1997 Limited Santa Barbara Surf Shop Yater Spoon

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  1. Lackosense

    Lackosense Well-Known Member

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    My understanding is this board was hand shaped to the original Yater Spoon specs of the 60's. What else can you guys tell me about this board. What would you estimate its fair market value to be? 20170601_174518.jpg 20170601_174535.jpg 20170601_174608.jpg
     

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  2. Chilly Willy

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    I've got a 9'4" Yater Spoon that I rode exclusively for many years. It's a great board. A classic trimmer that flies when you're on the front 1/3 of the board. I've ridden it in everything up to overhead. Not a noserider per se but noserideable for sure. The big thing about it is the stepdeck, and it is pretty light for a 60s era reissue. It's not super flat rocker-wise like some other boards, but I guess it flexes flatter when you're in trim if you subscribe to the "it flexes" stepdeck theory (I do). This is the board that turned me on to the traditional logging style - I haven't ridden an HP longboard since. Most have a fin box, and mine came with the "Yater Rudder" fin. That one looks like the classic Yater Spoon fin. I've never used that fin, but I do have one that I plan to try someday. Also unique to this board is the wood part in the middle of the T-band stringer. Mine is split like this but there's foam in the middle. Not sure about value - new reissues like this were selling new for $800 back in 2003 or so, but boards are just more expensive nowadays. If you like it, I think you can't go wrong with a classic shape from a classic shaper.
     
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  3. Chilly Willy

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    Oh - I believe they also made one version with a regular template and then one with a pulled in nose. Not sure which this is.
     
  4. Lackosense

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    this is the original template
     
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    some better pictures for those who are interested:

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  6. SharkB8

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  7. Lackosense

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    thats a good question. Its 10ft and if i remember correctly additional dimensions are not listed on the board. I will measure it when i get into my storage unit.
     
  8. Lackosense

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    this is all thats present on the stringer. the 11 i think refers to the month it was shaped in 1997. board is definitely 10ft. Screen Shot 2018-01-27 at 7.58.47 PM.png
     
  9. SharkB8

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    Even though it’s not vintage yater the fact it’s built to 60s specs is pretty cool to me. Looks pretty clean too. Volan? No clue on value. As said many times here. It’s worth what someone is willing to pay.
     
  10. Roadmaster

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    I will trade you my red spoon bought this summer?

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