Some Computer cut Puffer Twin model shapes in the back of my Toyota Kluger

Some Computer cut Puffer Twin model shapes in the back of my Toyota Kluger. They are all @burfordblanks which were cut on Fitzy’s APS Shape 3D machine @fitzycooly @burtonautomotive @surfboardempire @kimpindimar #markrichardssurfboards #markrichardsshapes #markrichardsshaping #mrtwinfin #twinfinsrule #twinfinfever #twinfinfevercatchit #twinfinsforever #mrsupertwin #mrscaldedcat #mrscaldedcatmodel #mrpuffertwin #mrpuffertwinmodel #burtonautomotive #burtonautomotivepro

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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 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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3 shaped Twin Fin models in the Racks in my shaping room

3 shaped Twin Fin models in the Racks in my shaping room. From top to bottom, * MR x Mayhem California Twin. * Super Twin model. * Puffer Twin model. They are all Burford Bkanks & were computer cut on Fitzy’s APS Shape 3D machine. @pearljam @fitzycooly @mayhemsurfboards_mattbiolos @surfboardempire @slimesboardstore @markrichardssurfboardsapparel @montanapoolservice @mikemccreadypj @darrenburford66 @burfordblanks #markrichardsshaping #markrichardsshapes #mrtwinfin #mrretrotwinfin #twinfinsrule #twinfinfever #twinfinfevercatchit #twinfinsforever #mrsupertwin #mrsupertwinmodel #mrpuffertwin #mrpuffertwinmodel #mrxmayhem #mrxmayhemcatwin #mrxmayhemcaliforniatwinmodel #mrxmayhemcaliforniatwin

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Close up vision & the final piece of tape being removed

Close up vision & the final piece of tape being removed. My Tech skills were not up to posting the 2 spray unveiling videos together this morning. It’s a 5’7″ Double Wing Swallow model I shaped recently. I needed the edges to come out clean & bleed free as It’s not getting any fine Black Pinlines around the edges of each Color. @quiksilver @mikypicon @anothery @sammygosling @limowall @samueltgriffiths @mikereilly1 @yeahbranchy @fiberglasshawaii @surfboardempire @markrichardssurfboardsapparel @markmonostewart2481 @christianchapmanartist @_mkbn_ @dlovepaint @dane.robb.art @willynicholls_artist @adrian_robert_turner @tapedoff @search4shin #markrichardssurfboards #markrichardsshaping #markrichardsshapes #markrichardscolordesigns #markrichardssprays #mrtwinfin #twinfinsrule #twinfinfever #twinfinfevercatchit #twinfinsforever #mrsupertwin #mrsupertwinmodel. #mrpuffertwinfin #mrpuffertwinmodel #mrscalddedcat #mrscaldedcatmodel.

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Unveiling the Fluro Magenta & Orange spray I did on a 5’7″ Double Wing Swallow

Unveiling the Fluro Magenta & Orange spray I did on a 5’7″ Double Wing Swallow model I shaped recently. I’m pulling the tape off the Orange slowly & gently so as not to lift off any of the Magenta paint off the Arc. It’s always a worry taping over sprayed water based paint especially as you have to press the tape down hard to prevent paint bleeding. I needed the edges to come out clean & bleed free as It’s not getting any fine Black Pinlines around the edges of each Color. @quiksilver @mikypicon @limowall @anothery @sammygosling @samueltgriffiths @mikereilly1 @fuzzy66 @benny_big @yeahbranchy @markmonostewart2481 @_mkbn_ @dlovepaint @dane.robb.art @christianchapmanartist @willynicholls_artist @adrian_robert_turner @tapedoff @search4shin @fiberglasshawaii @dannyteheuheutukino #markrichardssurfboards #markrichardsshaping #markrichardsshapes #markrichardscolordesigns #markrichardssprays #mrtwinfin #twinfinsrule #twinfinfever #twinfinfevercatchit #twinfinsforever #mrsupertwin #mrsupertwinmodel. #mrpuffertwinfin #mrpuffertwinfinmodel #mrscalddedcat #mrscaldedcatmodel.

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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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Vision of me spraying in my driveway

Vision of me spraying in my driveway. I’m backed up against the garage door trying to keep in the shade. Being in the shade makes it easier to see if the Color coverage is coming out even. A mix of sun & shade on the bard makes it a lot harder to see if the Color is even. The elastic straps on my mask have lost their elasticity. At the length they have stretched to I discovered if I wear a tee shirt on my head the mask fits perfect. The board is the 5’7″ Double Wing Swallow, I posted photos of the shape 3 weeks ago. @quiksilver @limowall @mikypicon @anothery @euroglass @sammygosling @samueltgriffiths @mikereilly1 @benny_big @markrichardssurfboardsapparel @surfboardempire @fiberglasshawaii #markrichardssurfboards #markrichardsshaping #markrichardsshapes #markrichardscolordesigns #markrichardssprays #mrtwinfin #twinfinsrule #twinfinfever #twinfinfevercatchit #twinfinsforever #mrsupertwin #mrsupertwinmodel. #mrpuffertwinfin #mrpuffertwinfinmodel #mrscadedcat #mrscaldedcatmodel.

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Progress photos of the Second Color added to a spray I started nearly 2 week

Progress photos of the Second Color added to a spray I started nearly 2 week ago. I had it taped up ready to spray the second Color but at the time had a brain fade & decided to sit it out. I get really indecisive over Color choice & when I start a spray I always second guess myself. Once the paint hits the foam there is no changing your mind. Luckily 2 weeks later the tape was still stuck down well, no sections had lifted. I was sure I would have have to pull all the tape & paper off & redo it. The board is the 5’7″ Double Wing Swallow I posted photos of 3 weeks ago. @fiberglasshawaii @markrichardssurfboardsapparel @timdickson @pop_diddy @surfview #markrichardssurfboards #markrichardsshaping #markrichardsshapes #markrichardscolordesigns #markrichardssprays #mrtwinfin #twinfinsrule #twinfinfever #twinfinfevercatchit #twinfinsforever #mrsupertwin #mrsupertwinmodel. #mrpuffertwinfin #mrpuffertwinfinmodel #mrscadedcat #mrscaldedcatmodel

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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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MR x Mayhem “California Twin” Fin model & a Super Twin model for Sean “Smurf”

MR x Mayhem “California Twin” Fin model & a Super Twin model for Sean “Smurf” Lancaster @smurflanky Dimensions are… California Twin, 5’6″, 20″ wide, 2.36 thick, 28.5 Litres. Super Twin, 5’10” long, 191/4″ wide & 21/4″ thick. Sean absolutely rips & has been riding my Super Twin models for years. The design features are the same as you would see on a high performance Thruster in terms of rocker, rails & Concave’s. It will be his first California Twin & I think he is going to love it. Both shaped from Burford Blanks computer cut on Fitzy’s APS Shape 3D machine @fitzycooly They were glassed by Taka & his team @sun_glass_glassing Sean tends to blow out Fin plugs so Taka glassed some carbon patches over them for extra strength. @mayhemsurfboards_mattbiolos @burfordblanks @darrenburford66 @realfrawls @timdickson @timryan1959 @pop_diddy @surfboardempire @fcs_surf @riklove72 @mikedurante #markrichardssurfboards #markrichardsshaping #markrichardsshapes #mrtwinfin #mrretrotwinfin #twinfinsrule #twinfinfever #twinfinfevercatchit #twinfinsforever #mrsupertwin #mrsupertwinmodel #mrxmayhem #mrxmayhemcatwin #mrxmayhemcaliforniatwin #mrxmayhemcaliforniatwinmodel.

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