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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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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 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”. 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. 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. 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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