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The Bonzer Bat Tail ,a new summer model being launched at Slimes Surf & Skate,

The Bonzer Bat Tail ,a new summer model being launched at Slimes Surf & Skate, Newcastle on Thursday night The Bonzer Bat Tail ,a new summer model being launched at Slimes Surf & Skate, Newcastle on Thursday night. I’ll be there from 5-8 pm, there will be a BBQ & drinks supplied, everyone welcome. Slimes manager Tim Dickson is holding one which…

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Shaping Room selfie from a few days ago with a just finished Bat Tail

Shaping Room selfie from a few days ago with a just finished Bat Tail Shaping Room selfie from a few days ago with a just finished Bat Tail. A simple tail shape but one that’s not easy to get the combination of tail curves & depth of the bat to look good. In the background are some timber & cardboard tail templates.…

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Martin Crisp’s custom Bat Tail Retro Twin Fin

Martin Crisp's custom Bat Tail Retro Twin Fin Martin Crisp’s custom Bat Tail Retro Twin Fin. The standard tail on my Twin Fins is usually a Swallow. We made quite a few stock boards with Bat Tails in the early 1980’s. Mono did the Camo spray on the bottom, the deck is fire engine red. @watchintellynothinon…

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The deck of my Bat Tail, I posted a picture of the bottom 2 days

The deck of my Bat Tail, I posted a picture of the bottom 2 days ago The deck of my Bat Tail, I posted a picture of the bottom 2 days ago. I hand painted the circle design with tips from Terry Shin on how to draw a circle design onto the foam quickly & easily. Terry sprays for Matt Biolos at Lost Surfboards in San Clemente,…

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This is the bottom of the board with the target design on the deck that

This is the bottom of the board with the target design on the deck that I posted last week This is the bottom of the board with the target design on the deck that I posted last week. It’s 6’1″, 201/4″ wide & 25/8″ thick. The bottom has a Bonzer Concave & I taped the edges of the bonzer & hand painted…

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The finished Bat Tail Bonzer Bottom from a couple of days ago

The finished Bat Tail Bonzer Bottom from a couple of days ago The finished Bat Tail Bonzer Bottom from a couple of days ago. It’s Tim Dickson’s custom, 5’5″, 191/4″ wide & 21/4″ thick. This is the third one of these I have shaped in the last few weeks. Shaping the Bonzer…

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The 5’5″ from yesterday’s post

The 5'5" from yesterday's post The 5’5″ from yesterday’s post. The Bonzer has been roughed in & all the bottom needs is a light sand with a fine grain of sandpaper to get a clean finish on the foam. When your shaping you think about how water will flow over the form…

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This is the bottom of the 5′ 7″ Lone Ranger model with a “Bat Tail

This is the bottom of the 5' 7" Lone Ranger model with a "Bat Tail Bonzer Bottom" This is the bottom of the 5′ 7″ Lone Ranger model with a “Bat Tail Bonzer Bottom”. I posted the shot of my son Nathan holding it yesterday. He did the Squeegee paint design on the deck & I did the bottom. I painted the Bonzer concave’s…

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My son Nathan with the finished “Lone Ranger” Bat Tail with a Bonzer Bottom which

My son Nathan with the finished "Lone Ranger" Bat Tail with a Bonzer Bottom which just arrived back from the glasser's My son Nathan with the finished “Lone Ranger” Bat Tail with a Bonzer Bottom which just arrived back from the glasser’s. It’s 5’7″ long, 20″ wide & 23/8″ thick. The bat tail is 8″ wide. Nathan…

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A vintage MR “Bat Tail” Twin Fin from the early 1980’s

A vintage MR "Bat Tail" Twin Fin from the early 1980's A vintage MR “Bat Tail” Twin Fin from the early 1980’s. This one was made in the Gordon & Smith factory in San Deigo & was shaped by Robin Prodanovich. The standard tail back then & now on the Retro series of Twin Fin models…

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