look guys, I didn't know I was going to strike such a nerve. I personally felt it was a little much when I was comparing it to other pricey boards. I also feel that you boardbuilders who have spent years perfecting your skills deserve what you sell a board for. I have only been building boards for 8 years and I know the time,effort that goes into each board(literally sanding your fingers to the bone). Stu kinson, I know you are a master craftsman. No offense intended to you. I have only seen beautiful work by you. There is a lot of talent on swaylocks, and I can only hope that someday, I will have the knowlede a lot of you have, I'm definitly on my way, but have a ways to go. And when I get there, Maybe $1100 won't sound so bad. Stu, Jim , Kokua , Herb, and many others, much respect to you. PEACE!