Jason nailed it! In my 40 years of building boards, I have seen so much SHIT being marketed by jillions of U.S. builders. I don't know if it is a matter of I can't do any better or I don't care. Personally, I think it is, "this is all you can from me", but it is the hottest shape you've ever seen!
as long as people over here support the chinks. our industry will slowly deteriorate. and people over here will support them. most shop owners only care about the bottom line $$$$$$$. if they can get it on a deal, they are on it. The "soul" is slowly slipping away, for the love of money. How sad it is that americans don't support one another and have to search outside the country because greed has become such an obsession. and that holds true for any industry in this country. but anyways, it's all very frustrating to say the least. I'll leave you with this..... THOSE SLANT EYED BASTARDS WILL NEVER TAKE ANYTHING AWAY FROM ME! I HOPE EACH AND EVERYONE OF THEM GET A EYE FULL OF CATALYSED RESIN!!!!!!!! I'M PISSED!!!!!!! POWER TO THE PEOPLE!!!!!!
I hope that's a joke. ...and a bad one at that. Nationalism is fine and all, but when taken to the extreme I think that could only be labeled as racism... and that has no place here. Rancor for the industry mass-producing boards, and maybe hurting your business, is one thing. But blaming every asian for your problems solves nothing. Give it another 100 years, and you'll be hard pressed to describe what the sterotypical American looks like.
rascism is just pure poison- the furthest from the soul you can get. your points about global economics are on the money(no pun intended) but by hating the color of the Chinese folk skin or the slant of their eyes you've blown your chance to be heard. do you feel the same way about Hawaiians? hawaiians with a Chinese grandparent? mexican folks? black south africans? check yourself buddy.your wave
make that racism-whoops!
Stop going to Costco, Wal-Mart, Homebasedepot, and all the other big box units. Support your locally owned store, that’s a start. Consumer spending is the only thing holding this countries economy together at this time. You make the choice. I have to agree w/ Jim that there are enough crappy surfboards made by Americans and American companies to squelch the China bashers. The Racial slurs don't help the situation.
Gosh, how do you respond to an A_hole like Chris? I guess you just let them stew in their own private idaho until all that hate just eats them up inside so they are hollow, dried up, walking pieces of shit... Is Ambrose the only person who sees the light here? Why do you all care that others all copying your shit?? Isn't a copy of shit still... shit? Americans have always been the leaders, and others follow with copies. From cars, to electronics, to clothing. Other countries and peoples only get to produce the scraps that are too laborious and tedious for Americans to produce. The way I see it, the innovators and craftsmen here will still create great surfboards that are treasured by the serious surfers. Some smart guy/gal will come up with a fantastic new material or shaping method and he/she will make a ton of money. The others who are creating a bunch of crap, well, they'll go out of business because others are making the crap now. Maybe now they can move on with their lives and find something better to do with their time. People like Chris - they marry their cousins, breed some more morons, and help keep our corrections officers in business. Thanks Chris.
Yeah, I'm all for the "locals only" attitude... long as we're talking about "EARTH LOCALS" We're all in it together and people do what they do Darren
Actually, I owned a Fairmont, and it drove great with very little maintenance. Ugly car, but good engine (inline six).
I also had a good Fairmont.