"Shaping 101” is the industry standard teaching tool on surfboard shaping , design and theory. It is the only video available featuring a top surfboard company. “Surfer Magazine” says every surfer must watch “Shaping 101” at least once. Carl Ackerman's award winning “Shaping 101” has World Famous Boardmaker John Carper of JC/Hawaii as your personal shaping instructor. John's 40 years of professional shaping experince and his natural ability as a teacher made him the logical choice for this groundbreaking instructional. “Shaping 101” starts with the tools you need and how to use them. JC shows you how to make a tool that he and Dave Parmenter invented to insure that your rails have the correct angle on the “tucked under edge”. John then shows you how to select a blank followed by a lesson on templating and then step by step intructs the viewer how to make the rough blank into a refined shape ready to fiberglass. The teaching includes graphics to make the concepts easy to understand. You will learn how to shape surfboards the right way, quickly and efficiently. “Shaping 101” includes tons of incredible surfing footage of the JC Hawaii team getting slotted all over the world making it a top notch surfing film as well. The soundtrack has blues great Roy Buchanon and hot rock tracks from Earl's Son and Mercy House.