Who influenced your shaping? Who are the guys you looked up to? Who knocked you down a peg when you thought your were the shit? These are the guys that shaped me:
In the early days of Hawaii it was Wally Froseith, George Downing, Bob Sheppard, Brewer, Diff, Joe Quigg and the Inter-Islands crew. When I hit the east coast the above guys remained GODS until I met Tinker - then I knew what a real surfboard craftsman was all about. Then it goes back along Tinkers lineage, it boils down to Simmons, Velzy, Wardy, Jacobs and Larry Bailey who was Tinker's sensei.