Shred Sledz Social Media Roundup (April 30)

Greetings, Shredderz! Hope you are all having fantastic weekends. Without any further ado, here’s a selection of social media posts that have recently caught my eye.

Christian Fletcher’s signature model is the coolest. Raddest. Most-shredding-est. Choose whatever superlative you prefer; I just can’t get enough of these things.

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Check out this Larry Bertlemann sting with an awesome Olympic variant of his logo. Looks like the swallow tail was re-done at some point, but this thing is super rad. The hashtags indicate it was signed by Takayama, and I’d love to see a close-up of the signature on the board. EDIT: As an eagle-eyed reader points out below, this board was actually shaped by Pat Ryan of E.T. Surfboards fame. Here’s an interview with Ryan where he talks about the work he did for Bertlemann (warning, it has an autoplay video with some pretty awful sound effects): http://swellmagnet.com/surfboard-shapers/pat-ryan/.

 

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#tomcurren #gogo80s

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Tom Curren and Al Merrick are the only two ingredients you need for a dope Instagram post. Done and done.

 

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Luis Real just keeps snapping ’em up. Check out this incredible Wave Tools / Lance Collins twin fin. This is a cherry example of a classic Echo Beach 80s board.

 

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Hakman, Russell, Lopez, Abellira Bolt ad, 1976

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This is an old Lightning Bolt ad from 1976, apparently, featuring none other than Jeff Hakman, Rory Russell, Gerry Lopez, and Reno Abellira. What a murderers’ row of Hawaiian surfing royalty!

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2 comments

  1. Matt j says:

    That bert sting is shaped by Pat Ryan, love the blog!!

  2. Henry Knapp says:

    Thanks Matt! Appreciate the kind words. I’ll update the blog to include the info about Pat Ryan…had no idea he shaped these boards. Found this article where Ryan talks a little about the work he did for Bertlemann: http://swellmagnet.com/surfboard-shapers/pat-ryan/