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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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