Some Computer cut Puffer Twin model shapes in the back of my Toyota Kluger

Some Computer cut Puffer Twin model shapes in the back of my Toyota Kluger. They are all @burfordblanks which were cut on Fitzy’s APS Shape 3D machine @fitzycooly @burtonautomotive @surfboardempire @kimpindimar #markrichardssurfboards #markrichardsshapes #markrichardsshaping #mrtwinfin #twinfinsrule #twinfinfever #twinfinfevercatchit #twinfinsforever #mrsupertwin #mrscaldedcat #mrscaldedcatmodel #mrpuffertwin #mrpuffertwinmodel #burtonautomotive #burtonautomotivepro

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Hanging with 1976 World Champ Peter “PT” Townend at Off The Wall in Hawaii, mid

Hanging with 1976 World Champ Peter “PT” Townend at Off The Wall in Hawaii, mid 1980’s. Peter & I have been friends since the 1970’s when I’d go to the Goldy for school holidays & surf with he & Rabbit. We have a long competitive history from the amateur junior events onto the world pro tour. Peter’s heat strategy was maybe the best of anyone I ever surfed against, a heat with him was an intense encounter & I would come in mentally drained … This is back in the no wave priority sharing days. Heats were intense, you could absolutely hassle the shit out of your opponent & it was totally acceptable. It was actually a badge of honour to be a good hassler. No one ever complained regardless of how intense it got. If you had a whinge you got written off by the contest officials & fellow surfers as a total sook. These days people tend to go into meltdown on the internet if someone gets a bit aggressive in a heat … I watch a heat with a bit of aggro thinking go even harder !!! A huge part of being a good competitor is messing with & getting into your opponents heads, & disrupting their thought processes …. There are a few surfers currently on the @wsl tour who would have liked being on the tour in the 70’s & 80’s , they would have loved the intensity of heats back then. Sorry, I don’t know who took the photo, I saw it on the net. @rabbitbartholomew @iancairns @tracksmag @surfinglife @ronnieblakey_ @joeturpel @mfanno @gabrielmedina @shauntomson @ripcurl_aus @seano888 @coastalwatch @todprod @timryan1959 @mrtoddblinky @mrpottz @thomasvictorcarroll #markrichardssurfboards #markrichardscolordesigns #markrichardssprays #mrtwinfin #mrretrotwinfin #twinfinsrule #twinfinfever #twinfinfevercatchit #twinfinsforever #mr1980retrotwinfin #mr1980retrotwinfinmodel

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MR caps with an embroidered 3 D logos are now available from the web store

MR caps with an embroidered 3 D logos are now available from the web store @markrichardssurfboardsapparel & www.markrichardssurfboardsapparel.com The embroidery is available in black / white or red / yellow. The cap is made from soft smooth lightweight nylon. Also available from a few core stores in Australia. @surfview @slimesboardstore @surfboardempire @boardriderscoolangatta @boardriderstorquay #markrichardssurfboards #markrichardssurfboardsapparel #markrichardsteeshirtprints #markrichardsteeshirtdesigns

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Mick Fanning & I wandering across the desert of sand covering Rainbow Bay heading for

Mick Fanning & I wandering across the desert of sand covering Rainbow Bay heading for the Snapper Rocks Super Bank on the Goldy. The photo was taken early one morning during the @quiksilver Pro a couple of years ago. Photo, Shayne Nienaber @shaynenienaber @mfanno @ripcurl_aus @boardriderscoolangatta @boardriderscoolangatta @surfboardempire @markrichardssurfboardsapparel #markrichardssurfboards #quikpro #quikprogoldcoast #quiksilver #quikrecycledforradness

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3 shaped Twin Fin models in the Racks in my shaping room

3 shaped Twin Fin models in the Racks in my shaping room. From top to bottom, * MR x Mayhem California Twin. * Super Twin model. * Puffer Twin model. They are all Burford Bkanks & were computer cut on Fitzy’s APS Shape 3D machine. @pearljam @fitzycooly @mayhemsurfboards_mattbiolos @surfboardempire @slimesboardstore @markrichardssurfboardsapparel @montanapoolservice @mikemccreadypj @darrenburford66 @burfordblanks #markrichardsshaping #markrichardsshapes #mrtwinfin #mrretrotwinfin #twinfinsrule #twinfinfever #twinfinfevercatchit #twinfinsforever #mrsupertwin #mrsupertwinmodel #mrpuffertwin #mrpuffertwinmodel #mrxmayhem #mrxmayhemcatwin #mrxmayhemcaliforniatwinmodel #mrxmayhemcaliforniatwin

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Vision of me shaping using 80 Grit sandpaper on the rails

Vision of me shaping using 80 Grit sandpaper on the rails. I use it to blend the top rail into the deck & to clean up the full length of the rail on a computer cut pre shape. When I’m shaping I like working on the rails with the Blank on this 45 degree angle in the stands. I use the Planer, Sureform, Sandpaper & Screen in this position. The board is a Bushranger Rounded Square Thruster model. The song playing in my shaping room is one of Pearl Jams live versions of the Mother Love Bone song “Crown Of Thorns”. @pearljam @surfboardempire @slimesboardstore @burfordblanks @montanapoolservice @mikemccreadypj @quiksilver #markrichardsshaping #markrichardsshapes #mrbushranger #mrbushrangermodel #mrbushranger3 #mrbushranger3model #mrbushrangerroundedsquare #mrbushrangerroundedsquaremodel

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New range of MR Tees, Caps & Stickers in stock at Slimes Board Store in

New range of MR Tees, Caps & Stickers in stock at Slimes Board Store in King Street Newcastle & Erina. @slimesboardstore They also carry a large range of my boards. 1980 Retro Pro Twin Fins, Flying Fish, Super Twins, MR x Mayhem California Twins & Bushranger Round Tails. New models nclude Puffer Twins, Puffer 5, Bushranger Guns & Bushranger Round Pin Step Ups. Call 0249613088 for details or to custom order. @slimesboardstore @kakek_slime @timdickson @pop_diddy @surfview @markrichardssurfboardsapparel @surfboardempire @rhemagraphics #markrichardssurfboards #markrichardssurfboardsapparel #markrichardsteeshirtprints #markrichardsteeshirtdesigns

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A photo of me at Pipeline taken 43 years ago in 1977

A photo of me at Pipeline taken 43 years ago in 1977. The board is a single fin round pin that I shaped from a Clark Blank glued up with a Dick Brewer rocker. When ordering Blanks from Clark Foam they offered various rockers & I always chose the stock Brewer rockers. I think it was a Blank plug that Brewer had done for Clark Foam too. I can’t remember all the details … I just know for sure if you shaped a board from a Clark with a Brewer rocker you were nearly guaranteed the board would go great. The dimensions of this board are 7’4″ long & 3″ thick. I can’t remember the exact width, it was either 19″ or 191/4″ wide. The bottom shape was a subtle flat panel Vee . The deck was flat with a massive amount of foam carried out to the rails. It went really well, I wish I still had it, no idea where it is today. I did the Color design on the deck, Red, Blue & Yellow paint poured onto the foam then pulled off with a Glassing Squegee. The bottom was glassed in a yellow tinted resin. Photo, Pierce. I’d never seen this photo until discovering it on @silversurfer0161 Instagram recently. @dick_brewer @quiksilver @mikypicon @anothery @mikereilly1 @fuzzy66 @limowall @sammygosling @samueltgriffiths @bernie_baker1 @clarkfoam @rawsonsurfboard @luisrealcollection @tomparrishhawaiiandesigns #markrichardssurfboards #markrichardsshapes #markrichardsshaping #markrichardscolordesigns #markrichardssprays #mrsinglefin #mrretrosinglefin #mr1978retrosinglefin #mr1978retrosinglefinmodel #mr1978hawaiiancontestquiver #mr1978retrosingle

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Close up vision & the final piece of tape being removed

Close up vision & the final piece of tape being removed. My Tech skills were not up to posting the 2 spray unveiling videos together this morning. It’s a 5’7″ Double Wing Swallow model I shaped recently. I needed the edges to come out clean & bleed free as It’s not getting any fine Black Pinlines around the edges of each Color. @quiksilver @mikypicon @anothery @sammygosling @limowall @samueltgriffiths @mikereilly1 @yeahbranchy @fiberglasshawaii @surfboardempire @markrichardssurfboardsapparel @markmonostewart2481 @christianchapmanartist @_mkbn_ @dlovepaint @dane.robb.art @willynicholls_artist @adrian_robert_turner @tapedoff @search4shin #markrichardssurfboards #markrichardsshaping #markrichardsshapes #markrichardscolordesigns #markrichardssprays #mrtwinfin #twinfinsrule #twinfinfever #twinfinfevercatchit #twinfinsforever #mrsupertwin #mrsupertwinmodel. #mrpuffertwinfin #mrpuffertwinmodel #mrscalddedcat #mrscaldedcatmodel.

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Unveiling the Fluro Magenta & Orange spray I did on a 5’7″ Double Wing Swallow

Unveiling the Fluro Magenta & Orange spray I did on a 5’7″ Double Wing Swallow model I shaped recently. I’m pulling the tape off the Orange slowly & gently so as not to lift off any of the Magenta paint off the Arc. It’s always a worry taping over sprayed water based paint especially as you have to press the tape down hard to prevent paint bleeding. I needed the edges to come out clean & bleed free as It’s not getting any fine Black Pinlines around the edges of each Color. @quiksilver @mikypicon @limowall @anothery @sammygosling @samueltgriffiths @mikereilly1 @fuzzy66 @benny_big @yeahbranchy @markmonostewart2481 @_mkbn_ @dlovepaint @dane.robb.art @christianchapmanartist @willynicholls_artist @adrian_robert_turner @tapedoff @search4shin @fiberglasshawaii @dannyteheuheutukino #markrichardssurfboards #markrichardsshaping #markrichardsshapes #markrichardscolordesigns #markrichardssprays #mrtwinfin #twinfinsrule #twinfinfever #twinfinfevercatchit #twinfinsforever #mrsupertwin #mrsupertwinmodel. #mrpuffertwinfin #mrpuffertwinfinmodel #mrscalddedcat #mrscaldedcatmodel.

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