Vintage Surf meet 2018 coming soon !

Vintage Surf meet 2018 coming soon !
Free to take part
We buy interesting old boards 60s/70s/early 80s in good condition. Email . Also wanted - Surfing UK , British Surfer and Surf Insight magazines .
Above photo - copyright Rennie Ellis photographer archive

Thursday, 20 March 2014

Hot Stuff Rabbit model twin fin by Martin Wright

 This rare Rabbit Bartholomew model has been proudly owned for many years by my mate Ged . Its made by Vitamin Sea under licence to Hot Stuff Australia . Chops Lascalles at St Agnes was in charge of the Hot Stuff boards, and he and Martin Wright were the shapers. This one is by Martin Wright , and is a 6'0 . They got the licence in 1981 and probably produced boards for a few years, into the thruster era.
This  was a very popular shape, modelled on the MR twinnie, and copied the world over. As the early 80s progressed the nose got thinner and fin set ups varied to 2 1/2 fin and then tri fin , and sometimes two pairs of flyers ; and the swallow tail became a rounded square tail .
 Warner Bros. rip off logo with bugs bunny

 Rabbit and the late great Chops, 1981
Martin at Porthleven, photo by Alex Williams

 Hot stuff no 192 ? If they made so many how come they never turn up . You may have seen the one on ebay last week that went for a Bargain !

from Wavelength 1981. The Hot Stuff UK crew . Chops, Martin and the spray artist Andy Cranston .
Thanks to Ged .

Chappy Jenning from ENCYCLOPEDIA of SURFING videos on Vimeo.
Hot Stuff team rider Chappy Jennings . Footage from Kong's Island.
Wayne Bartholomew is 59! from ENCYCLOPEDIA of SURFING videos on Vimeo.
And here's Rab , the man himself

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