Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Weirdo

This weekend, I started becoming quite fond of this board. (Pictures below were taken from Ebay where I bought the board two years ago.) I am growing a little concerned, however, that a 30-year-old board is more fragile than I think and I should not be surfing this thing. I'm starting to have dings open up. The glass underneath is kind of the consistency of the center of a Butterfinger bar. I might have to do some fixing before it goes out again. Any insight from the shapers and glassers out there?









5 comments:

Patch said...

sweet retro single...

reverb said...

...baby
ask
but
better a close insp pict
to know what to do

..and please can you take a couple of measurements for me of that board?

thickness at 1´ and 2´ from the nose on the stringer and 2´´ from the outline
you need a big calipper to do that

thank you
I appreciate that

gracefullee said...

I'll try to get pictures and measurements next week. This weekend, I'm off to Vegas, baby!

clayfin said...

Wow, Rod Stewart's old band shaped your board!?!?? It's a collector's item. But really, it's approaching wall hanger status I think. You could have a duplicate made easy enough for regular use.

Anonymous said...

you may have hit the point where the glass n foam have a tenuous bond. Fixiting it would be like finxing plumbing.. fix one part, and it breaks the part it's attached to.. the domino effect. You could go for a full restore if you really love it...
BTW - the bonzer idea for a longboard may be wortha try after talking with the Campbell Bros.. at least on a performance type longy...