Tell me again why your boards start at $700

Discussion in 'All Discussions' started by grainofsand, Jun 21, 2018.

  1. jaklsurfs

    jaklsurfs Well-Known Member

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    Apr 26, 2015
    Im wondering why you would compare firewires and the like to something made by hand in the US.
     
  2. Manik

    Manik Well-Known Member

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    Dec 25, 2015
    I have nothing but respect for shapers, and for all you on this forumme who have shaped and surfed your own boards, that's just awesome.
    My favorite scene in Lords Of Dogtown is at the end when Val Kilmer is working at the commercial surf shop, has to take an order from the boss, than turns up Maggie May, swigs from his pint, and keeps on shaping... always gets me choked up.
     

  3. jaklsurfs

    jaklsurfs Well-Known Member

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    Apr 26, 2015
    Im thinkin your Mom must have cut the allowance
     
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  4. Zippy

    Zippy Well-Known Member

    Nov 16, 2007
    I could throw together a total piece of garbage using sun cure in 5 hours and be riding it in 6. Problem is it would look awful, it wouldn't be water tight, it would slice you up from all the burned through bubbles, it would weigh a ton in two weeks and would fall apart in a couple of months.
     
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  5. jaklsurfs

    jaklsurfs Well-Known Member

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    Apr 26, 2015
    I cant hardly make a fin in 5 hours
     
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  6. Barry Cuda

    Barry Cuda Guest

    Sounds like a Channel Island board.......
     
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  7. Moon dog

    Moon dog Well-Known Member

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    Dec 21, 2013
    Buy American. Sorry to say most of your big name boards are produced in Thailand China or bum fuck Egypt!
    You want to play you gotta pay.
    Think I'll Check with Steve Morris VA Beach almost time for a new Custom.
     
  8. Barry Cuda

    Barry Cuda Guest

    How do you know Egypt is about "bum fuck"?? Have you visited it for that purpose??
     
  9. Moon dog

    Moon dog Well-Known Member

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    Dec 21, 2013
    Old Army expression for the middle of nowhere. Tell us about your anal obsession did you meat Wayne on his East Coast tour?
     
  10. Kyle

    Kyle Well-Known Member

    Sep 9, 2011
    I never understood why some people care so much what others spend their money on.
     
  11. beachbreak

    beachbreak Well-Known Member

    Apr 7, 2008
    When he shapes you a nice board do you reward him with a nice tip?

    They appreciate that.
     
  12. beachbreak

    beachbreak Well-Known Member

    Apr 7, 2008
    Agreed.excellent point. Thread that lives longer than expected.

    My shaper literally slaves over every board and they are the work of a genius with hands, heart, eyes, mind to create the best boards on the planet. Well under 700.
    He should charge more.
    People are scum.
    They want a bro deal.
    No one appreciates a great shaper or they would complain if it was under $700.
     
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  13. LazyE

    LazyE Well-Known Member

    Aug 6, 2014
    As someone who knows 3 previous surf shop owners more profit in bikinis,tshirts, baggies, stickers, ect. than surfborts. Freaking dumbness tread ever.Obviously never been in business for themselves.
     
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  14. BassMon2

    BassMon2 Well-Known Member

    Jan 27, 2015
    I actually don't tip my shaper. But i went in for one board, the first he shaped me. And told him straight up, he's shaping me a whole quiver. Iv already seen his work and knew he would do a good job. I got a board from him every 6 months. He did give me a bro deal sort of for coming back and being loyal. But iv also bought all my gear from him. Even if it's cheaper online. He deserves the money so i pay.
     
  15. antoine

    antoine Well-Known Member

    Mar 10, 2013
    For some reason some... not all of you peeps but some of you are fixated on your obsession with your local shaper who for some reason you idolize . For what its worth( probably less than zero) it seems if all the names being dropped round here got together and formed a board makers union things could really improve in most aspects of cost vs quality. Im close to the dumbest guy on this forum so then theres that.
     
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  16. beachbreak

    beachbreak Well-Known Member

    Apr 7, 2008
    No.
    Don't idolize, appreciate.
    It makes a difference.
    Come look at my boards.
     
  17. Sir_Ballyhoo

    Sir_Ballyhoo Well-Known Member

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    Mar 8, 2018
    I have a poster of my shaper above my twin bed.
     
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  18. antoine

    antoine Well-Known Member

    Mar 10, 2013
  19. antoine

    antoine Well-Known Member

    Mar 10, 2013
    afterwards can we get pizza? Maybe smoke a blunt?
     
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  20. grainofsand

    grainofsand Well-Known Member

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    Jun 26, 2014
    it's fun to window shop.
     
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