Quote Originally Posted by zach619 View Post
I dont have faith that many can dial it in perfectly...

Go to a machine shaper... Firewire and Merricks system will bust out the exact same board 1000x over with no mistakes...
Even the machine boards aren't the same, there's always something a little different. Rode a friend's Firewire and loved it so much, I got the 'same' board. Even the serials were close. But they didn't feel the same. I didn't like the one I bought as much as my friend's board. Surfing together and swapping out, they were not the same. The rail was sharper at the fins on his, if felt much stronger coming off a big bottom turn and even though the outlines looked identical to me, the subtle lines and edges made a big difference.

However my friend told me he couldn't tell the difference and swapped with me - nice friend