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    Vintage Surfboards on History Channel

    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

  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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenny Powers View Post
    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.
    Yeah the plastic fantastic is a pop out . I have one out of the Huntington Beach Shop and they never came with Leash Plugs they very rarely has multi color in them .

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    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 $$$.

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    Plastic Fantastic

    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

    Aloha, Randy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randy Myer View Post
    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

    Aloha, Randy

    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

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    Here is some useful info that may help in your debacle. http://stokednboard.surfingheritage....ntastic_Ca.pdf
    Leash plugs can always be added in later which also could be a possibility.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MATT JOHNSON View Post
    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
    the plastic fantastic was very nicee... i have no clue how much its realy wort.. is 1200(i think they paid) a good price?

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    That was an awesome episode... Birds surfboard collection was beyond epic, and his knowledge was the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KelliSlhater View Post
    Here is some useful info that may help in your debacle. http://stokednboard.surfingheritage....ntastic_Ca.pdf
    Leash plugs can always be added in later which also could be a possibility.
    Yeah but from the looks of it they plug in that board looks orginal. If the show gave a couple closer views of the board it would be easier to tell.

    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