Well, Shredderz, if I’m going to waste a good chunk of my waking hours trawling Craigslist and eBay, I figure someone should benefit from all the time I’ve spent combing through listings. For today’s installment of the Weekend Grab Bag I’ve highlighted a few boards that all feature some pretty futuristic graphics, courtesy of some talented artists and craftsmen. As always, the Weekend Grab Bag features boards that are still for sale as of the time the blog post goes live. Anyway, keep scrolling to see a selection of special sleds that are currently for sale…
Stussy 80s Surfboard (Craigslist San Diego)
If there’s a cool 80s Stussy surfboard for sale, well, you know that I’m probably gonna write about it. Sadly this board has seen some better days, but the awesome airbrush is still largely intact. I think this board has an incredible paint job, even by the high standards of Stussy’s boundary pushing artwork in the Eighties. As an added little bonus, this 80s Stussy surfboard has a small planer logo, which is one of my favorite Stussy mini laminates. See below for an example of the planer logo that the S Double honcho shared on his Instagram:
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rerunning this logo again from the early eighties… it was always a favorite, never used anywhere but on my boards, some things are sacred and not meant to be beat to death by the photoshop hacks… big shout to all the originators out there, few and far between they are becoming… thanks @yeodaddy1 for the memory
M.T.B. Channel Twin Fin (eBay)
We’ve got some more airbrush heat coming straight at you, this time courtesy of M.T.B. Surfboards. M.T.B. stands for Mulhern, Takayama and Brumett. Most of the M.T.B. Surfboards I see are located in Florida, which is where I think Mulhern was based. I personally haven’t seen very many Donald Takayama-shaped M.T.B. Surfboards, but I don’t know why that’s the case. Much like the 80s Stussy surfboard above, the bottom of the M.T.B. board doesn’t look great. As of the time of this post, the bidding was still under $200.
Mike Eaton Surfboards Single Fin (Craigslist SF Bay Area)
First of all, I love Mike Eaton’s surfboards, from his Bonzers to just about everything else he’s done. Second, Eaton’s surfboards commonly feature airbrushes by a particular artist, or at least very much influenced by that person’s style. I have never found any information online about who airbrushes Eaton’s boards, but I really dig them. See below for an example of a Bing board with a very similar airbrush, which I imagine was likely shaped by Eaton as well. I think the Mike Eaton surfboard is a little pricey at $800, but it is absolutely gorgeous.
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Another sweet @bingsurfboards single fin. This one has a ton of amazing details, including what looks like a 1” balsa stringer. But I’m blown away by the intricate details on the bottom. Not sure if this is resin or airbrush but it’s very reminiscent of similar designs on Mike Eaton’s shapes made under his own name. I don’t know who the shaper is — might have been Eaton but can’t say for sure. #vintagesurfboard #shredsledz