That stuff is beyond my pay grade and security clearance. I did try some serious channel surfing once, but then momma took the remote away from me :-(
"...Swaylocks.com, a strange message board filled with a cast of eccentric, underground surfboard builders..." - Slide Magazine
Still have your "Stubby" in my indoor rack.
We gotta hook up!
Hit me with a PM
Stay busy my friend....
I would rather be someone's shot of whiskey, than everyone's cup of tea.
I made the leap from single fin, to Tri-Fin, in August 1964. I had never seen one, except in my head. So I made one.
SHAPER SINCE 1958
So 64 that makes the truster or 3 fins
54 years old.
Somewhere out there a simple though stuck in someones head?
My god! 54 years... Damn boy we are old.
And you are 2 humble.
Aloha Master Bill
I love the look of that twingle in the middle pic. Got any more info on it?
newschoolblue wrote: I love the look of that twingle in the middle pic. Got any more info on it?
The blue tri-fins above, are examples of the PressLock fin system, which I created in October of 1970. The fins required no tools, screws, or pins. (The 1964 Tri-Fin, was done as glass-ons) The ''box'' was formed during the glassing process. The system could also be mounted in an existing finished board too. I used them on Surf Systems, and Surfboards Hawaii. Dewey Weber was the first major manufacturer to step up and use them. He was quickly followed by G&S, Hobie, Bing and others, in 1971.
Bill - correct me if I’m wrong but I seem to recall a conversation we had about the trifin board and the first one you did, thinking you were possibly the first (or atleast very early to the game) - then seeing an old photo (from the early 50’s) years later, of a guy walking down to (maybe pv cove?) the beach with a trifin. Nothing new under the sun haha.
"We ain't on our way to Wembley,we ain't gonna win the league. No matter how much they let us down - Westham's still our team"...
WideAWAKE wrote: Bill ----- seeing an old photo (from the early 50’s) years later, of a guy walking down to (maybe pv cove?) the beach with a trifin..
Just sayin' here...
From my experience NEVER assume you started something new...
39 years ago after I saw my first thruster, I mussed to myself "well I'll do four"
Just forgot that Blake and Velzy, or some old hawaiian had gone before!!!
One heck of a board though...