I hope average joe is doing well. Always super giving to me, taking me to breaks in SC that I wouldn't have found on my own, loaning personal boards to ride, tips for the area etc.Ifall was a very happy customer
Tommy just seemed to disappear after he got his Van - Van Life ?
But if they are, it's like a super power.most people arent very realistic when it comes to what they should be riding.
no doubt about it.But if they are, it's like a super power.
Not blowing my own trumpet, but by knowing what works for me and what I can be riding to maximise certain conditions at certain breaks I can get a clear equipment advantage over a lot of other recreational surfers.
That takes custom equipment, usually.
1000k?! IF that isn't a big wave gun that your life depends on, it better come with eye-contact-crome-off-a-trailer-hitch-level-dome, several post-session handies w/your favorite coffee, a set of fiberglass fins, and a motherF()cking flux capcitorLast month I sent a 1k Venmo deposit to get into a shaper’s queue. He said $500 would do it but I wanted to send double so it’d be a little less on the other end. He clearly stated the wait will be around 18mo. He‘ll call me at 15mo. to discuss the quiver I want to order so he can get the correct blanks rounded up. I know a couple erBB members that are about a year into this queue and it seems to be moving at a consistent pace. He said if I ever want to get out(I won’t), he’ll immediately return the deposit. In the meantime I’ll have plenty of time to decide what models/sizes/colors/stringers I want
it's all about communication.I see zero problem ordering a board that takes 18 months......if the shaper communicates that timeline beforehand and that timeline is close. You have the option to not go forward with the order and go elsewhere if you need/want something sooner.
I have plenty of boards that I've wanted for a long time. An 18 month wait wouldn't change that.
Would I rather have it sooner, sure, but when you find a shaper/board that you really like the wait is worth it.
This+1 and Dave and averagejoe before him all made 100% sure my board(s) came out rightI love ordering stretch boards.
Dylan will get you dialed.
I ordered an extremely custom glider from them. Dylan got stretch over and they went over it together with me.
That’s the kind of stuff I want. Especially if I am dropping 2000