Monday, March 10, 2008
During all the hulabalo over the weekend about everyone else's SUP boards I did find the time to pick up one of my BlueLine SUP boards from the glasser. It's 10'2' and was designed with nose riding in mind. Doing my own SUP boards is more of a hobby than anything. Things could change but the local custom SUP board shapers are always going to be far behind the big name pop-out SUP boards. You just can't compete with these guys that have had factories in Asia for years doing all their windsurfing equipment. The material and labor cost alone on a local custom EPS- epoxy board is outrageous! One hates to go to china but I can't say that I blame them when the same board can be done at a fraction of the price. All that being said I really enjoy doing my custom SUP boards on the side and you can't beat the feel of a REAL surfboard under your feet.