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.
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This will make a great board for your son/daughter... if you have one.ReplyDelete
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 MattReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
5'6" sounds perfect!! we aren't all fat has beens. Some of us can actually surf "short" boards not just fat man thrusters.ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
Please send through your pics. DamionDelete