Floral Print Bing + More: Monday Grab Bag

Bing Pintail Lightweight Hawaii Model

Greetings, Shredderz! Technically speaking, the Weekend Grab Bag runs during, well, the weekend, but I’m guessing you don’t read Shred Sledz for its punctuality. One Grab Bag rule that remains inviolate is that every single board featured here is currently for sale somewhere on the internet as of publishing time. There are some cool ones here this week, including an original Bing Surfboards floral inlay stick. Keep reading for the full rundown.

1967 8’10” Bing Pintail Lightweight Hawaii Model with Floral Fabric Inlay (eBay)

In my humble opinion, Bing’s late 60s line of floral pattern fabric inlay boards are some of the coolest sticks to come out of the decade. I’m sure most people prefer the classic noserider models of the era, but this is still a rad example. I also always dig seeing boards in their original condition, as I wouldn’t be surprised if this one gets a little facelift before showing up at auction.

9’9″ Jim Phillips Blue Max (Craigslist Santa Cruz)

Here’s an exceedingly reasonably priced board from a well regarded shaper. This Jim Phillips Blue Max Model clocks in at 9’9″ and the seller is asking $900. Considering what longboards go for brand new nowadays (plus California sales tax, woof), this strikes me as bargain territory. I haven’t seen the board in person so who knows, there might be a very good reason this board is still up for grabs. In any case, it’s worth taking a second to admire the beautiful stringer setup. According to this Facebook post from Long Beach Surf Shop, the Blue Max is Phillips’ interpretation of Morey-Pope and Bob Cooper’s famous Blue Machine model.

9’3″ Yater Spoon (Craigslist San Francisco)

Finally, here’s a 9’3″ Yater Spoon for sale on Craigslist in San Francisco. Renny’s resume speaks for itself, and gosh I just love that cream color paired with the dark stringers and the tail block.

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