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Thread: WRV surfboards
Jan 15, 2011, 03:01 AM #22
Got a Wrv,shaped by Yinger.The boards awsome.My second wrv.100% handshaped.I don't see how can you compare that to Ron Jon.Seriously?
Some good points have been made.
My take on WRV boards is they are somewhat inconsistent.
They have always had great shapers throughout the years (as well as those mentioned earlier Redman, Mike Daniels and some other top shapers worked for them) but sometimes the quality/durability isn't there. I guess sometimes they amp up production and the quality suffers.
On the other hand you can usually get a good price on them, so if getting a cheap board is your goal.....
2 things I will admit , the boards the Team riders get are really good
That shop is a frigging gold mine!
Jan 15, 2011, 02:20 PM #24
what other shapers are in the relative area besides wrv and the other guy who used to shape for wrv?
Jan 15, 2011, 02:50 PM #25Originally Posted by Ray F.
The Outer Banks (where you will eventually migrate your surfing to) has good shapers, as well. Tim Nolte is a shaping icon, as well Scott Busbey of In the Eye (formal part owner of Natural Art).
Last edited by Ray F.; Jan 15, 2011 at 02:56 PM.
Jan 15, 2011, 03:20 PM #26Member
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check out how hard jesse fernandez rips. make sure you remember to add in that its all year long even in the cold NC winters. then add in that he's(along with yinger) been making boards for 20+ years. then add in the previously stated points that WRV makes boards for some of the elite surfers in the world. and wind it all up with the point that they are east coast born and bred, do NOT cost you 800 dollars because they are the latest greatest hot brand, and that they can be easily picked up for a custom hand made board in little over a month means that even though i'm not buying a new WRV everytime i get a board, i think it would be a shame to write them off as a "kooky" brand or 'Ron-Jon" wanna be. my two cents.
Jan 15, 2011, 07:07 PM #27
Wow...comparing it to BIC, references towards calling it kooky, etc...I've never said any of this. Nor did I express anything but admiration for some of their shapers. I merely said when I walk into WRV (or see the people that plaster their stickers all over their cars), it reminds me of Ron Jon. Before anybody gets insulted, try this: Walk into Ron Jon's, Whalebone & WRV with an open mind. If you cannot honestly see the resemblance, fair enough...hate on me all you want.
Jon, get a WRV board. You'll probably be stoked. I've owned 3 off-the-rack shapes (Frierson, Redman & Keesecker) and was never disappointed with the boards. I've gone there to ask about having a board shaped and been disappointed, though. It's just not the same experience as the shops that sell more surfboards than clothes. Before you go into WRV, however, contact some of the other guys mentioned on this thread and talk to them. Don't commit. Check them all out, then go into WRV and ask to talk to somebody about a surfboard. I think you'll see what I'm talking about.
Good luck and post your results!
Jan 15, 2011, 07:12 PM #28
Jan 17, 2011, 02:21 PM #29Junior Member
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I had a custom WRV shaped by Fernandez done 2 years ago. I got heavier glass then their standard and it has been amazing for me both in durability and the ride. Keep in mind, this is a longboard, not a HPSB. I own about 8 other WRV boards which have all been great boards, some are as old as the very late 60's/early 70's ranging in size from a 6' Fish to a 10' tanker.
On another note, I recently decided to try to order 2 more custom longboards. Talking to the guys at the Kitty Hawk store, I faxed down my order form and designs. That was in October. I have called them 4 times since and they still have not quoted me a price. I guess they aren't that interested in making 2 more customs for me. I'm looking elsewhere now....
Jan 17, 2011, 02:36 PM #30Senior Member
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I've had a ton of boards over the years, but only 1 wrv. It was a pat mulhern, really high performance 6'1''. I picked it up new at a local shop for about 250$. They said it had been sitting there for a long time, for whatever reason. It was probably one of my favorite boards ever, until i broke it...
I dont think i saw mulhern mentioned in the discussion above, anybody know anything about his boards?