Friday, June 30, 2006

Shaping an EPS foam surfboard.

I went to my long time friend and shaper Tim Stamps to get my first new board since the closing of Clark Foam. It's had a big impact on the surfboard making industry which will be felt for some time to come. There is foam available to shapers but nothing like before. Some local manufacturers have started production and there are a lot of imports coming in from South Africa, Australia, etc. However, the days of custom blanks are over for now. Unless, your like Tim Stamps who has moved on to making his own blanks from EPS foam. It's more work and more expensive, but the finished product is much more durable. Check out the pictures of the shaping of my first EPS board . More to follow so check back soon.

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