any shapers around houston galveston area?

Discussion in 'Texas' started by luvmonkey666, Aug 30, 2012.

  1. luvmonkey666

    luvmonkey666 Member

    Aug 15, 2009
    besides bingos? im looking for a possible egg shape or biscuit type shortboard
  2. Exit98

    Exit98 Well-Known Member

    Aug 3, 2008
    I think a company called Doomswell posts on here if you do a search. Not sure what area of the TX they are though.
    Edit: They are in Webster, just north of Galveston :)
    Last edited: Aug 30, 2012

  3. Doomswell

    Doomswell Active Member

    Apr 12, 2012
    We are in Webster just north of Galveston.
  4. hotrod

    hotrod New Member

    Aug 30, 2012
    I know of a few in Galveston.
    One is James Fulbright of "Step into Liquid" fame. He shapes Senator boards in his shop. The shop is "Strictly Hardcore Surf Specialties" on 37th and Ave R. He is a great guy who has been shaping for a long time. The shop has been there for over 25 years.
    Another is Terry Davis. He shapes some awesome boards at a very fair price. He can do that because it's not his fulltime income. I know several people that surf his boards. Some only surf his boards. My room mate just had one shaped by him and I am about to talk to him about getting one shaped for me. I don't have his number on me but I can get it.
    I hear that Bob Martin (who was the original shaper of Hurricane boards before he sold the name to Fullbright) still does some shaping but I wouldn't know how to get ahold of him.
  5. les freese

    les freese Well-Known Member

    Jan 15, 2008
    Hard to find a shaper to do his 2 hours of work. We glassers have a week of work on each board if it's epoxy. let me know if you need a glasser. hard to surf a piece of foam that's just shaped.
  6. les freese

    les freese Well-Known Member

    Jan 15, 2008
    and Bingo is making kick ass boards right now because he has a bad ass glasser. i dont know how long he will be there, but he has made bingos boards look good for the past 3 months.
  7. theresa

    theresa Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Pretty surprised too! Still ticked at Bingo though about my M13!
  8. theresa

    theresa Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    James Fulbright in G-Town is legendary... check him out at Hardcore Surf Specialties on 37th and R. Tell Deb and James I said Hi!
  9. theresa

    theresa Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Also McDonald guest shapes for James. Ask them about Max!
  10. JimBratton

    JimBratton New Member

    Dec 30, 2012
    Plenty of good ones

    You mean you? Is this some kind of joke pimping Bingo's boards?

    luvmonkey, ignore Les, he is a rat.
  11. gtowntreyble

    gtowntreyble Well-Known Member

    Aug 18, 2008 Krokus in League City
  12. les freese

    les freese Well-Known Member

    Jan 15, 2008
    Nice first post! I see you didn't do your homework before you started calling me a rat.
    I'm a Senior Member(5 years) and have tons of photos and over 100 videos uploaded to this site that i filmed and edited! What have you done on swell info besides make an account just to talk SHlT? YOU'RE THE RAT! Think about what you say next time!

    back to topic, I have a 5'7" 23" wide 2 3/4" thick, new, never been in the water, made for Texas surf. It's your for $300. You wont find a Texas board anywhere besides Texas. It's hard to find a board on the East and West Coast that's made for Mushy,choppy, wind swell, crap like we mostly get here.
    Last edited: Jan 5, 2013
  13. Greenlight

    Greenlight Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2008
    There is a decent size underground shaping community popping up in TX. We've been shipping a lot of blanks and materials to 'backyard' surfboard and wakeskate shapers. It's nice to see guys shaping boards specifically for Texas surf. Cali and EC shapers don't know your waves! How can they make what you need?

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