Con Ugly- What's the deal?

Discussion in 'Surfing' started by PeakMaster, Sep 18, 2019.

  1. PeakMaster

    PeakMaster Well-Known Member

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    So say someone wanted a a Con Ugly shape...to the T. Finding an original in the the right length and condition would be ideal but fact is they're rare. What's the deal with these guys? : https://www.theuglysurfboard.com/

    Please explain.
     
  2. Veterano

    Veterano Well-Known Member

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    IMO, you can't go wrong with that builder. Scott worked with Bruce Grant and has the Con connection. Add Bob Purvey and you have as close as you are going to get since Bruce died. Quality build.
    Open up an email dialogue with them.
     
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  3. shadydave

    shadydave Well-Known Member

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    Looks like the “special edition” is shaped to 1966 specs. Probably as close to an original you will get without getting an original.
     
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  4. PeakMaster

    PeakMaster Well-Known Member

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    Thank you men. I think I know how to proceed. Again. Thank you.
     
  5. Macilious

    Macilious Active Member

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    Only place I have heard of that has the Anderson version on the rack is Ventura Surf Shop. Seen some pictures on their IG feed.
     
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  6. Roadmaster

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    there is a used Ugly , current model on the Wilmington NC craigs list, 10' red started out at $700 now listed for $650
     
  7. Veterano

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    I had an original in 8/10 condition in the early-mid '90s. I found it in the used rack, way back in a dark corner at Mel's Santa Cruz shop. I think I paid $200 for it. The Ugly was dirty, had some open dings but no big thing to fix up. Had the original nylon fin in an early box. The fin was bitchin', kind of a cross between a Gato and a Yater and it hung right back over the tailblock. The reverse blank was dramatic, extreme tail rocker with the bottom of the tail uplifted. LOW entry rocker. The board rode great, rode it in a couple of vintage board comps. The vintage board collecting & price skyrocketing had just started in '95 when I sold it to get a ticket to Jeffries. Think I got $600. Who knows what price(s) the board fetched during that insane vintage board collecting era in the early to recession years of the 'OOs. It was a rider, not some f-ing wall hanger.
     
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  8. PeakMaster

    PeakMaster Well-Known Member

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    Searched. Couldn't find it.
     
  9. PeakMaster

    PeakMaster Well-Known Member

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    You're right. $2300+ is steep though.
     
  10. shadydave

    shadydave Well-Known Member

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    It may be steep but it was the answer to your original question. :cool:
     
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