Offered at $2,500 but there were no bids. Seller pulled board, so probably was sold outside of eBay. Who knows what board brought, but asking vs. selling are two different beasts.
In general there is a method of restoration in which one can restore foam, lam/logo, stringers etc to as new condition. So an arguement emerges in which one side says that a board in original condition that is a 9 or 10 would be a board with no dings that rarely if ever was surfed and was slightly yellowed by indoor UV. When you see a board in the kind of condition as in the pic of the Rick BK Longboard. You can assume it is either a New "Replica" made recently or an original that has been restored via the method that I mentioned in the first sentence of this post. Lowel
I never liked boards with the straight pin like you have, but my brother loved them. I found them way too stiff for me and only worked in big (2x OH) waves where you don't make short radius turns. It may be because I'm more of a front footed regular foot surfer. When I surf goofy I have a stronger back foot. Here's a couple boards I had in the late '70s with the straight pin.
The nice white one was made by Harold Iggy, the yellow one by a friend, both were customs for my brother. The discolored white was made by one of the Irons brothers, either Rick or Phil.
I hope you enjoy the board, it's a nice piece of history. Definitely a collector's board.
Thanks guys. This one has its battle scars, but it a a pretty solid, original example. With a very cool fin.
Personally, I agree with you Sharkcountry, I need a little more curve in my outlines. I was thinking that value would be in the 7-8 hundred range over here. Knowing that with vintage stuff, it's all dependant on the buyer. Sound about ballpark?
Values aren't what they were in the 90's. And 2000's. But it seems that in recent years there is a real interest in boards from the "transition era" amongst serious collectors. Lowel
I don't know how to value surfboards. I just like riding them. I know a couple of people that have collections but I'm not into that. I have a couple of really good boards that I'll only ride when the waves are pumping, but it's because they get beat up when I use them.
Randy Rarick does a lot of boards like the above. he has a method to blow the glass off without removing much foam. His restored Boards at one time commanded big bucks at the Auctions in Hawaii. I don't follow the collector board market. Randy is very good at what he does. Some people like to see the original glass dings repaired show the war wounds and keeping the original patina of yellowing fiberglass. Others went a full on restore. To each his own. My best guess on that pin tail would be late 1968- 1969. There is an old Photo of BK digging a trench into the bottom of a wave on a Board like that at Sunset Beach from around 1969
According to Mikki Dora Malibu went to the Dogs in 1964. The Chumash Indians will tell you it was 1664.