Have you considered Hickman? He makes a good board and a local guy as well. Heck, I ride my Hickman fish just about every day. Some of you rats may see me ridin it in the slop out there today.
Are you looking for a versatile board? Be specific, but the above mentioned posts will point you in the right direction.
If all else, keep it local
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Thread: 757 Surfboards
Aug 16, 2013, 04:15 PM #11Senior Member
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Last edited by KillaKiel; Aug 16, 2013 at 04:17 PM. Reason: Ode to Hickman
Aug 16, 2013, 05:56 PM #12
Thanks for info, guys. I've heard good things about the other VB shapers mentioned but not a lot about 757; although I've seen their decals and some of their boards around. As mentioned I would like to help support local business - particularly the little guy if the product is good. Don't want to go the NSP or Torq route. Been to several of the local surf shops and talking with the folks there. Looking for an 8 ft x approx 22" x 3". Been surfing regularly since last Sept on an old, used beginner board and would soon like get something a little nicer - used or new. I'm 57, 5-10, 185 lbs.
Aug 16, 2013, 07:23 PM #13
I own one from each:
757 Tank (my name for it)
Both shapers are good guys who work hard to understand how you surf & what you're trying to achieve with your surfing.
Both brands are good boards.
Both shapers understand what works in the local waters.
Austin is far more experienced & delivers a higher quality of workmanship. If you go for a longboard, I'd say Austin's your shaper. I still want to get a log made by Austin & will one of these days.
BTW, whichever you select you're looking at 6 to 8 weeks to get your finished board.
Sell you my 9'6 RA WIR for $500....? Mint, never used, Clark foam, it's literally a new longboard.
Aug 16, 2013, 08:11 PM #14
I own a 757 surfboard, I like it , I think it is well made its an epoxy so its been pretty durable. I am life long surfer , and No I am not the guys friends or whatever , but Wrv suck to me the glassing is awful , Everyone starts some where so at 400 bucks I think its well worth it .
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