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Old 10-16-2013, 11:04 PM
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Ha there is always a story... The issue of Sup I have talks a bunch about the multitude of shapers cashing in on SUP. I had a window to get a board and then wanted to get one for the wife. This one was the right price, length and width.

Yes, let's take them out in the spring. I have booties, if warm enough, I am going out this fall.
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Old 10-17-2013, 01:48 PM
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I have one of the last Clark foam boards Becker was selling at their Hermosa beach shop. My shaper was also Pat Ryan at ET Surf. Great shop.

I know very little about the end of Clark Foam and the epoxy revolution, other than my buddy that lives in San Luis Obispo tells me, he loves the boards and their strength vs. our old ding prone boards.

I read a little about the passion for the local shaper last night.. Kind of like the local neighborhood super market demise.

Hey I picked up a Kiaola hapa from REI for a great price, had a gift card that still had some money on it and a Werner Fiji for my wife. I found good deals on those. I also had to buy a fin for the Raven. It is new but they lost the fin. I just bought the entry level FRS they recommended for it.

I need to buy some of that new super light weight ding repair for the Raven. Do you remember what that is called?

Note: Just found the epoxy ding repair kit.

I should be set! I will get the coil leashes eventually, but for now I am gonna use the ones I have. I don't think I am going to wear one for me but will for kids and wife.
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The Clark fiasco happened when I was still somewhat tied into the business through my photography. What a cluster. We were living in Dana Point then and I was around the guys from Rusty, Killer Dana, Hobie, etc quite a bit. Popcorn moment for sure.

Epoxy boards have a place. Firewire builds an excellent stick. However, there will always be the "purists".

I did some photos for a few articles run by Surfer on Moonlight Glassing. I'll see if I can dig them up. Father and son operation. Great guys and what they produce is nothing short of art. The son, JP, opened a shop a few years ago to try and recreate that neighborhood feel. The beginning was rough but he's going like gangbusters these days. Pretty stoked for him.

I know plenty of other "backyard" shapers as well. It's definitely an art form and an amazing process to watch.

I think Bec's paddle is a Werner. I'll have to run out to the garage and check. She loves it. Lightweight and easy through the water.
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Interesting...Seemed like Clark just closed soo fast.

I also have a Hobie 9'6" on the wall in my garage. Always liked Hobie stuff.
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Interesting...Seemed like Clark just closed soo fast.

I also have a Hobie 9'6" on the wall in my garage. Always liked Hobie stuff.
Fast is an understatement.

This is JP's father, Peter, working his magic.





They glass all the boards for Al Merrick, Malcolm Campbell, Guy Takayama and a host of others. It was always a cool place to visit as you'd never know who would show up. Rob Machado lived just down the road and was there building something a couple of days a week. Fun times and I miss them.
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Sean, have you seen any of this?

http://youtu.be/l-W76lEy0dE

I can't count how many times I have paddled out next to the sht pipe...
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you guys and your man lovin' are crackin' me up. You two should move in together and make bunk beads with the boards.

Al wants a board she can paddle chili around on, i'll point her to the thread.
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I would check out Gear trade's web site. Their boards are new but not perfect like maybe dinged from shipping. Some are 30-60 percent off.. But you gotta go get them.

Once you bring one home and take it out, it's gonna have something that makes it not perfect.

I am going to be at Gear Trade on Tuesday/Wed. If you see soemthing Al wants, pull the trigger and I will bring it home for you.

I would say anything 10' 6 or bigger will work, Is Al into Yoga? Cause lots of folks are doing yoga on these boards also.
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