Surfboard builders that don't like the pop outs of the chinese boards should not sell to shops that carry them. When I had my shop, I could have carried both of them and I decided not to. The only reason I got into the business was because I loved the art of surfing and I loved the quality of boards made by the master shapers. Those overseas products are about nothing but money and "the deal" lets make,"the deal". Shops have to be able to pay the bills, but surfboards never have done that. Overpriced, overhyped, over rated clothing manifacters do that. The shops have made these boards acceptable to surfers who otherwise would never consider paddling out on one. Shame on the shops for letting them in, and shame on the boardbuilders for giving these people their lifes work on a silver platter. It does not matter if their product is as good as American. It's not American. The money goes overseas, it does not stay in America. Just like many other jobs in America are going to India and Mexico etc. Greg L. made a good point, but once the tech. is out whats to keep the same people from getting that made over their as well. The way to fight this is the way they have become popular. Hype. If enough boardbuilders and pro surfers start sqawking about it, the kids and the public will follow, but if I know my surfing industry, they are going to get what they can out of it while it's the thing and sqawk later when the thing is out of their control.
You know, funny thing is, they'll blame this whole thing on them free market Republicans. Huh huh... I donnow any more'n you fellas. Heck, I didn't know anything 'til I read it in your newspapers... honest. Huh huh.
the free market republicans and the free market democrats, and whitey and the Man. ofcourse someone will blame the jews