Greetings, Shredderz! Here’s the latest batch of Shredder Submissions, featuring boards sent in by readers. We’ve got an interesting lineup of sticks today, featuring more Donald Takayama, a kevlar glassed single fin by one of the all time East Coast shaping greats, and more. Keep reading for the full rundown.
Thanks to Cooper for sending in this awesome Donald Takayama egg you see above. This one is a bit bigger than the eggs I’ve usually seen. The measurements are 8’6″ x 22 1/2″ x 3 1/8″. I love the beautiful purple cut lap resin tint. The relatively clean deck, combined with all the laminates on the bottom and the rails, is another killer detail. And of course those Takayama egg logos are all time.
Now here’s a trippy one: a 70s Dick Catri single fin that was glassed with Kevlar. The owner tells me the color on the board comes from the glass job, and it’s not a case of discoloration. You can clearly see the odd texture in the deck. Sadly I don’t have any clear understanding of exactly how the board was built and the various materials that were used, but it’s a unique example from one of the best shapers to emerge from the East Coast. Thanks to @emsi_mctrips for sharing!
@vintagesurfcluster sent over this 1981 Herbie Fletcher twin fin. It was shaped by Del Miller and signed on the deck. Not sure the dims on this one but it’s pretty unusual, especially compared to the other Herbie Fletcher boards I’ve seen. You can see the Team laminate on the deck, and the logos on the glass on fins are just primo.