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Thread: Channel Islands Prototypes
Aug 8, 2012, 03:47 PM #12
Great info, thanks!
Aug 8, 2012, 03:56 PM #13
80 boards a week? That's 16/day. That's a board every 30 min for eight hours straight, with no break, and no water time for testing and coming up with new ideas for product improvement.
Holy SH!T!!! What a mind-numbing job. That would suck the creativity and inspiration out of ANYONE.
Last edited by LBCrew; Aug 8, 2012 at 03:59 PM.
Aug 8, 2012, 04:07 PM #14
I agree, that is a sh!t ton of boards every day. I don't know how accurate that could be.
Aug 8, 2012, 04:38 PM #15Member
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Sounds like it's "Made in China" accurate.
Aug 8, 2012, 04:42 PM #16
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 04:53 PM. Reason: *day
Aug 8, 2012, 04:51 PM #17
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.
That's even more sad....
Last edited by LBCrew; Aug 8, 2012 at 04:53 PM.
Aug 8, 2012, 11:52 PM #18
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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.
Aug 9, 2012, 01:19 AM #19
Aug 9, 2012, 02:55 AM #20
Thanks for the info. This is what I was asking for not..."seems like a sales pitch"....
Thanks again guys!