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  1. Bruce Fowler

    New Tech

    It's a personal choice what people chose to spend their $ on. Like surfboards, they can go to Costco or buy a Lightning Bolt...... or buy used for that matter. I don't see the reasoning for passing judgement on somebody else''s decision whether they buy Irish Spring or Lava.....
  2. Bruce Fowler

    Shaper thread (show us what you are shaping)

    I like this board.... the plan shape & the whole ethos of it. Planshape makes me think back to the Johnny Fain Greg Noll's. Gr8 job!
  3. Bruce Fowler

    What are you seeing with the pace of board sales in your neck of the woods?

    I get what you are saying, and I understand the hesitation, but in some ways the "diva" or young guys have done us uh, 'oldsters' a favor. They show what the market will bear. Perhaps they have a better sense of what things cost than us. Maybe they realize that Joey Surf will try to get his...
  4. Bruce Fowler

    New Tech

    Agree. Part of the equation I admire from this company is they are solution oriented versus problem fixated. Although there is an increasing effort to address this staggering increase in improperly disposed of plastic waste, the recycling effort to collect & convert much of this waste into...
  5. Bruce Fowler

    What are you seeing with the pace of board sales in your neck of the woods?

    It's up to the consumer what they decide to buy, I still have less than warm 'n fuzzy feelings back to when FW flooded the U.S. (& other) market(s) with product. Even with those discounts, they are making a healthy margin regardless of their past education insisting on how expensive it is to...
  6. Bruce Fowler

    New Tech

    :-/
  7. Bruce Fowler

    New Tech

    https://rivercountry.newschannelnebraska.com/story/47118358/timeplast-launches-secregulated-public-offering-of-groundbreaking-water-soluble-alternative-to-plastic
  8. Bruce Fowler

    What are you seeing with the pace of board sales in your neck of the woods?

    I'm not lowering prices becuz I didn't (and have never) jacked them up to be comparable to the diva shapers out there. I've always been a proponent of pricing my boards at a fair price & making them widely accessible to all prospective customers. There is no 'sliding scale' becuz they are...
  9. Bruce Fowler

    Shaper thread (show us what you are shaping)

    Anatomy of a modern day surfboard. PG wants a scaled down smaller version of his current "magic" stick. Taking these dims allows me to make his wish come true.
  10. Bruce Fowler

    ANTI DEPRESSANT THREAD! FIND POSITIVE THOUGHTS HERE!

    https://wavepoolmag.com/wave-pools-offer-hope-to-surfers-with-multiple-sclerosis/
  11. Bruce Fowler

    “Support your local shaper…”

    S Spot on. Support whoever is a professional that will make you what you want and deliver it in an acceptable amount of time versus waiting a good % of your life rotting in some diva's queue. Shapers that are successful and in enough demand use files whiich allow them to make a living...
  12. Bruce Fowler

    New Tech

    A great future.........
  13. Bruce Fowler

    New Tech

    A trip to Wal Mart.........
  14. Bruce Fowler

    New Tech

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  15. Bruce Fowler

    Shorter Channel bottom singles

    Not a Single fin, but Derek Thomas has been riding a 6'7.5" Twin I made him for the last year at his home base in Nicaragua with great results. He says the board is super fast, loose in the smaller waves, but with gr8 holding power in the bigger stuff. Props to the inspiration from Col Smith &...
  16. Bruce Fowler

    What are you seeing with the pace of board sales in your neck of the woods?

    I'm still building ahead...... because I can, but right now I have a dozen custom orders from my regulars and a few new customer inquiries. By comparison, the glass shop is empty as other shapers are pretty dead, well, they are dead in the water. The holidays is a predictable slow down, so I'm...
  17. Bruce Fowler

    Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals Thread 2022

    After decades, Thayercraft is shutting down. Many deals to be had for the DIY'er..... Just a few rolls left in stock 1.43 oz/sq yd Plain weave fiberglass cloth Style 1080 38" wide Volan Finish For any resin Just a few rolls left This is just a quick...
  18. Bruce Fowler

    Bruce Fowler V8 Lean Machine

    Had one a long time ago...... wasn't a big fan.
  19. Bruce Fowler

    Bruce Fowler V8 Lean Machine

    Yes. Derek Thomas. He sent these over last night & has a compilation Vimeo in the works.
  20. Bruce Fowler

    RIP Kemp Aaberg

    For Kemp: (Painting by Tilden).




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