Trap for young players.






Everybody wants an original 70's Hot Buttered, Terry Fitzgerald shaped single fin for their collection with a nice Marty Worthington spray like the one in the top photo. I found the board above at Gavin Hardy's auction house in the days when you could only look and not touch. I could see it said 'designed and hand shaped by Terry Fitzgerald' under the glass and i decided I had to have it. I won the auction and the day came to pick it up and suddenly I realized something was very wrong. The board is 5'6".
5'6"! What use is that to anyone. Terry what were you thinking!
This board is worth nothing.

8 comments:

  1. This will make a great board for your son/daughter... if you have one.

    Niegà

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  2. Kye told me his ol' man keeps a shaping bay at Prosperity Pde Warriewood (next to Chili) where he makes customs for the US market. A recent one with custom spray went for 5K. Love the blog Damo, cashu soon Matt

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  3. Hey Damo, TF keeps a bay in Prosperity Pde Warriewood (next to Chili) where he still shapes, mainly 4 wealthy Americans. Kye told me a recent one with completely over the top custom spray went for , ouch, 5K. Love the blog, cushu soon. Matt.

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  4. I hear you, mate! I recently picked up a Shane single-fin egg, circa 1969/70, which is 5'5". Riding this, being 6-foot and 83kg, is no mean feat!

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  5. 5'6" sounds perfect!! we aren't all fat has beens. Some of us can actually surf "short" boards not just fat man thrusters.

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  6. Hey Damo, if its worth nothing I will gladly take it from you. I have a 5ft. McGrigor twinnie and it is a sweet board, small ines are good because they take up less room. Sweet boards.

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  7. Hey Sweat site, I also have a T.F.J. designed 7'6''. Really fun board, but i was wondering if i could email you and ask you about another board i have lying around.

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    1. Please send through your pics. Damion

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