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Fins, Baby, Fins!

Greetings, Shredderz! I love vintage surfboard fins. This has more to do with aesthetics than anything else, but there’s no disputing that vintage fins can be gorgeous. Many vintage fins are sold on eBay, which means there’s great data about the prices they command. While top notch examples can still fetch staggering prices,…

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More Vintage Surfboard Fins

Greetings, Shredderz! The last time I wrote a Price Checks entry on vintage fins, I couldn’t believe that a single piece had crossed the $300 mark. Since that entry there have been a few more entries into the $300 club. Keep scrolling for more. 6.5″ Vintage Fin w/Broken Tab (eBay): $365 Yes, it’s…

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Vintage Surfboard Fins Part II: Price Checks

Greetings, Shredderz! I love vintage surfboard fins, especially those with multi colored layups, and by the looks of things, I’m definitely not the only person who feels this way. Last month I wrote a post about the vintage surfboard fin market. Since then, prices seem to have only inched further upwards. See below…

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Vintage Surfboard Fins: Price Checks

Greetings, Shredderz! We are back with another Price Checks installment. This time around we’re taking another look at the market for vintage surfboard fins. I recently wrote up a selection of vintage fins that ended up fetching some pretty eye-popping prices on eBay. A few choice fins traded hands on eBay this past…

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Shred Sledz Weekend Grab Bag

Weekend Grab Bag: Liddle Reef Smoothie and More

Greetings, Shredderz! Sorry for the relatively parse posting schedule last week. I don’t want to tip my hand, but I think we’ve got some gems coming up that should make up for it. In the meantime, here are some boards for sale that I think you might dig, including a Liddle Reef Smoothie….

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Rainbow Fin Ad from 1974: Sagas of Shred

Greetings, Shredderz! I’m currently writing this update from the road. As some of you may know, every Thursday night I’ll select a vintage surf ad and upload it as part of the blog’s Sags of Shred series. Unfortunately, I have been on the road the past few days, which means I don’t have…

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Price Checks: Vintage Rainbow Fins

Greetings, Shredderz! Today’s post is a bit of departure from what you might have come to expect from this blog in that it’s not about vintage surfboards, for once. Instead, I’ll be taking a quick peek at the market for vintage Rainbow fins. I do my best to put a decent amount of research…

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Vintage Al Merrick Tri Plane Hull

My first ever surfboard — which is still in my possession, thank you — is an oversized Channel Islands thruster from the late 1990s. It still bears many relics from a time when the Momentum generation was the coolest thing since sliced bread, including an outdated On A Mission traction pad and what…

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Herbie Fletcher Longboard from 1975

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we have a surfboard from a man who has appeared many times on this humble little blog: the one-of-a-kind Herbie Fletcher. Fletcher is a surfer, a shaper, a businessman and an artist, a multi-hyphenate before that kind of thing ever really became cool. Pictured below is a neat example of…

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