SHAPER'S HOTSEAT: Barry Snyder

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Professional shaper, glasser, and surfboard artist Barry Snyder has graciously agreed to take the hot seat, and answer questions from the peanut gallery about his glamorous life as a professional surfboard designer and builder.  - haha!  Any questions for a pro in this business of surfboard making?

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Joined: 03/18/2004

Barry, thanks so much for this.

What is your personal go-to board?  Bottom contours, fins, volume, epoxy or PE?  And where are we likely to see you in the water? 

All the best

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Joined: 02/21/2009

OK guys be nice.

Don't make me send out my assassins.

My personal tastes vary quite a bit.

Obviously, as I create a new model, I have to try it. So I ride everything I make.

Last year, a 5'10" square-nosed, asymmetrical mini-simms style board I call the "Hitchcock". Quad set-up on the heel-side, MR Twin on the Toe-side.

Right now I'm into wide point forward singles and two plus ones. My 6'4" "Black Beauty" is a stringerless blank I glued up as one of my "Dissect Series". Love handle rail channels to stiffen rail a bit. Single shallow concave to flat panel vee.

I also ride a 9'6" Pig longboard made from an Jacobs template. Glass-on single-fin, Opauqe lam with resin pinline. Rolled vee bottom. No concave.

I surf Oceanside beach breaks mostly. Pier, Harbor, South O'side.

Wintertime, I head south when time permits. Like the reefs. Cardiff, La Jolla, Sunset Cliffs.

Out of the water due to surgery right now. Nearly lost my big toe to infection.

Too much barefoot action this summer.

I'll be back!

Gonna make myself one of these next. Epoxy on PU foam. Torsion Drive Stringer.

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Joined: 06/10/2004

two questions:

1. as a seasoned pro, how do you take an order in order not to end up with disappointed client and what triggers you to turn down a job?

2. aanything different you do when shaping EPS versus PU? 

thanks for taking pride in your work versus just chasing the fame and a quick dollar

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oneula wrote:

two questions:

1. as a seasoned pro, how do you take an order in order not to end up with disappointed client and what triggers you to turn down a job?

2. aanything different you do when shaping EPS versus PU? 

thanks for taking pride in your work versus just chasing the fame and a quick dollar

1. Spend as much time listening to my customers as I can. Show them examples of my work. No "I'll tell you what you're gonna get" routine. I rarely turn down work. I love challenges. I'll turn it down if they want everything for nothing. I often turn down SUP's. Don't do 'em.

2. With EPS I'll use less tearing tools. Rough sandpaper on a block instead of Surform. Used sandpaper like 80 grit seems to tear it less. I slow down a bit with the planer. I have a sander with an extremely soft pad and some screen glued to it. Sands like butter.

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Joined: 08/19/2011

Barry, could you name the top five or ten board makers on swaylocks who are not currently or formerly full time pros. 

One day soon I'd like to try make an agave stringer stubbie/fish. Would you send me a suitable piece of wood to japan so I could fulfil my dream.

Could you please correct my spelling and grammar if I have any mistakes? 

Assuming you have a wife and kids, what do they think of your career choice? Do they surf and most importantly do they get good deals on custom surfboards? 

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insanecutback wrote:

Barry, could you name the top five or ten board makers on swaylocks who are not currently or formerly full time pros. 

One day soon I'd like to try make an agave stringer stubbie/fish. Would you send me a suitable piece of wood to japan so I could fulfil my dream.

Could you please correct my spelling and grammar if I have any mistakes? 

Assuming you have a wife and kids, what do they think of your career choice? Do they surf and most importantly do they get good deals on custom surfboards? 

There are a lot of talented board builder here. Inspiring. I don't want to affend antbody, so no I can't.

Send me a blank and I can stringer it for you providing I have the wood.

I've become dependant on Spellcheck. I have to pay attention here though.

I've heard the "You need a real job" speech more than once.

Wife used to surf with me.

All three kids surf. Full price, Yeah right.

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Joined: 03/17/2004

Hi Barry - Nice of you to take this on!  I realize that your main area of expertise is shortboard oriented but here's a longboard question I hope you can shed some light on...

I read in a magazine an interview with Joe Quigg in which he talked briefly about things like "1 1/2" of deck rocker" and "rail rocker."

Just wondering if you know how the guys back in the day quantitated and measured such variables.  I.E. a straight piece of material can be used to measure bottom rocker by holding it at the midpoint and measuring various points between midpoint and the ends... but where might one establish a 'zero point' to reference deck rocker and even more weird (to me), rail rocker?

THANKS!

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johnmellor wrote:

Hi Barry - Nice of you to take this on!  I realize that your main area of expertise is shortboard oriented but here's a longboard question I hope you can shed some light on...

I read in a magazine an interview with Joe Quigg in which he talked briefly about things like "1 1/2" of deck rocker" and "rail rocker."

Just wondering if you know how the guys back in the day quantitated and measured such variables.  I.E. a straight piece of material can be used to measure bottom rocker by holding it at the midpoint and measuring various points between midpoint and the ends... but where might one establish a 'zero point' to reference deck rocker and even more weird (to me), rail rocker?

THANKS!

Deck rocker has been long forgotten to most current shapers. I look down the deck of many shapers boards and it looks like a moto-cross track. Especially in the fin area of the rails. Yikes!

If you use a rocker bar, it is easy to mimic and replicate deck rockers. Make templates, and measure it too.

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Yes, I hear you on that one.  I spend quite a bit of time sighting down the deck (and bottom) using the top (and bottom) edge(s) of the stringer as my reference.  I whittle away with a block or mini plane until it looks right.  If the stringer edge has warbles, the foam will too.  

The rails take a lot of looking and feeling to even get close when hand shaping.  I guess that's why some of the computerized shaping guys offer a one-sided scan with a computerized 'mirror image' reconstruction of the other side.

Some of those old boards had a lot of 'scoop' in the decks and rails.  Most of the modern longboards tend to be more down railed and dome decked.

I may have to break down and construct a variable rocker stick.  

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Barry I'm going to give you a genral profile of 3 diffrent Surfers. Tell us what kind of board you would recommend.  All the boards will be for the waves in and around North County San Diego area. Try to be as specific as possible fin sets rockers rails ect....

1) A late teen early 20's guy a very good local looking for something a little different for a go to board.

2) late 30's early 40's Surfer that is not getting as much time in the water as he use to. He wants to add to his wave count but not go to a Longboard. 

3) Long timeSurfer Over 55 years that has been out of the game for 5 or more years and really wants to get that stoke again.

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artz wrote:

Barry I'm going to give you a genral profile of 3 diffrent Surfers. Tell us what kind of board you would recommend.  All the boards will be for the waves in and around North County San Diego area. Try to be as specific as possible fin sets rockers rails ect....

1) A late teen early 20's guy a very good local looking for something a little different for a go to board.

2) late 30's early 40's Surfer that is not getting as much time in the water as he use to. He wants to add to his wave count but not go to a Longboard. 

3) Long timeSurfer Over 55 years that has been out of the game for 5 or more years and really wants to get that stoke again.

1. Probably set him up with either a short stubby board which is all the rage right now, 5'2"-5'6"  or a lowered, easy entry rockered shortboard. Fuller nose multi-fin boxed for multiple fin options. Thin, with some tail kick. 5'6"-5'8".

2. Usually, volume is key here. You don't have to go longer to acheive volume. Wider not only @center, but fuller at both ends as well. I've been building these Alfred Hitchcock models that are a short wide and stable board. Usually between 5'4"- 5'10" range. I've had older surfers tell me they feel like a grom again riding such a short board.

3. This is usually a glidey and easy riding board. Maybe a Mid-length, lowered rocker board. Does not have to be a longboard since he has surf experience. Maybe a two plus one set-up. Can be ridden as a single fin like back in the day, or put the side fins in for some extra squirt.7'6"-8'6"  If he wants a longboard, maybe something classic like a pig-style with soft forgiving rails. 9'+.

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Joined: 04/24/2008

'I often turn down SUP's. Don't do 'em'

had me right there.

easy to recognize the work of a committed pro walking his own parth

or as Frank Sinatra sang ... "And I did it my way"

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A side track from shaping, if that's OK. Barry, I really like your creativity on the artistic side. You seem to be on a different path than the expected surf culture. More bold patterns and the like. Do you have an artistic background, or more self inspired. What is your next direction?
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Been an artist my whole life. No formal training, just High School classes. Always drawing. Which I do still to this day. Most of my boards start out as a drawing. Got my start painting skateboard decks for the neighborhood buddies. Painted my first surfboard (Russel Single-fin) with rattle-cans. White deck, Blue bottom and rail, with a white Lightning Bolt on the deck. That was 1978. Got introduced to a spray gun from Dave Peterson @ Brewer a couple years later. Daves brother is Craig Peterson, famous photog. from the 70's. Never looked back. Have been spraying boards ever since. I love the challenge of making textures and complex art projects. I have stopped shaping a few times just to focus on airbrushing.

Always been attracted to the art side of board building.

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Dave's a crack up.  Was Gott's  painter on Maui.  Went out on his own at the Cannery in Haiku.  SUPs(lol).  I rented a shaping room from him for awhile. Haven't heard what he's doing lately.  I painted my first two shapes that Gott glassed.  After that Dave did 'em.  Lowel

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Hey Barry, 

you ever do any grom boards? Talking under 5ft?

if so, what blank do you use? Also wondering where you would set the fin boxes. (High performance thruster). 

Any other advice on grom sticks is helpful. I look at guys like Stamps and Mike Baron (they. Seem to have lots of boards in the water) and they have it so dialed.  

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Yes.

I use the 5'9"P blank from US Blanks.

Great grom blank.

6'0"P as well.

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If you were doing a color swirl would you prefer to use resin or paint directly onto the foam? Any advantages from either one? 

I love your work and I'm stoked you're doing this for the community!

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Foe abstracts or color swirls I prefer to do it with resin.

Just richer and more vibrant.

Paint looks kinda weak and thin.

Needs to be sprayed to look solid.

On the foam, I hand paint with paint to get the "Hand-painted look".

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What music do you listen to while shaping/glassing/whatever?

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I can't function without music.

My tastes vary.

HPSB's require something fast. Could be Metal or Punk Rock.

Longboards could be Blues.

Retro boards classic rock.

Sometimes Rockabilly gets me going.

My past has a lot of old school Punk Rock.

Still influences me today.

I'm a 50 year old Punk Rock kid!

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Hi Barry,

Did you hangout in HB in the 70's and were other local shapers into the growing punk movement there?

Could you share any memories from local HB shapers like Carl Hayward?

Did you ever see the HB punk band the Screws?

Thanks!

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I've been a SD guy my whole life.

Went to L.A. alot to see shows though.

Saw lots of bands there as a kid.

I remember seeing a lot of Carl's boards up there.

I vaguely remember the Screws.

So many good bands during that time period!

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Barry, 

Is it true that shapers always get the best looking chicks?

All kidding aside.  Thanks for doing this.  Mike

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I hope I am not too late to this?!?

I currently started thinking about building my first own board and have been reading this forum up and down for weeks to get an basic understanding of what I want/should do.

There is 2 areas that still have me confused that you can maybe shed some light on for me.

1. Should I stick with a flat bottom for my first board? It is for smal, mushy waves and a light rider with beginner/intermediate experience (the wife of course) and is going to 5'10" long and 22" wide. Or would any other contour make more "sense" (if making sense makes sense here)?

2. How do you foil a board properly? And I don't mean the technical side, but rather the conceptual side?

I hope these questions don't sound too much like nonsense...

Thanks in advance,

Sebastian

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Cbass,

First boards fall into that "K.I.S.S. category.

If for a beginner, bottom contours make no difference.

Flat is OK.

Unless you plan on ripping on it.

Just don't do some huge concave at that width.

Never a good combo.

Vee in the tail if it is wider than 16".

Buy a blank close to what you want the finished board to look like.

Foiling is just a transition of thick to thinner.

Thickest @ center thinner at the rails and nose & tail.

Most newbs leave the tips rather thick.

Easier for glassing.

Just not pretty to look at.

Look at a picture of a rocker profile to see a foiled board.

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Hey Barry,

I don't know if this thread has an expiration date or if it is okay to keep the questions coming?! If I handle this wrong please let me know... Since I am about to start on my first board as I mentioned I have a couple (hundreds) questions remaining.

1. The Board is 5'6" (yes I went even shorter) and 21.5" wide. It will be about 16" wide in the tail ( 1foot in?). Does it make sense to put a vee in for performance? As mentioned the main use will be for mushy beach or small point breaks in Sri Lanka.

2. The wide point of the board is forward by 2" I think and as I read here this has an effect on turning. What kind of fin set up would you recommend under these circumstances? I thought 5 fin so one could choose between thruster or quad. But does that even make sense? 

I appreciate all the help I get here and hope I don't ask to silly a question...

greetings from cold Germany,

Sebastian

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Sebastian,

Mein Surfbrett Gebäude Freund, (I hope My German is correct).

I build a few Wide Point Forward style boards.

That is a fairly wide tail.

However I do utilize Vee in those models regardless of tail width.

I don't know how wide a nose you are going with but, Multi-fin would be safe.

Curvy outline would probably be fun as a Quad.

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Joined: 03/18/2004

Good stuff Barry. I hope others will take the seat in the future. How bout Ambrose???

roger

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thanks for this , Barry ! [....great idea , Huck ! ]

  can you talk me through how you would do a 'fake wood grain' effect on either a foam blank , or a fin panel , please ?

  I ask , because at the surfboard meet here that I recently went to , there was a really nice hawaiian board , with foam inlay stringer bits , that had been given the ?"faux wood" ? finish , on the inlay parts.

  cheers mate

  ben

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Ah yes, Faux wood grain technique.

Been doing that effect for years.

I've done them and fooled people into thinking it was real before I told them it wasn't.

Taken years of practice and trial and errors to make it look just right.

Grains, knots, color gradiations, glue lines, joints, even done some nails for authenticity.

Ben, PM me sometime.

30+ years working on that.

Not quite to sure about telling the world.

I charge big $ for that.

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... and , yes ... Ambrose in the chair next , Huck ?!

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fair enough , big baz !

  here is the parrish I saw it on ...

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[ 900 bucks might be a bit steep , though ... it had taken in water , over the years ...]

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..... sorry to double up ,

  but

  you mentioned airbrush jobs ...

... do you have any shots of any 'cosmic' sprays / your 1970s work , a la peter st. pierre [and j.p. st. pierre , carrying on the tradition ...]

  here's a marty worthington one , from the same surfboard swap/sell meet

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 I WAS hoping for more of these , but I think people hang on to / hide from the public's view , the old hot buttered's... that said , there WAS a 'drifta' that a young guy had on show [unfortunately , no spray , though !]

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Found a couple.

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If I ever make it to Cali again can I just sit in while you shape and pick your brain until you can't stand t anymore?

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  • Barry,
  • I'm a huge fan of how you keep it real in every aspect of the board building process.  

I'm sure you've mentioned it before, but while we have you here, What's the best glue for glueing up blanks? and How are you changing the color of it?

Lastly, when talking with a potential customer, what is the best way to bring up the price?  Everytime I quote a $ amount, I regret it immediately, bc I should have asked for more. I was thinking a custom order form, with a base price, then a list of "add ons" extra fins, color, carbon, etc. with a price beside each, so the customer could check off what they want.  My latest thing is asking, "what's your budget?" and I tend to get a higher number than I was gonna ask for.  I'd really like to turn this aspect of the process to my wife.  She's a shark and has no problem asking for money.

Thanks and I love how you beveled the rail on the square nosed boards from the bottom.  That solved alot of issues I was having with those type of boards. I'm gonna be borrowing that design element for sure.

g

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Glue.

That is yet another method I have been working on for 20 years.

Sometimes resin.

Sometimes wood glue.

Sometimes polyurethane glue.

if it's water-based, you can add paint.

Resin requires pigments.

Depends on the application.

Regarding customers, stand firm.

I charge a fair price.

Industry standard.

Some of my project stuff, I charge accordingly.

Sometimes I throw in in some added bonus. Maybe a pinline or something to make them feel like they scored.

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I've told you before how much I like your work.

 Have you made any paipo/belly boards?

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No; It's not an ironing board.

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Made a couple body boards with surfboard construction methods.

Really fast, but did not bend and flex like a traditional bodyboard.

Kinda hard on the ribs too.

I have a bitchin' Dextra-like paipo from the 60's or 70's that I've been meaning to replicate.

Maybe my next project.

Thanks for inspiring me.

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Joined: 02/01/2007

Barry That Blue Board with the peel back airbrush is the Tits. Great work.  Always nice to see a creative mind at work. 

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artz wrote:

Barry That Blue Board with the peel back airbrush is the Tits. Great work.  Always nice to see a creative mind at work. 

Thanks.

I went through a 3-D faze a while back.

Shadows and some realism.

Fun stuff!

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Joined: 09/23/2013

Hey Barry, 

awesome work. you produced some great stuff. 

Do you actually shape Mini Simmons ? 
I'm a huge fan, I made a 4,4 myself and it rides pretty good. 

Cheers from germany, 
René

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thewreck94 wrote:

Hey Barry, 

awesome work. you produced some great stuff. 

Do you actually shape Mini Simmons ? 
I'm a huge fan, I made a 4,4 myself and it rides pretty good. 

Cheers from germany, 
René

Yep here's arecent one I did for Wellen clothing.

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Are there any adjustments you make when shaping a shortboard for taller riders?

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rtp wrote:

Are there any adjustments you make when shaping a shortboard for taller riders?

This happens to be an area of expertise for me as I am 6'4".

Taller surfers have a higher center of gravity.

So they can lean a board over easier than a shorter rider.

So I tend to leave a little more volume in the tail area.

I also widen them to keep the outline curvy.

Sometimes shapers will lengthen a board without adding width to the outline.

This makes for a straighter outline.

My formula is .25" for every 2.0" in length. Center width.

I also usually make the center concave less deep as I have found the width and deep concaves do not work well together.

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BarrySnyder wrote:

rtp wrote:

Are there any adjustments you make when shaping a shortboard for taller riders?

This happens to be an area of expertise for me as I am 6'4".

Taller surfers have a higher center of gravity.

So they can lean a board over easier than a shorter rider.

So I tend to leave a little more volume in the tail area.

I also widen them to keep the outline curvy.

Sometimes shapers will lengthen a board without adding width to the outline.

This makes for a straighter outline.

My formula is .25" for every 2.0" in length. Center width.

I also usually make the center concave less deep as I have found the width and deep concaves do not work well together.

The last two sentences are pure gold coming from a place of experience.

I have a really basic question. Do you spackle or seal eps blanks before laminating?  Needed or not needed in your opinion?  Mike

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rooster wrote:

BarrySnyder wrote:

rtp wrote:

Are there any adjustments you make when shaping a shortboard for taller riders?

This happens to be an area of expertise for me as I am 6'4".

Taller surfers have a higher center of gravity.

So they can lean a board over easier than a shorter rider.

So I tend to leave a little more volume in the tail area.

I also widen them to keep the outline curvy.

Sometimes shapers will lengthen a board without adding width to the outline.

This makes for a straighter outline.

My formula is .25" for every 2.0" in length. Center width.

I also usually make the center concave less deep as I have found the width and deep concaves do not work well together.

The last two sentences are pure gold coming from a place of experience.

I have a really basic question. Do you spackle or seal eps blanks before laminating?  Needed or not needed in your opinion?  Mike

No spackle or resin sealer.

If you use a good quality EPS foam and shape it out without ripping and tearing, it is not nesessary.

If you must spackle, apply it thin and sand blank down to bare foam leaving spackle just in the voids.

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nice cosmic sprays , bazza , THANKS !

Now , NEXT question ....

WHEN  will you make a jet bottom surfboard ??

  need photos ? [ I have ...er... one or two !  ;) ]

  cheers

  ben

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