Chinese Delam-o-rama

Chinse deck delamination photos. Courtesy of Jim Gray.

The board lasts for 20 minutes before delaminating all the way down the side rail, then across the nose and all the way around the nose.

Chinse deck delamination photos. Courtesy of Jim Gray.
So here is how the story goes. The story is fact, not fiction.

A local skater is friends with a local pro who happens to ride for the Primary
Corporate Globalization Conglomerate proudly producing their boards in
supposedly the highest quality, highest technology plant known to man kind. In
one fell swoop, they built a better factory in China than all the factories in
America combined!!!? They even have their employees live at the plant to assure
that the quality of their life is great and the quality of their boards are
unmatched. I know I can’t and don’t want to match quality like this!

The story continues as the local pro gives the local skater a board, because he
gets them for free and sharing the quality with other skaters is just as
important a part of being a pro as sharing the factory with the employees as a
place to live is for the company. The local skater happily puts the board
together in 15 minutes. The board lasts for 20 minutes before delaminating all
the way down the side rail, then across the nose and all the way around the
nose. It’s a really good one that even changes from one ply to the other as it
makes it’s way around the nose.

Then, after closer inspection, I see where it is also beginning to delaminate
near the tail as well. The local skater, not so impressed as he was when first
hearing about this new amazing China technology, and friends with employees at
ABC, brings us the board to check out. We here at ABC, so willing to share the
love, pass along the story to friends and foes worldwide.

Our advice to our corporate competitors. You can cut corners on labor, and you
might get away with it, but you can’t cut corners on glue!!!

I hope you enjoyed this little story, and I hope it added a smile to your day,
like it did to mine. And for anyone who doesn’t believe the story, this deck is
sitting in my office and you can come by and take a look at it anytime. I sure
hope there are 10,000 more just like it!

Jim Gray
Abc Board Supply

1977 Placentia Ave
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
www.abcboards.com
www.skateparkcoalition.org