'Old Faithful'- the famous MR flame board. Part 5
The influence of the Ben Apia stinger ridden by MR streched far and wide. Here is a Wave Tools stinger from California recently sold by a friend of mine.
He decribes the board as-
This Wave Tools is the Stinger model, singe-fin, single-wing, swallow-tail. The wings are located 28 inches up from the tail, and the swallow-tail tips are 7 inches apart. Orange and yellow flames are running 61 inches down the length of the deck (see photos). On the deck, at the nose is a Wave Tools laminate (see photos). On the deck, at the tail is a picture of a pair of palm trees. Between the trees it reads, “ For Jungle Man.” The drawing and markings were done with a rapidograph pen. The rapidograph pen drawing is original, and is located under the glassing. The board is signed and numbered by the master himself, Lance Collins, the board number is, “6109-9.” On each side of the board is a Wave Tools laminate. All graphics (flames & palm tree drawing), laminates are all original to this board.
SPECIFICATIONS: 6’-11” x 21-1/2” x 3-1/4”