Any Bing experts?

dsquare

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Just wondering if this is the real deal. Its only a mile or so away from me.

 

dsquare

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Driftwood

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Perhaps Bing will chime in, otherwise he's pretty active on the Bing collector's page on facebook. Numbering looks like that on a lot of old Bings, black diagnol is period correct for the board. Looks like someone added the red tinted hotcoat afterwards at some point... it would go for that here, easily, but I have no idea about other markets.
 
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306Bing

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I am not a Bing authority, but the ghost lam was started by Matt from what I know so I dont know if its a Bing unless of course Matt didnt start the ghost lam, but the "ghost lam project" and I dont think they would do that cut out around the serial #

From Bing:

GHOST LAM PROJECT​

"I started the Ghost Lam Project to introduce proven and tested new hand shapes that aren't currently models yet. These will be signed and numbered as to be limited in production till we decide to make them a permanent model if demand persists. Every board will have a brief description and basics dimensions. Once they became models they will then be added to our model page as well as stocking them on our inventory, retail store, and web store. You could say the project is driven by consumer consensus. As with all Bings boards they can be custom ordered on request. We hope you look for updates to see the project evolve and grow. What models do you want to see in the Bing line up?" - Matt Calvani
 
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Ricksurfin

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Looks genuine to me, although tint may be an addition.
That said, it doesn’t look to be in collectible condition, so not a lot of board value there.
$750 seems a lot to me for a vintage board that would just be a rider and wouldn’t surf nearly as nice as a modern longboard.
Jut my 2 cents, and I’m sure that’s overpriced. Lol
 
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Driftwood

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There are many vintage Bing laminate variations out there, including text-less versions. Sorry I don't have a better shot of it.
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I could be wrong, but the board dsquare posted looks right to me, except for the red tint hotcoat/gloss. Especially when you look at the quality difference in the clean black comp-band tape-off and the sloppy red work.Agreed that it seems high - but prices always seem to surprise me.
 




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