How many here support China surfboards ?

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  1. Choked out surfer​

    Choked out surfer​ Active Member

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  2. Roadmaster

    Roadmaster Active Member

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    I did not like them, buy handcrafted American
     
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  3. Surfnfish

    Surfnfish Active Member

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    offshore production boards = surfing as sport, boards as sporting equipment
    custom crafted boards = surfing as life style, boards as icons
     
  4. Veterano

    Veterano Active Member

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    This. And there's many here that bow at the Surftech alter.
     
  5. Finward

    Finward Active Member

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    I buy both but I'm pretty particular about which "china" boards I buy in the same way I am about American boards. I wouldn't buy a board from all but maybe 10 builders in the US.
     
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  6. Chilly Willy

    Chilly Willy Well-Known Member

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    Are there? I feel like Surftech was so much more prominent here in the 2003-2004 days but not nearly as much now.
     
  7. 70s SanO

    70s SanO Active Member

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    I have yet to buy a China board. But I have yet to buy a lot of US made boards. I agree with Finward on being selective.

    Sent from my Made in China iphone.

    John
     
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  8. Finward

    Finward Active Member

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    Yes surftech has slipped a lot. Money problems and bad juju with shops. It is so easy now to get manufacturing done in Asia but the quality is 90% shit. When the factory is making lawn ornaments one week and surfboards the next it's hard to be consistent. The brand I buy are hand shaped and they only build surf boards at the factory he uses. The consistency is excellent I bought the same model 6 years later and it feels exactly the same. Yes they are popouts but they work. It's funny in hawaii nobody gives a rats ass what you ride as long as you can surf and aren't being a dick.
     
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  9. joeblackuz

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    Everything has their place. I guess i support chinese boards because i bought a wavestorm for my kids.

    But i agree with finward. Doesnt matter what you ride at the end of the day. I prefer to keep my money local though. #supportyourlocalshaper
     
  10. LÜGEN

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    Never have and never will. My kids will learn to surf on real surfboards.
     
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