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  1. #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by cepriano View Post
    thats how much ci boards cost.
    no, it's not. anyone who says otherwise is either: A. looking at the prices of CI's surftech models, something CI has no control over. B. a clueless fool who spouts bs that they read somewhere on the internet.

    go to a shop & show me a stock poly CI that retails for $750 as they sell now: w/out fins. the most i've ever seen one retail for was $705 w/ fin & i work in a shop that carries them. not to say that $705 isn't expensive, but people who exaggerate prices & use that misinformation to bash a company really bothers me.

  2. #12
    Quote Originally Posted by njsurfer42 View Post
    no, it's not. anyone who says otherwise is either: A. looking at the prices of CI's surftech models, something CI has no control over. B. a clueless fool who spouts bs that they read somewhere on the internet.

    go to a shop & show me a stock poly CI that retails for $750 as they sell now: w/out fins. the most i've ever seen one retail for was $705 w/ fin & i work in a shop that carries them. not to say that $705 isn't expensive, but people who exaggerate prices & use that misinformation to bash a company really bothers me.
    ditto...so much here say...I think people get upset at the higher end market costs...they want them but would rather put their hard earned money elsewhere...totally understandable.

  3. #13
    I have been riding my CI Fred Rubble for the last year here in So.Cal. on mostly chest and above waves, and the worst that has happened to my CI board is a small pressure ding from my rear foot. I love the way my Fred handles in big surf. It is also very fun and can loosen up with the right fin config. It won't do well in smaller surf though.
    I rented a Lost V2 Rocket one morning a few weeks ago when the waves were 2-3 on a fat tide. I loved the way it rode. It paddled well and was super fast. However, I wouldn't take it out in anything over 4 feet.
    As far a glass, both boards felt the same.
    So choose your board for the right conditions, not because of a name brand.

  4. #14
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    I don't care for, nor have I ever ridden either one of those board makers boards. I use a local shaper and help support my local surf scene. I have two very magic boards from my guy right now. A fish and a shorty, and they are the best boards I have ever thrown under my feet. Not nocking CI or LOST but I cant see paying the price tag for a board that wasn't shaped for me specificly.

  5. #15
    Do u realize that you can get customs from either? Lost is definitely easier to talk to but u can with both.

  6. #16
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    Here is Jersey at Brave New World and Spellbinders, Merricks Start at $695 and go up to $760+ for a Dane or Kelly model. A Lost Rocket at the same shops are $630.

  7. #17
    So that's gotta be your shop trying to take advantage of the markup

  8. #18
    ... Shift+R improves the quality of this image. CTRL+F5 reloads the whole page.I've loved every LOST I've ever had.. But I disaggree with the statement that they last longer. I find that they lose their pop quicker then most other boards I ride. They are great for a while, but then they just dont feel the same.... Or maybe it's jus in my head and I want a new stick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Turrtle View Post
    Do u realize that you can get customs from either? Lost is definitely easier to talk to but u can with both.
    A friend of mine whose a bigger dude got a custom CI Flyer a few years ago with a little extra volume packed in. That board blew me away...the few times I borrowed it..the waves had to be decent, but it was a quality ride and it lasted him for years.

    I've also had a ...Lost RNF. Great board. Better than a locally shaped custom RNF (ive had many) IMO because fine tuning that shape for 15 years matters.
    I demoed a Lost Bottom Feeder this past summer for a couple of weeks and hated every minute of it. I could not ride that board to save my life.

  10. #20
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    Quote Originally Posted by archy View Post
    Here is Jersey at Brave New World and Spellbinders, Merricks Start at $695 and go up to $760+ for a Dane or Kelly model. A Lost Rocket at the same shops are $630.
    sounds like you're being ripped off. average price at the shop where i work is in the $650-680 range.