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Shape it Yourself

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There's something to be said for just doing it yourself, getting your hands dirty and diving right into a project.  You can have complete control over the final product instead of relying on another's interpretation.  You can make it just the way you want.
Recently, Lyle decided to do just that, to do it himself and shape his own surfboard.  The project involves one shortboard for himself and an 8'10" board for me :)  He gets the experience and joy of shaping, I get to photograph the project, and in the end we will both have a little of Lyle's handiwork to ride, our very own hand-shaped boards made with love.
Lyle's just about done shaping his shortboard, which he worked on first to work out some kinks and experiment with a few different techniques.  But I was there when he started cutting into the longboard blank, a long slab of recycled and reshaped Millennium Foam.  Since we had the choice, my board's going to be rather eco-friendly, incorporating the …