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    Global Surf Industries

    I was looking at a Haydenshapes board in a shop yesterday and noticed Global Surf Industries was written on the price tag. Does that mean they own Haydenshapes? I know most of the GSI shapers basically make popouts (7s, Aloha, etc.) so could that mean the Haydens are being ****tily mass-produced as well? I really hope not because they seem like really cool boards (albeit pricey) and I was thinking about buying one.

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    Good Question! Looking at Haydeshapes.com you can special order one, shaped on a c.n.c. from AKU machine and finished by hand and glassed and laminated by PureGlass in Costa Mesa, Cali. hence made in the good old U.S.A.. Now as for buying one off the floor, don't know the answer to that, but if you look at the back of the board by the fins it should tell you where it was made...check it out and let us know, they are a nice looking board.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fl.surfdog View Post
    Good Question! Looking at Haydeshapes.com you can special order one, shaped on a c.n.c. from AKU machine and finished by hand and glassed and laminated by PureGlass in Costa Mesa, Cali. hence made in the good old U.S.A.. Now as for buying one off the floor, don't know the answer to that, but if you look at the back of the board by the fins it should tell you where it was made...check it out and let us know, they are a nice looking board.
    on the site it says stock futureflex USA boards are $775 which is about what they're going for in the shop. i'll definitely look next time im there.

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    you can order directly from them. they are not owned by GSI. GSI is licensed to produce them. don't buy that GSI crap. made by people that have never even seen the ocean. why not order one from a local shaper? some of the hayden's are cool shapes, but nothing a local dude couldn't make you.

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    I have have a pure glass hayden shred sled 6' I'll sell you ridden like 4 times still in perfect condition, no dents or dings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AtanticO View Post
    you can order directly from them. they are not owned by GSI. GSI is licensed to produce them. don't buy that GSI crap. made by people that have never even seen the ocean. why not order one from a local shaper? some of the hayden's are cool shapes, but nothing a local dude couldn't make you.
    so does that mean they're being made by GSI? specifically the ones at this shop, since it actually says global surf industries on it. wouldn't that mean they're also using ****ty production techniques on those as well?

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    Maybe some people can only afford a bard made by gsi due to price. I had a walden cd4 mini longboard and it was gsi and it was a phenomenal board, the quality was excellent. Is it detrimental to the sport or welfare of others to buy products made in fashion to sell at a more affordable price? Something to think about...

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    Quote Originally Posted by hinmo24t View Post
    Maybe some people can only afford a bard made by gsi due to price. I had a walden cd4 mini longboard and it was gsi and it was a phenomenal board, the quality was excellent. Is it detrimental to the sport or welfare of others to buy products made in fashion to sell at a more affordable price? Something to think about...
    i see your point. it's a kind of yes and no answer, but that's also the walmart argument. but you gotta do what you gotta do. most local shapers don't compete on price with 'fashionable' companies like Hayden, which have lots of marketing $ to make up for. most people, when buying boards from companies like burton islands, lost, rusty, hayden, etc.. are mostly after a cool logo. i'd take fl.surfdogs advice (if your really wanting a Hayden) and order one directly through Pureglass. quality glass work. their vac-bagged, stringerless/carbon rail eps boards are very nice.
    plus...GSI boards are basically the same $ as what you'd pay for a locally made board anyhow.
    Last edited by AtanticO; Jul 11, 2013 at 12:39 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hinmo24t View Post
    Maybe some people can only afford a bard made by gsi due to price. I had a walden cd4 mini longboard and it was gsi and it was a phenomenal board, the quality was excellent. Is it detrimental to the sport or welfare of others to buy products made in fashion to sell at a more affordable price? Something to think about...
    wow...where to begin...

    1. the gsi haydens are generally done in future flex construction, & retail for close to $800. hardly affordable. a pure glass build ff hayden wouldn't be too much more, possibly less, & a poly or eps one would definitely be cheaper.

    2. it is 100% detrimental to surfing & surf culture b/c when you buy a board built overseas, you're taking money away from a local, or at least domestic, board builder. & it's not like those overseas manufacturers are doing anything revolutionary in terms construction...most of that is happening domestically w/ future flex, coil industries, & a myriad of backyard/small scale operations that are experimenting w/ alternative construction methods, materials, & techniques. the only thing the overseas guys are doing is mimicking those guys & undercutting them on price.

    as someone else said, don't buy anything w/ a gsi laminate on it...surfing's version of monsanto.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hinmo24t View Post
    Maybe some people can only afford a bard made by gsi due to price.
    I can't imagine that scenario. Shops around here are charging at least $400 for a new GSI board. Like NJSUrfer42 said, they are generic shapes that will work, but wont hold value and wont be anything special.

    Around here the used board racks are FULL of lightly used board hand shaped boards, locally shaped (if that's what you want) non-generic boards for less than a new GSI board. Spend an afternoon cruising the used racks and see what $300 and some bargaining will get you. Choose wisely and the used board will cost less to purchase and will be worth more than the GSI board within a year of normal use. So even from an economic standpoint (if that has to be your determining factor in selecting a board) the GSI would be a worse choice.