Beginner / Starter Shaping Kit

Discussion in 'Northeast' started by agnsurfer, Jun 29, 2011.

  1. agnsurfer

    agnsurfer Member

    Jul 8, 2010
    Does anybody know where I could find a good one? I found what I thought looked like a descent one on

    But I don't know how this compares to others. Anyone have any recommendation or know of any other place where I could get either a better deal or better quality of kit than this site?

  2. sweeps

    sweeps New Member

    Dec 10, 2010

  3. somuchsurf

    somuchsurf Well-Known Member

    Jan 7, 2011
    Just bought a starter kit from green light the other day. $450 for a 6'6'' blank, probox thruster fit setup, all the materials and tools (saws, sandpaper, planer, masks, etc), instructional videos, as well as shipping. Havent started shaping yet but they seem really helpful and are willing to answer any questions you got while you are in the process of shaping. They have gotten a lot of positive reviews from people. If you have all the tools or can borrow them, the foamez might be good but if you are starting from scratch like me you can't go wrong with Green Light.
  4. Greenlight

    Greenlight Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2008
    sweeps, we're in Belmar, NJ now. Still got the warehouse full of blanks in Philly though...

    We have beginner kits and basic 'Surfboard in a Day' kits for around $200 for those who already build you own boards. With new resins we sell you can shape and glass a board all in one day!

    Shape Your Surfing Experience
  5. Greenlight

    Greenlight Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2008

    Let us know if you have any questions while your building your board. We're here for ya anytime.

    Take it easy
    Shape Your Surfing Experience
  6. MNT

    MNT Member

    Aug 11, 2010
    For someone brand new to surf board building, what are some pros and cons of EPS and PU/PE blanks? Looking to build a fish about 5'10.
  7. scotty

    scotty Well-Known Member

    Aug 26, 2008
    PU/PE is easier to shape for a newbie than EPS. I've shaped about 15 PU/PE and 5 EPS and would still much rather shape poly buttery smooth! US Blanks sells a 5'10" Rich Pavel fish blank that is perfect for what you want to make. You can glass the PU/PE blank in epoxy resin which is also easier in case you havent glassed a board before.
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2011