I just wanted to say that here on the east coast there are a lot of really good shapers, making quality crafts, that don't get the recognition that they deserve. Some are very modest and don't like to blast themselves out there which is really something I admire as a shaper myself. So just wanted to give a shout out to all those guys that are doing it for the pure passion! Unfortunately shaping boards is not an ideal income, but it is an amazing hobby that I have found to be very rewarding. So here's to the little guys, doing what they love behind the scenes.
There are plenty more but these were ones that I had off the top of my head. Feel free to add any that you may know and for those of you who aren't familiar check these guys out!!!! You may be surprised at what you see and find!
+1 for Willey, he does some amazing work with bamboo and vacuum bagging! If you guys like the tech of the firewire rapidfire, Chris's work is very similar and just as good if not better! www.willeysurfboards.com