Some new local shapers will be showing and demoing their boards at the Anything But 3 event this year.
the AB3 is a gathering of surfers and shapers to talk about board design & construction, and also give you a chance to try out some sticks from talented local shapers built for the local conditions.
AB3 is Saturday, Sept 26th, Hudson Ave in Harvey Cedars, LBI.
more info here:
Come check out
Greenlight will also be demoing Sunova Surfboards at the event
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Thread: Local NJ Shapers?
Sep 16, 2009, 06:47 PM #1Senior Member
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Local NJ Shapers?
Sep 16, 2009, 11:06 PM #3
Uh... hey man.. I don't think he was asking if you know of any local shapers in NJ, he was pointing out that the AB3 for the east coast is going on and all of you should be geeked for this thing.
I have been to the one on the west coast every year, as well as the Fish Fry's and Sacred Craft shows. These things rock. Here is the reason... buying a different board with a different design, fin configuration, shaper, and materials is a risky proposistion to most surfers, right? I mean, you wanna play it safe and just get the board that you trust because you only get to buy a new board every year or so and you don't want to blow your annual board buy on something that you are going to hate. Because of this, you never get to ride some of those "exotics" out there and see if they would work for you.
However, by going to these shows I get to ride twins, bonzers (my personal favorite), quads, single fins, finless, hell- even surf mats without having to shell out the cash up front.
Take advantage of this guys, you can try out some incredible shapes and boards at these events and often talk to the shapers first hand about their thoughts on the boards.
Personally, my wife hates it when I go to these.. I might not come home with a new board, but it usually leads to an order on one within weeks after the show.
Top, because this thing rules.
Sep 17, 2009, 02:09 AM #4Member
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Graham Preston is the best around!! colors in contrast surfboards
Sep 17, 2009, 02:29 AM #5Junior Member
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man this looks great. Do I have to preregister or can I just show up?
Sep 17, 2009, 03:48 AM #6
I dont know if you read the thread correctly, but it says "Local NJ shapers". Therefore, I don't understand why you would think posting a link to a local NJ shaper's website is out of line. Ironically, the shapers link I posted was there last year and probably will be there again this year. You should probably just stick to events in CALi....
P.S - On the east coast we don't refer to people as peeps, so unless you want to look a kook, I would just keep quiet
Last edited by Kokopelli; Sep 17, 2009 at 07:55 PM.
Sep 18, 2009, 01:04 AM #8
#1. I'm not acting like a tool. I apoligize if that's how it read. He was advertising that there were shapers from NJ that were going to be attending the show and then a few people started posting links to NJ shapers as if he was asking to get hold of one. He wasn't. I wasn't specifically aiming my comment directly at you, but if that's how you want to interpret it, so be it. I laughed because I see this all the time, people will respond to a thread without comprehending what the thread was about. On all forums. I was pointing this out. If you were interpreting this as me being a****, I'm sorry, I didn't mean to come off like that. I was just pointing out that this had nothing to do with him trying to find a shaper, but him letting everybody know that this event was going to be going on.
#2. Nobody else on the west coast that I know of says “peeps” either. I don’t really care. I have also been known to drop “that’s the bees knees” and “humdinger” on occasion. However “Cali” is just one of those words that most people out here cringe when they hear. But hey, say it if you want. I’m not a regulatory agency or anything. I’m sure you have regional dialect that you use to clue you in to those from out of your neck of the woods and you cringe when you hear out of towners drop those comments, it’s the same thing with the word “Cali”. No big deal, man. Call it what you want. I’m just letting you know that when somebody from California hears “Cali” we automatically assume “tourist”. If you really want to abbreviate it down go “SoCal” or “NorCal” man. It just doesn’t scream “Im not from around here” as much. Damn, I’m just trying to help.
Nov 18, 2009, 10:58 PM #9Junior Member
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boneyard and matador surfboards
Nov 18, 2009, 11:09 PM #10
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Wow I will try not to be on call that day I would really like to go check this out as well