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    Is this the worst (new) surfboard you've ever seen in a surfshop??? Melbourne FL

    While visiting some friends, I decided to pay a visit to Longboard House (http://www.longboardhouse.com/) in Melbourne Beach Florida last week, and I was astonished at the lack of quality of a few of their new, fully priced, out in the open, surfboards.

    This surfboard shop has always been one of my favorites, fully stocked with really choice apparel and equipment. That's why I am so shocked by their decision to sell these crappy surfboards. Take a look at my attached photo and you'll see the incredible high price and super low build quality. Take a look at the color variation, the sanded through glass, etc.

    My only thoughts are that either Cannibal Surfboards has off-shored manufacturing to China or Longboard House is trying to give a bad shaper/glasser a start in the industry. I think the Made in USA label is probably bull sh#t. But that still doesn't explain the crazy $700 price.

    I Googled Cannibal Surfboards and Matt Kechele's factory came up. What's that about?

    In all the years I've been in surfing I've never seen something so egregious. Be careful if you're looking to purchase a surfboard from Cannibal.

    Is this the worst rip-off you've ever seen????

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    Last edited by PuertoRicanPoet; Jan 28, 2014 at 03:57 PM.

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    the attachment doesnt work my friend

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    No, no it doesn't. Really intrigued though...

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    Pete Smith had a black Lopez Lightning bolt board in the late 70's.

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    I keep having problems uploading in the main post. Here's another try...
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    PRP...attachment working for me. Can't tell if the shape is all that bad but glassing looks terrible. The lap line and over sanding at the nose would definitely cause me to walk away shaking my head. Looks like someone was trained on how to glass with that board.

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    isn't $500-$700 pretty standard for a new shortboard these days? i don't get the issue. the glass job looks wonky i guess?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ihatelongboarders View Post
    isn't $500-$700 pretty standard for a new shortboard these days? i don't get the issue. the glass job looks wonky i guess?
    Not really, but depends where you are. When I lived down there, Longboard House was much more expensive for their boards compared to other shops. They carried a larger variety though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Losttsol View Post
    Not really, but depends where you are. When I lived down there, Longboard House was much more expensive for their boards compared to other shops. They carried a larger variety though.
    Yea, their prices are at the very high end. That's one of the main reasons I was so shocked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ihatelongboarders View Post
    isn't $500-$700 pretty standard for a new shortboard these days? i don't get the issue. the glass job looks wonky i guess?
    Most people would have an issue with the poor quality/appearance of the board, and the high-end price tag. When people pay a lot, they expect a lot.