anybody buy board building supplies from here , websites claims they are now selling everything you need . any body bought a blank or fiberglass or just general experience dealing with them , I normally use greenlight but austins local and i save a few bucks on shipping
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Thread: austin surfshop
Jun 12, 2011, 09:31 PM #1
Jun 13, 2011, 12:04 AM #2
- Join Date
- Oct 2009
- North Wildwood ,Nj
I have nothing but good things about Austin . He's one hell of a shaper and a cool guy to deal with from what I hear. You shouldnt have anything to worry about
Jun 13, 2011, 01:21 AM #3
I've bought 2 boards from him (so far). His attention to detail is incredible. I haven't spoken with him about the supplies, so that's news to me. I suggest you go there and talk to him, though. He always seems interested in talking about surfboard design. While you're there, check out his boards. They're friggin' flawless and no 2 are alike. Personally, I believe that the product reflects the maker's philosophy, but that's just me.
Austin's in the shop on Fridays & Saturdays. The rest of the time, he's building boards.
Jun 13, 2011, 02:18 AM #4
his boards look absolutely amazing...they just come with a big price tag.
Jun 13, 2011, 08:57 AM #6Senior Member
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- Jul 2007
- MonCo NJ
Not a single board on that In-Stock list looks over priced to me. Actually, quite the opposite. A 10' longboard with a resin swirl and glossed finish for only $1015
I'd say that's at or below industry standard on a board of that quality. You know how much work goes into a board like that? I wouldn't call that a big price tag, I'd call that a good deal on a handmade piece of functional art.
Jun 13, 2011, 01:58 PM #7
Never bought a board nor supplies from there but he does demo days in the summer, so get out there and check out the goods!
Jun 13, 2011, 03:24 PM #9
Research a 10'0", 100% hand-shaped & glass-laid board with no artwork & bounce it off of Austin's prices for one with resin tint and graphics. If you do that, I believe you'll find that your above statement isn't exactly accurate...and in many cases, the opposite is true.
No hostility, brother. Just trying to help you out.
Last edited by Ray F.; Jun 13, 2011 at 03:33 PM.
Jun 13, 2011, 03:32 PM #10Senior Member
- Join Date
- Sep 2008
- ocean city
shortboards for under 500? i'm not too sure how that is "pricy"