Greetings, Shredderz! There’s a cool Hansen Super Light on Craigslist right now, and I thought I’d post the pics here for posterity’s sake. Check out the original listing here.
I’m guessing the board was shaped sometime during the Transition Era, due to its shorter size (6’5″) and the Wonderbolt fin. The board is obviously in great shape, and as far as I can tell, it’s all original.
One of the board’s most prominent features is its truncated stringer, which I believe was intended to give it greater flex characteristics. It’s curious to see this on a board that’s so short and unlikely to be ridden near the nose, but what do I know.
I can’t get over the outline on this shape, which is funky even by Transition Era standards. At 6’5″, this particular example is much shorter than other ones I’ve seen. Here’s a 9’3″ Hansen Super Light that was posted on Swaylocks; and here’s a 9’6″. Both threads have some great info from Bill Thrailkill, who shaped at Hansen during this time.
Last but not least, here’s a closeup shot of the fin, which is also in phenomenal shape. This shot also gives you a look at the stringer and then the offset glue lines on either side.
Check out the Craigslist post here.
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