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My point was to show how many ARE made in the US. Of course most are made overseas jackstack. It's cheaper and better. Also "handmade" is a crock of shit. Omatic said it best. "Hand made by expensive machines. I know their volume, the can't afford to hand make snowboards. The amount of haands on they employ is laying edge and cutting the flashing. Everything else is a giant expensive automated machine that the factory workers carry boards to. Oh and resin layup is most likely by hand. Signal is more by hand then Mervin.
Give me a Mervin and I'll show you something that rides as good or better for less $$. You pay them a premium for "made in the US" and then they cut corners like not wrapping their edges. It is NOT more durable and explodes. Don't give me this Mervin is superior shit. You're out of your league here broseph.
The Horror that BA rode was the Limited its first year with stanard FK that started outside the bindings. Urban FK starts just inside the inserts.
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