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Created by Pat01 > 9 months ago, 30 Aug 2011
Pat01
VIC, 28 posts
30 Aug 2011 9:53PM
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Hey guys!

Hope you all you all got some last week here in Perth!

Has anyone any recommendations / contacts for good shapers in Perth?

Cheers for any info you can throw my way!

Pat

GPA
WA, 2212 posts
30 Aug 2011 7:59PM
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Katana in Osborne Park... Dave Smith is the man... he posts on here...

He also has a good range of on rack new and used boards... and will spend the time to talk to you and understand what you are after.

Other SeaBreezers will offer advice on other local shapers...

nutsy
WA, 44 posts
30 Aug 2011 9:18PM
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Chris Mckenzie @ Oceanline makes a nice board. Strong too. I have a board from him that survived being run over by a car, just a coupla small creases in the nose! Missus was driving, I've never let her live it down!

doggie
WA, 15849 posts
31 Aug 2011 9:13AM
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Colin Earle also in Ozy Park. Nice guy as well

smicko
WA, 2444 posts
31 Aug 2011 9:57AM
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I like Katana's work too, just picked up a newby yesterday. Three new boards in under a year is saying something. I've sold all my old boards and I'm building a quiver of Dave's. I like the build quality and the fact that he'll listen to what you want shaped.
I'm surfing his epoxies and have taken a foot off the length of what I was riding in PU. It's like dropping 30kg.

jbshack
WA, 6399 posts
31 Aug 2011 3:10PM
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Dropped up to Oceanline this morning and had a look around. Nice looking boards on the racks and nice guys to talk to..

katana
WA, 592 posts
31 Aug 2011 3:46PM
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thanks for the support guys! glad to see some guys are still loyal to the local shapers keepin whats left of our industrie alive !! funny thing is heaps of crew dont even realise the are riding chinese/thai boards.

doggie
WA, 15849 posts
31 Aug 2011 4:15PM
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katana said...

thanks for the support guys! glad to see some guys are still loyal to the local shapers keepin whats left of our industrie alive !! funny thing is heaps of crew dont even realise the are riding chinese/thai boards.


Like the Webber SLX models? I would by that crap anyway. Saying that I havnt bought a WA made board for a while.

Is there much work out there for glassers/sanders? Im keen to get into it and dont know where to start. Im a spraypainter by trade and fix heaps of my mates boards all the time so I have a bit of experience..

Legion
WA, 2134 posts
31 Aug 2011 6:18PM
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You're a service manager, and don't you forget it doggie. No surf time for you.

doggie
WA, 15849 posts
31 Aug 2011 6:50PM
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Legion said...

You're a service manager, and don't you forget it doggie. No surf time for you.


Im over it, need to do a job I like

katana
WA, 592 posts
31 Aug 2011 7:56PM
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yeah looking for a guy who can sand lost my last one to the gold rush !!!

soleman
WA, 280 posts
31 Aug 2011 9:58PM
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Mate Dave Brash, nathan rose or Matt Manners are unreal down this way and Al bean or chapstar in dunsy rip out some bloody good boards too. could be a good chance for a week ender! just got back from a trip thru north sumatra and one of the lads was riding D.A. Lewys (ozzy park i think??) and he was pretty happy with those. plenty of good local talent around, make sure you see these guys cos basically they shape boards for local conditions and have been for decades. can't beat local knowledge.

jbshack
WA, 6399 posts
1 Sep 2011 1:56PM
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doggie said...

katana said...

thanks for the support guys! glad to see some guys are still loyal to the local shapers keepin whats left of our industrie alive !! funny thing is heaps of crew dont even realise the are riding chinese/thai boards.



Trust me i can tell im riding a chinesse board. Everytime i even look at it , it dings..
Can't be bothered fixing it though as couple of months and i'll change it out..

bene313
WA, 1238 posts
1 Sep 2011 2:09PM
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Although he resides over east now, Steve Del Rosso still has the shop down in Secret Harbour. I just picked up a 5'8" fish from him and the thing goes awesome in small waves.

Can also recommend Matt Manners in Margs.

doggie
WA, 15849 posts
1 Sep 2011 2:55PM
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katana said...

yeah looking for a guy who can sand lost my last one to the gold rush !!!


Well mate if you are keen I can come into the shop at anytime for a chat

PM me if you are keen.

doggie
WA, 15849 posts
1 Sep 2011 2:56PM
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jbshack said...

doggie said...

katana said...

thanks for the support guys! glad to see some guys are still loyal to the local shapers keepin whats left of our industrie alive !! funny thing is heaps of crew dont even realise the are riding chinese/thai boards.



Trust me i can tell im riding a chinesse board. Everytime i even look at it , it dings..
Can't be bothered fixing it though as couple of months and i'll change it out..


What is it?

jbshack
WA, 6399 posts
1 Sep 2011 3:08PM
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Its a Hot Brewz H Bomb. Not bad and to be honest when i was looking for a second hand board this one was as cheap. BUT you get what you pay for and i was looking at the time for a second board. (not thinking i'd use it that much and would continue with long board).

Having said that loving the new lease on life and now looking for a better board. Well always on the look.

$500 for a Pod is cheap..

doggie
WA, 15849 posts
1 Sep 2011 5:28PM
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jbshack said...

Its a Hot Brewz H Bomb. Not bad and to be honest when i was looking for a second hand board this one was as cheap. BUT you get what you pay for and i was looking at the time for a second board. (not thinking i'd use it that much and would continue with long board).

Having said that loving the new lease on life and now looking for a better board. Well always on the look.

$500 for a Pod is cheap..


Oh yea I remember that, you did tell me

Im still looking for a quad, I might have to have a crack at shaping one myself



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