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Mike Eaton Surfboards Brochure: Sagas of Shred

Greetings, Shredderz! If you missed yesterday’s post about a special Creative Freedom John Bradbury board, please do check it out. I was thrilled to get these pics from a reader, and equally excited to share it with the rest of you. Today’s post also would not be possible if it weren’t for a…

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Shred Sledz Social Media Roundup

Social Media Roundup (May 22 2018)

Greetings, Shredderz! As always, here’s a random selection of cool Instagram posts that I have come across. Without any further ado: View this post on Instagram ‘67 – ‘71 was a transitional period. Thicker (or thinner), shorter, knife-ier rails; performance and surfing styles were evolving constantly. The pintail, along with the #McTavish V-Bottom,…

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Bing Sting: Bonzer Edition

Greetings, Shredderz! Here at Shred Sledz we like to geek out a little bit on the details of various vintage surfcraft, and today’s post features an interesting variant on a well-loved board. First, if you haven’t seen the previous posts on the famous Bing Bonzer, please check them out here. What’s not to…

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Foiled: Mystery Bing Single Fin

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we have a very interesting example from one of the all-time great American surfboard brands: Bing Surfboards. Pictured below is a vintage Bing single fin that is currently for sale on Craigslist in Orange County, California. You can find a link to the board here. Pics below are via the…

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Vintage Bing Bonzer Duo

Greetings, Shredderz! Today’s post brings you a pair of vintage Bing Bonzer boards that are currently for sale on Craigslist. I wrote up another Bing Bonzer earlier this month — check out that post here. Without any further ado, here are the boards: Vintage Bing Bonzer #1: 7’1″ with Diamond Tail (For Sale…

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Bing Bonzer by Mike Eaton

Pictured below is a Bing Bonzer shaped by Mike Eaton that is currently for sale on Craigslist in Orange County. You can find a link to the board here. The Bonzer was invented by the Campbell Brothers in the late 1960s / early 1970s in Ventura, California. Their website has an excellent overview…

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Shred Sledz Social Media Roundup (4/8)

Greetings, Shredderz! Hope your weekend has started off in style. As always, see below for some selections from the wonderful world of social media. View this post on Instagram Shaped by Alan Byrne by hand for Sam to ride Pipe. 10'4". A post shared by Andrew Kidman The Windy Hills (@andrewkidman) on Apr 7,…

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Mike Eaton for Bing Surfboards

This might be my very first post about Bing Surfboards. Considering Bing’s place in surf history, that means this post is very much overdue! I know I use the word “classic” a lot, but hey, I just so happen to write about some pretty sick surfboards. Bing is a quintessential California surf label, co-founded…

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Zinger Eaton Bonzer by Mike Eaton

Mike Eaton, alongside the Campbell Brothers, is one of the shapers best known for his contributions to the Bonzer. This board, via Craigslist in Orange County, is pretty funky. It looks to be an Eaton Zinger shape, which is basically considered a twin-fin Bonzer, even though it’s technically a quad fin setup. Look…

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