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This is a board I shaped for my son Kyle

This is a board I shaped for my son Kyle. It’s from a Lone Ranger model KKL computer cut pre shape with a few hand shaped changes. Narrower nose, the stock Rounded Square tail replaced with a double bump wing Bat Tail. The computer cut had a single to Double…

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Slimes Boardstore manager Mick Adam holding Darren Shone’s custom Bonzer Bat tail model

Slimes Boardstore manager Mick Adam holding Darren Shone’s custom Bonzer Bat tail model. It’s 5’9″ long, 193/8″ wide & 23/8″ thick. It has a subtle Concave bottom in the center of the board which blends into…

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Tonight’s the night for my Summer release of 3 new models at Slimes Surf &

Tonight’s the night for my Summer release of 3 new models at Slimes Surf & Skate in Newcastle. From 5 to 8 pm, drinks & BBQ supplied, everyone’s welcome. The three new models are from Left to Right, Carbon Wrap 1980 Retro Pro Twin Fin…..…

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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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My son Kyle collecting his “Lone Ranger” model from Slimes Surf & Skate, King Street,

My son Kyle collecting his “Lone Ranger” model from Slimes Surf & Skate, King Street, Newcastle. This is the board he did the color design on recently. The paint is water based acrylic & was applied to the foam before glassing. It was…

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Some vision of me shaping using a Sureform to carve a “Bonzer” bottom into Mick

Some vision of me shaping using a Sureform to carve a “Bonzer” bottom into Mick Adam’s new board. It’s a “Lone Ranger” model with a few slight changes. Instead of a rounded square tail it will have a double wing bat…

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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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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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My Bat Tail

My Bat Tail. It’s 6’1″ long, 20 1/4″ wide & 25/8″ thick. I shaped it from a pre-shape of one of my “Lone Ranger” models making some slight adjustments to the outline narrowing the nose & tail. It’s…

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Some recent shaping action

Some recent shaping action. The bottom is virtually finished. The rocker is cut in & the foam has been fine sanded. In this vision I’m using a Sureform to shape in some Bonzer Concave’s. Years ago in Hawaii Pat Rawson showed me how to do this…

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