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Re: 80's boards [Re: retodd] #2077348
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The 80's were kinda cool for boards.

80-81 I rode a twin, then back to a 5'7 single fin with six channels by Cino. Had a 6'0 single step up by Rick(?) Irons.

82 first thruster HIC 5'7 squash by Gabe Garduque it was a Ray Almony team trade in. Opened up a whole new world.

My first custom thruster was a Straight Up by Kim Purrington, a full on Curren inspired bump squash. Super good board.

After that I worked at Local Motion and rode all kinds of boards. Sting thrusters by Rawson. Bonzer bottom thrusters by Rawson and Steve Wilson. Ron Roush shaped a demo epoxy I had for a few weeks. Louie Ferreira, Charlie Smith, Dave Hill, Chuck Andrus, Buddy Dumphy, Diff. Got a couple of magic boards from Ronnie Woodward. Tried lots of team trade-ins, Merricks, Rusty, Maurice Cole.

The 80's were fun until it wasn't.

Started riding Tokoros in the 80's.

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my first board in 1988'ish was a Russell quad fin . next board a few months later was a Cactus ( mexican brand ? )

followed by more Russell's shaped by Al Dove and Haun ?

good times

had a Matt Moore bump squash that was amazing too

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The 80's were kinda cool for boards.

80-81 I rode a twin, then back to a 5'7 single fin with six channels by Cino. Had a 6'0 single step up by Rick(?) Irons.

82 first thruster HIC 5'7 squash by Gabe Garduque it was a Ray Almony team trade in. Opened up a whole new world.

My first custom thruster was a Straight Up by Kim Purrington, a full on Curren inspired bump squash. Super good board.

After that I worked at Local Motion and rode all kinds of boards. Sting thrusters by Rawson. Bonzer bottom thrusters by Rawson and Steve Wilson. Ron Roush shaped a demo epoxy I had for a few weeks. Louie Ferreira, Charlie Smith, Dave Hill, Chuck Andrus, Buddy Dumphy, Diff. Got a couple of magic boards from Ronnie Woodward. Tried lots of team trade-ins, Merricks, Rusty, Maurice Cole.

The 80's were fun until it wasn't.

Started riding Tokoros in the 80's.



gota 7'0 roush 80's single fin in the rafters right now...hell of a flat rocker making for the fastest "fun gun" type thing i've ever seen. havent had it in anything serious other than slightly overhead south walls...but man she flies like a bat out of hell. turns....eh..it gets by.....but she FLIES!

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There were a couple others that I rode because of the surf shop.

Heitor Fernandez, Gordon Quigg, Reno.

Reno was working with carbon strips on the rails and woven in the glass to manipulate flex.

Dave Hill and Charlie Smith were also doing windsurfers and incorporating the bottoms and fin knowledge into much slower surfboards. Dave shaped me a board with a concave deck and bottom.

The Bonzer brothers did stuff for LoMo. Duncan used to walk around in 90 degree Hawaiian heat in shorts and a trench coat. They taught the LoMo shapers about the Bonzer bottoms.

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My sister just saw Ron Roush. He's in Hawaii shaping. It's amazing he can shape so well with that artificial arm.

Ron owed a glass shop some money back in the early 90's. Jeannie called to tell me call the glass shop and listen to the message. I think it was Kimo Greene. The message was leave a message but if this is Ron Roush I have your shaping arm and you're not getting it back 'til you pay me.

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1981 Murray Bourton Pipedream six channel, pintail single.
1982 McCoy lazor zap single.
1983 Energy Simon Anderson thruster squash tail.
1984 Aloha Greg Clough thruster squash tail
1985-8 Kent Manning six channel swallow tail thrusters
1988 Outer Island deep single concave squah tail thruster
1989-94 Burning spears Al Byrne six channel and single/dbl (if memory serves) swallow and squash tail thrusters.
What a decade.
Easy to timeline my boards from then as I only had one board at a time and would ride it in everything.
In the latter part of the decade started going to Fiji and Indo so the one board quiver blew out to two with the addition of a gun.
Wish I still had the lazor zap and the Energy thruster. Both worth a pretty penny now.

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THE CHRISTIAN FLETCHER-2

Model comes with a single to double vee off the tail and is designed with a semi 80's outline with the center wide point a little further back. It has a semi pulled in nose and full tail outline and a low full rail.


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Re: 80's boards [Re: retodd] #2077355
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70's were allot more free thinking

Harold Iggy
Jim Turner
Jim Greene
Dickie DeLong
Ryan Dotson
Brewer
Terry Fitzgerald
Barry Kanaiaupuni
Reno Abellera
Ben Aipa


I was too busy skiing virgin powder at Whistler in the 80's


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Re: 80's boards [Re: oneula] #2077356
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I had a hand me down Brewer from my Dad's friend in '75. It had Upturned rails, I think it was a little over 7 feet. Sucked at Kalamas where we were learning to surf but when I took it out to some of the more open faced Eastside spots thing flew. It was in mint condition. Wish I still had that one.

A neighbor had a 6'4 Walden that I got for a bag of weed. That was my first shortboard.

My first new board was in '78 or 79 a 6'6 T&C double stringer swallow shaped by Glenn Minami. Bright yellow with green between the stringer. Got it for $150 with a leash, wax and a yellow T&C tshirt. Wish I still had that shirt the board too.

I didn't surf good enough in the 70's for it to be as close to my heart as the 80's. Plus it was full of grommet hood terror from the older meaner rippers.

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does an m80 count?

Re: 80's boards [Re: retodd] #2077358
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My retro Oak Foils Galaxy Twin with glass-ons, beak nose, custom airspray. I sold it a month or so ago.




Re: 80's boards [Re: teeroi] #2077359
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Before I left Hawaii in 74 surfing was allot different allot more experimental.

All I remember of T&C back then was Craig selling wax in a little hole in the wall store (7/11 these days?) across the Monkey Bar in Pearl City. Wax and Shorts was all he had back then no boards. Bolt, Surfline, G&S and Country Surfboards Haleiwa where the labels of choice back then.

My cousins Brian Hamilton and Kimo Farm always had the state of the art equipment.

Kimo grad in the early 70's from Punahou around the same age as Gerry and always got customs from Brewer because of that.

One day he showed up with this experimental winged swallow tail that Brewer was fooling around with Owl with

It was the first "tri-fin" I ever saw with two little half moon fins on the swallow tails behind the singlet with a concave bottom. I think someone calls them "Reverse Thrusters" these days. This was before Simon showed up here with his thruster.
But as it was lightening bolt/Parrish beak nose days a wing swallow wide and stubby with a concave and not vee bottom was like looking at a spacecraft.

I think Griffin has an old brewer template of a similar design that MR got from brewer.

Anyway after working all summer at the Pineapple Cannery I took all my earnings and went down to Iggy at the Surfboard Shaping Company in Pearl City and ordered my own version. It was one of the best boards I ever had back then seemed so far ahead of its time eventhough guys in my neighborhood were already making experimental superlight 4-5lb "thruster" shapes just with one fin.
Of course they didn't last too long with just one layer of glass and no real hotcoat so that you were kind of like riding on a weave of glass. But this was like 71-72

I think the bump squash, beefy/boxy rails and triplane rocker was big in the 80's. Seems like Rusty'd Occy Board and MR twins were the rage.

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Mike Croteau was sent back to the mainland by RB with Jim Mizel to make Dick Brewer surfboards .

Jim had RB's first wing swallow , it was 6'4".

It had a concave tail and was a Tri Fin with a very small fin behind the center fin in the concave , 4 fins .

That board was amazing .

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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.

I'd love to ride a well shaped 80's stub (OG) to see how it goes.


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I learned to surf in the mid 90s (middle school age) and first board was an 80s garage sale special "Impact" board with neon colors and probably 6'0 x 19.5 x 2.5 ish. A couple months into it I decided I wanted to rip and the surf shop employee talked me into a used 5'11 x 17.5 x 2 rockered out sinker
Luckily took a dive skating down to the beach and broke all the fins off of it and ruined the bottom after a couple months of flapping and went back to the Impact
80s boards were great!

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