Sick! Gotta love free stuff. Me and my friends used to go dumpster diving back in middle and high school at the university in our town at the end of the semester when everyone was moving out. People would throw out stuff they couldnt fit in their car or whatever to take back home. We got a ton of Playstation and Super Nintendo games and all kinds of stereos and electronics. My favorite find was an old Sega game gear with a bunch of games, that thing was classic...
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Thread: Garbage Score!!!!!!
Oct 11, 2011, 12:53 AM #11
- Join Date
- Jun 2010
- Carolina Beach
Oct 11, 2011, 01:17 AM #12
My first board was a 6'2 T&C Surf Designs thruster from the mid 80s pulled out of the trash can. It really wasn't in bad condition in all. It had some dings and wasn't definitely rode hard, but it was still water tight and had fins and rails in all right shape. Now at 10 years old it was a steep learning curve on that thing, but it was a free board. Free is for me.
And along the lines of dumpster diving, anybody ever go "miles hunting". My friends dad was a big time thrifty, and on Saturday mornings we'd drive around the neighborhood looking for packs of Marlboros on the ground and take the miles of the packs. We'd end up with 500 miles or more usually and save em up for the big payday, haha.
Oct 11, 2011, 02:27 AM #13Senior Member
- Join Date
- Apr 2011
- Central NJ
My first board in Hawaii was really thick/wide 6'6" T&C that I found on the side of my roomates girlfiends house. She didn't surf and sold it to me for $20. A few months went by before I cleaned and truley reapaired it only to find out it was a Ben Aipa. I surf with it for about 2 years before going up to the factory to upgrade. It was a sick shape that I would bring to the outer islands, etc. Locals always wanted to try it out. I still have it.
Oct 11, 2011, 03:05 AM #14
confused on miles hunting .. you would look for packs of cigs dropped on the ground??
Oct 11, 2011, 03:24 PM #15
Oct 11, 2011, 04:46 PM #17Member
- Join Date
- Jul 2011
I found my first 3 boards in people trash within a week, different trash cans too! all were beat up pretty bad but they were free so nothing a little suncure couldn't hold together. first one was a 6'0" ultra light thruster, then a 6'1" pretty old school single fin wrv, then a pretty old school 6'6" twin fish. the thruster got destroyed in a hurricane. but the other 2 i still surf
Oct 12, 2011, 10:22 PM #18