As if the prove the expression "it never rains it only pours", this remarkable example of a 1978 Mark Richards twin fin, shaped in Hawaii, has recently shown up on eBay.
One day later it was sold.
The weird thing is I swear I saw it not long ago on Craigslist somewhere near Big Bear in California, unrestored.
Ring a bell anyone??
To me this has got to be one of the most desirable twin fins ever made, the history, the color , the pin lines, the outline and tail set up, the shaper, the decals. How many times have you seen an original Mark Richards shaped late 70's Hawaiian made twin fin with Lightning Bolt and MR superman decals come up for sale?
Prompted by the Mark Richards USA post, Tim from Kona sent us pics of his US made MR's
Which reminded me of this incredible little find from the Longboard collectors club meet at Oceanside recently.
I was told this was only the second MR twin fin ever made in the US at the G and S factory in San Diego. It was given to a G and S team skateboarder, which would make sense and explain why its still in such good condition.
Indeed I did notice the bat wing tail, as its very similar to my Australian made Bob Margets shaped MR twin fin from the same period.