Just returned from down under and have had many a chance to look at greg webber's boards. Fuck, that guy as a shaper is unreal. It makes me wonder why he is wasting time distributing boards through a company made successful through making videos of drunk kids hassling bums and mentally unstable S.Clemente derils, riding boards down stairs, trying to be so Anti-establishment that they really are about as original as White Flower Day at Macys...not established by creating quality boards(cool laminates go big down in O.C.). I scratch my head at this because I feel the boards Webber shapes are of such higher quality, design, and research than ...Lost boards. in fact down at a competing surf shop today i got to thumb through the racks of ...Lost boards. I reckon they should can the shaping and go big on the art sprays cuz thats the only thing good about those boards besides the fact they are not surf tech. But I have a serious grudge with Surftech- I am from Thailand and those bastard wont hire me to their coal mine canary in the cobra factory... may be I should try nike across the border in Malaysia.
Here`s the link: http://www.webbersurfboards.com/ http://www.webbersurfboards.com/
Lost Enterprises makes the world`s best surfboards and ships thousands each year. They have earned the esteemed distinction of "Not Your Average Brand". MARKET POSITION According to the 2000 Surfing Magazine Reader's Poll, Lost makes the best surfboards. Lost and Channel Islands tied for first when Transworld Surf asked every surf shop in the country what their top selling board brand was. When Boardtrac asked today's market "who makes the best surfboards?", ?Lost won hands down. In five short years since its first board, Lost Surfboards has risen to the top. WHERE, WHO AND HOW The Lost Surfboard factory makes and ships thousands of boards a year throughout the USA as well as Japan. Lost surfboards are also made in Australia, New Zealand, Peru, Europe, Brazil and South Africa under strict supervision from the U.S. Matt Biolos visits all these countries yearly to shape for the locals, surf and work with internationally acclaimed shapers such as Greg Webber and Rod Dahlberg. Rick Hazard is the Sales and Production Manager. Matt Biolos and Mike Reola still fully own and operate Lost surfboards. After more than thriteen years of shaping mostly by hand, Matt now designs most our models in a "SURF CAD" Program. Most boards are ruff cut by our in house milling machine and are then fine sanded by Matt ( Team and Custom Orders ) and our impressive list of shapers such as Rick Rock, Jeff Widener, Brian Bulkley, Steve Kessler, and Darryl Butsko. Matt's been known to break shaped surfboard blanks in half, rather than send an inferior product to get fiberglassed. The demand for Lost surfboards is much higher than we can supply. Currently we are not comfortable with doing more than what we're already and still maintain quality and control.. Other Surfers who Ride Mayhem Shapes Bruce Irons, Andy Irons, Taj Burrow, Damian Hobgood, Shane Beschen, Myles Padaca, Kalani Robb, Todd Morcom, Saxon Boucher, Pancho Sullivan, Chava Greenlee, Mark Occhilupo, Kai Garcia, Elijah Young, Dustin Barca, Carlos Cabrero, Otto Flores, Braden Dias, Maz Quinn, Bobby Martinez, Megan Abubo, and Rochelle Ballard have all had "magic" Mayhems in their quiver. Not to mention dozens of Australian, South African, Brazilan and European professionals who order boards whenever Matt's on shaping trips to these places. When traveling pros come to California, most make sure to order a board or two. http://www.lostenterprises.com/prod/index.php
Sound like marketing to me.