Jim Phillips Surfboards Hawaii AAA

Zenzen

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Has anyone had any experience riding these, or know much about them?
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shadydave

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Well I’ve never ridden one but they were first introduced in 1967/1968. Perhaps @shapewright will chime in on when this particular board was shaped, I’m guessing pretty recently.
 

dingpatch

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So pretty! Way back when, , , , , , we were stunned when we saw our first Triple A. Step deck, pin tail, triple stringer, , , ,! Oh and, concave!! But of course, it didn't take much to get our interest back then, things were getting ready to make some big changes.
 

Zenzen

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So pretty! Way back when, , , , , , we were stunned when we saw our first Triple A. Step deck, pin tail, triple stringer, , , ,! Oh and, concave!! But of course, it didn't take much to get our interest back then, things were getting ready to make some big changes.
Pretty for sure dingpatch, it's beautiful. I just want to know how it rides. I'm also wondering if Jim made some modern tweaks to the older specs or if he kept it faithful.
 

PeakMaster

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I had a Surfboards Hawaii AAA back in 1970 or so but it was 7'6" or so and a pintail...great hand painted sunrise for a knee patch. I guess the original AAAs were longboards?
 

Bruce Fowler

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So a clarification from JP on this one: "AAA" not to be confused with the SH "Model A" correct? Bob Haakenson told me he concocted the Model A back in the day while glassing @ Surfboards Hawaii up on the hill & Merrick was also still down in the southland....

The migration north consisting of Bob, Al, Jeff Kruthers, Walner & others had yet to happen to my birthright stomping grounds of Santa Barbaria.
 

walkingtheplank

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So a clarification from JP on this one: "AAA" not to be confused with the SH "Model A" correct? Bob Haakenson told me he concocted the Model A back in the day while glassing @ Surfboards Hawaii up on the hill & Merrick was also still down in the southland....

The migration north consisting of Bob, Al, Jeff Kruthers, Walner & others had yet to happen to my birthright stomping grounds of Santa Barbaria.
yes - the AAA was a pintail version of the Model A. both had a stepdeck plus concave & were designed to be noseriders. i've actually owned 3 Model As - f/my experience, they rank only second to the Elevator in overall versatility/surfability.

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