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1966 Rick Dru Harrison Improvisor

Shredderz, I hope by now you think of me as someone who is not usually prone to hyperbole. Yes, there are times when I get excited about certain boards, but it’d be weird if I didn’t, no? So trust me when I say that the Rick Dru Harrison Improvisor Model featured here is…

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Sagas of Shred

Vintage Rick Surfboards Joe Roland Ad

Greetings, Shredderz! I still don’t have access to my collection of magazine back issues, so I’ll be serving up random vintage surf ads I dig up online. This, of course, is the latest entry in the Sagas of Shred series, which features a different vintage surf ad every Thursday night. Today we’ve got…

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Shred Sledz Social Media Roundup

Social Media Roundup: Ben Aipa for Greg Noll Surfcenter & More…

Greetings, Shredderz! As always, here’s a selection of social media posts from the last month or so. View this post on Instagram Wayne and Larry Bertlemann from an old Surfer Magazine in 1978 @lbertlemann #waynelynch #waynelynchsurfboards A post shared by Wayne Lynch (@waynelynchsurfboards) on May 11, 2015 at 11:05pm PDT I’ve long held…

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Shred Sledz Weekend Grab Bag

Weekend Grab Bag: Rick Surfboards UFO Stubby & More

Greetings, Shredderz! Yes, I’m aware that it is no longer the weekend. I’m not going to let something as trivial as reality get in the way of delivering another dose of some vintage surfboard goodness, however. Keep reading for a selection of boards that are currently listed for sale, including a neat Rick…

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Shred Sledz Weekend Grab Bag

Grab Bag of Gratitude: Pre Thanksgiving Edition

Greetings, Shredderz! As we close in on a classic holiday here in the States I thought it would be a good time for another Grab Bag entry to shed some light on some noteworthy vintage sledz up for sale. Keep reading for more, including a lovely Rick Surfboards UFO Model… Hansen Master Displacement…

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Rick Surfboards UFO
Shred Sledz Weekend Grab Bag

Grab Bag: October’s Very Own

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we have another installment of the not-quite famous Grab Bag, where we highlight a selection of boards currently for sale on the internet. Act quick because some of these deals go fast. Rick Mid Length Hull (Craigslist – Ventura) Remarkably, this bad boy is only $350. I’m shocked that it…

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Rick Barry Kanaiaupuni Model Longboard

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’re featuring a rad and unusual nose rider from the Sixties: a Rick Barry Kanaiaupuni Model longboard. The pics in the post were taken from a Craigslist listing on the East Coast, which you can find here. First, a little background: I am a huge fan of Rick Surfboards, and…

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Late 1960s Rick Single Fin

Greetings, Shredderz! For today’s post we have a neat Transition Era board from one of my favorite surfboard brands ever: Rick Surfboards. Rick Surfboards was the eponymous label from Rick Stoner, Bing Copeland’s former business partner and South Bay, Los Angeles lifeguard. For more background on Rick Surfboards, check out this Deep Dive…

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Shred Sledz Social Media Roundup

Social Media Roundup (March 3)

Greetings, Shredderz! As always, here’s a selection of some of the rad boards that have caught my eye on various trips down the information super highway… View this post on Instagram It’s finally here!! My all original Gerry Lopez STING-BOLT with an Al Dove airbrush. Super happy to finally get it here. It…

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Rick Surfboards Barry Kanaiaupuni Pintail Personal Rider

First, if you haven’t seen the previous posts on Rick Surfboards and you’re interested in learning more about the brand, I recommend checking them out. Here are links for Part I and Part II. Pictured above is a super rare Barry Kanaiaupuni personal rider with the Rick Surfboards logo. The pictures come courtesy…

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