G&S Skip model?

Discussion in 'Surfing' started by hullogfish, Sep 8, 2017.

  1. Human

    Human Active Member

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    Every single thing about that board is terrible.
     
  2. SeniorGrom

    SeniorGrom Well-Known Member

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    ^^^^^^^Thank You!!!
     
  3. mad dog

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    If you like the template then get one - I agree with human and SG and would suggest that it does not resemble a Skip model from any era. Here is an old ad. showing the various Skip models and a description of the boards characteristics:
     
  4. Veterano

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  5. pilau

    pilau Well-Known Member

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    The 66 Special that surfore posted looks cool to me
     
  6. Veterano

    Veterano Well-Known Member

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  7. Chilly Willy

    Chilly Willy Well-Known Member

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    Agreed. It seems like Gordon & Smith is trying to slowly inch their way back to more classic shapes and construction after years of arguably pumping out lower quality pop-outs. There are exceptions, but it seems like they lost their mojo for a bit and are just starting to get back on track.
     
  8. SdSurferguy

    SdSurferguy Well-Known Member

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    The recession nearly wiped them out completely. They did what they had to do, or at least what made the most business sense at the time. (It's amazing how quickly we forget just how bad that was). During that time they were still producing quality boards too. Waterlines (RIP) would have a rack of fresh Seebold, Masi, Ernie, and Larmo G&S shapes. But yes, I agree, they definitely lost some mojo for a while.

    On the flip side, it's exciting to watch them catch up. They are back in Rose Canyon, on the same street where it all got started (the original factory still has resin on the floor in places). They have developed a talented team and are really taking off again. They've been getting back to their roots, which run very deep.
     
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