When I get hold of a vintage board I try and test it out in the conditions for which it was built to get a good idea of the functionality of the design. I'll take a Hot Stuff single fin out at Kirra, an Energy thruster out at Narrabeen and this Ligthning Bolt twin fin out at Makaha on the west side of Oahu.
I love the way the top photo (me in Hawaii) looks like its from the 70's cause of the red Bolt board and the empty beach. It looks like I could be part of Gerry's crew hanging on Sunset beach in m'74 (bottom photo). Stoked!