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Guy Takayama Model

It’s always great to find knowledgeable people on the internet. It’s even better if they happen to be generous with that information. Enter @takayamacollectors on Instagram. Whoever runs the account posts some terrific photos of vintage Donald Takayama surfboards, which are almost always accompanied by informative captions that shed more light on the…

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Donald Takayama + Nat Young Malibu Sam Model

Donald Takayama boasts one of the great careers in surfing history, from his early days riding for the legendary Jacobs team in the 60s, to his role in reviving traditional longboarding in the 90s and 2000s with his Hawaiian Pro Designs label. I’ve catalogued many of Takayama’s different models over the years here…

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Shred Sledz Weekend Grab Bag

Nuuhiwa Mini Noserider, Becker UFO + More

Greetings, Shredderz! Welcome to another installment of the Weekend Grab Bag. I wrote up a couple of cool boards that are currently for sale online, and linked to the listings just in case you’ve got an itchy trigger finger and a couple of bucks in the bank. 7’10” Takayama Nuuhiwa Mini Noserider (Virginia…

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Shred Sledz Weekend Grab Bag

Beveled Rails, Takayama Rarities + More

Greetings, Shredderz! It’s another installment of the Weekend Grab Bag. There are some rad boards currently listed for sale online this holiday weekend. Keep reading for the full rundown. Ben Aipa Sting for Surf Line Hawaii (eBay) I always dig seeing examples of Aipa’s forays into experimental surf design, whether it’s the exaggerated…

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Channel Bottom Takayama Beach Break Model

Greetings, Shredderz! A few weeks ago I posted a 90s Takayama Beach Break Model with an unusual channel bottom design on Instagram. I was pleasantly surprised when Joel Tudor chimed in with some more context on the board: “That was originally a model made for me that I thought was to high pro…

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Shred Sledz Weekend Grab Bag

Mid Week Grab Bag: Takayama + More

Greetings, Shredderz! Welcome to a Wednesday edition of the Weekend Grab Bag, featuring a selection of sleds that are all for sale as of publishing time. We’ve got a Donald Takayama longboard and some other goodies — keep scrolling for more. 9’4″ Donald Takayama Speed Shape AKA DT-1 (Craigslist Orange County) Disclaimer: I…

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Shred Sledz Weekend Grab Bag

Creamsicle Takayama Egg + More

Greetings, Shredderz! Keep reading for another installment of the Weekend Grab Bag. All the boards featured below are for sale online as of publishing time. We’re starting things off with a beautiful 90s Takayama egg. 8’0″ 2+1 Takayama Egg (Craigslist San Diego) It’s a 90s Donald Takayama Egg, clocking in at 8′ on…

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Takayama Tuesday

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got a beautiful vintage Donald Takayama longboard for your perusing pleasure. Thanks to KC for sending this one along. The board is for sale as of the time this post was published. The seller is asking an extremely reasonable $700. You can check out the listing here. According to…

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