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    custom single fin

    I am in the market for a custom single fin and i was wondering if anyone had any suggestions as to who to go to. i have a pretty good idea of who i want to make it for me however I'm open to other peoples input and opinions. I'm located in Monmouth county. thanks!

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    What kind of single fin? Retro? Modern? If you want a retro single fin Tom Mahady is your guy. I'm sure he could modernize it for you too, but he pretty much learned how to shape a Lopez lightening bolt single fin directly from the guy who use to shape them for Lopez (Bill Barnfield). Barnfield was one of the original Lightening Bolt shapers and dropped a ton of knowledge on Tom. No one can beat that education here in MonCo. I'm sure Chris Chaize could do a good one for you. I've seen a few real nice Wynn single fins as well. I could do one for you too, but honestly for a board like that I would point you towards Tom.
    Last edited by gallerysurfboards; Jul 20, 2012 at 04:48 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gallerysurfboards View Post
    What kind of single fin? Retro? Modern? If you want a retro single fin Tom Mahady is your guy. I'm sure he could modernize it for you too, but he pretty much learned how to shape a Lopez lightening bolt single fin directly from the guy who use to shape them for Lopez (Bill Barnfield). Barnfield was one of the original Lightening Bolt shapers and dropped a ton of knowledge on Tom. No one can beat that education here in MonCo.
    Bill Thrailkill was the original shaper of the lightning bolts, Bill Barnfield is a north shore shaper. but i agree Tom Mahady or Brian Wynn, depends what you looking for, Brian is a sick glasser great resin work, and Tom will work with you step by step. there are a ton of shapers here, THE CHOICE IS YOURS!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by a2tall View Post
    Bill Thrailkill was the original shaper of the lightning bolts, Bill Barnfield is a north shore shaper. but i agree Tom Mahady or Brian Wynn, depends what you looking for, Brian is a sick glasser great resin work, and Tom will work with you step by step. there are a ton of shapers here, THE CHOICE IS YOURS!!!

    Um... sorry Andrew, but Bill Barnfield did in fact shape for Lightening Bolt.

    http://andreinisurfboards.com/post/1...-when-he-moved

    http://surfboardline.com/bill-barnfield/


    However, I was wrong about who Tom learned to shape the bolt from. The other Bill (Thrailkill) also shaped for Lightening Bolt, before Bill Barnfield. Tom learned from Thrailkill.

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    touche. you learn something new everyday.

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