Yet Another Vintage Liddle

Greetings, Shredderz! Another day, another displacement hull that commands a premium, despite (or because of?) all the dings and repairs. I am neither a hull head nor a person who complains loudly about them; it doesn’t seem like there are that many of us in the middle ground. But I can appreciate just about anyone with a unique perspective on things, and that definitely seems to be the case with Greg Liddle.

The seller described this board as an “MP” model. I haven’t been able to find any trace of such a model on the Liddle website; the closest thing I could find is the M3P. I said it the last time I wrote up one of these hulls, but I am straight up awful at eyeballing outlines on the internet (and not much better in real life, either), so there’s that.

As always, you can tell this is a Liddle hand shape by the detailed signature with its specific formatting. I’ve heard before that the middle figures indicate the glassing; which in this case would be Superlight and 6oz fiberglass (I think). You can see the board is 7’4″ x 22″ x 3 5/16″ and the serial number is 3345. I just wrote up #3346 a little while ago; the boards must have been shaped within a short time period of one another, assuming the numbers are sequential.

The so-called “MP” outline has a 2+1 fin setup, and you can see the original Freestyle fin boxes there. I’d guess this board was shaped in the 80s sometime, based on the fin boxes.

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