I'm sure mnost of you know about this, but I just stumbled across it... http://www.theshaperstree.com/index/index.asp http://http://www.theshaperstree.com/index/index.asp
That looks like a Scott Starr photograph of Wayne Rich @ Oxnard Shores. Where did you find it?
Did I overlook Hap or what? Is Wayne Rick Rich? JA .....and the Magical fish Man all my favorites, what can this mean?
not a bad list but some are in the wrong decades for sure...
I need to contact a few shapers I know to see if they want to be on this....their apprentices are on it, yet they are not.
The photo was on the site. I'm not saying the site is accuarate, just that I found it.
... there's a place to send in submissions (shapers and glassers) under the contact icon. Just click on it and send in any great shapers who you think (know!) are missing from this list. They (the craftsmen) ain't gonna do it themselves, lets give the diserving some props. I've submitted Pat O'Hare from the East Coast. He's been shaping great boards from the early '60's! And still at it ....
5'10" single wing rounded diamond tail, twim fin, double satin harness weave cloth top and bottom. Picture was in Surfing Magazine 1983 of the All Star Team. Photo Jim Wilson- co owner with his brother Kurt of X-trak (I made it)
Hey Jim, was that the same all star team that came to Australia in 83, if it was I was surfing in the oz team when we met and surfed the comp at wyatt river.
... jeez, I assumed Jim was on there ... but no! Where do ya put him? East, West, both? Like I said, submit his name. Hey, anybody know what happened to George Panton shaper for Inspiration Surfboards? He had Cocoa Beach Surf Shop in the mid 70's .... Of course Jim Phillips SHOULD be on that list, so should George, and Michael Polvare (Ft. Pierce), etc., etc., etc. ......p.s. -how about Herb, Greg Hunt, and other Swaylocks folks?
p.s.s. - hey Jim, do you kno who shaped for Nomad Surfboards in the 70's? Nice glasswork too!
Where is Jim?They have me in the Sixties and he taught me.The shaper for Nomad is Ron Heavysides...still at it part time in South Fla.
Sooooooooo many under the radar.........where's sam reid,quentin traveres. bill hickey, felix seidler ,gordon guptill ,cary seidler ,buzz buzizi (sp) ,frankie freitas.bill bragg, this guy has opened a giant can of worms .. another perspective is shapeers fungus,,,an organism that covers half a continent or two... six boards or was that 12 boards before 1970? man what a list,,,, good luck and good will these lists will be extensive....ambrose..flying a stealth craft obvious only to a select few believers...
"Sooooooooo many under the radar... ambrose... flying a stealth craft obvious only to a select few believers... " Yes!! And we should never forget those who silently glide waves of invisible energy, deep among the undersea clouds...
Cleanlines - thanks for the info on Nomad, glad to hear he's still at it. I've just submitted Bud Gardner's name too. Bud's even done a few boards under the old Surfboard House label recently. I hear Miller's still at it, wouldn't it be great to see a new Daytona longboard?!?!?!? Any idea who did Surfboards East? Thanks again, hope everyone submits a name and/or a correction....
After checking out the site I now have a better understanding of how all the different religions came to be, a swag of written misinformation. KR
Hey, Dale, is that a Wayne Levin photo? Looks like his style. We took photo classes together and have mutual friends. Is he still in Hawaii?
surely ecodecendants of the sirens of greek myths..truely etherial photo...kudos camera guy ....presence of mind to share the image with the un initiated...lest the undersea fliers be denied ...I could stand more of that stuff easy ooooooooaaaaaaahhhhhh..... ambrose
Yes... it`s Wayne Levin. http://starbulletin.com/98/10/26/features/story1.html
Hey, Dale, thanks for putting the "locomoco" article on! By the way, the captions are reversed and that's Wayne with the snorkel (and "junior"). I'm gonna give him a holler! BEAUTIFUL grain, Yeah?! Thank-you for posting! T.
I know a few dozen fairly unknown hardcore shapers and glassers who have done more than 100 boards, but I only see a few on that list. I hope the site is pure and grows like a swaylock archive.
WE WENT TO THAT PIECE OF SHIT SO-CALLED "SHAPERS TREE" WEBSITE AND DIDN`T EVEN SEE ONE FUCKING WORD ABOUT MR. PAUL GROSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHY DO THEY ALWAYS IGNORE THE TRUE SURFING GENIUS GURUS????????????? HMMMMM??????? ARE YOU LISDTENING BOB DRUNCAN?????? HOW MUCH DID YOU PAY TO GET YOUR NAME IN THERE???????? OR SHOULD WE SAY HOW MUCH DID YOU AND YOUR RANCH THUGS PAY TO KEEP PAUL GROSSES NAME OUT???????????? A YEAR AGO MR. PAUL GROSS WAS HERE IN SWAYLOCKS!!!!!!!!! NOW HE`S NOT!!!!!!! WE KNOW YOU AND YOUR RANCHLANFDER GOONS REMEMBER WHY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Mongo no like fools who use dirty words. .Mongo heading back to Hollywood to see you.You no like Mongo after dat.
c&c- when you first started posting i thought you were a friend of Paul's-after your last couple of posts, I think otherwise.In fact, I think you are one of the crew that jumped all over him in the first place and are now taking a different tact to further bash him.let it be...
I sent the guy a email and gave hime George Olsens name from here in Santa Cruz. I got an email back thinking me for the input. The guy is at least working it.
I also sent an email offering to help and got a pleasant response from Mr. Tom Takao whom I presume is doing this work.I offered to try to fill in on some East Coast Builders and he was happy to oblige.This took some hard work on his behalf and I congratulate him on the endeavor.Maybe some of you guys ought to send him a little heads up.
Good idea, I might just get onto it. Thanks for the suggestion.
I applalud the effort that went into it but they got my lineage TOTALLY WRONG!
I worked with and became a partner (goleta Surf n Wear) with Jeff White...... he never taught me squat about shaping!
Also, I shaped my 1st hand me down in 1959........ was a full fledged shaper by 1970 - self taught emulating John Bradbury's boards who I rode for and glassed a LOT of his
shaped blanks for other guys. It got to the point that I was doing so many of them and taped pff and glassed them exactly like he would do them that he asked me if I'd just become his full time glasser.
I was honored but told him I was 17, wanted to surf, was learing how to ski and wanted to have time to chase skirts.
Although completely self taught, my biggest influences as to what a magic surfboard was came from Bradbury & Hynson........ I rode both and incorporated their stuff into mine.
Here'a pic from 1972.......... courtesy Steve Bissell. It was at this time I revived the all but dead "Owl Surfboard line before handing it off to Andreini when I left SnW eventually landing at O'neill's in 1980.