Sunday, November 09, 2008

Superlight Single

Second board. First "real" board. Garage sale pickup for forty bucks. Stained yellow. Dude said it was from the early '70s. Who cares, here's forty, gimmie!

70's Froghouse Single Fin Pintail.
6'9"x20 1/2"x2 5/8"
Clark foam superlight.
Fibrecraft glassed.
Shaped by B. Kna.... ?

Rode it scared shitless at big Jalama. Kooky drops up in Montara. Classic Rincon towards the end of it's life. Central Coast surfin' and this board was perfect for it. Great sessions. Frightening sessions. Smooooth sessions. Dinged and repaired. Waterlogged and dried. Been thru it all. She died about 10 years back I'd say. Up in the attic to live out her land life. Five years back, I dug out the finbox to use on one of my first homemade singles. Probably the same time when she got graffitied with a wierd face. And then back up in the attic the board stayed.

Took her down recently. Thought about recyclin' the old soul. Maybe I could peel the glass off, reshape her, glass her, and give her another life? Another chance to get wet! Feel the ocean again!

Anyone know who might be the shaper? All I can read is B. K (looks like a "Kno.." or a "Kna..."). The "custom glassing" was done by Fibrecraft Glassing which I can't find anything about either.

9.5(!!) @ 7 secs(!!) from 295 with 40knot winds


At 3:16 PM, Blogger Christian said...

Wow. You gave that board a really good life1

At 3:38 PM, Blogger Surfy Surfy! said...

No clue on the shaper, but I wouldn't try peeling off the glass. It's so old that the whole board might just melt down. Clean it up a bit and retire it in the corner of your rumpus room.

At 6:06 PM, Blogger pushingtide said...

Thanks Surfy. Just wondered where he was based out of.

Too late for that, it is already bein' reshaped.

At 10:32 AM, Blogger Beetlejuice said...

I think that is Bob Kazanis(sp?), he shaped for froghouse and his own boards under RGK label-my guess


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