My approach is to involve the person getting the board as much as possible. It should always be a collaborative process.
All quotes before are from a series of emails between Tom Parrish and Matt Warshaw, in 2021
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Brewer’s guns were his forte but his smaller boards were better than most other shapers, too. Michael Ho rode a 6’5″ Brewer out at Sunset incredibly well when everyone else was riding 8-footers.
[The early vee-bottom] McTavish made didn’t even work. It spun out as soon as you got it into any kind of situation. The Brewer miniguns, on the other hand, worked so well th...