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  1. #21
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    to me, a good shop should have a team, take care of its core customers with free wax and discounts, and educate newbies on etiquette.

  2. #22
    Quote Originally Posted by wallysurfr View Post
    Shaping booth in the back with large glass windows. Shaper back there shaping and fixing ding repairs as they come in possibly while you wait.
    I'd love it if a local shop had this. I'm sure it would help board sales too. I'm not so sure the shapers would like it at first but the increase in sales would likely make that go away soon. Cooks probably hated it when open air kitchens became all the rage. But, cooks don't get paid by the plate, most shapers do.

  3. #23
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    You guys need to check out Greenlight in Manasquan if you haven't already, they got something that is unique for sure and many of these requests are fulfilled...

  4. #24
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    Quote Originally Posted by Feesh View Post
    You guys need to check out Greenlight in Manasquan if you haven't already, they got something that is unique for sure and many of these requests are fulfilled...
    Heard lots of good stuff about them. They seem to be on to something and have a good thing going. I think most of us who are requesting this type of business don't have them anywhere nearby. I'd love to have a place like that in the somewhere in the Tampa Bay area or somewhere around the Space Coast (Daytona / Cocoa) for easy access.

  5. #25
    Quote Originally Posted by zach619 View Post
    The state of local shops in HHI SC is truly a sad state of affairs... They have NO shops... No local shapers... No local repairs... Just some faom long boards for rent in the summer.... Its a joke... and our local surfing community suffers for it... I certainly have and I have only been here for 5 months.
    That's unfortunate. They did have one about 5 yrs ago. Obviously, they've must of shut down since then. The guys working there were very nice and helpful to me. Plus, they even shaped a bunch of the boards they carried.

    I guess you'll have to start a new one

  6. #26
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    love the shaping room idea. ashton used to have a surf shop that had that glass shaping room loved it.

    to the op...to paraphrase lee the stud...nobody owes the community anything.

  7. #27
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    Quote Originally Posted by s.s.shredder View Post
    Based on the spot in ure profile picture i have an idea what shop your talking about.. Go to luminate in marshfield if ure looking for a good surf shop experience. the shop is really good and the employees are all super chill
    bought my last board at luminate. i gotta agree that it has a good vibe. i wish i had gotten to know bob before he passed away. i heard he was one-of-a-kind

  8. #28
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    Why is this turning into a pissing contest? go local when it's reasonable and prudent. Don't buy "mainstream" stuff that's way over priced. That's all most working guys/students can do. I am getting my first WRV board here soon. Local shaper, local deal. Getting a brand new board for $400-$150=$250 for a trade in added on. If that's not a good example of staying local, i don't know what is. Stoked to get to try WRV boards. 6'2 Yinger Chronic, Triple Stringer with carbon fiber tail and nose. Apparently it is a prototype and nobody bought so they put a discount on it for me.

  9. #29
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    Quote Originally Posted by aka pumpmaster View Post
    love the shaping room idea. ashton used to have a surf shop that had that glass shaping room loved it.

    to the op...to paraphrase lee the stud...nobody owes the community anything.
    In Trader Lee's shops right? Man....I remember the gas station back there with the chicks in bikinis who pumped your gas.

  10. #30
    the local surf shop should be a place to go to get surf wax and possibly score some herb. everything is is way too deep. my local surf shops rock. i get medicinal there. and also the local surf shop should make a profit so they can keep being the local shop.