This is out of a us blanks in 2lb epoxy. Handshaping eps take a little slower pace especially with using the planer,the blank is beaded foam so it will tend to rip off the foam instead of skinning the blank. They are lighter and float a little higher out of the water so it's good to have a bit thinner center but more imoortantly the rails thinner. Stop in on the weekends 12-6 for your next custom surfboard and artwork. Cboards.com or pcboards on Instagram. Thanks or checking out the blog. Stay inspired.