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  1. #41
    Quote Originally Posted by DawnPatrolSUP View Post
    You have a point, any person in business for themselves will try and make things sound good for the consumers, but I thought he was very honest about his approach, and I found nothing wrong with it.

    Lastly, I never said i'm "strongly in favor of buying GSI", I only said that I own ONE, and it's a great board. See, I own and ride 4 different boards, Two of those are hand shaped by Mike Daniel right here in FL, the good ole US of A, one of them is a McTavish by way of GIS (would love to hear what you think about Mr. McTavish too), and the other is an SUP that was shaped / built in Texas, by another LOCAL company / shaper. So 3 out of 4 of my boards are products of the local shaper / business model, while only 1 of my boards is a GIS product.

    Now what?
    i'll have to say good man. 3 outta 4. im proud of you. honestly.

    mike daniels is the sh!t. love his work. Mctavish, yawn, who cares about him. GSI commonwealther. and Texas, well, i don't mess with Texas. it might be natures prison, but the surfers are pretty damn cool.

    now go burn your GSI board.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AtanticO View Post
    i'll have to say good man. 3 outta 4. im proud of you. honestly.

    mike daniels is the sh!t. love his work. Mctavish, yawn, who cares about him. GSI commonwealther. and Texas, well, i don't mess with Texas. it might be natures prison, but the surfers are pretty damn cool.

    now go burn your GSI board.
    I agree, MD's boards are the BEST out there. As for McTavish, i'm pretty sure lots of people care about him, he's been around a long time, shaped for decades, and is considered one of the best by many. GIS did him justice with this board, so I don't think i'll be burning this beauty anytime soon, it's too fun of a board to even consider getting rid of, let alone burning. Thanks for the suggestion though, i'll put that in my box of things to care about.

  3. #43
    ultimately, surfboards are just toys. i don't really take it that seriously. or anything for that matter. i meet people all the time with GSI boards and don't judge them personally for it.
    Last edited by AtanticO; Jul 13, 2013 at 09:04 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AtanticO View Post
    ultimately, surfboards are just toys. i don't really take it that seriously. or anything for that matter. i meet people all the time with GSI boards and don't judge them personally for it.


    to back up my 'making boards for myself and friends' claim, here is my hacking. i don't claim to be some great shaper. believe me, i know im nothing when it comes to being a shaper. certainly not ever trying to sell boards, just for fun. if that makes me a hack then so be it. Attachment 8162
    My, what variety.

  5. #45
    Quote Originally Posted by DawnPatrolSUP View Post
    I agree, MD's boards are the BEST out there. As for McTavish, i'm pretty sure lots of people care about him, he's been around a long time, shaped for decades, and is considered one of the best by many. GIS did him justice with this board, so I don't think i'll be burning this beauty anytime soon, it's too fun of a board to even consider getting rid of, let alone burning. Thanks for the suggestion though, i'll put that in my box of things to care about.
    i know lots of people care about him. but he's just another shaper at this point. the 60's are over and he ain't doing nothing special now-a-days. MD is cutting edge and his head is very in the game. if i were to go out and buy any board i wanted right now, it would definitely be a MD coil. lets see people who have never even seen the ocean and work in a sweatshop top that. i switched boards with a buddy who had one and i didn't want to give it back.

  6. #46
    Quote Originally Posted by DawnPatrolSUP View Post
    My, what variety.
    i know...but do you think thats all i do? they do get boring. not many pics on my computer. since your tastes are so unique, hereAttachment 8163Attachment 8164

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    Quote Originally Posted by AtanticO View Post
    i know lots of people care about him. but he's just another shaper at this point. the 60's are over and he ain't doing nothing special now-a-days. MD is cutting edge and his head is very in the game. if i were to go out and buy any board i wanted right now, it would definitely be a MD coil. lets see people who have never even seen the ocean and work in a sweatshop top that. i switched boards with a buddy who had one and i didn't want to give it back.
    True that man, MD definitely has his head in the game, but not all credit goes to him, gotta give a shout out to the Brasington Bros too, Kirk especially, the wizard behind the curtain. Their technology mixed with MD's shaping is where it all comes together. They are so far ahead of the rest of the crowd it's ridiculous. Working with them was so easy, and the board I got was better than I could of dreamed up. Can't wait for my next one, probably a year out on that one, maybe less, we'll see. I believe it when you say "i switched boards with a buddy who had one and i didn't want to give it back", soooo many have said the exact same thing. Do yourself a favor and get one... forget shaping for yourself for one board, that one board will last you YEARS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AtanticO View Post
    i know...but do you think thats all i do? they do get boring. not many pics on my computer. since your tastes are so unique, hereAttachment 8163Attachment 8164
    Craziness, how does those ride?

  9. #49
    Quote Originally Posted by DawnPatrolSUP View Post
    Craziness, how does those ride?
    i do ride other peoples boards all the time. and i go for 'unique' usually. i just can't afford it most of the time. when i can though, i definitely want a MD Coil, it's 1st on my list. liked the windup flex and slingshot feeling out of turns. good stuff.

    those boards are good in good waves, but more fun to shape/glass than anything else. sanding...not so much. the step-bottom has tons of lift and really loose, but does weird sh!t sometimes. my brother, who laminates all over the place says he's slowly seeing more and more of these (channel bottoms in general). i don't think they're faster, but tons of grip. nothing carves like a channel-bottom.
    im also kinda wanting a step-bottom from a guy who shapes under the label LALA. check him out. he has em dailed.
    Last edited by AtanticO; Jul 12, 2013 at 07:11 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AtanticO View Post
    i do ride other peoples boards all the time. and i go for 'unique' usually. i just can't afford it most of the time. when i can though, i definitely want a MD Coil, it's 1st on my list. liked the windup flex and slingshot feeling out of turns. good stuff.

    those boards are good in good waves, but more fun to shape/glass than anything else. sanding...not so much. the step-bottom has tons of lift and really loose, but does weird sh!t sometimes. my brother, who laminates all over the place says he's slowly seeing more and more of these (channel bottoms in general). i don't think they're faster, but tons of grip. nothing carves like a channel-bottom.
    im also kinda wanting a step-bottom from a guy who shapes under the label LALA. check him out. he has em dailed.
    Never ridden a step / channel-bottom but looks interesting, good for you for trying something different. "Unique New York, Unique, New York...."