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Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Many Returns twinnie

Here's a nice late 70s twin fin sent in by Jason, made in Bideford ,North Devon by Brian Adams for Many Returns. As you noticed it has a logo just a wee bit similar to a famous Australian's logo of the time, the superman himself MR. Still it looks a really nice board and one of those useable classics which are great fun to surf. Nice clear fins too.
Jason says- 'Thought I'd send you pics of one of my favourite non-Bilbo boards, it's a rare Many Returns twinnie with a bit of a special logo.
Shaped in Bideford (North Devon)by 'Many Returns' before they moved to Englands 'premier' surf town. They shamelessley nicked Mark Richard's 'MR' superman logo and changed it to Many Returns. I love the simplicity of the telephone number '5971'. She's a great rider too !'













The real MR logo





2 comments:

  1. As you say this board was made by Brian Adams in Bideford North Devon, who sold the Many Returns business to Dave Farrow.,Karma Surfboards, who took it all to Cromer in Norfolk where he continued to make the range of leashes,Waxsea board wax,wetsuits and boardbags. He then moved to Newqauy in 1983 and never used this style of logo.but still makes Many Returns and Karma surfboards now

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  2. As you say this board was made by Brian Adams in Bideford North Devon, who sold the Many Returns business to Dave Farrow.,Karma Surfboards, who took it all to Cromer in Norfolk where he continued to make the range of leashes,Waxsea board wax,wetsuits and boardbags. He then moved to Newqauy in 1983 and never used this style of logo.but still makes Many Returns and Karma surfboards now

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