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Heads up! global surf industries mess up shapes!« on: February 24 2011 02:02:00 »
I bought a board from GSI (Global Surf Industries), a webber afterburner 6'2" SLX, and after having the fin repaired because it busted out, I realized that the board has a huge difference from one side to the other. Almost a full cm of difference! I wrote to GSI with photos showing proof, but they don't take responsability for this massive manufacturing fault. If you think of buying a board from them, think again. There are plenty of other manufacturers that actually know how to handle a cnc machine.
It's a shame that GSI messes up such good shapes and doesn't even try to make up for it.
RE: Heads up! global surf industries mess up shapes!« Reply #2 on: February 24 2011 13:02:00 »
send me an email adress, I can send the photos. I don't know if and how I can post them here.
RE: Heads up! global surf industries mess up shapes!« Reply #3 on: February 24 2011 17:02:00 »
What a pity !!!!
I thought they were of a higher standard than the Chinese boards that get dinged just by standing on the racks.
RE: Heads up! global surf industries mess up shapes!« Reply #4 on: February 27 2011 20:02:00 »
I nearly bought one the other day. The ad listed the board caught waves easy. I find it incrediable that a name such as Webber has what is not up to scratch as far as your indication.
RE: Heads up! global surf industries mess up shapes!« Reply #5 on: May 18 2012 14:05:00 »
This doesn't actually surprise me. I bought a mctavish bobsled through gsi. Slx epoxy. Super light, but weak as. Dinged up badly after 1 hour in light swell, and cracks all down the centre line of the board. Took it back and after only 2 months of waiting I got the response 'they won't do anything because it's not that bad'. Hmm a $1000 board.. That won't last a season. My foamy is holding up better than the epoxy one, and cheaper!
Now they want me to keep using it but I am not real happy doing that. Will pick it up from the shop I guess, not sure if I am keen to put it back in the water though.
Figured my only option is to spread the (bad) word for these companies! YouTube video is up with a friendly review, hopefully I can prevent someone else getting screwed over by these guys.
RE: Heads up! global surf industries mess up shapes!« Reply #6 on: May 18 2012 16:05:00 »
Thanks for the posts. I just saw 2 Webbers for sale at $100 and $130 and I was wondering what may be wrong. I 've had 4 crap deals with custom boards and I hope I only buy an existing board from now one that I can check out. Better still really make one yourself.