Shane Atkins @ghost

Shane Atkins @ghost.racks displaying a Free Ride Replica model using Ghost Racks. The board is a replica of the Twin Fin I was riding in some of the “Off The Wall” sequences in the movie Free Ride. It’s 6’4″ long, 21″ wide & 27/8″ thick. This one is a few years old now. It was sprayed by @markmonostewart2481 & glassed by @micktheglasser Glossed & polished by @peter_grover #markrichardssurfboards #markrichardsshaping #markrichardsshapes #markrichardscolordesigns #markrichardssprays #mrtwinfin #mrretrotwinfin #twinfinsrule #twinfinfever #twinfinfevercatchit #twinfinsforever #mr1978retrotwinfin #mr1978retrotwinfinmodel #mrfreeridemodel #mrfreeridetwinfinmodel #mrfreerideretrotwinfinmodel #mrfreeridetwinfin

Read more »

A 42’year old shot of me at “Off The Wall” in 1978 on my 6’4″

A 42’year old shot of me at “Off The Wall” in 1978 on my 6’4″ Twin Fin. This one became known as the “Free Ride” model. It’s the board I was riding in some of the “Off the Wall” North Shore sequences in Bill Delaneys movie Free Ride. Dimensions were 21″ wide & 27/8″ thick. So stoked I still have the original boards. There were two of them. Originally posted by @thelostandfoundcollection Photo, Chris Klopf @quiksilver @benny_big @fuzzy66 @mikereilly1 @sammygosling @samueltgriffiths @yeahbranchy @anothery @limowall @mikypicon @quiksilver_originals #markrichardssurfboards #markrichardscolordesigns #markrichardssprays #mrtwinfin #mrretrotwinfin #twinfinsrule #twinfinfever #twinfinfevercatchit #twinfinsforever #mr1978retrotwinfinmodel #mr1978retrotwinfin #mr1978originaltwinfin #mrfreeridemodel #mrfreeridetwinfinmodel #mrfreerideretrotwinfinmodel #mrfreeridetwinfin #quiksilver #quiksilveroriginal #quikrecycledforradness

Read more »

42 years ago watching “Off The Wall” in 1978 holding my 6’4″ Twin Fin

42 years ago watching “Off The Wall” in 1978 holding my 6’4″ Twin Fin. This one became known as the “Free Ride” model. It’s the board I was riding in some of the “Off the Wall” North Shore sequences in Bill Delaneys movie Free Ride. Dimensions were 21″ wide & 27/8″ thick. So stoked I still have the original boards. The shorts were a favourite pair of @quiksilver scallop legs that I wore for the whole Hawaiian season & the Australian summer. Custom made in Torquay with me picking the colors. Black Yoke, Yellow font & back with red sides. I don’t have them any more but wish I did even though there is no way they would fit my fat arse now. Photo, Shirley Rogers. @thelostandfoundcollection @limowall @quiksilver @mikypicon @anothery @sammygosling @samueltgriffiths @wadelamond @cidoubleyou @benny_big @mikereilly1 @yeahbranchy @stephenisbelly @dannyteheuheutukino @fuzzy66 @boardriderscoolangatta @boardriderstorquay @boardridersericeira @boardridersmalibu @boardriderscapbreton #markrichardssurfboards #markrichardscolordesigns #markrichardssprays #mrtwinfin #mrretrotwinfin #twinfinsrule #twinfinfever #twinfinfevercatchit #twinfinsforever #mr1978retrotwinfin #mr1978retrotwinfinmodel #mrfreeridemodel #mrfreeridetwinfinmodel #mrfreerideretrotwinfinmodel #mrfreerideretrotwinfin #quiksilver #quiksilveroriginal

Read more »

“Off The Wall” in 1978 on my 6’4″ Twin Fin 42 years ago

“Off The Wall” in 1978 on my 6’4″ Twin Fin 42 years ago. This one became known as the “Free Ride” model. It’s the board I was riding in some of the “Off the Wall” North Shore sequences in Bill Delaneys movie Free Ride. Dimensions were 21″ wide & 27/8″ thick. So stoked I still have the original boards. The shorts were a favourite pair of Quiksilver scallop legs that I wore for the whole Hawaiian season & the Australian summer. Custom made in Torquay with me picking the colors. Black Yoke, Yellow font & back with red sides. I don’t have them any more but wish I did even though there is no way they would fit me now. Photo, @merkelmedia @thelostandfoundcollection @quiksilver @mikypicon @anothery @euroglass @fuzzy66 @cidoubleyou @mikereilly1 @sammygosling @samueltgriffiths @yeahbranchy @wadelamond @boardriderscoolangatta @boardridersmalibu @boardriderstorquay @boardridersericeira @nicoperet @boardriderscapbreton #markrichardssurfboards #markrichardscolordesigns #markrichardssprays #mrtwinfin #mrretrotwinfin #twinfinsrule #twinfinfever #twinfinfevercatchit #twinfinsforever #mr1978retrotwinfin #mr1978retrotwinfinmodel #mrfreeridemodel #mrfreeridetwinfinmodel #mrfreerideretrotwinfinmodel #mrfreeridetwinfin #mrfreerideretrotwinfin

Read more »

From Left to Right, •MR, 6’1/2″ talll, waist 36, XL tee, 85 kg

From Left to Right, •MR, 6’1/2″ talll, waist 36, XL tee, 85 kg. •1976 Retro Bumble Bee, 5’10”, 213/4″ wide, 27/8″ thick. •Free Ride Retro Twin Fin, 6’4″, 21″ wide, 27/8″ thick. •Original 7’0″ single fin from my 1978 Hawaiian quiver. This is the board I used to Replicate the small run of Retro’s that I did of this 1978 single fin 2 years ago. I have to get around to doing a series of posts on the shaping & Color spraying of this Replica reproduction board eventually. @quiksilver @mikypicon @anothery @cidoubleyou @mikereilly1 @sammygosling @samueltgriffiths @surfboardempire @slimesboardstore #markrichardssurfboards #markrichardscolordesigns #markrichardssprays #mrtwinfin #mrretrotwinfin #mrsinglefin #mrretrosinglefin #twinfinsrule #twinfinfever #twinfinfevercatchit #twinfinsforever #mr1976retrobumblebee #mr1976retrobumblebeemodel #mrfreeridemodel #mrfreeridetwinfinmodel #mrfreerideretrotwinfinmodel #mrfreeridetwinfin #mrfreerideretrotwinfin #mr1978retrotwinfin #mr1978retrotwinfinmodel #mr1978retrosinglefin #mr1978retrosinglefinmodel #mr1978hawaiiancontestquiver #mr1978

Read more »

“Off The Wall” in 1978 on my 6’4″ Twin Fin

“Off The Wall” in 1978 on my 6’4″ Twin Fin. This one became known as the “Free Ride” model. It’s the board I was riding in some of the “Off the Wall” North Shore sequences in Bill Delaneys movie Free Ride. Dimensions were 21″ wide & 27/8″ thick. So stoked I still have the original board. The shorts were a favourite pair of Quiksilver scallop legs that I wore for the whole Hawaiian season & the Australian summer. Custom made in Torquay with me picking the colors. Black Yoke, Yellow font & back with red sides. I don’t have them any more but wish I did even though there is no way they would fit me now. The leg length looks super short compared to today’s board shorts. I shaped, sprayed & glassed this board. Photo Dan Merkel @merkelmedia @quiksilver @sammygosling @samueltgriffiths @stephenisbelly @euroglass @cidoubleyou @mikereilly1 @mikypicon @boardriderscoolangatta @boardridersmalibu @boardridersericeira @boardriderstorquay @boardriderscapbreton @fuzzy66 @anothery @empireave #markrichardssprays #markrichardssurfboards #markrichardscolordesigns #mrtwinfin #mrretrotwinfin #mr1978retrotwinfin #twinfinsrule #twinfinfever #twinfinfevercatchit #twinfinsforever #mr1978retrotwinfinmodel #mrfreeride #mrfreeridemodel #mrfreeridetwinfinmodel #mrfreerideretrotwinfinmodel #mrfreeridetwinfin #mrfreerideretrotwinfin

Read more »

With Richie Lovett in Slimes Boardstore in Newcastle

With Richie Lovett in Slimes Boardstore in Newcastle. We did an interview discussing Twin Fins for an episode of My Surf TV. I’m holding a 6’4″ Free Ride Retro Twin which is owned by FCS / Surf Hardware. Richie is holding a stock 1980 Retro Pro Twin Fin model. @riklove72 @fcs_surf @mikedurante @joshuahalldesign @slimesboardstore @mysurftv @quiksilver @sammygosling @samueltgriffiths @mikypicon @stephenisbelly @cidoubleyou @mikereilly1 @fuzzy66 #markrichardssurfboards #markrichardscolordesigns #markrichardssprays #mrtwinfin #mrretrotwinfin #twinfinsforever #twinfinsrule #twinfinfever #twinfinfevercatchit #mr1980retrotwinfin #mr1980retrotwinfinmodel #mr1980retroprotwinfinmodel #mr1980retrotwinfin #mr1978retrotwinfinmodel #mr1978retrotwinfin #mrfreeridemodel #mrfreeridetwinfinmodel #mrfreerideretrotwinfin #mrfreerideretrotwinfinmodel

Read more »

New MR “Free Ride” print Tee shirts available from @markrichardssurfboardsapparel & a small number of

New MR “Free Ride” print Tee shirts available from @markrichardssurfboardsapparel & a small number of surf shops in Australia. They can be shipped Overseas, for details & ordering check out www.markrichardssurfboardsapparel.com The print recreates the big MR logo & Mark Richards script from my “Free Ride” Twin Fin model. @slimesboardstore @drippingwetsurfshop @boardriderscoolangatta @boardriderstorquay @surfboardempire @surfview #markrichardssurfboards #markrichardssurfboardsapparel #markrichardssurfboardsteeshirts #markrichardssurfboardsteeshirtprints #markrichardssurfboardsteeshirtdesugns #mrfreeridemodel #mrfreeridetwinfinmodel

Read more »

A shot from 1978 at “Off The Wall” in Hawaii

A shot from 1978 at “Off The Wall” in Hawaii. The board is the 6’4″, 21″ wide, 27/8″ thick Free Ride Twin Fin. The stance ?? Well, I was influenced by South African Shaun Tomson’s tube riding style. He was going mad at OTW getting long deep tube rides with a forward stance where he was continually making adjustments to his line to follow the contours of the tube. At the time it was revolutionary as tube riding was usually based on setting a line after the bottom turn & hoping it was correct to get you in & out of the barrel. I have no idea if I managed to get some pressure on the inside rail to alter my line ? By the looks of it I’m about a second away from wearing the lip on my head. Photo, @chrisklopf @quiksilver @fuzzy66 @shauntomson @carlatomson @anothery #markrichardssurfboards #markrichardscolordesigns #markrichardssprays #mrtwinfin #mrretrotwinfin #twinfinsforever #twinfinfever #twinfinfevercatchit #twinfinsrule #mr1978retrotwinfin #mr1978retrotwinfinmodel #mrfreeridemodel #mrfreeridetwinfinmodel #mrfreerideretrotwinfinmodel #mrfreeridetwinfin #mrfreerideretrotwinfin

Read more »

A quiver of MR’s, (not mine )

A quiver of MR’s, (not mine ). The age spread would be around 40 years. The newest board would the one with black / red stripes & was made in 2018. The oldest would be one of the first two, guessing from the late 1970’s. From Left to Right, 5’10” & 6’2″ late 70’s vintage original Twin Fins. 6’2″ 1982 Retro Twin. 6’3″ Mega Twin model. 6’4″ Free Ride Retro Twin model. MR Free Ride Skaeboard. 6’6″ Bushranger Round tail Thruster model & 6’9″ Thruster mini gun. #markrichardssprays #markrichardscolordesigns #markrichardssurfboards #mrtwinfin #mrretrotwinfin #mr1978retrotwinfin #mr1978retrotwinfinmodel #mr1980retrotwinfin #mr1980retrotwinfinmodel #twinfinsforever #twinfinsrule #twinfinfever #twinfinfevercatchit #mrmegatwin #mrmegatwinmodel #mr1982retrotwinfin #mr1982retrotwinfinmodel #mrfreeridemodel #mrfreeridetwinfinmodel #mrfreerideretrotwinfinmodel #mrbushranger #mrbushrangermodel #mrbushrangerroundtailmodel #mrbushrangerroundtail #mrbushrangerroundpin #mrbushrangerroundpinmodel

Read more »

MR on Instagram

Follow Mark on Instagram
instagram.com/markrichardssurfboards

Archives