Eighties Stussy Thruster

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got a quick peek at a cool Stussy thruster that’s currently up for sale on eBay. You can check out the listing here.

What you see above is a 6’6″ Stussy thruster that was shaped sometime in the Eighties. The board is a bit more restrained than some other Stussy surfboards from the era, but it’s still got an unmistakable artistic flair. I think the relatively subdued color scheme is gorgeous.

I’ve written many times about my fondness for the intricate logos and artwork on Stussy’s boards. The “Equipment for the Modern Age” tagline is one that Stussy used throughout the Eighties. However, this is the first example I have seen of the atom-inspired logo you see above.

Sadly, the bottom of the board isn’t in great condition. I’m not really a full glass-off restoration kind of guy, but I can see the temptation to turn this one into a wall hanger, especially considering that the deck is still in good shape. The board still looks great but it must have been an absolute head turner back when it was still new.

The board has an interesting signature on it. I’ve seen a few Stussy boards with playful inscriptions, but I’m not quite sure what to make of the “semi-portly express.” You can clearly see Shawn’s handwriting on the signature, though — compare the board featured here to one I wrote up last month, which was almost certainly shaped by Terry Martin.

The seller is asking $1,600 for the board, not including an additional $150 for shipping. I love Eighties Stussys (who doesn’t?), but I think this is high, especially given the condition of the board. You can check out the listing here.

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