surfboards. Take it with a grain of salt.
    I ya stud I hear you, unless Travy wants to dig in his pockets and hand over the trust fund, 200 is a big deal.

  2. #32
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danny View Post
    ...does he ride them himself?
    Yes, he does. He was, at one time, a very good competitive surfer as well.
    Last edited by LBCrew; Mar 17, 2011 at 06:32 PM.

  3. Shapes and r+d on shapes are excellent. Everything else about the boards are not...except Slater.

  4. #34
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    I read somewhere that most of the CI R&D is now done at Burton HQ in Vermont.

    BTW--Travy, LegendJim is one of those reputable local shapers I told you about earlier.
    Last edited by aka pumpmaster; Mar 17, 2011 at 06:51 PM.

  5. #35
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    Quote Originally Posted by travy View Post
    noobs like me
    an aggro noob who's new to the area. sweet.

  6. #36
    I could say that i've road a fair amount of surfboards for the ripe age of 18, and from big companies, such as CI, to the little guys, such as double or heritage, they all have their strengths and their weaknesses. I don't think it's fair to attack CI and call them just over marketed pop-outs, because although they are heavily marketed, Al had to start the same way as any other local shaper, and he proved to surfers that he could put out a solid board. So, I could almost say that he deserves to have the his boards be as expensive as they are. They're probably the most recognized boards in the world, and they have loyal users. Local shapers know their **** about what waves you surf on a day to day basis, but i have gotten some duds from local shapers. I just ordered a Dumpster Diver last week, my first CI i ever purchased (i ain't paying full price either), because i know it's going to perform well, and that it will surf just like the one i demoed because the same machine shaped it, which is a nice to know exactly what your going to get. I actually end up liking my stock boards rather than my custom boards...which is kinda weird. Screw paying $750 for a new board, I'd rather buy a 21-13 for $500 and buy a new wetty, but i'm not going to hate on people that due.

    what does grind my gears are the hick inlanders that are pac sun-ed with their iced tips and studs in their ears out on a summer day with a brand new ...Lost board with their trac pad half way up on the board and a little square of the board waxed. Man that drives me crazy

  7. #37
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    Quote Originally Posted by LegendJim View Post
    Shapes and r+d on shapes are excellent. Everything else about the boards are not...except Slater.
    Jim i understand that you're a shaper. What boards do you make? Also, what exactly is it about CI boards that you do not like?

  8. #38
    Quote Originally Posted by cresto4 View Post
    an aggro noob who's new to the area. sweet.
    oh yes me and my fat guy m13 are soooo aggro. look out!

  9. #39
    Quote Originally Posted by GnarActually View Post

    what does grind my gears are the hick inlanders that are pac sun-ed with their iced tips and studs in their ears out on a summer day with a brand new ...Lost board with their trac pad half way up on the board and a little square of the board waxed. Man that drives me crazy
    LOL @ the tiny waxed square. I bet it looks so cool on their wall... My friends give me sh*t because i wax my short board almost to the nose. My waxing philosophy is better to have and not need than.. ya know. I dont feel bad though, dane even waxes the top of his feet for free-surfs.

    Legend Jim- also curious.. where are you based? I have sampled the work of some local VB/OBX guys but dont know if I have honestly found "my" shaper. Its not Al though...

  10. Quote Originally Posted by DaMook View Post
    Jim i understand that you're a shaper. What boards do you make? Also, what exactly is it about CI boards that you do not like?
    The final quality of the product is lacking( ie glass job, sanding, finsh, etc.) it just seems if it is possible to skimp on it... The glass jobs seem to all be 4 and 4 with maaaybe a 4oz stomp. That's great for pros but what about the college kid or hard working adult that can't drop $500-$700 every time their board breaks because you didn't glass it with enough strength. All to save $20.00 a board... Great for CI, bad for you.

    I'm not going to get on a soap box but there also mostly made overseas... not right in my opinion.

    Really good analogy about surfboards. They are like cookies. There are all different kinds at ACME on the shelf and one of them might satisfy your needs but nothing compares to Mom's home made chocolate chip made just for you.

    I only make custom LEGEND surfboards.