..........Con's stick-ons again/a re-make of course?Herb
..........Well ? I'm waiting? Herb
I'm not making them for Larry. But, I'll ask him tomorrow if he is.
No disrespect Herb, but that`s why I posted the phone number... Larry Block Enterprises, 1-805-583-0057. A quick search on Google also turns up a number of references.
Excellent Article on the CorkyCarrol/D.Nuhiw... Early 70's Twin with pics. http://www.surfa.com.au/Content.asp?ID=303
...........If he is I'd like to see them.Let me know,if he does,I would love to try them.Herb
Thanks for sharing, Hal! Surfa.com.au is interesting, but... statements such as the following immediately caught my attention: "ed note:- there have also been plenty of experiments with four and five fins over the years, but to date none of them have really proved any substantial worth." (Fin Facts Pt.1). In discussiing fin systems, apart from FCS and Red-X: "Ed note:- There are also plenty of new style of ?fin systems? being developed ? but as yet none of these have proven the worth, and ?expense? of commercial production." (Fin Facts, The Verdict). (The History/Evolution, Twin Fin Facts): "The original 'Twin Fin' was developed in 1970/71 by US designers Corky Carroll, Mike Eaton, Rolf Arness and David Nuuhiwa. The Fins on these boards were, 5 to 7" high with a 4" base, and generally George Greenough designs. The most of these boards were focused around 'Kneeboard' designs and did not take off as a commercial board design. Placement of the fins was 'crudely' underdesigned... The mid 1970's saw the Fish Tail design by Steve Lis (USA), which incorporated the use of the Twin Fins as per the 1971 models, but improved wtaer flow off." Also surprising... George Greenough`s profound influence on Australia`s top wave riders and shapers was either minimized or completely ignored, circa mid-1960`s to early 1970`s, via his wave riding philosophy, advanced abilities as a surfer, board and fin design, and well as a filmmaker - photographer. Unfortunately many other details were open to question. That was strange because a careful examination of Surfa.com.au `s historical source material often contradicted their conclusions. I sincerely hope this is simply a case of poor research/writing, and not historical revisionism... which is how much of the text reads to me. IMHO, anyone who`s serious about investigating Australian surfing history, and its influences, drawn from a wide range of chronological evidence, should also check out these two outstanding Australian resources: (www.surfresearch.com.au/boards.html), "Surfresearch - Pod for Primates" (http://www.legendarysurfers.com/), "Legendary Surfers - A Definitive History of Surfing's Culture and Heroes".
I just got off the phone with Larry and unfortunately, he does not have anymore of the Con stick on fins nor does he know who has the mold now. Sorry.
........WOW,he had some of the old Con jobs.I used them back in the 70s with a few select riders,lost or broke all of them eventually........now a collectors item for sure.If he gets anymore and you hear about it,let me know,please or have Larry email me directly. ..........I was really hoping someone else was make them or a newer version of them,guess I have to wait.darn...........Thanks Tom,you always come thru for me,you're a Stand-up Guy IN MY BOOK! Herb
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