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Topic Title: Wait time for a custom
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Created On: 11/17/2023 05:26 AM
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 11/17/2023 05:26 AM
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whitey

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I've ordered customs from alot of local guys (Stu,Tom,RC,Haney,Mike Daniel,Ragan,Birch,Mayo and a few others) and I'm usually quoted around 4-8 weeks and every single time they have delivered within that time frame sometimes earlier. We'll my dumbazz decides to order a well known brand not local but from a local shop because I know its going to make me surf better! We all know this shit! No airbrush just clear epoxy performance shortboard that I wanted a little thiner and a few other tweaks from a off the rack model. 150 deposit and was quoted 14 -16 weeks on June 1st and was planning on taking this board on a trip. I guess I already knew the lesson but thought what the hell. Should I just eat the $150 and let this found brand go bankrupt or wait longer? What kind of time frame have you guys waited on from a popular shaper?
 11/17/2023 05:53 AM
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Plan B

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3 months is standard these days, especially epoxy. Busier company means more people in line.... I'm guessing said brand is "not knowing one's whereabouts"
 11/17/2023 06:22 AM
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whitey

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Correct on the brand B
 11/17/2023 07:01 AM
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Central Floridave

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It takes a long time to sail product from Taiwan.
 11/17/2023 07:17 AM
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LBLarry

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Originally posted by: Plan B

3 months is standard these days, especially epoxy. Busier company means more people in line.... I'm guessing said brand is "not knowing one's whereabouts"


I see what you did there



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 11/17/2023 07:30 AM
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whitey

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Not from Taiwan! San Clemente
 11/17/2023 07:51 AM
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Plan B

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I will say this, at least with these guys, customs often get finished by the guy at the top at least... my last custom was a poly and took 3 months, and "I know a guy" If you wanted an epoxy, next time get a "Black Dart" version, made in FL (will still take awhile though, but worth the wait)
 11/17/2023 08:02 AM
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whitey

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I'm assuming Drew? Good guy. He vaccum bagged a Neilson I used to have. I've ridden a black dart they work in the right conditions but I like a little more flex. Thanks
 11/18/2023 05:07 AM
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LBLarry

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Originally posted by: whitey

I'm assuming Drew? Good guy. He vaccum bagged a Neilson I used to have. I've ridden a black dart they work in the right conditions but I like a little more flex. Thanks


PlanB also "knows a guy" that has Al Merrick on speed dial.



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 11/18/2023 06:04 AM
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matt_t

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shipping, even from California may also be part of the delay. IMO, they wait longer to ship larger batches of boards in order to fully fill a container. Or other logistics /shipping options to save $$.
 11/19/2023 03:42 PM
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Cole

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Originally posted by: whitey

Not from Taiwan! San Clemente


San Clemente via Taiwan?



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 11/19/2023 08:00 PM
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whitey

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At what stage does a custom Lost do anytime in Taiwan?
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