Channin: Wings of Flight

Look, I get it – there are lots of reasons why you’d want to be a Shred Sledz reader. The paragraphs of incomparable prose, the community (AKA one dude sitting at his desk trawling the darkest corners of Craigslist until his eyes start bleeding), the babes…the list goes on and on.

But when it comes down to it, you’re here for one reason: to look at some sweet sticks that you’re not gonna find at the local surf shop, which is less a home for surf culture than the physical manifestation of the entire Orange County surf industrial complex.

Well, you came to the right place. Because yours truly has spent the better part of the afternoon looking for gems, and uncovered a cool little Channin board from the 1970s.

This here, which you can view in all its glory on Craigslist in St Petersburg, Florida, is a Channin “Wings of Flight” model. According to Stoked-n-Board, less than 1,000 boards of this model were produced between 1972 and 1973.

This particular example looks to be in pretty great condition, and if I had to hazard a guess, it doesn’t look restored, either.

Best of all? It’s going for $260, which sounds pretty fair to me.

Check it out here.

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