+1 for DCAL- Got a custom Pinecone from Danny 2 months ago built based on knowing the breaks i surf- my ability and weight. Worth every penny- and supports the local stoke.Thanks man. I actually spoke with him a few weeks ago and will call him again when I am ready. Danny Callahan of DCAL surfboards has also been in my sights for a local custom.
I have recently learned I am a complete kook/noob when it comes to boards.how the fuk do u tell the difference between an epoxy and a regular foam board when its not clearly labeled on the belly of the board,and the site for the board ceases to exist.i wanted to fix my recently new board that my roommate dropped a cinderblock on,I got so mad with all the bs I was getting on google I just threw the board away,and it was a 400$board,which might not sound expensive but I don't ride al merriks and lost.i would never buy a 700$ board I don't care if it came with a lifetime of pot and food even with metards money.for me it would be like buying a lexus even tho I drive a Toyota,i don't have the ends for that.
just really pissed about what these boards are made out of.my other dinged up board I just wrapped it in that clear moving tape u tape boxes with and it floats fine.i didn't want to use it on the new board because it still looks new and figured id try to fix it.well when thing says pu resin will literally eat ur board alive if its an epoxy.i even looked up al merriks to see what they are made out of and they don't tell u on the ci site.
im all for quantity not quality except for bud,id rather buy a craftsman wrench for 40 bucks then a 600 snap on wrench my brother buys.same goes for surfboards,why spend 800 bucks when u can spend 250?if u have the money then yea ride a 800 dollar board but when it snaps in the shorebreak ur not going to be too happy.i buy all used boards from the local surf shack
What cep said... ride what you can afford, and what makes you happy. And recognize that you're one of the privileged few if you are in a position to make a choice, because most of us aren't.
As for GSI... the way I see it... it's like MacDonald's. You know what you're getting, they're everywhere, and if you're hungry it tastes good. But most of the time, after you eat it, you wish you didn't.
I've eaten my share of Big Macs when I had to, but now I cook my own burgers, and envy the guys who eat Peter Luger.
the board was pretty ravaged it wasn't a small ding,a cinderblock fell on it.it was probably like an 8inch gash that went a quarter inch deep.i was hoping to save it but couldn't figure the shyt out.never thought something so simple would be complicated.oh yea and I noticed my left fin was gone too and my leash.i don't get it,nobody surfs in my house but me where the fuk did my leash and fin go.i bet its buried under a bunch of crap in the yard