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Discussion in 'Surfing' started by Veterano, Jul 4, 2018.
Craig Hollingsworth shapes exceptionally rad boards.
Been surfing my 1966 Hansen 50/50 a ton lately. If someone told me I had to widdle my quiver down to one board - it would be this one. Thrailkill shaped it. Beast of a board. Does everything I need it to, really well. Thanks for sharing the video.
I have a 9'6" 50/50 shaped by Hank Byzak. I love it. But the thought of others out there...new, really interesting.
Hansen still makes a board with the Competitor lam. I've looked at a few in the shop and they are different from the original Competitor. For one thing, the new Competitor does not have a wing nose like the original.
That could be a deal killer.
if you like old Hansen's..
None of the Modern Hansens even faintly resemble the original models, Hank Byzak did ALL masters when Channin produced them.
Before I left for Portugal I had lunch with one of Hansen's buyers begging me to redo the original stringer combos
In my opinion an iconic label should accurately reproduce those models kept from the ‘golden age’. Whether hand or machine shaped it matters. Otherwise there is NO/ZERO integrity. Stringers and glue ups too.
tried a friend's new 9'8 Bing pintail lightweight few years ago, decent ride, nothing special...friend didn't fall in love with it, sold it, that winter while down in SoCal for a hang he picked up a sun browned 9'8 BPTL from the 60's off of CL for cheap...we swapped boards in the lineup the following summer, that old war horse was fun as hell...would have been interesting to do a side by side..
Agreed. That's what I was aiming at. I like what I see at Pure Fun....2500 miles away.