Picked up this board for $30 on Craigslist. It's a 6' Unity shaped by (I believe) Redman. Any and all info is appreciated. I love the airbrush work on the deck. The plan is to fix the dings and ride it. The red bottom is a tint so any advice on what I should do for the dings is appreciated. I'm tempted to reglass the whole bottom with red pigment but then again, I like seeing the dings. More info about Redman below.
If it is shaped by the same Redman, I have found info about him shaping for many brands but nothing about Unity.
"South Bay, CA, transplant Robert "Redman" Manville was a big part of this boom. An immensely respected production shaper for top craftsmen like Weber, Takayama and Stewart, Redman's remarkable work ethic was matched only by his knowledge and contacts, not to mention his stacks of modern templates which past and present WRV shapers still use to this day. With Redman helming a dream team that included shaping partner-in-crime Jim Fuller, glosser-turned-factory manager Patrick Herle and esteemed laminator David Rohde, WRV was soon shipping boards to Hawaii and beyond for big-name chargers who swore by Redman's big-wave guns -- while the Friends of the Porpoise logo was quickly becoming the sticker du jour for the air-boosting, tail-sliding contingent, most notably Noah Snyder, the Outer Banks' first professional surfer. Aside from WRV, Redman routinely moonlighted for Randy Hall's Rodanthe-based Hatteras Glass label, even after he was diagnosed with a terminal illness. Redman was determined to fill his orders while passing down as much insight before he passed in 2004... and perhaps after, as well. Unexplainable phenomenon, including CAD malfunctions to tools flying off shelves to a suspiciously routed tornado, have rattled U.S. Fiberglass' corrugated cages ever since and nearly every employee here insists that Robert Manville's ghost still haunts the factory.
"Redman forgot more about shaping than most guys learn in an entire career," says Jesse Fernandez, a Florida pro surfer/ longboarding savant who moved to the Outer Banks in 1990 to work for WRV as a shaper beside Redman, but settled for a glassing job after getting leapfrogged by VB transplant Tommy Moore. "When he died he had hand-shaped close to 50,000 surfboards. There are only a handful of guys in the world who've done that before getting on machines."