first custom board

Discussion in 'All Discussions' started by red dog, May 30, 2015.

  1. red dog

    red dog Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2015
    drove a hr and half to this shapers shop! I finally found it out behind this warehouse! after a half hour I was driving away with a pirates smile! decided on a 8'3 thruster, kinda like a big guy tri! feel like a kid before Christmas! haven't been this excited about anything in a long time. cant wait to get the call to pick it up! love to hear any POSITIVE stories you chargers have in relation to new boards!
     
  2. rcarter

    rcarter Well-Known Member

    Jul 26, 2009
    Wow 8'3! That is huge. Custom boards are the way to go. All of mine are shaped by a buddy of mine who I have known since Jr High. He has surfed with me since my first wave at 16 and knows how I surf so he can make a board to fit me and the way I ride.
     

  3. LBCrew

    LBCrew Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    A new custom is like hooking up with a girl you've known for long time and have always wanted.

    In other words... you might well just find it to be more than you could ever have imagined... or a total disappointment!

    Enjoy the strange!
     
  4. mattinvb

    mattinvb Well-Known Member

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    Sep 9, 2014
    Great thread! Funny enough, just picked up my very first custom this Friday, and rode it this morning. I don't think I have ever been that excited to ride a board since I can remember in forever. I'll try to upload some pics from my phone. Dims are 5'10" x 20 1/8 x 2 1/2. Prob could have gone a little thinner or shorter, but I love it! Ended up talking shop for hours with the shaper, adn enjoyed every second of it. I don't think I will ever buy off the rack again. The only downside is the wait...
     
  5. mattinvb

    mattinvb Well-Known Member

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    Sep 9, 2014
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  6. rcarter

    rcarter Well-Known Member

    Jul 26, 2009
    That is a sweet board Matt
     
  7. red dog

    red dog Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2015
  8. chicharronne

    chicharronne Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2006
    Matt will have a nervous break down surfing his new baby in VB.
     
  9. Barry Cuda

    Barry Cuda Guest

    In the last 40 years, I have never bought a board off the rack; always custom. It is the only way to go, for me.
     
  10. red dog

    red dog Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2015
    I love the original factor! it's gonna be that way from now on! 40 years, THAT'S AWESOME!
     
  11. Barry Cuda

    Barry Cuda Guest

    Have fun with it. It's almost as if it is your creation/design.
     
  12. bagus

    bagus Well-Known Member

    Jul 13, 2014

    custom for barry cuda

    o barry
     
  13. your pier

    your pier Well-Known Member

    Dec 2, 2013
  14. Ripcurrent

    Ripcurrent Well-Known Member

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    Sep 24, 2013
    I have a 5'10 2 1/4 19' custom by scott busbey
    Its so sick 200% happy i went custom
     
  15. BassMon2

    BassMon2 Well-Known Member

    Jan 27, 2015
    I always bought of the rack, go to every shop and find that board that tells you it's the one. But I to just ordered my first custom a little over 3 weeks ago. Should be ready any day now and I'm getting antsy as all hell.

    Obviously I hadn't seen the board yet but the whole experience was awesome. We took one of his shapes and modified it a bit. I knew what I wanted out of the board but didn't have a idea of what the board I wanted would look like. Having it come together as we both were grabbing diffrent board of the rack, talking diffrent design elements, than as it came together both of us started getting excited. Awesome experience. And allot of fun.

    When it's ready I'll post pics
     
  16. mattinvb

    mattinvb Well-Known Member

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    Sep 9, 2014
    Took it out for dawn patrol saturday morning, but it was small and closing out (Cheech you cursed me dammit!!!). Paddles great and it's easy to get into waves. Dawn patrolled again sunday am up in the north end, and got into a few chest sets that didn't close out for a change. Easy rail to rail transition -draws nice arcing turns. I'm currently riding it as a quad with pc-5s and a gx something for the rears (I'd have to look at them again). I asked Austin for futures and he gave me fcs by mistake and that's what they had at wrv in a med fin template (on consignment so they were cheap), hence me not remembering.

    Anyway, was able to make a few snaps on my backside, and I felt it was way easier than on my twin fin retro fish. Not sure if its the board or the fin set up...I'm new to quads. Looking forward to a solid chest high day that doesn't close out and really get a feel for it both as a thruster and as a quad. Either way, fun so far and I am so glad I pulled the trigger with Austin.
     
  17. salt

    salt Well-Known Member

    Mar 9, 2010
    I've had my best luck with off da rack boards or craigslist beaters (especially lately). I over-think when ordering a custom board and then it winds-up being a disappointment. Good on you for knowing what to order.
     
  18. Betty

    Betty Well-Known Member

    Oct 14, 2012
    I am patiently waiting for my custom longboard! I totally know what you mean, like a kid waiting for Christmas. And it's sweet that my shaper surfs at the same beach, has seen me surf and knows exactly what will work for me. Seems like lots of us here are getting a new custom board.
     
  19. raddadbrad

    raddadbrad Well-Known Member

    Jan 10, 2015
    When ever Im due for a new stick I always head to Brave in Point. Theres usually at least seven boards or more that I cant make a decision on. Im an impulse buyer and it kinda works for me , stock boards are just fine 4 me!!
     
  20. mrcoop

    mrcoop Well-Known Member

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    Jun 22, 2010
    Getting a custom is a sweet feeling...Congrats! My custom Vernor silver bullet 2 is coming in on Wednesday...going shorter, a tad thicker with eps...my first eps...so stoked too!