WTB Classic Hansen 50-50 or Similar

Discussion in 'Longboard Surf Buy/Sell/Trade' started by Bravoaloha, Dec 4, 2019.

  1. NJ Longboarder

    NJ Longboarder Well-Known Member

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    Yes. This superlight is coming to NJ to join its friends. One of my favorite riding vintage boards. Can't get enough of them.
     
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  2. Driftwood

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    My brother has a clean one that is, by far, the best riding vintage board I have been on. Very happy for you, and this one is a beauty!
     
  3. Makawaosurfer93

    Makawaosurfer93 Well-Known Member

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    Nice. Will be borrowing this one, but returning it in a timely fashion. Not like that Contreras kid.:p
     
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  4. Bravoaloha

    Bravoaloha New Member

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    I may have to take her for a ride or two as well- I feel like I should have some sort of brokerage fee here ;)
     
  5. NJ Longboarder

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    I always lend out boards. Stop by and try out what you want. Have a 9'4" 50-50 you can borrow to see if what you are looking for is really what you want.

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  6. Sax-son

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    Hansen 50/50's were great boards, I owned a couple of them back in the day. However, I believe that 1967 and even into early 1968 were some of the best 50/50 ever shaped. They had a more refined version in those years so I personally wouldn't rule any of those out if you can find one. They were pretty nice. From my experience, the transition era started it's feelers in late 1967 but didn't really blossom until mid summer 1968. Surfers were still riding longboards through 1968 until early 1969 from my recollection.
    My personal opinion is that 1967 and early 1968 were among the golden years for longboard shaping. Many of the boards being shaped today are variations of those shapes with some modern additions and materials. They pretty much had it figured out by then.
     
  7. njrider

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    If you show up with a 9'4" 50-50 from 1968, no one will complain. I've seen guys...won't mention names lol...win the contest on a 1968 board with a modern fin box and fin.
     
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