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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Thread: Global Surf Industries
Jul 11, 2013, 05:38 AM #9