"It wasn’t that it was falling off. I was at a point where I’d ridden for him for ten years. I wanted to try **** Brewer’s and Rusty’s, not just longboards. That’s the thing. Nobody can touch Donald with longboards and I’ve ridden everything. I knew he was one of the best surfers in the day. He was as good as David, but Donald was a shaper so he wasn’t able to be in the limelight. He was awesome. It was just very difficult to get things out of him. There’s ego involved. It’s like, “You make amazing longboards. You are making the best boards that I could be riding at this moment but I want to try something different.” Then Stu was giving me boards and Donald’s feelings were getting hurt. Finally, he just got to the point where he couldn’t take it anymore. His ego got in the way. He said, “I can’t make your boards anymore. I’m over it.”
"It’s just cooler to do stuff that you can’t get everywhere. It’s not like we are doing all of this stuff to make money. That’s not our deal. We’re creating stuff that’s fun. There is some profit in it, but we’re not going to be RipCurl. We’re trying to backlash on ****. You can spend $200 on a wetsuit and look like a ****ing billboard but when you buy high end designer clothing it’s very discreet. It has its own unique style. That’s what we are trying to do for wetsuits."
So it got me thinking, who is my favorite shaper?
Mike Hynson, still knockin em out of the park.
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Thread: Who's your favorite shaper?
Apr 10, 2013, 03:31 AM #1
Who's your favorite shaper?
Jimmy Keith surfboards! a great shaper that is located in wilmington North Carolina.
Apr 10, 2013, 11:04 AM #3
Jon Ashton OCMD
Apr 10, 2013, 11:19 AM #4
There, I trumped everyone. See y'all in the next thread!
Apr 10, 2013, 02:01 PM #5
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Apr 10, 2013, 12:02 PM #7
Of course Mike Daniel for HPSB's.
My buddy's 5'6" Eavy mini simmons is sick too.
Apr 10, 2013, 02:08 PM #8
Roy Stuart is DA MAN!!!
You can always tell a good shaper by the price of his boards.
Apr 10, 2013, 03:18 PM #10Member
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Shaping's one thing and glassing a whole other; the right combo is worth $$ for sure.
In my experience Scott Busbey (In the Eye) Bob Yinger, Robert August and Joe Bark. I'll throw in DVG (Dave Van Ginkel) from Capetown too. (I ordered a board before going, picked it up a week after arrival, then wire transferred the cash when I got back home (a month later), not many shapers make you a board and let you walk out of the factory and surf it 10 mins later, without paying, usually the opposite.