Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got a splendid example of a classic Sixties longboard: the Gordon & Smith Skip Frye Model. I most recently wrote up a G&S Skip Frye Model that is likely the fourth ever Frye model, so check out that post if you’re interested. The Gordon & Smith Skip Frye Model featured here was likely shaped in 1967 or 1968. It measures in at 10’0″. It is currently being offered for sale, and the board is located in Rhode Island. You can find the listing here. Thank you to the seller for granting permission to run pics of this sweet stick.
The board has been re-glossed and it’s unclear if the black rails are original. My guess, which isn’t based in any particular expertise, is that the black rails were added after the fact. I personally have never seen another Skip Frye board with a similar design, but I’m no expert on the subject.
I’ve noticed that these G&S Skip Frye Models often have a black strip at the base of the fin. I’m not sure what the purpose is but it can be seen across numerous examples.
Finally, see below for an example of another Gordon & Smith Skip Frye longboard, which looks to be from a similar era.
Thanks again to the board’s owner for supplying pics, and you can find the listing for the Gordon & Smith Skip Frye Model here.
Photo at the top of the page via Flickr; photographer unknown.