Redman Manville board: seeking info

Discussion in 'Surfing' started by poidog, Sep 8, 2018.

  1. poidog

    poidog Active Member

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    So as our thoughts turn to hurricane season here on the east coast my thoughts turn to a 10' Redman WRV I picked up a couple of years ago. Hung on some dude's wall since Redman shaped it for him. Triple-stringer, tailblock, considerable, continuous rocker. Never felt so much confidence in a board in larger waves, especially on late, steep drops. Just passed on a CA-shaped DT1 because I'd reach for the Redman first, no question.

    The serial number on the bottom says 60298-6 or 60298-G. Does anyone know (or know who might know) how I could get more info on the board? I'd at least like to know the year it was shaped ('98?). Wish I could ask Redman but he died in 2004.

    He was an icon back in the day. "That's a Redman." "Wo." Have had a couple old-timers cross the parking lot just to take a look.

    Much obliged in advance for any help.
     
  2. Gill

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    Idk the answer but I had one by redman wrv and I believe it had a date on it and I kinda remember late 90's so your probably right.

    I loved the shape of that board, it's lines just looked super appealing... but I traded it for a beautiful LB. kinda wish I still had it but I don't surf big waves much anymore and it really didn't get much use anyways. It did perform really well in the steepest surf you could throw at it. I remember a head high Day that was steep and pretty much closing out. No one was making its - but that board would take off and practically surf it's self, flying down the line making every wave.
     
  3. Gill

    Gill Active Member

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    Post some pics of the board!!
     
  4. poidog

    poidog Active Member

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    I will as soon as my son or daughter comes home and shows me how haha.
     
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  5. Gill

    Gill Active Member

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    Gill Active Member

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    Still would really cool to see some pics of the board!
     
  7. Basenji703

    Basenji703 Active Member

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    You are correct, the 98 at the end is the year shaped. I have had a number of Redman WRVs and they were amazing boards!! The ones I had were all glassed very light and dinged easily. That being said, they were all great boards!!!
     
  8. Roadmaster

    Roadmaster Well-Known Member

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    Let me know if you need help dealing with WRV, my brother was the long time general manger of the outer banks WRV surf shop. He is now semi-retired as the manager but still helps out with orders and dealing with all the various reps. He knew Redman very well and thought highly of him as a shaper and person.
     
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  9. poidog

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    Hey much obliged guys, I really appreciate it. Gill, my son came home but his nose was buried in his phone over football fantasy stuff, then he left. Roadmaster, I'm going to send you a pm.
    Thanks,
    Paul
     
  10. poidog

    poidog Active Member

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    One quick story, just mentioned this to Roadmaster. Back in the day I was looking at the quiver of one of my cousins in Hawaii. Power surfer. Local. Never had anything good to say about the East Coast of course. But he had a gun shaped by Redman, which he loved. No clue how he got it. "East Coast guy," he said, pointing to the signature on the stringer. Never forgot that.
     
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