I understand supporting local shapers and I do so whenever I can, but these big companies are in business still for one reason- their shapes work. If I am spending several hundred dollars on a piece of foam and fiberglass I want to be absolutely certain it's going to do what I want it to in the water. Don't forget, everyone from Al to Mayhem to Rusty started in just a garage or shed at one time too. But their stuff endured and flourished because of something that worked for them.
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Dec 31, 2012, 07:21 PM #41Senior Member
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Jan 4, 2013, 01:38 AM #42
Jan 4, 2013, 01:47 AM #43
I just did a one-off of a DD, and you're right... I put my own personal twist on it, based on the fact that the local waves the guy surfs are more punchy, top to bottom waves, even when small. Dane designed the board for Trestles, and we don't have a Trestles wave around here. So even though the standard dims were all the same, the changes made were intended to make it a better board for local surf. That's what custom shapes, even from non-local shapers, can do that off the rack models can't.
Besides... I hate doing on-offs.
Last edited by LBCrew; Jan 4, 2013 at 01:50 AM.
Jan 4, 2013, 02:21 AM #44
Jan 4, 2013, 01:48 PM #45
Shape came out good... but once it goes into the glassing room it's on to the next.
Jan 4, 2013, 07:59 PM #46
^ I saw that photo the other day... I love my travel board but if I ran across that guy on a surf trip I would have to give him my board when I left regardless... surfs NORWAY for decades on refrigerator foam and newspaper...awesome!