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80s Ben Aipa T&C Thruster

Greetings, Shredderz! Given the non-stop swell that has been hammering Hawaii’s North Shore lately, I figured I’d feature this board from one of the unquestioned greats of Hawaiian board building. Pictured here is a killer 1986 Ben Aipa thruster shaped for Town & Country. Many thanks to the man known as Shad for…

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Shred Sledz Social Media Roundup

Ultra Clean Aipa / SNI Sting & More

Greetings, Shredderz! Per the usual, here are some of my favorite social media posts from the past month or so. This beaut comes via @atomichomemodernla. I’ve written up countless Aipa / Surfing’s New Image stings, and the board remains one of my all time favorites. This particular example is in fantastic shape. The…

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Shred Sledz Weekend Grab Bag

Andreini, Herbie Fletcher & More

Greetings, Shredderz! Per the standard Weekend Grab Bag rules, here are a few sticks that are all listed for sale as of publishing time. We’ve got a few rad ones, including a gorgeous Marc Andreini longboard, a Seventies Herbie Fletcher single fin, and a couple of other odds and ends. Keep scrolling for…

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Shred Sledz Social Media Roundup

MR’s Hawaii Quiver & More: Social Media Roundup

Greetings, Shredderz! Unfortunately, a change on the back end means it is no longer possible to embed Instagram photos into my blog posts. The Social Media Roundup posts will continue, just tweaked slightly. Anyway, the less about blogging backend technology, the better: keep scrolling for some recent Instagram selections, featuring Mark Richards and…

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Shred Sledz Weekend Grab Bag

Single Fin Saturday

Greetings, Shredderz! Per the usual rules of the Weekend Grab Bag, here are some boards that are all currently for sale somewhere online as of the time of writing. More below. Mike Slingerland & Rick Hamon Aipa / Surfing’s New Image Stings (eBay) There are actually two SNI boards in the eBay listing….

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Eighties Ben Aipa T&C Thruster

Greetings, Shredderz! First and foremost, I hope all of you are safe and sound amid all the COVID-19 insanity that is currently going on. Luckily surfing doesn’t seem to be off the menu for most of us. And for some lockdown-approved reading material, we’ve got a particularly cool stick: an Eighties T&C Surf…

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Da Fang by Ben Aipa

Greetings, Shredderz! Luckily for all of us, social distancing is 100% compatible with drooling over sweet vintage sleds on the internet. So even if you’re hunkered down like me, hopefully this post will make self-quarantine a little more enjoyable. Featured here is an absolutely gorgeous Ben Aipa shaped 2+1 produced under the Surf…

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Ben Aipa Da Fang
Shred Sledz Social Media Roundup

Social Media Roundup: February Funk

Greetings, Shredderz! Here in California winter is coming to a close. As always, here are some of my favorite social media posts from the past month or so. You want to talk about power surfing, how’s this combo: a sweet Ben Aipa twin fin shaped for none other than Aussie lead foot extraordinaire…

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Stussy Single Fin

Another Mike Slingerland Aipa / SNI Sting

It’s been less than a week since I wrote up an Aipa / Surfing’s New Image sting, but when it rains, it pours. Pictured here is another Aipa / SNI sting shaped by Mike Slingerland. The board belongs to Steve Wray, who has been kind enough to share photos of many boards in…

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Aipa / Surfing’s New Image Sting by Mike Slingerland

Greetings, Shredderz! Look, I’m practically contractually obligated to write a blog post any time I see a rad little Aipa / Surfing’s New Image sting that’s listed for sale. There just so happens to be one such example listed on Craigslist. I’ve reproduced some of the photos from the listing below. First, you’ll…

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