Sorry it took so long to get back to this topic due to weather and work I was finally able to take a cpl more pics of the board. As I stated there is no serial # or Signature on the bottom here are a cpl more pics of it
From what I can see of that board from the pics posted, that board could have been shaped anywhere from '72-'75 give or take a year either way. I do like the outlne, combine that template with a modern foil and bottom, you could have a sweet riding board.
"Its not rocket science..."
Its a single fin , in a fin box, No leash plug and its glassed heavy . Thats what make me think it not a china made board I am actually gonna go now clean the rest of the wax off of it and take a pic of the bottom
Corky Carrols latest column has a tidbit concerning PF ....& Dyno
Back in the early 1970s there was a surfboard company in Huntington
Beach called Dyno. Dyno was owned by a guy who had made a fortune in the
battery business. I think his batteries were named Dyno, and he
considered himself an expert businessman. I will call him Mr. Dyno. Mr.
Dyno bought the surfboard factory on 5th Street that had previously been
Plastic Fantastic. I'm not sure that Mr. Dyno thought everybody in the
surfing industry was of a lesser intellect that himself, but I got that
vibe. He did think he was gonna come in and make a killing though.
At that time Steve Walden was in Huntington Beach and at the
beginning of his surfboard building career. He was the first to get
involved with Dyno.
I loved those long(gunny) Dyno Fish's.
That PF looks 71ish or before.
In the early 70's we had a school field trip to the DNYO Factory and David Nuiwahiwa gave us the tour. Growing up in a surf town we had many teachers that were surfers. Chuck Linnen was one of them. That summer I bought 2 Dyno Fishes (I think they were shaped by Steve Bron?) Rode my bike to the beach every day that summer and surfed one of my DYNO FISHES. I remember the tread on my spring suit turning yellow from the sun and my white hair with straw like texture. Riding the fish all day long. Funny when David comes to our shop I never mention this field trip or the years of riding Fishes in the early 70's inspired by him. In the mid to late 60's I saw the Duke with David and Corky Carrol at the US Championships. There was a big south swell and I was 8 years old riding a rented raft without fins in monster surf. Terry Odell and Steve Banne of Infinity were owning Southside David and Corky were the stand outs for the crowds of people on the pier. I was star stuck and told my self that I would stand up surf one day!
In the late 90's when I came back from 10 years of travel (FRANCE, CHILE, GUATEMALA, COSTA RICA) Steve Bigler was out every morning with the Dawn Patrol Crew that I was a part of. Steve Bigler still had a smooth flowing style and just in amazing shape. We would trade boards out in the water and I remember his boards had great trim. Mostly 9'6's. I rode both HPSB and HPLB at the time depending on the tide or conditions. HUNTINGTON BEACH is not a bad place to grow up. Lot's of legends and surf history. The stories never stop and history is being made each and everyday.
Thanks Otis and Mike for the memory play back.
Michael aka Surfding
Howzit surfding, I was really good friends with Steve in the late 60's in H.B. and when I moved to Hawaii in 70' he shaped a board to take with me and it rode like a knife cutting through the wave. He moved back to Oahu in I think 71' or 72' and had a house in Wailua with a shaping room inside the house and a glassing rack on the front porch where I glassed quite a few boards. Steve grew up on Oahu and his mom lived on a boat in Ala Moana Harbor so we woud go visit her about every 2 weeks or so. I think the last time I aw him was in 74' on Kauai, he always was a smooth great surfer Aloha,Kokua
Steve called me about 3 months ago looking into my Company. He is still shaping today.
Otis check out his old photo of some of the happenings back in the old HB days:
Cool so it seems that I have a authentic Plastic fantastic probally from early to mid 70's which is cool with me . Either way it gonna be ridden and enjoyed
thanks for all the input
I contacted Corky threw Facebook and I showed him some pictures and he said that he reconizes that shape and it is a real Plastic Fantasic from when Robert Highsmith owned the company .