A quick way to tell if your board is from the "Burton Era" is the "plug ring." Burton wanted "flair," so they added a metallic "plug ring" that loops around the leash plug.
yup if you click on the image of the board to zoom in you can visibly see the metal leash plug. idk if they still have them but i remember at one point you could get leash plug "bling" such as engravings and different colors (stupidest idea i've ever heard)
I agree, that is a sh!t ton of boards every day. I don't know how accurate that could be.
80 a week is a lot to ask for & the info is very accurate. Keep in mind CI uses multiple ($30,000+) machines to cut their templates, before applying the final steps. Needless to say, that saves the shapers a lot of time. Also, CI shapes all week; so try about 11 boards a day. Shapers are given "surf hours" to take off, whether they are surfing or not.
Again, this information is through my ding guy. He shaped there for 6 years, before teaming up with Spyder. Now, he is in charge of Spyder's East Coast shaping facility - located in Wilmington, NC. Spyder has 1 machine in their East Coast facility - really puts things in perspective how large CI really is.
Last edited by dlrouen; Aug 8, 2012 at 03:53 PM.
you mean... 11 boards a day.... not week... instead of 16?
So that means if a CNC machine roughs out 11 boards for me, all I'm doing is finish shaping... just sanding out the machine grooves, and grinding down the tips at each end? That's even MORE boring. No creativity whatsoever.
Good info dlrouen. I just browsed the boards on the CI site and $500 for a "prototype" definitely doesn't seem like a deal to me. You could get a custom shape to whatever dimensions and contours you want for less than that, plus the CI ultra light glass job is garbage in my opinion.