michael dolsey surfboards

Discussion in 'Mid Atlantic' started by surfnasty22, Dec 16, 2008.

  1. surfnasty22

    surfnasty22 Well-Known Member

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    Oct 21, 2007
    hey any of you guys hear about michael dolsey surfboards
    i found a great deal on one but dont know how tough they are any info on em would be greatly appreciated
     
  2. chadbrochill93

    chadbrochill93 Well-Known Member

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    Nov 2, 2007
    i almost bought one like last year


    but i didnt
     

  3. surfnasty22

    surfnasty22 Well-Known Member

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    Oct 21, 2007
    why not? didn't trust em?
     
  4. chadbrochill93

    chadbrochill93 Well-Known Member

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    Nov 2, 2007
    i dont really remember why i didnt

    i think it was someone at the surf shop that kinda talked me out of it but i forget
     
  5. ocripcurrent

    ocripcurrent Well-Known Member

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    Feb 27, 2008
    My buddy's been riding one for like 3 or 4 years. its a 7'2" epoxy and he likes it very much, but he's a little guy, only like 138 lbs or something. Its taken a beating and held up pretty good. But a few years of use, its got quite a few pressure dings on the deck. You can see the stringer in the middle raised up a bit. Pretty decent I suppose. I'll ask him more about it if you want.
     
  6. surfnasty22

    surfnasty22 Well-Known Member

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    Oct 21, 2007
    yea like i found a great deal on a 5"10 dolsey for $325 and new i was looking at some online reviews and most people said they were pretty crappy and weak your friend probably had better luck since its an epoxy
     
  7. Mikey

    Mikey Well-Known Member

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    Oct 3, 2008
    Check out www.dolsey.com and you will find a selection of chinese-made stuff.
     
  8. surfnut1018

    surfnut1018 Well-Known Member

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    Mar 20, 2007
    They are pretty crappy boards. I bought an epoxy becuase it was a good price and snapped it in half the very first time I took it out. Lukily I the shop I bought it from gave me my money back because I came back in the the same day I bought the board, but I would avoid them if you could.
     
  9. Exit98

    Exit98 Well-Known Member

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    Aug 3, 2008
    I picked one up once... sold it 2 weeks later. For being so crappy, they're rather heavy too. It's Chinese made garbage whose main outlet for selling new boards is eBay. That should tell you something right there.
     
  10. gromsurfer123

    gromsurfer123 Well-Known Member

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    Sep 18, 2008
    dude dont buy it, my friend had one last year and it was cool for like a week then it just fell apart, it took in water like crazy
     
  11. waveft6

    waveft6 Active Member

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    May 20, 2014
    Just found a Mike Dolsey abandoned on the beach at dawn with a big crack in the deck and partially exposed stringer. This is no ordinary board, it is worthless. Thanks guys!
     
  12. leethestud

    leethestud Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2010
  13. Mattyb

    Mattyb Well-Known Member

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    Apr 2, 2013
    The glass is weak. They aren't good. Some of them are asymmetrical, like not in a cool way. Was told years ago he was an east coast shaper, east coast of Asia?
     
  14. leethestud

    leethestud Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2010
    He has a warehouse somewhere in Norfolk I believe. Maybe it's the crack making his boards all lopsided.
     
  15. mrcoop

    mrcoop Well-Known Member

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    Jun 22, 2010
    Got one cheap....fell apart...glass caved in easily
     
  16. ocripcurrent

    ocripcurrent Well-Known Member

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    Feb 27, 2008
    Same buddy is still riding that thing on certain waves (small, mush, chop) he still loves that board, took real good care of it and is still holding up.
     
  17. 1vin

    1vin Well-Known Member

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    Aug 24, 2009
    Sweat shop Garbage!!His warehouse is by ODU . dont waste your money.
     
  18. SimianRex68

    SimianRex68 New Member

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    Aug 27, 2017
    I just purchased an 6'8 Epoxy Fish. It seems durable, I banged it on the top of my garage this morning and not a scratch. It is a very responsive fish, now that I have it dialed. According to his web site the fish is Epoxy glass over an EPS core. I emailed him asking where his boards are made he replied... that was nice. The answer is he imports from Asia. I assume China since it seems most manufactures get there materials from there.
     
  19. headhigh

    headhigh Well-Known Member

    Jul 17, 2009
    Not much has changed in the last 12 years since this thread was started when it comes to Dolsey boards:

    Still made in China, still garbage. They are fake surfboards. Toys, at absolute best.

    If someone gave me one for free I would use it for target practice.
     
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  20. antoine

    antoine Well-Known Member

    Mar 10, 2013
    Lol!