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  1. #11
    BTW, I sent an email to the website (before I knew all this info from this board, so thanks fellas) asking for recs on what custom board to get. It's been 6 days: no response.
    Yankee; thanks for responding to my PM. I just didn't want the forum readers to think that it was Green Room who did not respond to your e-mail. It would be great if you would let them know yourself. Have a great weekend!

  2. #12
    I have two custom Greenroom boards. Both are sick. I will agree that they spent time talking to me and why I should get what I got. The didn't try to talk me into something I didn't want, just explained why certain dims would work better on the different board shapes. In the end, I have two amazing boards. One to ride on 75% of the waves we get around here, the other is perfect for when we get a little size or power. Between those two boards, as long as it isn't flat, I have what I need to surf any given day around here. I had the board in my hand within a couple of weeks after ordering. My buddy has one of the Hendrix boards from Greenroom, the Buddah shape. Its perfect for our waves. It works great in small mushy stuff, but still performs in bigger surf. Its an amazing board that is great for around here shaped by the "west coast shaper" who knows what he's doing when it comes to shaping boards for the east coast. You won't be disappointed with what you get from Greenroom.

  3. #13
    I'll have to agree that Greenroom does put out some awesome boards and they cater to all types of surfers. I personally am a huge fan of their shop and have seen their factory which is very impressive here in town over in monkey junction.

    Jimmy is also a great shaper and I have about 3 boards shaped by him that all ride great.

  4. #14
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    absolutely

    I received an immediate response from Jimmy K himself. Had a great convo with him in re: board size for my size & just board stuff in general. Real cool guy. And yes, I'll be ordering a Whiskey Fish from Jimmy.

    I never received a response from the website.

  5. #15
    New custom should be getting done soon. So pumped.

  6. #16
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    I also shape boards and use the exact same Exact EPS foam Blanks and Old #9 Epoxy Resin to Glass. I do it as a hobby but I have been surfing for over 35 years and lived here all my life and I know how to shape a Board for this region. I do shape for customers on occassions and I can beat prices of most and Jimmy is a good friend so I do not want to take any business from him but if you want a different style, shot me a PM and maybe we can talk. I can ussually put together a custom for about $400 up to about 6'3" and I like designing it for your body shape and size, like Im 42 years old and in shape but weigh in the 180 range so I need more Beef up in the chest area of the board but I still want the performance of a short so that is exactly what I did, i made myself a short board that can catch the smallest of waves, but I can still ride it like a true performance board should ride. I just got to heavy for the thin boards but I didn't want to go long, I can not get away from the action of a short Board, Im not that old yet, I know you long boarders are going to rag on me but I just have always surfed short boards since 5 years of age and there are things you cannot begin to do on a long board that you can on a short board. I still respect you untill you paddle 500 feet down the beach and catch my wave and cut me off, then I loose all respect, it happend the other day so its fresh on my mind, sorry, but Long boarders need to realize just becasue they stand up first (100 yards out) doesn't put them into position to make it there wave, I go for whom ever has the inside get the wave. I guess Im old school but its how it goes were I gre up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bri View Post
    I still respect you untill you paddle 500 feet down the beach and catch my wave and cut me off, then I loose all respect, it happend the other day so its fresh on my mind, sorry, but Long boarders need to realize just becasue they stand up first (100 yards out) doesn't put them into position to make it there wave, I go for whom ever has the inside get the wave. I guess Im old school but its how it goes were I gre up!
    If a surfer (regardless of board size) paddles into a better position and catches a wave first it is their wave. Are you saying that if someone happens to get a ride linked up that is carrying them down the line to the inside that because you take off after the peak it is ok to cut them off? I was with you till the end of your statement.

  8. #18
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    Quote Originally Posted by rcarter View Post
    If a surfer (regardless of board size) paddles into a better position and catches a wave first it is their wave. Are you saying that if someone happens to get a ride linked up that is carrying them down the line to the inside that because you take off after the peak it is ok to cut them off? I was with you till the end of your statement.
    Imagine this scenario: Surfer A (on a 5'10" fish) is waiting patiently on a peak. Surfer B (on a 8'6"+ longboard) is sitting further out, about 100' away. A set eventually comes to Surfer A's position. Surfer B then paddles from 100' away into a position further out than Surfer A. Surfer B catches the wave and stands up as the wave approaches Surfer A. Surfer A catches the wave but has to pull out because of the risk of being hit by a surfer on a large heavy board. Surfer B is now surfing on the wave Surfer A was waiting for.

    Summary: Just because your equipment allows you to catch waves earlier does not entitle you to every wave that you could possibly catch. Furthermore, sitting further out is not always "better" position.

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    Quote Originally Posted by headhigh View Post
    Imagine this scenario: Surfer A (on a 5'10" fish) is waiting patiently on a peak. Surfer B (on a 8'6"+ longboard) is sitting further out, about 100' away. A set eventually comes to Surfer A's position. Surfer B then paddles from 100' away into a position further out than Surfer A. Surfer B catches the wave and stands up as the wave approaches Surfer A. Surfer A catches the wave but has to pull out because of the risk of being hit by a surfer on a large heavy board. Surfer B is now surfing on the wave Surfer A was waiting for.

    Summary: Just because your equipment allows you to catch waves earlier does not entitle you to every wave that you could possibly catch. Furthermore, sitting further out is not always "better" position.
    Agreed that more float does not entitle you to all the waves or even to take more than everyone else. Some people are just assholes and will try and take everywave. But it sounded to me as if he was saying it was his wave based on his statement of taking "my" wave. I ride everything from 5'10" fishes to 10 foot logs and always make sure to share the love of the ocean no matter how early I can catch a wave.

  10. #20
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    if you really know what to look for when you look at a surfboard, then you know the difference of a finely crafted work of art and a cobbed up, backyard surfboard. hey green room boys really look at the board itself. and if you get the chance look at it before at is glassed. I saw the boards that hendrick shaped and it isnt a pretty sight. Jimmy gave green room a good name. now it is just a name. good luck to your shop.