Why Hand Shaped?

This is a question that we, as individuals and skaters, feel very passionate about. Cofounder of Board Couture Ben Martin put it best when he said, “Hand shapers put time and love into a board - which means the board you get is uniquely yours, fussed over and finished unlike any other.”

We here at Board Couture love hand shapers not only for the love they put in but also for the fact that supporting a local shaper means you are supporting the local community and work done by an individual craftsman as opposed to a corporation that sold out the second it came into existence. Shapers take the time to work with their hands to craft a board for an appreciative public - that board has soul, no mass produced board will ever have that level of attention to detail.