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06/05/2019 4:04 am  
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Looks like Name Dropper, Free and Deep Thinkers are made at SWS now. Not a big deal but different from the past.  

Hope this means that we 'll see more boards (other brands) coming out of SWS with the channel.


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06/05/2019 5:30 am  

hope not


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06/05/2019 8:44 am  

The SWS boards I've had have all been solid. 

I'm trying to remember the last time a brand a run of poor quality boards? Was it the early DC ones? 

 

donuts


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06/05/2019 10:47 am  

late 90s i was riding ghost boards. they sucked and they had to send me 3 at a time. 

last bad quality i can remember.

first yes snowboard i bought was not superduper but 2 boards arent enough for me to write them of. =P


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06/05/2019 12:50 pm  

pretty SWS is where Liquid Force’s wakeboards with Channel are made, so not too surprising. Arbor rep says there’s no news of them getting Channel (they got bought out by LiquidForce, or vice versa). 

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06/05/2019 1:24 pm  

Is it true that 2020 Free/Deep Thinker will be the lightest ever made? Have both 2018 and 2019 Free Thinker, 2019 is noticeably heavier. Not that it matters much, but I do prefer lighter boards. 


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06/05/2019 6:30 pm  

^^^ 2020 has the same construction as 2019.

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06/05/2019 7:13 pm  
Posted by: c.fuzzy

The SWS boards I've had have all been solid. 

I'm trying to remember the last time a brand a run of poor quality boards? Was it the early DC ones? 

 

the Jones upside down topsheet reverse taper debacle comes to mind.

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07/05/2019 6:58 am  

Stomp pad, maybe?

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07/05/2019 7:19 am  
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Posted by: c.fuzzy

The SWS boards I've had have all been solid. 

I'm trying to remember the last time a brand a run of poor quality boards? Was it the early DC ones? 

 

the Jones upside down topsheet reverse taper debacle comes to mind.

Oh. That was intentional. JJ was making a political statement about the backwards environmental policy and how wasteful mass production is.

 

(actually, I don't recall that at all) 

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07/05/2019 10:04 am  
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Posted by: c.fuzzy

The SWS boards I've had have all been solid. 

I'm trying to remember the last time a brand a run of poor quality boards? Was it the early DC ones? 

 

the Jones upside down topsheet reverse taper debacle comes to mind.

Were those boards made at SWS or the Tunisia factory?


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07/05/2019 10:40 am  
Posted by: 89c51
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Posted by: c.fuzzy

The SWS boards I've had have all been solid. 

I'm trying to remember the last time a brand a run of poor quality boards? Was it the early DC ones? 

 

the Jones upside down topsheet reverse taper debacle comes to mind.

Were those boards made at SWS or the Tunisia factory?

I believe that those ones were Tunisia?


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07/05/2019 2:11 pm  

don’t think SWS was even around when that happened, and the Tunisia factory was still pretty new, or at least new to Nidecker. 

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07/05/2019 4:34 pm  

Yeah, that was Nidecker in Tunisia. I had the first year hovercraft split (2012), and it was put together slightly loose, and the graphic was slightly off, but it worked fine. The 2015 I got was significantly better with no issues. Other boards did not fare so well. In my shop individually, we had at least a couple Jones solutions with bad inserts (unusable), and the first year Slash straight that we got had the directional Camrock profile pressed backwards, so the nose laid pretty flat, while the tail was lifted. Didn’t get any of the really bad ones, but there were definitely some with backwards graphics and more. I believe the worst years were 2012 & 2013?

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07/05/2019 11:50 pm  

My first pyl s was Tunisia and my trouble also. They had the edges filed down to much and they all delamed after only a few days of riding 


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