Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got a short post about a short board, but hopefully you won’t hold that against either of us. There’s currently a very cool Gordon & Smith twin fin kneeboard that’s for sale on eBay. You can find a link to the eBay listing here.
I usually make a point to research boards before I write them up, but in this case I’m willing to make an exception. The board you see above is described as a Gordon & Smith kneeboard. I tend to think this is accurate given the dimensions (listed at “5’0″ x 20 1/4″ x thick”), and you can also make out a scoop in the deck where the rider’s knees would presumably fit. The seller claims the board was shaped in the early Seventies.
Steve Lis is widely credited with inventing the fish, which drew upon the kneeboards that were popular in San Diego at the time. I’m guessing the G&S kneeboard is something of a predecessor to Lis’ fish design, but I can’t say for sure.
Regardless of the history behind the board, it looks to be in fantastic condition. It is a gorgeous board, too. The colors are bright and classic, and every little detail on the board is killer, from the white resin pinline on the deck, to the minimalist outline logo towards the nose.
The fins on the board are a trip, too. I can’t really speak to the design elements here, so all I’ll say is I enjoy looking at the pics and I’m adding this to my long list of surfboards to research more thoroughly.
Check out the listing for the vintage G&S kneeboard on eBay here.