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Thread: 7S super fish

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
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    7S super fish

    anyone owned one of these boards or have an opinion

  2. #2
    Doubl O Guest

    7s

    Yeah i have one in 6'0 and it floates like a funboard and has alot of speed. Im currently learning how to ride a short board and i was told this is the board to learn on. I have two funboards and the 7s floates just as good as the them.

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    bencarey Guest
    I have one and I love it. I just started learning, so it's hard for me to say how it is compared to anything else. No complaints from me.

  4. #4
    dont buy one unless your just starting out!

  5. #5
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    why's that
    I just wanted something alittle cheaper to mess around on
    I already have a couple boards by local guys but I wanted that little 5'9" superfish just to mess with for a summer board. the prices on the 7s is the most reasonable
    its the same company that makes walden

  6. #6

    7s

    Chinese or Taiwan board. Every time someone buys one of these imports, you are running the danger of putting good local shapers and glassers out of business. No soul. Go have one made by a shaper that knows your ability, can make a board for YOU, and is not made in some 3rd world sweatshop....so someone can make some quick cash.

  7. #7

    Australian - China connection

    7S boards are an Australian company that mass produces using a factory in the orient. I had a 6'3" shortie from them. Unlike the no-name boards, they at least stand by their product and have them made to their specifications, but as to matterials the one I bought (and sold) seemed like the fiberglass was thin, maybe only one layer, so expect some dings and repairs. I always do my own repairs, but it seemed I got a new small mystery ding a month. Just be very carefull with your board and buy a bag for it. Performance wise I liked it, had a board made by a local shaper preety much the same dimmensions with slightly harder rails and still ride it. For the money you get a better board than the no-name pop-outs.

  8. #8

    7s Superfish

    I read the post on weak glassing, with a chuckle. The one I had {XL} must have had 946 layers of glass on it, and weighed more than a truck. It also had a tendency to dig a rail for no apparent reason. I have experimented with 3 or 4 of the CHINESE boards. My advice....don't waste your time. We have some GREAT local shapers ...and glassers, Support them. If you want the extra float, find someone that can shape you an epoxy. The Imports simply do NOT ride as well as an AMERICAN made surfboard, shaped by someone that actually surfs.

  9. #9
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    Sep 2007
    Location
    Surfside Beach, SC
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    Superfish not THAT bad!?

    The boards made by Global Surf Industries like the 7S, Webber, Anacapa, Walden, South Point, and NSP are made in THAILAND and not CHINA...and no they are not a third world sweat shop. Those boards are made in the Cobra Factory in Thailand (the same factory Surftech's TUFFLITE boards) off of the templates and designs of such shapers as Al Merrick, Greg Webber, Steve Walden, and Bob McTavish...any of those guys ring a bell? The factory not only boasts clean and healthy working conditions for the employees, but most live ABOVE the national income average, and as well, are given health insurance as are ALL of their family members. Also, before any new surfboards models are rolled off the line, the shapers themselves visit the factory for the ultimate step in quality control. Thats right, Mr. Merrick himself gave the go ahead for his Anacapa line! As for the way the boards ride...that is something for you the surfer to determine. I have been a surf shop manager for 7 years now and just wanted to clear up the issue with some facts. I carry and are confident to carry the Global Surf Products. I have ridden them and even own a few, including a 5'9" Superfish which I enjoy playing on. I also have boards custom made for me and my shop by a local shaper, and other AMERICAN shapers like Ricky Carroll, Donald Takayama, Chris Birch and Rober August which I also enjoy riding.
    That being said, there is also a place for the custom shaped board made by those men who dedicate their lives and souls to making a quality piece of handcrafted art. There is NOTHING like the relationship between surfer and shaper and it makes me happy to help a customer find a "magic" board that was sweated over by a guy you might see sitting next to you in the lineup before he goes to work to make the board you'll be riding next. It all boils down to one thing...PRICE. Your going to pay for what you get. It's the same reason some people drive a Toyota and some people drive a Benz. STAY STOKED

  10. #10
    Decent boards for the money...have a 5'9" superfish-fun in typical summer NC mush- also have local shapes for when the true swells show up. But for the $, not a bad board to have fun on. They are shaped in Thailand, can say that.