Who are the shapers of your quiver?

One-Off

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speaking of support your local shaper....im guilty of not knowing any LA board builders that do good HPSB and small ALT thingies like fishies and whatnot.

Tim aint exactly local by definition but obvy he is my go to.

who's the best up here?
My list is mostly South Bay. All these guys are top notch. Pat Ryan shaped my first custom back in the 70's. Zen Del Rio shaped my last custom back in the 90's. Oakfoils would be your go to for alt shapes. Zen or Bark for guns. Oh yeah, and a guy named Don Kadowaki, zero web presence but must have a word of mouth following (or ask for him at the 26th St. lot ...now famous Bruce's Beach).







 
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urchined

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My list is mostly South Bay. All these guys are top notch. Pat Ryan shaped my first custom back in the 70's. Zen Del Rio shaped my last custom back in the 90's. Oakfoils would be your go to for alt shapes. Zen or Bark for guns. Oh yeah, and a guy named Don Kadowaki, zero web presence but must have a word of mouth following (or ask for him at the 26th St. lot ...now famous Bruce's Beach).







I had an all tine zen in high school. Mega early day puerto charger as welll.
 
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GromsDad

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West of the Atlantic. East of the ICW.
I've been riding mostly self shaped and glassed boards for many years. Only boards I have in my personal quiver that aren't self shaped are a Rich Price shaped Natural Art from the early 90s, a Jon Carper Mel Machine that my oldest son rides as a step up, a Stewart Redline11, a vintage Con miniPin, and a very early Jim Phillips vintage 9'6 tanker. All of my shortboards have been self shaped for the past 20+ years. Prior to that my shortboards were from Jon Carper and Richard Price.
 

laidback

Tom Curren status
Feb 9, 2007
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NOC
Pretty much all Stamps since 2006
I also had a twinzer fish from a san diego/south oc guy in the mix somewhere
 
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doc_flavonoid

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in order of most to least rack space

solid regular go to's
dave parmenter
jim phillips

quirky fish twinnys guns gliders and hulls
chris christenson
stretch riedel
marc andreini

with occasional guest appearances by
rusty preisendorfer
pat rawson
gene cooper
 

haar

Michael Peterson status
Apr 28, 2011
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Oceanside
DJ Kane (4)
Gary Hanel (4)
Rich Pavel (3)
Malcolm Campbell (2)
Jim Phillips (1)
Mike Slingerland (1)
Todd McFarland (1)
Al Merrick (1)
Brian Fredrickson (1)
 
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Lohena

OTF status
Oct 30, 2019
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Current:
Hayden
Pyzel
JS
Doc Lausch

Past:
Glenn Minami
Max Medeiros
JC
Rex
Mike Wellman
Glenn Pang
Ed Sakal
Al Merrick
Becker
Jon Raul
Joe Bark
 

JeffRSpicoli

OTF status
Aug 9, 2019
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Boards I use:
Rusty (6)
Ben Aipa (1)
McLoud (1)
Hmmm that's all? I need to get more...

Antiques from my earlier surf days:
Local Motion: unsure if shapers name is on it ~1988.
Fox Wave Weapon: Greg Loehr ~1982, my high school board, all fixed and water tight.

Oh the nostalgia:
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