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Just chiming in. Purchased a clearance unw8 from amplid. Cost less than 500 USD delivered to Long Island New York.
I was a little nervous after reading some of the delivery stories. It just came after 3 weeks. No packaging at all. Just a board in the plastic wrapper. I was scared to look. Everything looks fine. Unbelievable. Had my probable last day a week ago. It's a long time until next winter...
No idea what’s going on in the ups depot there in Germany but things are really bad. Between the ridiculous delays and package damage everyone involved should be ashamed. I got lucky with my boards. They arrived in perfect condition but the boxes looked like they had been attacked by a pair of guard dogs. I feel bad for amplid on this in particular as they’re the focus of anger over what ups and customs are doing.
 

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No idea what’s going on in the ups depot there in Germany but things are really bad. Between the ridiculous delays and package damage everyone involved should be ashamed. I got lucky with my boards. They arrived in perfect condition but the boxes looked like they had been attacked by a pair of guard dogs. I feel bad for amplid on this in particular as they’re the focus of anger over what ups and customs are doing.
They could easily have packed the boards better. When I have bought boards from other private persons domestically, they wrap them better.
 

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They could easily have packed the boards better. When I have bought boards from other private persons domestically, they wrap them better.
Yeah, honestly this is kind of inexcusable. I've received boards from brands where I feel like I could have packed them better, but they were in a box with some cardboard inside that stopped them from bouncing around so it was a lot better than I had thought. Boards are pretty durable, but it's a lot different to have something shipped from within the US vs across the world.

When packages change hands multiple times or have to go through multiple checks etc.... you need to prepare for that.
 

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Yeah, honestly this is kind of inexcusable. I've received boards from brands where I feel like I could have packed them better, but they were in a box with some cardboard inside that stopped them from bouncing around so it was a lot better than I had thought. Boards are pretty durable, but it's a lot different to have something shipped from within the US vs across the world.

When packages change hands multiple times or have to go through multiple checks etc.... you need to prepare for that.
I bought a Rossi Sushi earlier this season to give away as a prize. It arrived in a cardboard sleeve. You couldn't even call it a box really. There wasn't any damage, but I was still surprised.

On the other hand, Signal ships their boards in boxes branded with florescent light bulbs with FRAGILE written all over it.
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They could easily have packed the boards better. When I have bought boards from other private persons domestically, they wrap them better.
They could for sure and really should consider it given the issues with UPS. That said the boards I've ordered recently from evo, recess, snowcountry, backcountry have all been packed the same as Amplid, card board box and maybe some packing paper to minimize the boards sliding around in the box. All quality board packing in a box I've experienced has been on the used market only.
 

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They could for sure and really should consider it given the issues with UPS. That said the boards I've ordered recently from evo, recess, snowcountry, backcountry have all been packed the same as Amplid, card board box and maybe some packing paper to minimize the boards sliding around in the box. All quality board packing in a box I've experienced has been on the used market only.
It’s weird they don’t put some tube insulator or something on the edges, but it’s likely cheaper to warranty some boards than to spend time overwrapping all of them.
 

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Anyone been on a Souly Grail yet? How does it compare to the Surfari? I watch Angry’s reviews and based on the specs I was really confused. Seems like the SG should be less aggressive based on specs but the reviews suggested otherwise.
 

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Aside from what we previously talked about on the other thread about the SG, nothing else I could really add aside from that I'd pair it with more responsive bindings to get most out of it. And that Angry was pretty spot on with the feel. Though, I did feel the flex was more consistent vs a traditional directional flex, with a touch torsional flex. But not much.

@Triple8Sol had both the 57 SG and 57 Surfari, I'm also curious to hear your feedback on them both, now with a full szn on them. I know the SG was set to be your DD. It became mine, and look forward to making it my DD again next szn. Excited to get back on it asap, so much fun for what I enjoy doing.
 

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@Triple8Sol had both the 57 SG and 57 Surfari, I'm also curious to hear your feedback on them both, now with a full szn on them. I know the SG was set to be your DD. It became mine, and look forward to making it my DD again next szn. Excited to get back on it asap, so much fun for what I enjoy doing.
The SG remained my go-to board throughout this season. So much so, that I only busted out the US Pioneer (prior DD for the past 3-4yrs) once and the US Cadet (another DD) twice. My 2nd favorite new board this season was the K2 Excavator, but the SG is still way better on variable days. That said, once broken-in, the Surfari can actually be a bit more versatile that I initially thought, as long as you're not a welterweight. Just picked up a Dancehaul Pro that should be a competitor too, so hopefully will be able to get on that a couple times this month before Crystal & Bachelor shutdown.
 

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The SG remained my go-to board throughout this season. So much so, that I only busted out the US Pioneer (prior DD for the past 3-4yrs) once and the US Cadet (another DD) twice. My 2nd favorite new board this season was the K2 Excavator, but the SG is still way better on variable days. That said, once broken-in, the Surfari can actually be a bit more versatile that I initially thought, as long as you're not a welterweight. Just picked up a Dancehaul Pro that should be a competitor too, so hopefully will be able to get on that a couple times this month before Crystal & Bachelor shutdown.
Can you speak directly to the differences in how the Surfari and SG ride/feel?

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