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Shred Sledz Weekend Grab Bag

70s Bolt, Takayama Egg & More

Greetings, Shredderz! Yeah, it’s time for another Weekend Grab Bag, so we can all take a peek at some of the boards currently listed for sale online. There’s some nice variation here, starting with a cool Lightning Bolt single fin, and including an 80s Takayama egg and then a Freeline Design stick. As…

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Two Top Notch Takayama Boards

Greetings, Shredderz! Per the title, here are two random Donald Takayama boards that I recently saw listed online. The first is a 5’6″ Donald Takayama Larry Bertlemann twin fin. I’m guessing this one was shaped in the late 90s or early 2000s, as the signature on this board matches the style that I’ve…

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Green Egg & Spam: Donald Takayama Egg

Greetings, Shredderz! I’ve been featuring a ton of Donald Takayama boards lately, with no signs of stopping any time soon. A beautiful Donald Takayama egg popped up on Craigslist in San Diego recently, and it’s a clean one. The measurements are 7’4″ x 22″ x 2 3/4″. I always have a hard time…

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Takayama Teriyaki Egg

Greetings, Shredderz! Today (November 16) is Donald Takayama’s birthday, and he would have been 78. Given Shred Sledz is a blog about vintage surfboards, I can’t think of a better way to say happy birthday than to feature one of Donald’s shapes. I recently wrote up a Takayama longboard with a Surfer’s Choice…

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Donald Takayama Trio

Greetings, Shredderz! Here are three Donald Takayama surfboards that were all listed for sale over the past three months or so. As far as I can tell, all three of these boards were shaped around the same time, in the late Nineties / early 2000s. There’s also some fantastic variety here, with a…

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