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A custom “Sting” model for Chris Athas

A custom "Sting" model for Chris Athas A custom “Sting” model for Chris Athas. It’s 6’8″ long, I posted a photo of the bottom this morning. Ben Aipa from Hawaii is the inventor of the Sting design. Mono did the color work on it. Photo, Brett Curotta @drippingwetsurfshop…

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A custom “Sting” model for Chris Athas

A custom "Sting" model for Chris Athas A custom “Sting” model for Chris Athas. It’s 6’8″ long. This one has a “Step” in the bottom which we usually don’t do on stock boards as it just creates a straight line weak point across the bottom making…

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The bottom of Mark Bell’s Swallow Tail “Sting” with a Quad fin set up using

The bottom of Mark Bell's Swallow Tail "Sting" with a Quad fin set up using FCS 2 plugs The bottom of Mark Bell’s Swallow Tail “Sting” with a Quad fin set up using FCS 2 plugs. It’s a total experiment so no idea how successful it will be. I rode & loved Ben Aipa’s Single Fin Sting’s back in the 1970’s…

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Mark Bell’s finished Swallow Tail “Sting” ordered through Slimes Surf & Skate in King Street,

Mark Bell's finished Swallow Tail "Sting" ordered through Slimes Surf & Skate in King Street, Newcastle Mark Bell’s finished Swallow Tail “Sting” ordered through Slimes Surf & Skate in King Street, Newcastle. It’s 5’8″ long, 191/2″ wide & 23/8″ thick. Glassed by Mick, Fins set up by Darren,…

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Mick’s glassing room at PSM ( Professional Surfboard Manufacturing ) in Byron Bay

Mick's glassing room at PSM ( Professional Surfboard Manufacturing ) in Byron Bay Mick’s glassing room at PSM ( Professional Surfboard Manufacturing ) in Byron Bay. On the glassing rack is Mark Bell’s custom “Sting” , Mick has just laminated the deck with 2 layers of 4 oz glass. Mono did the fluro Orange &…

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The finished tail of Mark Bell’s new Swallow Tail “Sting” with fin positions marked

The finished tail of Mark Bell's new Swallow Tail "Sting" with fin positions marked The finished tail of Mark Bell’s new Swallow Tail “Sting” with fin positions marked. Back in the 1970’s when Ben Aipa invented the Sting design they were single fins. I made some Twin Fin versions in the mid 1980’s &…

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The tail of Mark Bell’s new custom, the “Sting” & Swallow Tail have been drawn

The tail of Mark Bell's new custom, the "Sting" & Swallow Tail have been drawn onto the tail of a computer cut pre - shape The tail of Mark Bell’s new custom, the “Sting” & Swallow Tail have been drawn onto the tail of a computer cut pre – shape. Mark saw my old mid 1980’s Vee bottomed Twin Fin Sting which is displayed up on the wall in Slimes…

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Brad from Slimes Surf & Skate, Newcastle

Brad from Slimes Surf & Skate, Newcastle Brad from Slimes Surf & Skate, Newcastle. He’s holding a stock 6’2″ single fin “Sting” model. it’s 201/2″ wide & 27/8″ thick. Retro 1970’s rocker & volume distribution with…

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