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Re: 80's boards [Re: silentbutdeadly] #2077363
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Sick boards in this thread. Every once in awhile I see a noob or a tourist with a sick looking 80's stick and I've been tempted to offer money.




My buddy collects 80's boards and offers money to these people all the time. More often than not he walks away with an insane board for not that much coin.

I haven't been over to his house in awhile, but he had to have had 20+ 80's boards, last time I was there - most of which were water-tight and he was riding them.

I've always wanted to take a quiver shot of him and the boards, but have never done it........maybe this thread will be my motivation......





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Re: 80's boards [Re: Tanner] #2077364
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i would be forever grateful if you did

@ sbd , i wanna do the same thing . its actually what got me thinking about this thread tittle . was at my local beachie and this girl had a Mint cond 80's surf side sports " brotherhood " board and i was all over it . 4 belly channels and tricolor glass on fins

Re: 80's boards [Re: retodd] #2077365
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About 4 yrs ago I had the misfortune of being a trailer park maintenance man in Escondidio (between jobs) and one day while walking around this shithole I spotted this 80's Ripcurl thruster with an insane airbrush, under this carport rigged to be a garage. It had to have been a Peter St. Pierre/ Moonlight glassed board because I know they were doing them at the time it was shaped. It had blue rails fade to yellow and orange with some geometricshit going on. The thing was rad and I kick myself in the ass everytime I think about how I sould have knocked and offered them $40 bucks for it.

Re: 80's boards [Re: retodd] #2077366
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how is that tight cluster fin placement

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I miss my old office, then came the kids.

First board, 5'8 Lance custom 1985. 2nd board, 6'1 Willis I got for my birthday out of Encinitas Surfboards in 1988?

Both going in the grave with me.


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Re: 80's boards [Re: retodd] #2077373
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http://www.boardcollector.com/

Per the website:
"One man's exploration of the 'innovation period' of surfboard design from 1975 to 1985 or 'how a bunch of old surfboards saved my life."

It's a great blog from someone who collects a TON of boards. His descriptions of the shapes and the theories behind them, and ride reports, have helped me understand what's going on with the boards I ride and what I do or don't like in a shape. Can't recommend this blog highly enough and even though I didn't start following because I liked boards from that era (I was born towards the end of it), it's the first one I click on in my RSS feed.

Now that I've typed this much, I can't stop thinking about what this blog taught me or led me into researching: the influence of the no-nose Lazer Zap in design history, how bottom contours are what makes a good twin fin, the ideas behind bumped tails, and most fascinating was how the debates about 1, 2, 3, or 4 fins played out back in the day. The kicker: the same ideas that were being debated about all of these design attributes are again relevant today!

In short, surf that guy's blog and read every post.

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came across this

http://www.vintagesurfboard.net/index.html




Check out the Ripcurl board. Scroll down on the left. That thing is epic!

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...the last board on the g&s page...Hank Warner shaped some of those in '85-'86 for g&s. I loved that board. Awesome grovel board. Had so much fun switching the trailer fins.

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http://www.boardcollector.com/

Per the website:
"One man's exploration of the 'innovation period' of surfboard design from 1975 to 1985 or 'how a bunch of old surfboards saved my life."

It's a great blog from someone who collects a TON of boards. His descriptions of the shapes and the theories behind them, and ride reports, have helped me understand what's going on with the boards I ride and what I do or don't like in a shape. Can't recommend this blog highly enough and even though I didn't start following because I liked boards from that era (I was born towards the end of it), it's the first one I click on in my RSS feed.

Now that I've typed this much, I can't stop thinking about what this blog taught me or led me into researching: the influence of the no-nose Lazer Zap in design history, how bottom contours are what makes a good twin fin, the ideas behind bumped tails, and most fascinating was how the debates about 1, 2, 3, or 4 fins played out back in the day. The kicker: the same ideas that were being debated about all of these design attributes are again relevant today!

In short, surf that guy's blog and read every post.



I like that site also. That guy has had some of the best looking 80s era boards, including a couple that have major historical value behind them than most other sites. I take mild issue with the created era.."innovation period." Surfing as we know it is very young. Much of what was learned in that period is still being used, reused or refined. That entire period lasted about 12 years, but innovation has been an ongoing thing in surfing since it first started. Kind of makes it seem a long time ago when it was really a very short time ago.

The Lazor Zaps main contribution to modern surfing was the plan shape. Simon put three fins on that plan shape and what Cheyne and Geoff had been looking for...a board that would be stable like a single and loose like a twin, where you stood on the tail and didn't have to move around on the board.... became the thruster. It might be one of the ultimate best single fin designs ever along with it's variants.

There are plenty of other valid and fun designs which do not follow this formula. In fact, of late, I sort of hate calling anything retro as most everything in surfing has it roots in something else. Each craftsman sort of does it own thing. Makes choosing a shaper fun.

Surfings biggest issue has always been putting too much emphasis on what pros or elite surfers ride or even their opinions. Most are born with their talent. What feels one way to them will be totally different for your average surfer. They make everything they ride look good. Hard not to appreciate some of that talent though. Slater, Kerr, Parko, John John and Gabriel among many others are marvels to behold.


80s boards worked well. They were wide enough, floated well and were snappy.

I"m about to sell a couple of my personal Zappers. One vintage the other a personal board. Pm me if anyone has an interest.

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