I want to hear the story. This thread is is pretty interesting.
I went back like 5 pages
and am getting tired of reading.
did anybody mention the simmons
on display in the state street shop
with the step in the deck?
and did it have the handles?
that was the swing weight variation
for simmons g-arm.
ambrose M. curry III
Brose--- You are no doubt "chronic". Let's see if we can string a couple of sentences together in a coherent manner.
That which can be assorted without evidence was read in an illegal magazine.
ok mc your chastizing has been wearing on me for a day or so .
I admit to being a bit cryptic but chronic in the stretched sense
of eating all my children or asthmatic or perhaps soy marhijuano?
Zeus dint make me regurgitate my kids,I am not asthmatic ,
and third the last
time I smoked dope was 1982.
so here goes.
In the yater shop on state street when picking up
my yater standard with a spoon template in like 66-68
as I had more than one,linda fredrucks ,stu's wife,
told me the story of the archaic surfboard on display
in the showroom .
It was a steped deck built of balsa by bob simmons
the story was that it was stepped or scooped out
to reduce the weight for turning ease and transportation
as b.simmons' injured aka gimp arm left limb mobility and strength an issue.
I dont remember if it had the storied hand grip handle that was an inovation
also introduced by the simmons design lab for holding on in push throughs.
I hope this helps decode the cryptic post previous.
Aha! Much better. That is the essential evolution of first generation stepdeck noses. Yater hung out with Simmons early on and was no doubt influenced .
I owned a black colored Da Cat board that also had a green/blue 5 inch stripe around it. It came from Greg's Shop up on PCH in Hermosa and sent to Charley Galanto, who was running the Greg Noll Shop in Kaimuki in the 60's, where Downing Hawaii, later moved in. Loved that board! Stepping into the "nose deck", would get you hoots and incredible nose rides at places like #3's, Queens or Haleiwa.
Well I'm sure that board was cool. But in your heyday you could have surfed an ironing board and made it look good. In your case brudda; "It's the singer, not the song".
This took place in April 1995. I bought one of the fakes, and realized it was not original, I contacted the Los Angeles Detective and helped him solve the case. I have the Daily Breeze article dated 4/8/1995 that explains what happened.
Too bad it took you so many years to run across this thread and site. It had more relevance back when. Most people who post on this site these days have no idea what we are talking about. It was a fun happening back then. Greg is gone, so I can say it. Those "Da Cat" model boards were not cats at all. They were real "Dogs".
That may be the case, but they had what has to be the most memorable surf ad campaign ever.
No; It's not an ironing board.