Hey there buyer! We wanted to just give you a few advantages of getting a surfboard custom shaped v.s. buying a surfboard retail. The whole goal of stoke-brokers.com was to create a win-win-win situation between customer-producer-and us. The only way we have a viable business is by providing value to the shapers/artist, and to you the customer. So how do we do that?
When you buy a custom surfboard through a shaper you’re doing one of several things. a) You aren’t paying the mark up on a surfboard that is taking up valuable retail space (you save money). b) You are putting money directly into the shapers pocket. c) You are getting a surfboard that is tailored to specifically for you. d) maybe the most underrated of all is the PROCESS of buying a board!!! It doesn’t have to be so commercialized. Part of the fun in buying boards is establishing a relationship with your shaper, learning the valuable insights they have regarding what make surfboards work. Make sure to buy them a case of good beer!