thrailkill wrote: shapaholic2011 wrote: Yeah, then I read again and I missed more! Jeez you follow me like a lizard:D It's not that you're being followed. It's because you keep setting off everyones Bull Shit Alarm !
shapaholic2011 wrote: Yeah, then I read again and I missed more! Jeez you follow me like a lizard:D
shapaholic2011 wrote: Finsout - all the shaper shacks are spread out n sc county...a friend of -Lowel and myself we even know -Steve Coletta! He's a great shaper to! His boards are NATURAL CURVES surfboards fyi. Stretch I met bcuz two guys I know bought boards from --Bill -Riedel. I met him once -he invited me in his factory and talked about design of his boards. Anyway, I could not believe what he knows! The guy is a wealth of knowledge. Not to mention a cool guy. One other local I never met -is Doug Haut. But I've been in his surf shop when he was dropping off a lb .... I didn't bother talkin to the gentleman bcuz he already had a customer talkin to him.he does shape sum amazung boards tho! -infact, the first surfboard I ever tried/surfed was a Haut! Bob Pearson, and Ward caffey I met at arrow. Actually, Bob Pearson I met while surfing at pleasure pt. He was paddle n out on a bright red n yellow twin back.in.82? I didn't know him yet...anyway, I paddled by him and commented on.how nice his board was...asked him what brand it was. He shot back I shape them. Told me about his shop. A week ltr I had a twin similar to his, but dif color. I didn't get to watch him shape tho. The other two I did. I know one shaper that isn't on the list that SHOULD be! And that sux.Jim Ps: you're lucky I answered!
that would be Ward Coffey, not Ward Caffey, who shaped for Bob for many years before going out on his own. Steve Colleta used to shape in the same building, along with a few other prominent shapers. Bill/Stretch had yet to launch his highly successful shaping business and operated a one man contract glassing operation (he used to glass my numerous Colletas). Haut, Mel, Junod, Joey Thomas, Pearson, Vince Broglio ( superb glasser), etc, etc, the SC surf community is very small at it's core, and the shaping community is as in-bred as an east Appalachian family.
George Orbellian of SF started working on an early incarnaton of the Shapers Tree decades ago. George was/is a serious surfboard affecionado, not to mention a fine guy, who penned a surfboard design column that ran in Surfer magazine for a while. He would interview a prominent shaper, such as Brewer, and solicit some nuts and bolts design theory for the article. Thought it a shame when Surfer cancelled the column, as it was both well done and highly informative for the average surfer.
A Surftech published Shaper Tree is akin to a Charlie Sheen authored book on how to raise a responsible child...
I was just trying to put things in perspective and maybe help in my own odd way. I think I am going to kick out of here for awhile.......