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Bing Bonzer by Mike Eaton

Pictured below is a Bing Bonzer shaped by Mike Eaton that is currently for sale on Craigslist in Orange County. You can find a link to the board here. The Bonzer was invented by the Campbell Brothers in the late 1960s / early 1970s in Ventura, California. Their website has an excellent overview…

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Shred Sledz Deep Dive

Rick Surfboards: A Shred Sledz Deep Dive (Part I)

Rick Surfboards is a surfboard label that should be more famous than it is. I admit, part of this stance is informed by my own extensive biases, starting with the fact I have a soft spot for Rick’s clean and classy logos. Setting aside these preconceptions, though, Rick Surfboards boasts a rich history…

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Shred Sledz Social Media Roundup

Shred Sledz Social Media Roundup (May 29)

Konichiwa, Shredderz! This post is being written from lovely Japan, where I am enjoying an extended trip with Ms. Sledz. Hope all of my American friends are enjoying Memorial Day weekend. Enough about me, though, and onto the goods… View this post on Instagram A post shared by Jeff Robertson (@jjrober22) on Jan 14,…

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Bing Takayama

Maybe it’s the 90s hip hop fan in me, but there are few things I enjoy more than a great collaboration. As far as vintage surfboards go, the Donald Takayama Model for Bing Surfboards has to be up there. The board pictured above is an example of a Donald Takayama Model, created for…

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Shred Sledz Presents: Mid-Week Grab Bag

Greetings, Shredderz! As always, here’s a little selection of some cool boards you can find for sale online. Bing Bonzer on Craigslist (San Diego) This thing is 8′4″ and it’s got all the cool branding you would expect from this unique Campbell Bros / Bing collaboration. However, there’s some discoloration going on. Check…

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Surf Heavyweight David Nuuhiwa

Greetings Shredderz! We’ve got a real gem to take you into the weekend. Pictured here is an extremely rare 1968 Bing Lightweight David Nuuhiwa model with a floral pattern. It’s currently for sale on Craigslist in Los Angeles, and a mere $7.5K will take this bad boy home for you. It’s in all…

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Mike Eaton for Bing Surfboards

This might be my very first post about Bing Surfboards. Considering Bing’s place in surf history, that means this post is very much overdue! I know I use the word “classic” a lot, but hey, I just so happen to write about some pretty sick surfboards. Bing is a quintessential California surf label, co-founded…

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Bing Australian Foil

Shopping on eBay always feels slightly scuzzy. Let’s put it this way: if eBay were a restaurant and you had a date you wanted to impress, you would steer clear. eBay aspires to be the online version of an auction house, but really, it just has the ambiance of a cut rate garage…

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