I'll crease a poly within 6 months... My Wider Widerboard is late into its 4th year. I finally managed to crack the rail at the tail where my big toe puts pressure in backside turns and frontside bottom turns. Hopefully it will be fixed soon.
And Clemson... I think that stuff is for waxing a different kind of stick?
The great thing is that by now, I've actually got an idea on the dims and features of what a proper custom for me is. Glad you broders clued me in on the science before I gave some other kook my duckets for a bunk stick!
I did everything 100% through email, paid $100 deposit through PayPal, and 3 1/2 months later had my board, just in time for my B Day as requested. Paid the balance when I picked up, luckily I saved on shipping since I was able to drive over and get mine, so that's the only bummer when ordering from a distance, but it's a drop in the bucket with all things considered.
Follow any and all advice Mike Daniel gives you when going over your future board's design.
Mike has several "stock" designs that are tested and proven, but anything he does for you will be custom. You'll want to discuss that with him and he'll dial something up that's good for your surfing ability, size, fitness level, etc.