Can’t go wrong with Anderson or Oak Foils. Both run a tight ship and make great boards.
Andy rips as well which I always think is a plus in a shaper. He got a lot of guys around here to try his Cosmo model based on his surfing at Haggerty’s the last several winters.No experience with Critters
I do have experience with Andy P
Excellent service and quality. User friendly quad grover
I remember Critters being one of those brands that was all over IG with good looking sprays/tints at inexpensive prices a few years ago (reminded me of a non asym-centric Album). I'm more of a purist and appreciate someone that can handshape a board well, having been a shaping room rat since my early teens. I still like watching the craft when I peek in on local builders. While I know someone can design a great riding board on the computer without knowing how to operate a planer, I personally don't appreciate the designs as much.Yeah somehow I was directed their way on IG. Some models speak to me. Prices look pretty good.
Agreed, I think the new ones are from Malixi. I don't know much about them though. He also has some of Andy Prunauer's shapes. Let's be real, he has some of everyone's shapes. I think he'll need to build an addition to his garage for all of his boards. I still need to take him up on his offer to let me try one of his Ryan Burch asyms.
I have a Cosmo. Number 1 quad grovel board . On top of being an excellent performing craft the glassing is A+. Strong and lightAndy rips as well which I always think is a plus in a shaper. He got a lot of guys around here to try his Cosmo model based on his surfing at Haggerty’s the last several winters.
I had 1 really bad experience with Anderson. Had him copy a snapped board. It came out nothing like the original. 2 inches longer, 1/8" thicker, and missing double flyer wings.Can’t go wrong with Anderson or Oak Foils. Both run a tight ship and make great boards.