9’6″ JIM PHILLIPS JPNR
Shaper FAQ’s with Jim Phillips:
Where are you shaping and surfing?
Encinitas, CA, the hub of Southern California surfboard design and construction
What year did you start shaping?
1961, Pearl City, O’ahu, Hawaiian Islands
What are you currently riding?
Everything from 6’1? short boards to longboards of varied designs.
What trends have you noticed in board design recently?
The ability for the lemmings to jump on the cool aid train to build untested designs so that they may follow the blind.
What’s your shaping philosophy?
Every board is as important to me as the customer, it isn’t right until it is right.
Who is your biggest shaping influence?
Carl “Tinker” West, owner of the once famous Challenger Eastern line, Wally Froseith, Joe Guigg, John Kelly, George Downing, Mike Diffenderfer
What do you consider to be your expertise?
To be able to work in EVERY medium of surfboard construction and deliver the very best.
Read more about Jim The Genius here.