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Shred Sledz Weekend Grab Bag

Noserider Nerds Unite: Monday Grab Bag

Greetings, Shredderz! There are a couple of cool longboards currently for sale online, and I figured I’d alert you fine folks to some of the sticks that caught my eye over the weekend. 9’1″ Jim Phillips Longboard (OfferUp) This one is a little small for me but dang that glass job just pops….

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Making a Splash: Jacobs Mike Purpus V Redux

Greetings, Shredderz! We’re back with another sterling example of one of the most popular boards in Shred Sledz history: the Jacobs Mike Purpus V. Purpus’ second signature model under the Jacobs label — the first was a standard noserider — is an appropriately radical design for a pretty radical dude. The board pictured…

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Velzy Jacobs Surfboards: Rare 1950s Longboard

By now, regular readers have probably noticed that here at Shred Sledz, the focus is on boards that were made during the Transition Era of the late-1960s and onwards, to the tube shooting single fins of the 1970s, and the bright thrusters of the 1980s. In other words, classic longboards — which are…

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Shred Sledz Deep Dive

Jacobs Mike Purpus V: A Shred Sledz Deep Dive

Fresh off last week’s post about Mike Purpus, today we have another collaboration between the Hermosa Beach pro and a well-known shaper. The board pictured above and below is the Jacobs Mike Purpus V, a Transition Era vee bottom board that was created in the late 1960s. The board can currently be found…

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