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  1. #61
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    Quote Originally Posted by rDJ View Post
    Here's what Resin-X will do for you:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-U5E...eature=related
    it worked!

  2. #62
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shakagrom View Post
    Alex Velit is out of Southern Monmouth County. He's a good shaper, cool dude, and his prices are reasonable. www.av-surfboards.com
    Real close to you is Mike at Matador Surfboards in LBI at Brighton Beach Surf Shop. Real nice guy and reasonably priced. Matador boards since 1961. Mikes dad was the origional shaper who is in the surfing hall of fame.
    http://brightonbeachsurfshop.com/

  3. #63
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    Quote Originally Posted by idsmashh View Post
    I'm ready for a new board. I've heard that Local Shappers can get you a better price then buying some of the name brands (CI, Lost, firewire, ect.). But I don't know where to find one lol. I live in New Jersey and ussually surf LBI, or Seaside Heights. Does anyone know of anyone in the area who does quality work? about how much do you think it would cost me?
    Real close to you is Mike at Matador Surfboards in LBI at Brighton Beach Surf Shop. Real nice guy and reasonably priced. Matador boards since 1961. Mikes dad was the origional shaper who is in the surfing hall of fame.
    http://brightonbeachsurfshop.com/
    Sorry, I replied to the wrong person.

  4. #64
    Quote Originally Posted by rDJ View Post
    A perfect example of how this mindset is hurting us as East Coast surfers....

    Several years ago I was Ocean Hut surf shop. I mentioned to Tony (the owner) that I had just bought a great board from Brian Wynn and that he should consider carrying Brian's boards since he is a local shaper who makes quality product.

    Well Tony started this rant on how he wont ride or sell any boards from a shaper who doesn't have 10,000 (literally that number is a direct quote) boards shaped. That is a horrible injustice to Brian. He makes great boards. To not sell Brian's boards because of an absurd number like 10,000 boards.

    What I found out years later is that at one point Tony actually started his own label in California called Cream surfboards. So that was kind of the pot calling the kettle black...

    Anyway this is the mindset that hurts us all as east coast surfers.
    I don't think you can hold the Cream label against Tony. I have an old Cream boards and it was shaped by Bill Shrosbree and is a great board. He's been shaping since the late 50's, and he's shaped with many legends for many labels. I think he shaped my old delapidated Stewart Hydro Hull as well. I have no idea how he ended up doing boards for the Cream label though, considering all the big name lables he's done. I think Cream label was resurrected recently and now Tony is having them produced in OBX, not sure by who though.

    That said, you might want to ask Tony about the shaper who did the Canyons and Surfboard Australias he carries. Must be two of the most experienced shapers in China :-)

    I personally would take a chance on a shaper that didn't have a high number of boards under his belt if his boards seemed solid and he got good feedback. Not to say that experience doesn't count, but so does hard work, talent, work ethic etc etc. And if Tony started carrying Brian Wynn's boards, I might actually stop by the shop.

    I my first custom from an east coast shaper a year ago, was a great experience and I got a great board. Have another custom on order now. I cant see myself going back to an off the rack big brand board. Not to say that won't work, but my feeling is for the money why not get exactly what I want.

  5. #65
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ziIv_...&feature=feedf

    There's just something about watching it all come together...

  6. #66
    whats a shapper?

  7. #67
    A Shapper is someone who shaped more than 50 but less 2000

  8. #68
    Quote Originally Posted by Mahady Surfboards View Post
    A Shapper is someone who shaped more than 50 but less 2000
    +1...just plain awesome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by offshore View Post
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ziIv_...&feature=feedf

    There's just something about watching it all come together...
    that was awesome

  10. #70
    Quote Originally Posted by Mahady Surfboards View Post
    A Shapper is someone who shaped more than 50 but less 2000
    fantastic now i can rest. im lol or whatever they say