Tuesday, 26 November 2013

keepers...


There was a thread on the Magic seaweed forum a while ago about keepers, those boards you will never sell. Thinking about it i'm pretty fickle, there are a few boards that i was sure i'd never get rid of which went to make way for supposedly bigger and better things. That said, there are a few in my quiver that have survived the periodic culls and that i'm still really fond of.

Ask me again this time next year and who knows but currently...

5'2 Gulfstream SeaPea by me!!

5'2 Tyler Warren bar of soap
5'6 Jeff mcCallum mford

Both rare, both beautiful, both fly! The McCallum has the best laminate ever, a signed, defaced Dollar Bill.

9'4 if6was9 mod log by Neil Randall, my current beau for logging and the board in the pic above. Based on Dane Petersons logs with a greenough fin. Super fun off the tail and super good on the nose in steeper waves. It's pretty much where current "cutting edge" longboard design is right now.

9'6 classic Malibu jai lee noserider by Peter White, such a good noserider it's almost cheating!

3 comments:

Russ Pierre said...

I'm the same Chris. Keepers 8'2 DT Twinnie, 7'0 DT Single flow egg, 7'8" Single Harbour Surfboards Down railer, 9'6" Gulf Stream Triple Stringer (tired but exceptional)

rob said...

Oooh very jealous of both lists!

I've got about a decade of board buying to make up for... The only two keepers I've experienced so far are a 9'2 and 9'6 logs I've shaped with my Dad and a 6'4 fish my Dad shaped for me, they can break into two and I'll still be keeping them!

Going to get a true, short, keel fin fish shaped, want it to be a keeper...

rob said...

I think McCallum is on a different level right now...

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