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  1. #1
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    Beginner / Starter Shaping Kit

    Does anybody know where I could find a good one? I found what I thought looked like a descent one on foamez.com:

    http://www.foamez.com/6-0-under-shor...kit-p-564.html

    But I don't know how this compares to others. Anyone have any recommendation or know of any other place where I could get either a better deal or better quality of kit than this site?

    Thanks.

  2. #2
    check out Greenlight in Philadelphia. http://greenlightsurfsupply.com/

  3. #3
    Just bought a starter kit from green light the other day. $450 for a 6'6'' blank, probox thruster fit setup, all the materials and tools (saws, sandpaper, planer, masks, etc), instructional videos, as well as shipping. Havent started shaping yet but they seem really helpful and are willing to answer any questions you got while you are in the process of shaping. They have gotten a lot of positive reviews from people. If you have all the tools or can borrow them, the foamez might be good but if you are starting from scratch like me you can't go wrong with Green Light.

  4. #4
    sweeps, we're in Belmar, NJ now. Still got the warehouse full of blanks in Philly though...

    We have beginner kits and basic 'Surfboard in a Day' kits for around $200 for those who already build you own boards. With new resins we sell you can shape and glass a board all in one day!

    ~Brian
    www.greenlightsurfsupply.com
    Shape Your Surfing Experience

  5. #5
    somuchsurf,

    Let us know if you have any questions while your building your board. We're here for ya anytime.

    Take it easy
    ~Brian
    www.greenlightsurfsupply.com
    Shape Your Surfing Experience

  6. #6
    For someone brand new to surf board building, what are some pros and cons of EPS and PU/PE blanks? Looking to build a fish about 5'10.
    thanks!

  7. #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by MNT View Post
    For someone brand new to surf board building, what are some pros and cons of EPS and PU/PE blanks? Looking to build a fish about 5'10.
    thanks!
    PU/PE is easier to shape for a newbie than EPS. I've shaped about 15 PU/PE and 5 EPS and would still much rather shape poly blanks...so buttery smooth! US Blanks sells a 5'10" Rich Pavel fish blank that is perfect for what you want to make. You can glass the PU/PE blank in epoxy resin which is also easier in case you havent glassed a board before.
    Last edited by scotty; Jul 12, 2011 at 05:41 PM.