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Shaper Supply Co. Opening November 21st!
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November 15, 2012
3:58 pm
Bret
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Want to shape your own surfboard? Check out the new Shaper Supply Co. that is opening in Mar Vista! A shaping class (you end up with a board at the end) could be a great holiday gift for that surfer in your life!


From Shaper Supply Co.:

Next week marks the opening of Shaper Supply Co., located in Mar Vista. The company carries a wide selection of high-quality surfboard shaping tools and materials, along with apparel made for the workshop. The unique space is not only a supplier, but an active workshop, complete with shaping bays that are open to the public.

The shop was built for the largest, coastal, surf-oriented US city, Los Angeles, and its growing population of DIY surfers taking surfboard shaping into their own hands. Ask any surfer, and one of their “bucketlist” items is to shape their own surfboard. For that reason, Shaper Supply Co. also offers a 4-hour introductory lesson to completely hand-shape a surfboard. This is a one-of-a-kind experience that has never been offered before in Los Angeles. For more information regarding shaping lessons, please click here.

The company will also hold free biweekly workshops, each hosted by a different local craftsman. In addition to the surf industry, workshop subjects range from t-shirt screen-printing to creating motorcycle helmets, as the resins and materials that Shaper Supply Co. offers is also used in many other arts.

The company will celebrate its opening by hosting a small party next week, Wednesday, November 21, 2012 from 6-9pm. Stop by to view surf-inspired art installation by John Culqui, enjoy complimentary libations and music; and to check out the shaping bays in action, as there will be a live shaping demo. Feel free to do some early holiday shopping for your loved one who loves surfing because there will be exclusive sales this evening as well!

Shaper Supply Co.
3523 S. Centinela Ave
Mar Vista, CA 90066
310.862.4407

Regular Hours: Tuesday-Sunday: 11am – 7pm

November 15, 2012
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Interesting business model. There's a place down in OC that rents shaping rooms. If you pay to have them glass your board the rental charge is waved.

Not sure if those prices will stand. It looks like for the same price you could get a professionally shaped custom board made by a skilled and experienced shaper-craftsman-guru.

In either case, I wish them luck.

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November 15, 2012
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$700 for a complete board YOU designed and shaped seems pretty reasonable to me. Instruction, materials, tools, space and a board made by you, for you… Rad idea! I wish them well.

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November 15, 2012
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Not a bad deal for 700. Great idea.

November 16, 2012
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Yup, great idea, great addition to the hood. Wish this was around when I was shaping my first board. Would have saved me alot of time and trouble and left me with something more rideable!

November 16, 2012
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Another upside to this that no one is talking about is the fact that for every surfboard made here on our shores by either a professional or amateur means (hopefully) one less imported Asian piece of sh*t produced 1000's of miles away by people who have no real idea what they're making. In addition to being produced locally the environmental impact will be less since the end product doesn't have to be sent here on a container ship bla, bla, bla…

Srsly, it could be a win-win-win.

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