Dale Wilson (Shaper)

img-dale-wilsonAB and I have been working together now for 10 years, the last two as partners in Byrning Spears Surfboards.

It has been quite a learning curve as I am doing all the Glassing, Sanding, Air Brushing and the broad range of craft we are making has been amazing. I’m certainly not getting bored. The value in doing each of the processes is that I can do extra stages in glassing to help myself with sanding. It’s a fact that most glassers don’t do the extras to make it easier at any future stage. If I slip up then I’m only pissing myself off. As a consequence we both agree we are making the best quality, strength to weight boards in the market place.

We only do around 10 boards a week so it isn’t too hard to maintain the quality control aspects. This is something that seems to get lost in some of the full production facilities.

What’s been most satisfying has been able to work on cutting edge equipment, from 12’0” Double Glassed ocean boards through multi-layered Tow Boards, Hi-Performance 6 Channel Guns to everything in between (but not S.U.P).

So onward and upward!!!
Dale

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