Anyone Catch "Pickers" on History??? I never really watched the show til tonight they were in California and they found some Vintage Surfboards and took them to be apraised.
Pretty cool show I guess they should have gotten a second opinion on the boards. The Vintage Surfboard Expert wanst really right about one board . Pass a Pop out Plasitc Fantastic as a original out of the HB Shop
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Mar 29, 2011, 04:21 AM #1
Vintage Surfboards on History Channel
Mar 29, 2011, 04:23 AM #2
Yeah I saw that too.
They paid like 2600 for 3 boards and 2 of them didn't even look that nice.
I don't think they knew enough about surfboards to not get ripped off.
Mar 29, 2011, 04:28 AM #3
Mar 29, 2011, 11:21 AM #4
sounds like it was a really cool show, regardless of the cluelessness of the people w/ the boards.
the cynical side of me is now saying that this means there will be more people w/ "vintage" surfboards coming into the shop hoping to pass off turds for $$$.
Mar 29, 2011, 11:48 AM #5Junior Member
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FYI,.....the board in question was a '70's stinger, custom shaped PF,....these boards in the early '70, were not the pop-outs of today made in Japan, along with the other "bought" labels of the '70's, such as Oceanside, Surfboards Austraila, Challenger---now made in China.
PF, were made in Hawaii (Gary Chapman, team rider), Cali, and in RI(the RI shaper was Jim Phillips----who's still living his dream).
ps---the board was donated to the California Surfing Museum, it fills in a developement segment----'70 stinger
Mar 30, 2011, 01:18 AM #6
Are you on Swaylocks??? Every PF discussion on there everyone there has told me that if you board has a leash plug or alot of color it is most likely not out of the HB shop and is a copy. The board in question had both . If we knew about the glassing that would be a better clue cause all the Over Sea made PF had very poor glassing. I have a PF board out of the HB Shop and you can tell its of a higher caliber when you put it next to a copy
Mar 30, 2011, 01:29 AM #7Member
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Mar 30, 2011, 01:40 AM #8
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That was an awesome episode... Birds surfboard collection was beyond epic, and his knowledge was the same.
Mar 30, 2011, 03:23 AM #10
As I said Most of the info I got is off of Swaylocks they have a guy on there board that shaped for PF at one time
Mine was made some time in the early 70's when RH owned the name rights. I didn some talking with Corky Carrol and he helped me narrow down the era of mine after I sent him some pics