sold my first board from a real surf shop the other day
Wow! a milestone for sure
your board does look nice
nice ken your work is always awesome, keep it up
Nice product! Is this the demise of a great hobby?
Im stoked, foshor
What was the sale price?
It reminds me of my first custom board.
was set at 450 plus tax
droped to 400 to set the hook
my cut was only 325
Very nice work ken, good stuff mate!.
You should sell it for more. Nice job
should have but it needed to sell
the guy was looking at a china board and had limited cash
so we took the hit to make the sale
U.S.A all the way baby
SELLOUT! Kidding. Your boards are beautiful Ken and you should have gotten more. Mike
I hope the buyer is fully aware of the deal he got.
That board vs. a China job?
yep the guy got a great deal,
the shop owner was impressed with the Probox finsets
as he's been out of town for awile and the Mrs's has been running the show
he just finnished the upstairs showroom and it has better viewing room
Im proud to say ,,my boards fit right in with the rest.
also got this pink feather weight 8 ft'r in the shop
Howzit ken,Not only are you a pro now but it's no longer a hobby it's a job. Aloha,Kokua
thats a scarry thought,,,LOL
kind of like a double edge sword
hey wait a minute…
that show room
looks like your garage!
you gotta make
$20.00 an hour
Tell em I said so.
if you are looking at china
you can get a dixcount on
the united kingdom,I get it.
we gotta get these swaylox boards
in the gift shop at MOMA.
hope you and the Mrs's are well (and the kids also)
that wasnt the show room, that was the hitech factory ....HaHaha
what is MOMA?
show room is at Inflight surf shop, they rebuilt the upstairs,(expanded)
Nice work Ken.
$400 is far too low, I know it’s been said on here many times before and I’m sure I’ll get railed for this but what the hell.
I think that it’s backyard guys charging so little for their boards that keeps the “pro’s” from being able to make a decent margin on their products. I build all my boards start to finish and by the time I pay for materials and overhead on the shop it costs me about $200 for a short board. Making $125-$150 per board just wouldn’t keep my doors open, especially considering it takes me about 5 to 6 hours to build the board. That comes out to $25 an hour with no room for profit after I pay myself for the labor. I would have charged $600 for a board similar to what you sold, color cut-laps, deck inlays, pinlines, and gloss and polish is some serious labor. Not to knock your work but I do feel that the quality difference (between your and my board) would have been evident to other builders but to your average surfboard buyer it would probly be overlooked, they would have seen the price difference and gone by that alone. I guess what I am saying is don’t sell yourself (and everyone else in the industry) short, charge the going rate for your boards and make the customer pay. I know its hard times right now, money is tight everywhere and a sale is a sale but if you charge what is fair (market value) you and everyone else will be better off for it in the long run. Resin, cloth and blanks aren’t getting any cheaper and the proliferation of “China boards” are truely making us specialty manufacturers, lets at least TRY to ensure we get what we deserve for our years of toil and paying dues in this toxic industry of ours.