I was never that big on Donald Takayama's boards. I did ride a Jacobs Takayama Stepdeck(I assume he was the shaper of those) that was exceptional, but that Bing DT model was horrid. Perhaps one of the worst designs I ever came across. As far as his more modern boards, they were just so so from my standpoint. There were a lot of other boards being build by other shapers during that part of his life that I liked much better. However, I know he had his fans and if they were happy with his product, who am I to dispute that?Like you new studio. Nice graphics in the back ground.
You wanted to know If Donald Takayama Shaped that Board? If didn’t sign the Modle T the board. Then it was not shaped by Him. He signed all his Boards and even a few of the Boards by his Ghost Shampers. Ask Jim Phillips.