Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Collector



Pinched from one of his droppin' knowledge sessions..."This is my Jackson 6'0" round nose, round tail, rolled S deck, flat bottom 'Egg' with 50/50 rails that go down at the tail. Short ... for quickness - thick for buoyant paddling and radical - with low soft rails for power surfing. The photo is of Laurie Byrne shaping this actual board at the Jackson factory in Taren Point in 1970 (possibly)."

Simply fucking amazing collection of history. Can't take credit for findin' this collection, but also can't remember where I saw the hot tip. All I know it is some Aussie who has a deep knowledge and love for the shapin' and surfin' history. From what I gather, he also loves and understands that a super short wide board can really go! His site is just incredible. Go check it at, what else, www.boardcollector.com. He even has a little email thingy to keep you updated on his new board finds.

Fuckin' cool mate.

1.2 @12secs from 185

5 Comments:

At 1:15 PM, Blogger Lee said...

shit is it me or is that blank super thick,how thick is that board man

 
At 1:40 PM, Blogger pushingtide said...

The 70's were a very different time man...

 
At 5:36 AM, Anonymous Lori said...

Thanks for the link his site is amazing!

 
At 3:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

worked in a blank factory in the early 70s and they looked like a double bed mattress when they came out.

 
At 5:09 PM, Blogger pushingtide said...

Thanks for the info anon. cool!

 

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