im all abolut homegrown support and like to buy locally.I have bought some boards shaped locally and have just started riding channel islands.Local shapers have begun pricing boards like action for 550 and up. I at least like to know when i drop some dough that they have done plenty of research and development on the shape before i drop a small fortune on some legend shapers boards resale so much better then a local so hope that local shape is magic for you.Some shops in southern nc wont even re-sale used local shapes.not hating just food for thought.have some local shapes and cant move them.