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10'6 Laird Pearson Arrow

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Created by wazza66 Two weeks ago, 27 May 2021
wazza66
QLD, 530 posts
27 May 2021 8:09PM
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Just picked up a 10'6 Laird Pearson Arrow in great nick from an old dude who paddled on the flat water with his dog. Surfed it in about 4 ft waves and had a blast. A shame they are not making them anymore.

Great nose rider, glides so good and bottom/top turns very easily. I know its an old board, and yes I have seen Laird's trick video many years ago but its not a board that is seen or mentioned much.

This one would be about 10 years old now but the surftech construction is bulletproof.

Anyone got one still and any comments?

Definitely a keeper IMO.



justaddwater
NSW, 294 posts
28 May 2021 8:22AM
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Wazza you have done well,you will get a lot of response to this thread.They are hard to find,I had 3 of them in the day,bomb proof,and I believe would hold there own today,with the current rebirth of 10 ft longboard sups.

KP.
NSW, 104 posts
Wednesday , 9 Jun 2021 3:40PM
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wazza66 said..
Just picked up a 10'6 Laird Pearson Arrow in great nick from an old dude who paddled on the flat water with his dog. Surfed it in about 4 ft waves and had a blast. A shame they are not making them anymore.

Great nose rider, glides so good and bottom/top turns very easily. I know its an old board, and yes I have seen Laird's trick video many years ago but its not a board that is seen or mentioned much.

This one would be about 10 years old now but the surftech construction is bulletproof.

Anyone got one still and any comments?

Definitely a keeper IMO.





Question is what did ya pay for it cause i know a few guys that would be pay as new for a 2nd one if they could get there hands on one. Got a buddy who spent 600 bucks on getting it re sprayed professionally and it looks amazing. So many good boards in the surftech range at that time, The Al "caddi" Merrick, the laguna bay's, gerry lopez model and these ones..

bigmc
NSW, 206 posts
Wednesday , 9 Jun 2021 7:47PM
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I have a Surftech 10 6 Munoz longboard. It still looks new except for a small ding. Was new in 1999. I had a Takayama 11ft longboard. Such a great board I don't know why I let it go. I also have a Laird 11ft SUP but the 2nd generation. The boards that self destructed a few years ago. Nowhere near as well built. Still great to surf but looks used and abused.

justaddwater
NSW, 294 posts
Thursday , 10 Jun 2021 8:34AM
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bigmc said..
I have a Surftech 10 6 Munoz longboard. It still looks new except for a small ding. Was new in 1999. I had a Takayama 11ft longboard. Such a great board I don't know why I let it go. I also have a Laird 11ft SUP but the 2nd generation. The boards that self destructed a few years ago. Nowhere near as well built. Still great to surf but looks used and abused.


Big Mac shame, shame,you sold the prince!..I sold mine10 years ago and still regret it.and have been searching ever since,they are making them in the new construction now $2000+ but as we all know they are not the original surf tech construction.

bigmc
NSW, 206 posts
Thursday , 10 Jun 2021 9:01AM
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Yes. Regrets ever since. I think I need to see a shrink. I have sold so many boards that I have really liked.

dingfix
82 posts
Thursday , 10 Jun 2021 3:14PM
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I have a 9'6 Robert August "What I Ride" longboard, circa 2000. Used it for years, but still in showroom condition. Amazing board! What do folks think about these old Surftech boards, any chance they will become collectors items in the future - worth hanging on to?

wazza66
QLD, 530 posts
Thursday , 10 Jun 2021 9:14PM
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wazza66 said..
Just picked up a 10'6 Laird Pearson Arrow in great nick from an old dude who paddled on the flat water with his dog. Surfed it in about 4 ft waves and had a blast. A shame they are not making them anymore.

Great nose rider, glides so good and bottom/top turns very easily. I know its an old board, and yes I have seen Laird's trick video many years ago but its not a board that is seen or mentioned much.

This one would be about 10 years old now but the surftech construction is bulletproof.

Anyone got one still and any comments?

Definitely a keeper IMO.







Question is what did ya pay for it cause i know a few guys that would be pay as new for a 2nd one if they could get there hands on one. Got a buddy who spent 600 bucks on getting it re sprayed professionally and it looks amazing. So many good boards in the surftech range at that time, The Al "caddi" Merrick, the laguna bay's, gerry lopez model and these ones..



I paid $600 for the board. I sanded the scuff marks off the rails, got some paint matched up professionally, resprayed the rails then rail taped them to keep them is perfect condition.

Surfed it in some decent swell recently and the board is awesome. I also like the fact that it is a surftec construction so not worried about it snapping as much as my other sups.

A keeper for sure. Will post some pics on the weekend.

mike3217
VIC, 51 posts
Sunday , 13 Jun 2021 10:21PM
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The original surftech boards are already collector items in the U S they pay good money for boards in good condition I have a Randy French H/P an a Taki In the pink nose rider they are keepers Do not ever sell your Robert August

dingfix
82 posts
Monday , 14 Jun 2021 2:30AM
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Thanks for the advice, much appreciated!



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