Any Bing experts?

DJR

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Feb 1, 2018
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Just wondering if this is the real deal. Its only a mile or so away from me.

I would email or call the shop. I’m sure the Calvani’s would be more than happy to help or at least steer you in the right direction
I’ll bet it could tell some stories
 

garagefull

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Feb 22, 2004
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Santa Cruz
I think the price is high, but what do I know? The people I know place a higher value on boards from 1966/67. The boards from that era actually surfed good. This board is from probably 1963/64, and boards from that time are generally not as refined. Plus the "model" boards from the later 60's are more desirable than a stock early 60's board. And although the flood of new Covid surfers has driven up the prices for used boards, I don't think those newbies have an appreciation for surf history. So the pricing for vintage boards has not increased that much. FWIW, I do think the color is original.
 

SeniorGrom

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Mar 20, 2012
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USA New Jersey
Looks genuine to me also. Most likely before ‘66 with that D fin. The ghost lam logos definitely happened in the 60’s too. There are plenty of examples by Noll, Weber, and Bing in that era. I’m thinking Matt C was just giving a nod to the past incorporating it on his boards. Asking too much in that condition.
 

Lackosense

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Apr 25, 2017
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Rockaway, NY

Here is the group. Join post pictures and get a birth certificate from Bing Copeland himself. Tom Moss, a member, is very knowledgeable and arguably the authority on Bing surfboards.
 

808bmx

Member
Apr 20, 2009
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25
USA Hawaii
Years ago, I picked up this Nuuwuwa NR. Sent Tom an email and he got Bing to chime in directly about my board. Bing was very cordial and even remembered shaping the board for a good buddy of his who did his T shirts back in the 60’s. Nothing but good things to say about them!
 

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Tenfooter

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Nov 12, 2014
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Don’t buy it . It’s a lot of money to keep it hanging on the wall. And is not so pretty to be hanging on the wall. And once you ride it , you will HATE it.
I have several logs/ pigs and boards alike from thy era .
Just to honor and appreciate the guys back in the days .
No leash, no rails, 50 pound boards , D fins. Can’t be turned, etc
After a while I quit on them. Is not fun anymore .
Once you rode a modern longboard, those are pure pain .IMHO
 

dsquare

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May 16, 2013
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USA Hawaii
Don’t buy it . It’s a lot of money to keep it hanging on the wall. And is not so pretty to be hanging on the wall. And once you ride it , you will HATE it.
I have several logs/ pigs and boards alike from thy era .
Just to honor and appreciate the guys back in the days .
No leash, no rails, 50 pound boards , D fins. Can’t be turned, etc
After a while I quit on them. Is not fun anymore .
Once you rode a modern longboard, those are pure pain .IMHO
At that price for sure. I was considering for wall-hanging/history more than for riding, even then, my wife is saying its too ugly. I have '68 Dave Sweet for riding a classic board.
 




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