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Shred Sledz Weekend Grab Bag

70s Liddle Single Fin & More

Greetings, Shredderz! It’s time for another Weekend Grab Bag. Per usual, every single board below is being offered for sale as of publishing time. Keep scrolling for some pics and words. 6’2″ Donald Takayama Howard Special Mini (Craigslist San Diego) Before Devon Howard developed the CI Mid at Channel Islands Surfboards, the San…

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Twin Fin Tuesday: Liddle, Aipa & Pavel

Greetings, Shredderz! Welcome to another post highlighting some recent reader submissions. As always, thank you to anyone and everyone that has taken the time to send pics and/or share stories. It’s always cool to hear from folks who are stoked about their boards and the stories behind them. This time around we’ve got…

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Yes, Another Vintage Liddle

You sick of seeing these vintage Liddle single fins yet? Me neither. This gem was lurking on Craigslist in Orange County last week before the listing was taken down. I have to assume the board was snapped up by another collector. The Liddle single fin you see pictured here measures 7’1″, and it’s…

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80s Liddle Hull

Greetings, Shredderz! We’ve got a quick hit for you today, but given how collectible Greg Liddle’s surfboards are, I feel good about this being something of a crowd pleasure. Pictured here is a vintage 80s Liddle Hull that Jeff was kind enough to share. Eagle-eyed readers may recognize the background in these pictures:…

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More Vintage Liddle Single Fin Goodness

Greetings, Shredderz! If you’re reading this blog you are almost certainly familiar with Greg Liddle and his famous displacement hulls. I’ve written up numerous examples of vintage Liddles over the years, including a sweet yellow single fin with an unusual “mirrored” laminate; a different 8’6″ Liddle single fin; and a few others. When…

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Vintage Liddle Single Fin

Today, Shredderz, I’m afraid I have some bad news. The vintage Liddle single fin you see pictured here was sold for a measly $120 on Craigslist, and chances are you missed out on it. Don’t feel too bad because I whiffed on it, too. I called up the seller as soon as I…

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Price Checks

Price Checks: Vintage Liddle Surfboards

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ll be talking surfboards and cold, hard cash. Yes, I know: some people out there hate the financial aspect of surfboard collecting. (If you have any tips on how it can be done for free, well, I’m all ears.) But more than anything else, I think it’s helpful to give…

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Shaper Spotlight

Shaper Spotlight: Surfboards by Todd Pinder

Greetings, Shredderz! I’d like to welcome all of you to a brand spanking new series on the blog, titled “Shaper Spotlight.” Up until now, this humble blog has focused mostly on vintage surfboards. I think it’s also important to profile contemporary shapers who are building boards today. There’s a ton of rich history…

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Camels, Connections and Case Studies

Greetings, Shredderz! Here’s a handful of recent videos related to vintage surfboards and/or alternative surf craft that I enjoyed. Hope they bring you some stoke, too. Of all the cult surfboard shapers in the world, is there anyone more notable than Greg Liddle? The video above, which was produced by Daydream Surf Shop…

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Shred Sledz Social Media Roundup

Social Media Roundup: Santa Barbara Edition

It’s the first Social Media Roundup of 2019, and today we’re focusing on some recent posts that delve into the rich history of Santa Barbara surfing. Alright, enough from me, and onto the pics… View this post on Instagram This is a photo of an early eighties shaping machine – Al Merrick. I…

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