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Retro Fitting

Ellis Ericson's active adaptation of throwback designs for his modern quiver

If the shapers of yesteryear are teachers, then Ellis Ericson is their apt pupil. By borrowing design concepts from the past and adding a few twists of his own, Ericson has managed to create a truly unique and timeless set of craft. They even work…sometimes. Watch this footage for proof.

Read more about his quiver in our April Issue.

| posted on March 24, 2014

If the shapers of yesteryear are teachers, then Ellis Ericson is their apt pupil. By borrowing design concepts from the past and adding a few twists of his own, Ericson has managed to create a truly unique and timeless set of craft. They even work…sometimes. Watch this footage for proof. Read more about his […]

  • fairplay

    I beg to differ on the computer board. I think that a good shaper draws alot of soul from himself into a board, and being that surfing is soulful art I think it adds to the flavor of the experience. I think that your character is also a part of how you surf and you cant get that across to computer like talking to a shaper over a few days, so I’ll be staying with the best guy I can find for the job, like a guy with a little age who brings alot of experience to the table. I’ve been surfing for 45yrs. so I know when you get to this age soul plays big role in surfing .

  • Souleshaper

    I agree with Fairplay, Anyone can scrub out a computer shape, and computer shapes have stripped a lot of soul away from the shapers that used to hand shape. I will always shape them from start to finish, paint them, glass and sand them, ride them to their death, and start over……..