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Primo Rick Surfboards Noserider Model

Greetings, Shredderz! Lately I have been gravitating towards boards that I know I’m gonna ride. I haven’t lost my interest in historically interesting boards, but if I’m laying out cash — and more importantly, garage space — it’s gotta be something I’m surfing regularly. This ultra clean Rick Surfboards Noserider model ticks both…

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Rick, Skip + Diff: Weekend Grab Bag

Greetings, Shredderz! For this blog post I’m experimenting with a slightly different format. Most Weekend Grab Bag entries have included decent pics of all the boards that are for sale. Unfortunately, applying a photography standard for Craigslist posts has a way of severely limiting supply, so we’re going largely text based today. This…

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Herbie Fletcher, Christenson & More: Odds & Ends

Greetings, Shredderz! Here’s a random selection of cool and/or interesting boards from over the past few weeks. Pictured above is an 11’4″ Christenson Chris Craft glider. How rad is that tapered stringer?! I always dig seeing examples of Herbie Fletcher sticks. I wrote up one of his square nose longboards a while back;…

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Rick Surfboards Phil Becker Mini Longboard

Greetings, Shredderz! Longtime blog readers may know of my ongoing fascination with Phil Becker, who may have hand shaped more boards than anyone. Given Becker’s lifetime output is estimated at 130K boards, it’s unlikely that anyone ever catches up to him. There are two things about Becker’s career that stand out to me,…

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Shred Sledz Weekend Grab Bag

Bahne, Bulkley + Rick: Weekend Grab Bag

Greetings, Shredderz! It’s another installment of the Weekend Grab Bag, featuring some boards that are all listed for sale as of the time this post went live. Keep reading for more. 6’0″ Bahne Surfboards Single Fin (Craigslist Cayucos) Here’s an interesting little nugget. Not sure exactly what to call this thing, and it…

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Rare Dru Harrison & Barry Kanaiaupuni Rick Pintail

Greetings, Shredderz! Isn’t it amazing that good old Craigslist remains one of the great sources of historic surfboards? There is a killer Dru Harrison and Barry Kanaiaupuni Pintail Gun currently listed for sale on Craigslist in Orange County. I’ve only seen one other example of a Rick Dru Harrison & Barry Kanaiaupuni Pintail…

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1975 Rick Surfboards Bonzer

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got something of a rare bird: a Bonzer shaped under the Rick Surfboards label. I got these photos via OfferUp, where the board is still listed for sale. According to the listing, the Rick bonzer measures in at 6’10” x 19 1/2″ x 2 5/8″. The seller claims the…

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Shred Sledz Weekend Grab Bag

Weekend Grab Bag: Independence Day Edition

Greetings, Shredderz! For all my readers in the US, I hope you’re having a wonderful Fourth of July. It might be a federal holiday but the hunt for sick vintage sticks takes no days off, so here are some cool boards I’ve seen. And as always, per Weekend Grab Bag rules, every board…

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Vintage Rick Surfboards Ad

Greetings, Shredderz! Here’s an awesome vintage Rick Surfboards ad I found on Pinterest. I’m guessing the ad is probably from the late 60s, maybe early 70s, but the tone and references to the rapidly changing world of surfboard design certainly point to the Transition Era. And as corny as it might be, I…

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