I love vintage surfboards. They just do it for me. I'm a history buff. Man, I'm really thinking of snaggling at least one of these:
http://sandiego.craigslist.org/nsd/spo/3142682239.html - R.P. #360
http://sandiego.craigslist.org/esd/spo/3144314305.html - C.I. #5766
When you think about how many boards came after both of those it's a little mind boggling. I have way too many boards though.
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Thread: Vintage boards
Jul 17, 2012, 02:28 PM #1
Jul 17, 2012, 02:48 PM #2
I've been surfing for just over a year and I have 9 boards in a one bedroom condo... All are ridden except a 9 footer that I rescued from a trash heap and is now prominent wall art. Do I ride them all well? Hell no, I've been surfing for a year... I just love boards... It's an addiction.
Jul 17, 2012, 02:55 PM #3
Vintage boards are awesome, but it is hard finding one that is well preserved. Take care of your current boards for the collectors of tomorrow.
One of our local surfshops carries a wide variety of classic labels; it is tough walking in there without drooling over a fresh Hobie, Bing or Stewart. I am glad that these classic labels are so accessible. Bing for life.
Jul 17, 2012, 05:16 PM #4
Jul 17, 2012, 07:56 PM #6
I like both boards, but I would take the CI over the RP. I would find a nice piece of wall for 5,766. It sucks that Al sold out to Burton. One of my friends used to shape for Al and he ultimately left CI when Burton took over - too radical of a change to hang.
Jul 17, 2012, 08:17 PM #7
Jul 18, 2012, 01:12 AM #9
I've never owned or ridden any vintage boards. Are they worth buying for riding? I feel like new shapes would just be better unless you really want to have an old school style.