We buy interesting old boards 60s/70s/early 80s in good condition. Email alasdairlindsay75@gmail.com . Also wanted - Surfing UK , British Surfer and Surf Insight magazines .
Above photo - copyright Rennie Ellis photographer archive

Saturday, 26 December 2009

Christmas 1977 Polyprops

Dear Santa, can I have one of those plastic things with wheels ? I think they're called skateboards. A nice colourful one if possible, thank you. For many kids at Christmas 1977 this was the TOP want. A polyprop, as we used to call them was a step up (!) from the legendary 'surf flyer' (think wood, sheet metal and rubber wheels = danger ). For many a one hit wonder and discarded by February, for others the start of a lifestyle/ culture that led into surfing. From the era that skateboarding became it's own person ie a culture of it's own without being something you did on 'flat days'. First 'hill' on a skateboard or first 'drop' on a surfboard - for many a turning point in their lives. - Sean.

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