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Topic Title: Tom Neilson to retire from shaping
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Created On: 11/05/2020 01:55 PM
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 11/05/2020 01:55 PM
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Central Floridave

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Tom announced on Facebook that he intends to retire at the end of November.

Bummer but Congrats on retirement!
 11/05/2020 03:55 PM
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johnnyboy

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He has left his mark on our sport. The man will have boards with classic shapes that work on our waves for decades to come.

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 11/06/2020 02:13 AM
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tom

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Oh no! Tom, I've so enjoyed your work over the years. Magic boards. tom

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 11/06/2020 03:03 AM
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mp2115

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Custom Flying fish and the Hawaiian are my go to for Fla waves. Tom, thanks for designing functional sticks for me and the great communication on dialing in on what dems to lay down.
 11/06/2020 05:29 AM
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UCF G

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I love my Nielson boards. Classic long board and rocket fish. Great boards and a nice guy. Even got the wife one as an "engagement ring" before we got married...
 11/06/2020 06:11 AM
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Cole

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Tom has made untold numbers of us better surfers. Thank you Tom, we are forever indebted to you.

See you in the water.
 11/06/2020 06:33 AM
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Plan B

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Good shaper, nice guy.... get your orders in
 11/06/2020 06:49 AM
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tubeTime

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That's what I'm wondering. Is he taking orders till the end of Nov or is it too late? I'm the worlds biggest procrastinator (deciding what I want to order) and have been thinking about ordering for months. I hope it's not too late. Nothing motivates me to make a decision like a hard deadline. Guess I'll find out.
 11/06/2020 11:25 AM
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mp2115

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Originally posted by: tubeTime That's what I'm wondering. Is he taking orders till the end of Nov or is it too late? I'm the worlds biggest procrastinator (deciding what I want to order) and have been thinking about ordering for months. I hope it's not too late. Nothing motivates me to make a decision like a hard deadline. Guess I'll find out.
Haha me too. I was thinking of getting the Soul.
 11/06/2020 01:44 PM
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Greensleeves

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Good surfboard maker. Good person.

Have happily ridden his boards for 20 years.



Tommy, some loser, and Emilio coming back from Nic.








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 11/06/2020 04:49 PM
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Cuz

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I'll be hanging onto my blunt for a loooong time. One of my go to boards for most of the year.
 11/07/2020 04:24 AM
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SurferMic

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Is he taking Final board orders?
 11/07/2020 08:02 AM
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seaspray

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Originally posted by: SurferMic Is he taking Final board orders?
I hope so too, I've been contemplating ordering a fishy-type board
 11/07/2020 02:53 PM
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pompano

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congratulations for so many stokes shared. I know he hasn't retired from surfing. I was out a month ago or so at dawn up by the base and he was catching waves non-stop.
 11/09/2020 07:16 AM
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Cole

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Yep, he still surfs like he is 30.
 11/20/2020 08:11 AM
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sharkey

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I ordered a new Blunt from Noah last week at the shop.
 11/20/2020 02:07 PM
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GREG

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He sold me a magic board back when I was in Florida. A 6.2 quad fish, floaty and light. I took it to California and Costa Rica and it performed amazingly in most all conditions.

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 11/20/2020 03:08 PM
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Bamboo

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A well deserved retirement.

Dang near everybody I know has/had at least one Nielson board.
How many people do you think Tom's boards have brought fun days and smiles to? Tens of thousands???

Thank you Tom for all the fun days and smiles your boards have given me.


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 11/23/2020 04:54 PM
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equipeola

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We have a couple, and they're our #1 go to sticks when it get's good 'round 'ere. Thank you again Tom for the last custom for the Kid- Best, and keep surf'in young mate!

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