Thanks for the pics, that’s interesting. I can only guess you do not mention the brands because you don’t want to be “that guy” and I’m “that guy” right now.gmb13 wrote: ↑Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:58 pm
I am pretty sure I mentioned that it did not contain any carbon and was just cheap fibreglass which also was not thoroughly wetted. In all my videos I have given fair reviews. I have mentioned the good and bad points of each foil, including the Moses Foils.
Here are some pics of one of the most expensive brands on the Market that does not produce in China. Dry Fibers hanging out of the LeadingEdge of the Mast. The Mast was also way too soft.
And here some from another high end brand. All the White dots are not sand, that is filler.
A new pinholes on a base are nothing compared to this stuff.
I hope the brands that made the foils you show considered that a defect and did not sell them. But I’m also guessing since you posted them, they did not. Sometimes it’s good for the consumer to know what is acceptable by a brand. Perhaps the brand should mention and show the imperfections that are practically guaranteed because they’re unable to mitigate them. A few of my surfboards state right on the board with a sticker ie: “Handmade, imperfections will be there”.
Still, when buying a premium product, I have an expectation that the manufacturer will not cut corners. Moses brands their box “THE ITALIAN FOIL”. When I think Italian, I think Ferrari, Lamborghini, fine food, good espresso and quality in general. I do not think “fill these holes in yourself because no one looks under the Ferrari”. It’s not as expensive as a Ferrari but it’s not exactly a car either. I actually thought of Moses as very high end when I chose my Slingshot Ghost Whisper. Not much is expected when the box says “THE CHINESE FOIL”.
Doesn’t matter now though. I stated my opinion and fixed the issue I had. People can make their own choices on what they consider acceptable and of my opinion. If the majority finds this is acceptable then we'll all know what to expect.