Date of Birth: December 8th, 1956
Home Town: Copiaque, New York
Started Surfing: 1972
Started Shaping: 1977
Shaping with Rusty Since: 1991
Approx. # of Boards Shaped: 24,000
Best Surf Trip: Spain, 1990
Stance: Goofy Foot
Hobbies: Hunting, fishing, karate, getting annoyed at politicians
Favorite Type of Board to Shape: Guns, 6-channels, boards for Pipeline
Least Favorite Board to Shape: Epoxy guns, epoxy 6-channels, epoxy Pipe boards
Favorite Boards from the Past: A 6’3” deep 6-channel that the fin guy screwed up and tilted the fins way too much...it was magic!
Favorite Local Wave: Pipes in Encinitas. It’s crappy, but I love that place.
Favorite Wave in the World: Rincon, California
Travels: Up and down the East and West Coasts of the US, Baja, Hawaii, Spain
Team Riders Shaped for: Kalani Chapman, Holly Beck, Mark Healey, the Larsons
If I Wasn’t a Shaper: It’s been shaping ever since I realized I would not pitch for the NY Mets!