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  1. Sax-son

    Ideal quiver ideals: 3 board maximum

    1. Bing Nuuhiwa Lightweight 9'10" 2. Hobie V Bottom 7'6" 3. Yater round pin pocket rocket 7'3" I had all these boards at one time but only own one of them now. However, If I had to choose again, it would be the same boards on the list.
  2. Sax-son

    what are people listening to today?

    I loved HB when it was just the "ghetto". All the surf shops, The original Jack's, Greek, Vardeman , Chuck Dent, Gordie, and Windansea to name a few. I haven't been down there in years so I haven't a clue of what's there now. It really had that cool surf culture vibe just like Hermosa had back...
  3. Sax-son

    what are people listening to today?

    The Rendezvous Ballroom was a little before my time. My sister and her boyfriend would drive down there from Ventura County to see Dick Dale or whatever surf bands or surfer stomps were going on then. He was into hot rods and they would drive one of them down there. That would have been in the...
  4. Sax-son

    what are people listening to today?

    Now were talking!!!!
  5. Sax-son

    Dudes smoking crack selling surfboards

    That's right! It's one thing if for some reason an item is not possible to be recreated or reissued, but there are so many surfboard builders now that could build anything, modern or retro. I guess one could argue that something built in the 1950's or 1960's has some nostalgic mojo, but what...
  6. Sax-son

    Range of length for noseriders

    I was there at that contest and remember all those interest gadgets and experimental entries from the various board makers. Just about everybody knee paddled into the waves back then. Many times standing up over the top.
  7. Sax-son

    Save Da Cat

    A bunch of the West Coast builders dumped a lot of their inventory on the East Coast surfing community. I heard Dewey Weber say that they were among his best customers. At least in Weber's case he build some decent boards.
  8. Sax-son

    Save Da Cat

    Most of those later Hansen longboards were really nice ridding boards. Definitely among some of the best.
  9. Sax-son

    Save Da Cat

    You took the words right out of my mouth! For all of us here who were old enough to visit those Hermosa shops back then, those GN boards were nothing but heavy, plank, logs. None of them ever impressed me. I admired Greg Noll as a surfer, but never liked his boards. You could travel a couple...
  10. Sax-son

    Save Da Cat

    It amuses me that I have lived long enough to see some of these boards that were actually next to worthless status now fetching these top dollar prices to collectors. Really! You could actually go to any swap meet, just about any thrift store or yard sale and find them. I actually bought dozens...
  11. Sax-son

    Save Da Cat

    I owned (2) over the years. A 9'6" early version and a 9'4" later version with the bottom runner channels. The first version was a little better of the two, but it was really clunky and nothing really revolutionary about it other than that strange step deck. The second version that I owned had...
  12. Sax-son

    Save Da Cat

    As I have said before on this forum, Greg Noll Da Cat models were some of the worst pieces of $%^& to hit the water. I had two of them. Miki rarely rode those boards himself. If you want the "real" Miki Dora model, get a Yater Spoon. Miki was one of the test pilots for Rennie Yater. To be...
  13. Sax-son

    Favorite 60’s

    To be honest, I hated the V 1 Bing Takayama. I thought it was one of the worst surfboards design ever. I had the Jacobs Takayama and liked it much better. However, the Jacobs Takayama stepdeck model was the "bomb' and puts those other boards to shame in my opinion.
  14. Sax-son

    Favorite 60’s

    A friend of mine had a 9'8" version and it was "sweeeeet".
  15. Sax-son

    Matt Calvani & Rick Surfboards

    I had a clean original for a while, but it was 10'3" and way too big for me. It was like surfing an aircraft carrier. However, it had some really clean lines to it. Sort of a Bing Nuuhiwa lightweight meets a Rick Noserider. A smaller version might be a fun board to own. I would like to see...
  16. Sax-son

    Favorite 60’s

    For me! The one and only.
  17. Sax-son

    Tilting single fin

    It is a little bigger fin, but I surfed with that design for years and though it was pretty decent for a vintage design. There are some other fins that work well with the Yater Spoon and the Yater classic is also a good one. I use both the original Yater Spoon design and the Greenough stage 4...
  18. Sax-son

    Tilting single fin

    My thoughts! If the board was twisted, you could tell that immediately without a fin in it. If it's the fin box, see if there is play from side to side, that can be shimmed easily. If the fin box was cracked like you say, if not replaced, water exposure to the foam underneath could deteriorate...
  19. Sax-son

    Are Aussie Style Noseriders Back in Style?

    I use to own one of those Jacobs Semi Speed Shapes 9' 10". They were fantastic on point break waves like C-Street and Rincon, but not so hot on the beach breaks. Since I rode those spots a lot back then so it was not much of an issue. However, my buddy borrowed it one weekend and got busted in a...
  20. Sax-son

    Are Aussie Style Noseriders Back in Style?

    Just another "Pig" shape that has been a proven performer since the early 1960's. I love them.




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