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Help Crowdsource my Ultimate Ride and/or Untimely Demise

Postby Howly Wolf » Thu May 16, 2024 12:08 pm

Looking to push my limits in the 10-15' range-- any recommendations for a local shaper that have their guns dialed in? Considering a few guys in the area, but not sure how specialized anyone is or how refined their templates are. Or should I just reach out to an out of state kahuna, like Bob Pearson or Pat Rawson?

Just for the record, I'd prefer to avoid an untimely demise so would ideally custom a sturdy, user friendly (i.e. large sweet spot) board with a proven rocker.
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Re: Help Crowdsource my Ultimate Ride and/or Untimely Demise

Postby Major Lazer » Sun May 19, 2024 8:32 am

Chasing southern hemies to the roping points of Chile? Puerto Escondido? Transplanting to OBSF? Or just planning ahead for what looks to be a rough and long surfless La Nina Winter?

Don't have these bases covered already? Looking to be one of those guys at SB cannoning in on the outer bar on a 8'+ Mavs gun? My 7'2" Art fungun seemed to handle 8'-12' Boregon winter waves quite well, so Id say something like that. Saw a Rawson Sniper on the Cleanline mafias used board page recently. Stretch's buzz gun has always interested me. Maybe Christian Bemish for an alt gentelmans stap gun?
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Re: Help Crowdsource my Ultimate Ride and/or Untimely Demise

Postby Howly Wolf » Tue May 21, 2024 7:04 pm

Major Lazer wrote: Don't have these bases covered already?


Well, I do have this:

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Shaped by John Holly. 9'6 x 21 1/4" x 4". Radical double concave from tip to tow; zero in on the sweet spot and the thing blasts off. Works well in a variety of waves, but tend to prefer it for small long period swells, such as the creepin sw swell at 18-20 seconds we've had the past few days. Goes straight, goes fast, but since it can ride a bit squirrely, haven't pushed it past low stakes OH waves. Maybe I should?
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Re: Help Crowdsource my Ultimate Ride and/or Untimely Demise

Postby Major Lazer » Fri May 24, 2024 8:45 am

Now were talkin. Ready for south swells rolling over Nellscott reef bruh. :wink:

Give it a go on a head to OH day and see how she goes. Gonna need a good channel thou..... that's a chonk of foam.
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Re: Help Crowdsource my Ultimate Ride and/or Untimely Demise

Postby Major Lazer » Fri May 24, 2024 6:32 pm

Holly shiit! The Insta gates have opened for the ultimate crowdsourced ride for you Howly!

https://www.instagram.com/p/C7XfEKkycxD/?img_index=1

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Re: Help Crowdsource my Ultimate Ride and/or Untimely Demise

Postby Foul Pete » Fri May 31, 2024 9:36 am

Where do I donate?
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Re: Help Crowdsource my Ultimate Ride and/or Untimely Demise

Postby Howly Wolf » Mon Jun 03, 2024 5:56 pm

Major Lazer wrote:Sol Jah!


Bombaclaat. If only it were a quad :oops:
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Re: Help Crowdsource my Ultimate Ride and/or Untimely Demise

Postby Major Lazer » Tue Jun 04, 2024 9:39 pm

Ironically some interesting candidates have popped up recently. Perhaps summer is the time to off the big juevo shapes. This one caught my eye anyways:

https://portland.craigslist.org/clk/spo/d/portland-surfboard-wilderness/7752867075.html
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Re: Help Crowdsource my Ultimate Ride and/or Untimely Demise

Postby Major Lazer » Tue Jun 04, 2024 9:47 pm

Quad he says.... Guessing this bladed Minami has shot a number of left hand tubes in its winter days.

https://www.instagram.com/p/C7rv6waveRw/?igsh=MW80YW0zdjY0Z29yeg==
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Re: Help Crowdsource my Ultimate Ride and/or Untimely Demise

Postby Howly Wolf » Tue Jun 11, 2024 3:35 pm

Good looking out. Those boards look killer, but will likely go for a custom for a bit more peace of mind when I'll need it most. Am leaning toward giving Art Colyer a call, but am open to other recommendations should anyone be a true believer in Russo, Murdey, Rowley, McNamara, LeBoss, Scott, etc etc.
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