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

Friday, 14 February 2014

Mark Richards twin fin by Chris Jones

James also has this rare Mark Richards model twinnie This was probably shaped by Chris Jones, made under licence at Vitamin Sea in Newquay in 1982 . Much like the Cheyne Horan model , having a famous surfers logo or name on the board helped sales . There were 50 or 60 Cheyne models made , and probably 30+ MR models, although both are pretty hard to find these days. The design is a British take on the classic MR twin fin , probably with a little more volume for the average UK wave . It has G&S star fins.



I can be definite on its age because here it is ! In a board section from a 1982 Surf Scene magazine . Its with other Vit Sea models including a red Cheyne Horan .




MARK RICHARDS 1980 RETRO TWIN FIN from Slimes on Vimeo.
Classic MR footage from around '81

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