E who My only reason for posting this up is that this is an event that Ricky Carrol organizes they pick a shape from the past then you compete to see who can recreate that shape. The one event I recall was shaping a Greg Loher semi gun from around 1978. It’s a chance to meet others with a passion for hand shaping. Maybe stop over for a few days in Orlando and then head to Puerto Rica.
Of course this turns into a pissing match.
According to Mikki Dora Malibu went to the Dogs in 1964. The Chumash Indians will tell you it was 1664.
...Artz, of course; you are here from a while so you know how s the thing with Mcding, letting this forum deserted little by little.
I never proclaimed anything and always try to bring up professional advice.
Kazuma is good but 90% of his shapes are machined and the crew do the glass work.
I mentioned the that video, because happens exactly the same as I described and I mentioned to him in a comment too. Not saying that he s not a good shaper.
He can shape a small HP following the lines fast and J Phillips could not do it a custom in the shapers competition...so is he better shaper than Phillips?
R Carroll is a great shaper, he cuts the six channels with the planer without aids, but he s not from the right area of California, that s what s important for the marketing.
That s a thing that Mcding cannot understand.
Reverb, I agree.
And Ricky is probably the best. And he won the west coast shape-off three years in a row and retired?
But speed does not equal best. I love Kazumas work and tutuorials. He is top notch. But I would value a board from Jim Phillips far more. Actually treasure it.
all the best to ya
Personally I'm always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught. - Winston Churchill
Yeah I would love to go to the EC. Had a friend from Melbourne Beach that told me a great deal about the place. Always wanted to go. Used to want to go to PR. But the stories after the Hurricane have discouraged me. HI the 808 are easier for me and safer. Sorry about your thread. I just don’t care for pompous know it alls and bad ingles
Rincon PR the setting for the 1968 world titles was not hit that hard by the Hurricane. Puerto Rica needs the tourist dollars to help rebuild. I’m looking at doing a quick trip down there. Flights and lodging are not that expensive. Just putting this out there. PR isn’t Hawaii the swells are not as consistant. When it is on the the size and power.
Ricky Carroll has a big operation here in Florida. His glass shop is top notch. He not only produces his own label but he has license to produce Takayamas, Town and Country, I think he still has an agreement with Surfboards Hawaii. He glasses other Boards for some top notch local Shapers like Stu Sharpe.
Now I have to get back to work. Bought a fixer and it is slowly coming together.
I should have my studio for art and an area I can use to shape a few of boards. Should be ready in the spring IIt has been a long long time since I had a planer in my hands.
Hey McDing, whatever happened to the thread in which you were fixing up the old Thrailkill board?
Send me your dinged, damaged, and yellowed.
Same thing that happened to the “Dos Puercos” thread.
Haha, burn! You're right, that thread died too. I wasn't messing with you, just wondering if there was any more progress on the board.