Thursday, 6 March 2014
The shape is by Chris Jones and shows the develpoment of his tail shape which would become a feature of his sought after CJ models of '68 - '70. The rails are bladey and 50 50 , the fin refined and manouverable . One of the rarities of this board is the beautiful cloth inlay. Flower power had definitely hit the Bilbo factory.
Although fabric was quite common in their popouts, they didnt use it much in the custom boards. I guess it depended on the customers taste or imagination. the dims are 10'6 x 23 x 3 .Thanks to Paul for the photos.
This board looks good fun although the fin had been refoiled and is quite far forward so might be a bit slippy.
Tuesday, 4 March 2014
Sunday, 2 March 2014
It was shaped my Mac and glassed by Chops. Apprently around 30 PM's were made, all similar gunny shapes to this. The board is in Newquay, offers to Gee at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Thursday, 27 February 2014
Tigger had shaped other boards for Mike (there is a 7 ft Jolly Good minigun featured a couple of years ago, made for the brothers' trips to France and Spain ) but there can't have been many boards this size. It has beautiful butterfly artwork by Tigger's then Hawaiian girlfriend Nancy Dinmore . Any of his shapes with her artwork are very sought after . Tigger had worked in Hawaii at Lightning Bolt just before coming back to Cornwall to make Jolly Goods, and this board has some classic Bolt lines.
Mike Newling at Booby's in 1975, age 14 .Photo Alex Williams
Mike surfing Rockpiles, North shore Oahu in 1989. Photo Peter 'Joli' Wilson.
Mike (green vest) and Joey Buran, 1984 Fosters surf masters at Fistral. Photo Alex Williams.
Tuesday, 25 February 2014
Some of you may remember some of these garments from your wardrobes back then - but do any still linger there now !? I admit to a pink Billabong long sleeved t , which gets worn a bit, but rarely out of the house ! Back in the day we seemed to wear a lot of pink, which seemed normal for the time , and I was proud of my florescent orange Gul wesuit !
Friday, 14 February 2014
MARK RICHARDS 1980 RETRO TWIN FIN from Slimes on Vimeo.
Classic MR footage from around '81
Thursday, 13 February 2014
James has sent in photos of his Outer Limits twin fin. This is a pretty interesting board, made by Martin 'Gearbox' Geary in Newquay in the late 70s, pretty much modelled on the Mark Richards twin fins . This one is 6'4 . It must have been one of the last Outer Limits made, and the only OL twinnie Ive seen ; production started around 1971 or 72 and didn't seem to continue into the 80s. During the late 70s Martin was pretty busy shaping for Piran , and by the early 80s he was working at Ocean Magic doing airbrushing / artwork amongst other jobs.