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  1. #11
    more or less around $200 for a board in the 6 footish range, and its very doable, just hard to get it perfect. guess it depends on your background with working with your hands. i had decent success and it was my first time working with fiberglass

  2. #12
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    got board this evening, left over blank result.
    Last edited by wesman944; Apr 24, 2011 at 07:08 AM.

  3. #13
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    great info. your blank looks great. Does anyone have any guidelines on how to shape multiple channels on the bottom of the board like this cole? http://shop.dropinrideshop.com/images/Cole5-0_BD3.jpg

  4. #14
    Plenty of info about that on Swaylocks...my recommendation is to keep it very simple for your first--flat bottom. You'll have plenty of other issues to learn/deal within the process...rocker and concave issues will overcomplicate the process for you.

    My $.02...

  5. #15
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    Quote Originally Posted by super fish View Post
    great info. your blank looks great. Does anyone have any guidelines on how to shape multiple channels on the bottom of the board like this cole? http://shop.dropinrideshop.com/images/Cole5-0_BD3.jpg
    ive never made a channel bottom board, but if you look closely at the pic of that blank you can see i put in deck channels. and how i did it was i took a right angle and drew a line down the deck of the board at the 3" mark, and then made a "u" shaped sanding block out of wood and just sanded on the mark until the channels appeared.
    Now if i were to put in those channels on the bottom, i would draw a line from nose to tail of where i want the center of the channel to be. Then i would take my planer and follow the center of the line and take about half inch off at the tail, blending out to a 8th inch at the nose.
    Then i would draw the out line of how wide i wand the channels to be on both sides and sand in between the lines from rail to rail starting with a sureform then with 40 grit sand paper on a flat 4" wide sanding block, ending with 100 grit.

    you can ALOT of great info on swaylocks.

  6. #16
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    swaylocks for info/inspiration. greenlight for supplies. great to have that resource in nj, so show your support.

    keep it simple as already mentioned. shaping what you normally ride is a good way to figure things out, both as a reference if you have it on hand while shaping and as a basis for comparison when you start riding your board. can't beat that feeling when you get a good wave on a board you made! it's hard work but well worth it.

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    I think I will go with greenlight. I was cautious at first because their website is very basic looking. Any random surfer that has basic IT skills could set that up and say they got all that stuff for sale and steal all the pictures from somewhere else. It's relieving to see it is legit.

  8. #18
    Quote Originally Posted by super fish View Post
    I think I will go with greenlight. I was cautious at first because their website is very basic looking. Any random surfer that has basic IT skills could set that up and say they got all that stuff for sale and steal all the pictures from somewhere else. It's relieving to see it is legit.
    Yeah man. You don't need to have fireworks on your website to be legit. That's what this whole thing is about. Getting to the core of it and doing it because you have a passion for it. Greenlight is a great resource for anyone and who knows, maybe with more local support like yours maybe his website will have fireworks.

  9. #19
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    stay away from phua hana the shipping is cheap . but it takes forever to get your blanks i mean for ever

  10. #20
    Quote Originally Posted by super fish View Post
    I think I will go with greenlight. I was cautious at first because their website is very basic looking. Any random surfer that has basic IT skills could set that up and say they got all that stuff for sale and steal all the pictures from somewhere else. It's relieving to see it is legit.
    Hey Superfish

    Come on up to the shop and see just how legit it is. Yeah I did the website myself. We're all about the DIY mindset and sharing the stoke - REAL SURFING, no flashy BS. Take a deeper look into the site with all the in depth information and let us know how we can help you shape exactly what you want my friend.

    ~Brian
    www.greenlightsurfsupply.com
    Shape Your Surfing Experience