Special one

Discussion in 'Surfing' started by Squid, Jun 9, 2019.

  1. Squid

    Squid Active Member

    Dec 19, 2011
    My parents decided to give me a new board of my choosing for my birthday. They said to pick any one I wanted, don’t worry about cost. My choice was an easy one...my dad’s custom 9'6 Hansen he got in 1963 and still had hanging in his garage. He was thrilled to give it to me. I surfed on this board well before I finally got my own board that was short and looked liked what all my friends were riding in the 1988. Polished it today and threw on a new coat of wax. I know the Superlites, Powerflexes and Masters are considered to be Hansen’s best boards, but this one just stops me in my tracks. Clocks in at 24lbs, 2" balsa stringer with surprising refined rails for 63’. The fin is a work of art.[​IMG]
  2. shadydave

    shadydave Well-Known Member

    Mar 10, 2014
    Ayer Ma USA
    Beautiful board beautiful story, congrats!
  3. dingpatch

    dingpatch Well-Known Member

    Apr 2, 2014
    Florida USA
    Cuddle up and sleep with that one!
  4. waaahoo

    waaahoo Active Member

    May 2, 2007
    You have an opportunity to test your father's sense of humor by telling him you traded it for two Wavestorms.
  5. Gill

    Gill Active Member

    Mar 21, 2018
    Spring Lake Heights, NJ
    Wow! Very cool board!

    That’s a ‘very nice board’!!!
    Lackosense likes this.
  6. NJ Longboarder

    NJ Longboarder Well-Known Member

    Jan 3, 2005
    That's very special and definitely a keeper.
  7. SeniorGrom

    SeniorGrom Well-Known Member

    Mar 20, 2012
    USA New Jersey
    Thanks for sharing! I hope I can slide a couple on that beauty somewhere with no crowds....:)
  8. Squid

    Squid Active Member

    Dec 19, 2011
    Hope to get it over to OC at least once before the summer crowds overtake the north end. It’s not been in the water for at least 25 years.

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