surfboards are one of the last items that you can truly buy locally and support a local guy who isn't a millionaire / billionaire but makes the same quality or even better than the large corporation at a similar or better price. Do you want to increase burton snowboards stock (or even worse, a company with a much lesser reputation, GSI) by a thousandth of a cent or put a few day's pay in a local shaper's pocket?
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Thread: GSI Modern Retro Longboard
Dec 12, 2013, 03:18 PM #31
Dec 12, 2013, 03:34 PM #32
I recently bought my first log (I'm a short boarder, but in NY you get an extra 100 days a year or so with a longboard). I tried a few pop outs and a few hand-shaped boards. I can honestly say as a short boarder that longboards show their personality even more than shortboards do. Remember, on a log, the board is doing the driving, you really feel its input. Longboard pop outs feel much more soulless than shortboard pop outs. I love my Sakal (smallish shaper out of Huntington - not exactly local), which was about $600, but I'm sure your local shop has something from a local (or at least, hand) shaper around that price. I doubt you'll be paying any more than you would for anything by GSI.
Dec 12, 2013, 07:49 PM #33Senior Member
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my shaper costs far less, the majority of locals ride his boards, and he laughs at crap like walden.
Dec 12, 2013, 08:23 PM #34
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- milton delaware
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