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Build-your-own-board movement grows

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Shaper's Supply Company Hones Public Chops in Venice Beach

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 19 April, 2013 : - - The feeling of sculpting a surfboard out of a raw block of foam with your two hands, and then riding it for the first time, was one of the most fulfilling surf experiences we've ever had. Now, thanks to Florian Saylor and his Venice Beach-based Shaper's Supply Company, anyone can learn how to build their own board.

For a small hourly rate ($25/hour) or monthly membership fee ($350/month), we can use all of the tools and shaping bays at the Shaper's Supply Company, so all we'll have to pay for is materials.

Which means anytime we get a burst of inspiration and we have free time, we can head straight to the "shaping shack," drink a few beers with other fledgling shapers, and let our imagination run wild. Every board gets better than the last, and they're as fun to shape as they are to surf. While our boards are far from perfect, they'll be just right after we've had a few more welcome decades of practice.

Read the Full Article at Men's Journal

Source: Men's Journal

Author: Kitt Doucette

Tags: DIY, Surfboard Building, Shapers Supply Company

Industry: Surfersvillage


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