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    Who's your favorite shaper?

    Quote Originally Posted by njsurfer42 View Post
    we are aware he doesn't *actually* shape, right? i'm sure he's shaped more than a few boards in his time, but tom eberly did the bulk of the shaping work for his joel tudor label & kookbox is a collaborative effort of various experienced foam mowers.
    I read this and thought, except for Takayama's boards I've never been crazy about any of the stuff Joel Tudor puts his name on. Some of it looks good, just never been for me.


    "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.

    Surfboard 6'2" BRAND NEW Mike Hynson Handshaped Surfboard wide pin tri - $580 (MISSION BAY)


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    Jimmy Keith surfboards! a great shaper that is located in wilmington North Carolina.

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    Jon Ashton OCMD

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    Will Allison


    There, I trumped everyone. See y'all in the next thread!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erock View Post
    Will Allison


    There, I trumped everyone. See y'all in the next thread!
    This.

    Allison long boards are about as good as it gets on the east side.

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    Greg Eavey for sure.

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    Of course Mike Daniel for HPSB's.

    My buddy's 5'6" Eavy mini simmons is sick too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erock View Post
    Of course Mike Daniel for HPSB's.
    +1, i'm a bit bias though since I just got a new stick from him last week and have been riding his WRV FunFish for a while now too

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    Roy Stuart is DA MAN!!!

    You can always tell a good shaper by the price of his boards.

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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.