I have way too many boards and getting rid of some for new one's I have a 6' 2" 1968 hobie quad fin. I'm debating on selling it. I was wondering if something that is 40 years old would be of any value? The board is in excellent shape as I repaired it.
Would the board be worth any good $$ since it's 40 years old?
Should i hold on to it as a souvenir?
Opinions please -- my gut says to keep it. But just wanted to know if it worth any value?
If you were trying to get some money out of it, you may want to list it/or check for a buyer across the bay. I was approached by a buyer for a board I have. It is from 68 as well. I got the impression that there are a bunch of KooKs with Money to burn who want to be able to show up to the beach with a vintage board in tow,...
I could not stand the thought of selling the board and it going to some Kook just so they could feel good about themselves for having an Old board.
Otherwise, If it really is no big deal to you, maybe you may want to donate it to BigWaveDave..........he has a surf Museum off of route 54, heading out from Fenwick Island. He has some very nice pieces, from days gone by.
Trust me when I say I graduated high school in '68, and that is NOT a '68 vintage Hobie by any means. Now if it were a Pan Slug, or a Propper Model, or a Weber Ski or Pig or Vee Bottom, then you might have something of value.
Nice fade glass job though.
Bottom line, if you ride it, or plan to ride it, keep it, if you don't ride it, unload it.
Just curious, are you sure that board is from 1968? Looks like a very modern outline to me.
I was told It's a 68' from a very reputal shaper from a shop in San Fran. I got this board over 20 years ago in CA. There was some confusion to exactly what year it was. But I was told it's between 68' - 76'. Also i've been told by several shapers that it looks like a late 60's early 70's board.
But I don't know 100% what year it. Not sure if there's a way to tell. I've search online b4 for the board could never find it. Nothing on the stringer and the bottom has been painted.
Last edited by Aguaholic; May 30, 2008 at 01:17 PM.
These were the boards we were riding in '69 from the Mid-Atlantic East Coast Championships at the OC Inlet: http://www.swellinfo.com/gallery/sho...&imageuser=411
They were Weber Vee-Bottoms and strato series Mini Feathers, generally 7'0''-8'6''. Only about 2 years after the '67 Performer Super Scoop which by today's standards was still a longboard at 9'. My friend Gary Ferguson was riding a Hobie Phil Edwards Model in '68, and that too was essentially still a long-board. Bill Gibbs of OC's Doughroller fame still has his 12' Weber Harold Iggy Model in his posession from that time. It's a beast, but Bill's a big guy. Quite the basketball player too.
By 70-71 sizes had dropped to the 6'-7'6'' range with the Weber Ski (http://www.swellinfo.com/gallery/sho...&imageuser=411) and the 5'-6' Pigs by the mid seventies when Sidewinders and Rick Flex-tails and a twin fin fish became fashionable for a time. As mentioned elsewhere, each new board style required different approaches to riding, and all of them with their own group of devotees. I've been through pin-tails, squash-tails, step-decks, flex-tails, bonzers, thrusters, quad-fins, and a host of others and in every instance what matters most is the person riding the board more-so than the board itself. A good surfer will be a good surfer no matter what he rides. Not denying that a good board is a good board, is a good board. Different strokes for different folks. If I had to make a call on your quad, I'd say it's late seventies to early eighties at most. Narrow nose and wide hips for planing and the offset quad fins for skate moves.
Can you pull a serial # off of it somewhere, maybe underneath your paint? Hobie is making more sailboats than boards these days, but I'm sure if you provide them with a serial no. they could give you a more accurate assessment. Post the result here so we can all enjoy the ride.
Last edited by MDSurfer; May 30, 2008 at 01:03 PM.
I doubt that the old board is worth much. Like Xgen 70 said, you may be able to find some kook to pay a pretty penny for it.
A buddy of mine has a couple of old vintage boards in his house as decoration. They look pretty sweet as show pieces. If your gut is telling you to keep it, then I'd suggest listening to your intuition. Let it sit in the corner to pay homage to the history of our sport.
my guess is frisbee dave will give you some money for it. you are crazy though because I know for sure that if its in good condition it is of some good value. i would hold it if you are a surfer. i dont think a kook will buy it unless its what is seen on the cover of a magazine. if you need money that bad, talk to frisbe dave. his collection is brilliant.