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Old School Bombora & Blaxell Surfrider

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Created by RichardG > 9 months ago, 16 Oct 2016
RichardG
WA, 2208 posts
16 Oct 2016 12:57AM
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I just want to share images of these boards from my collection:

7'6" Bombora Proto, designed by Mark Paul, shaped by Alf Jefferies 1983, drop wing flyer swallow tail with spiral vee and tri fin set up with genuine 1983 Bombora footstraps

8'2" Bombora Proto, designed by Mark Paul, shaped by Alf Jefferies 1984, double flyer winged pintail single fin with genuine 1983 Bombora footstraps. Additional forward "purple" footstrap added in 1984 aftermarket.

8'4" Blaxell Surfrider, shaped and designed by Darryl Wilkes, single fin gun pintail genuine 1984 gaastra footstraps

They don't make them like this anymore. I hope people can enjoy these images.




































Roy
VIC, 88 posts
16 Oct 2016 7:16AM
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Seems like we lost our way when we moved to all black foot straps
Nice photos.

balsa
VIC, 25 posts
16 Oct 2016 10:07AM
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Great boards and in such good nick.

Relic
TAS, 733 posts
16 Oct 2016 5:45PM
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I had the 8'2" New Toy production version of that proto. Not a work of art like yours but a brilliant board, even by today's standards

shear tip
NSW, 1123 posts
16 Oct 2016 5:57PM
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It's stretching my memory, but wasn't the New Toy more like the left board? Single winger swallow tail?

ka43
NSW, 2812 posts
16 Oct 2016 5:59PM
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Spot on Mike. ^^^

RichardG
WA, 2208 posts
16 Oct 2016 4:04PM
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I left this Bombora New Toy on the verge 2 weeks ago , with a yellow Strata Fin and it was gone within an hour.










Relic
TAS, 733 posts
16 Oct 2016 7:58PM
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It was a while ago....thanks for rekindling the memory! The one I had was an early production run which was faulty. It was chucked out after it went spongy underfoot. I rescued it from the rubbished skip, drilled out the soft spots and pumped it full of foaming resin. It sailed great after that. Jumped and turned too. Absolutely bullet proof!

R1DER
WA, 1193 posts
16 Oct 2016 9:30PM
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First board I shaped back in 1984





RichardG
WA, 2208 posts
16 Oct 2016 10:13PM
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Nice one. Were you influenced by the Bombora templates, as there is some similarity ?

appleman
TAS, 408 posts
17 Oct 2016 6:30AM
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Unreal boards
Had a Bombora proto (Astro Toy) by Hot Buttered, my first proper fiberglass board.



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