I am perplexed here. Many shapers talk “support your local shaper” but then go and ship containers of boards to Japan for big $$. I get the $$ equation. If that is their business, I question the critics who fault people for purchasing from overseas when it can be cheaper to buy a board and have it shipped here? And then there are those who shape almost exclusively for export. Can’t talk the talk and turn your back on LOCAL SURFERS…..or? Sincere questions here about a topic that gets attention now and then. Things that make me go hmmmmm.