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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Blending & concaving the Swallow after cutting it out with a Saw

Blending & concaving the Swallow after cutting it out with a Saw. I’m using a small short Sureform as I find it easier to use than a standard long one when shaping Swallow Tails. The board is a stock 1980 Retro Pro Twin Fin model. The song playing in my shaping room is a live version of Pearl Jame “Of The Girl”. @quiksilver @pearljam @anothery @mikypicon @sammygosling @samueltgriffiths @yeahbranchy @limowall @mikereilly1 @euroglass @surfboardempire @benny_big #markrichardssurfboards #markrichardsshaping #markrichardsshapes #mrtwinfin #mrretrotwinfin #twinfinsrule #twinfinfever #twinfinfevercatchit #twinfinsforever #mr1980retroprotwinfin #mr1980retroprotwinfinmodel #mr1980retrotwinfin #mr1980retrotwinfinmodel

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A couple of 1980 Retro Twin Fins outside the @quiksilver store in Carcavelos, Portugal

A couple of 1980 Retro Twin Fins outside the @quiksilver store in Carcavelos, Portugal. MR Retro Twins & Super Twin models are available in Europe from Euroglass in Hossegor, France. @quiksilvercarcavelos @euroglass @stephenisbelly @anothery @mikypicon @paulyisearlgrey @boardriderscapbreton @boardridersericeira @rainbowsurfshop @limowall @mikereilly1 @fuzzy66 @sammygosling @samueltgriffiths @yeahbranchy @boardriderscoolangatta @boardriderstorquay @yourgrace48 #markrichardssurfboards #markrichardscolordesigns #markrichardssprays #mrtwinfin #mrretrotwinfin #twinfinsrule #twinfinfever #twinfinfevercatchit #twinfinsforever #mr1980retroprotwinfin #mr1980retroprotwinfinmodel #mr1980retrotwinfin #mr1980retrotwinfinmodel

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Vision of me using my Dad’s vintage Disston Hand Saw to cut off the nose

Vision of me using my Dad’s vintage Disston Hand Saw to cut off the nose section of the “rail bones” on a hand shape. I’m using the Saw vertically so it bends around the nose curve easier. The Bones came off in 2 sections as the template barely fitted on the Blank just foreword of the wide point. •THANKS to everyone who commented on my recent post about the Saw. I learnt a lot about the Saw & I enjoyed reading all the comments. I’m guessing it’s 45 to 50 years old. The song playing in my shaping room is a live version of Pearl Jams “Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In a Small Town”. @quiksilver @mikypicon @anothery @limowall @mikereilly1 @fuzzy66 @benny_big @samueltgriffiths @yeahbranchy @dannyteheuheutukino @sammygosling @euroglass @surfboardempire @slimesboardstore @markrichardssurfboardsapparel @boardridersericeira @boardriderscapbreton @boardriderscoolangatta @boardriderstorquay @pearljam @mrtoddblinky #markrichardssurfboards #markrichardsshaping #markrichardsshapes #mrtwinfin #mrretrotwinfin #twinfinsrule #twinfinfever #twinfinfevercatchit #twinfinsforever #mr1980retrotwinfin #mr1980retrotwinfinmodel #mr1982retrotwinfin #mr1982retrotwinfinmodel

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MR Retro shield Squegee logo print Tee Shirts available from @markrichardssurfboardsapparel This print Color matches

MR Retro shield Squegee logo print Tee Shirts available from @markrichardssurfboardsapparel This print Color matches one of the Color designs we do on my 1980 Retro Pro Twin Fin models. We can ship around Australia & internationally at www.markrichardssurfboardsapparel.com. They are also available from a small number of surf shops in Australia including @bellsbeach_surfshop @surfboardempire & @slimesboardstore @surfview @markrichardssurfboardsapparel. #markrichardsteeshirtprints #markrichardsteeshirtdesigns #markrichardssurfboards #markrichardscolordesigns #markrichardssprays #mrtwinfin #mrretrotwinfin #twinfinsrule #twinfinfever #twinfinfevercatchit #twinfinsforever #mr1980retroprotwinfin #mr1980retroprotwinfinmodel #mr1980retrotwinfin #mr1980retrotwinfinmodel

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“Behind The Curtain”, A video on Twin Fins & the range of fins I have

“Behind The Curtain”, A video on Twin Fins & the range of fins I have with @fcs_surf Richie Lovett @riklove72 did the interview. Matt Baker @mattyjbakes & Nimai Strickland @nimaistrickland @mysurftv put it all together. If you go to @fcs_surf Instagram bio you can see the whole episode. In this vision there are some wave’s of Mick Fanning, Filipe Toledo & Griffin Colapinto on Twins. @surfboardempire @mayhemsurfboards_mattbiolos @mfanno @filipetoledo @griffin_cola @lostsurfboards @koji_luvsurf_nishii @quiksilver @limowall @mikereilly1 @benny_big @samueltgriffiths @sammygosling @mikypicon @yeahbranchy @fuzzy66 @dannyteheuheutukino @anothery @empireave @mikedurante @surfingaus @boskophoto #markrichardssurfboards #markrichardsshaping #markrichardsshapes #markrichardscolordesigns #markrichardssprays #mrtwinfin #mrretrotwinfin #twinfinsrule #twinfinfever #twinfinfevercatchit #twinfinsforever #mr1980retroprotwinfin #mr1980retroprotwinfinmodel #mr1980retrotwinfin #mr1980retrotwinfinmodel #mrxmayhem #mrxmayhemcatwin #mrxmayhemcaliforniatwinmodel #mrxmayhemcaliforniatwin #mrsuoertwin #mrsupertwinmodel

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Finished photos of the Double Wing Swallow I’ve been posting over the last few days

Finished photos of the Double Wing Swallow I’ve been posting over the last few days. It’s 5’7″ kong, 215/8″ wide & 21/2″ thick. It doesn’t have a model name as it’s not a model in my range. It was basically a make it up as I go shape using a nose & tail template from one of my 1970’s Twin Fins. For the center of the board I used a 5’8″ MR Puffer Twin curve. The plan shape is a mash up of sections of the 3 templates which didn’t really join well. There was quite a bit of freehand by eye shaping action !!! No Fin positions marked yet as I’m still debating a Twin + Stabilizer set up or a Tri / Quad configuration. The tail is not as wide as it looks in some of the photos. Phone photos tend to distort the tail of boards depending on the angle. Plan is to spray a Color design on it & ride it when finished. If I like it I may introduce it as a new model. @surfview @pop_diddy @timdickson @timryan1959 @slimesboardstore @surfboardempire @markrichardssurfboardsapparel @1_da_shapes @lowenshaper @fitzycooly #markrichardssurfboards #markrichardsshaping #markrichardsshapes #mrtwinfin #mrretrotwinfin #twinfinsrule #twinfinfever #twinfinfevercatchit #twinfinsforever #mr1980retroprotwinfin #mr1980retroprotwinfinmodel #mr1980retrotwinfin #mr1980retrotwinfinmodel #mrpuffertwinfin #mrpuffertwinfinmodel

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Cleaning up the outline plan shape with a small Sureform after cutting the excess foam

Cleaning up the outline plan shape with a small Sureform after cutting the excess foam off with a hand Saw. The Sureform is about 45 years old. I bought it in Hawaii at Sears in the Ala Moans shopping center. It’s a Sears – Craftsman brand. I’ve been through lots of blades over the years. The current one is blunt but it cuts more like a rough grit sanding block which I really like. On this shape I’d retemplated the tail on an oversized computer cut pre shape which had a clean curvy outline. I drew on on a double bump Wing Swallow tail curve I’d used on Twin Fins in the late 1970’s. @surfview @surfboardempire @slimesboardstore @quiksilver @mikypicon @limowall @euroglass @anothery @sammygosling @samueltgriffiths @yeahbranchy @benny_big @mikereilly1 @fuzzy66 @boardriderscoolangatta @boardriderstorquay @boardridersericeira @boardriderscapbreton @markrichardssurfboardsapparel #markrichardssurfboards #markrichardsshapes #markrichardsshaping #mrpuffertwinfin #mrpuffertwinmodel #twinfinsrule #twinfinfever #twinfinfevercatchit #twinfinsforever #quiksilver #mr1978retrotwinfin #mr1978retrotwinfinmodel #mr1980retrotwinfin #mr1980retrotwinfinmodel

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This is an oversize computer cut pre shape with a clean curvy outline & no

This is an oversize computer cut pre shape with a clean curvy outline & no wings. I’m retemplating the tail drawing on a double bump Wing Swallow tail. The cardboard template is from James Crawley’s 5’8″ vintage MR Twin Fin made in the late 1970’s. @surfview Most of the Twin Fins we made back then had the Square Single Wing. But there were quite a few made with Round Wings in Single & double wing versions. I still have a lot of my old templates from those years but I couldn’t find the ones with the Double Wing tail. So I got James to take a template of his MR for me. I’m making this board up as I go…….. not sure what it is going to be …. ?? @slimesboardstore @pop_diddy @timdickson @surfboardempire @markrichardssurfboardsapparel @fitzycooly #markrichardssurfboards #markrichardsshapes #markrichardsshaping #mrpuffertwinfin #mrpuffertwinfinmodel #twinfinsrule #twinfinfever #twinfinfevercatchit #twinfinsforever #mrtwinfin #mrretrotwinfin #mr1978retrotwinfin #mr1978retrotwinfinmodel #mr1980retrotwinfin #mr1980retrotwinfinmodel #mr1980retroprotwinfin #mr1980retroprotwinfinmodel

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Vision of me shaping cutting tail lift into a hand shape using a Skil 100

Vision of me shaping cutting tail lift into a hand shape using a Skil 100 Planer. Im starting the cut on full depth then blending it out by sliding the cutting depth lever. The power cord is wrapped over my wrist & arm to lessen the chance of running over it with the cutting blades & taking myself out !!! Over the years I’ve actually run over it a lot ,,, luckily only cutting into the protective black cord & not touching the wires inside it !!!! I had the cord replaced recently as I’d been using it with electrical tape repairs on all the sections I’d run over .. I kept getting told this was kinda dangerous ….., Skil planers come with a really long base that protrudes way beyond the handle. As you can see the base is short finishing under the handle. When I bought it in Hawaii over 40 years ago the first thing I did was chop the base off with a hack Saw. The short base fits a surfboards curves better than a long one. Skil 100 planers have been out of production for years, They are Aluminium & were built to last. It’s nearly impossible to find or buy a used one. @skil100 @fiberglasshawaii @quiksilver @mikypicon @anothery @stephenisbelly @euroglass @limowall @sammygosling @samueltgriffiths @yeahbranchy @dannyteheuheutukino @benny_big @mikereilly1 @fuzzy66 @boardriderscapbreton @boardridersmalibu @boardriderscoolangatta @boardriderstorquay @boardridersericeira @surfboardempire @surfview @markrichardssurfboardsapparel #markrichardssurfboards #markrichardsshaping #markrichardsshapes #mrtwinfin #mrretrotwinfin #twinfinsrule #twinfinfever #twinfinfevercatchit #twinfinsforever #mr1980retroprotwinfin #mr1980retroprotwinfinmodel #mr1980retrotwinfin #mr1980retrotwinfinmodel #skil100 #skil100planer

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