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bosstiki

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Reply with quote  #91 
Methodair1,

I've said it before, you are the ultimate walking skateboard encyclopedia and a down right epic Bro.  I see that blue one and kick myself for letting an opportunity go by! 
Did they do any others that were transitional?  I've seen some Variflex decks with the foil tail logo and wasn't sure if they were of the same time frame. 



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Reply with quote  #92 
HaHa! Thanks Bosstiki! But nah I'm no walking encyclopedia~ I just remember what I had interest in and what I want to remember but I forget the rest...like I don't think I remember the quadratic equation...haha! Nah but seriously there are guys that are waaay more informative than I am~
Oh and to answer your question, as I remember, at that period, there weren't any others as most of the riders went to ride for other teams except Losi as it was his family's company~ A little later after his last Variskin deck made by boulder, his version of the first NON-Variskin deck was the stinger/wing shaped deck that came in either wood stain, white, black and a couple other colors but the most common was the wood stain model and some of those decks still had the little square Variflex stickers at the bottom~ And also some of the cheesey Variflexes that came out around 85-86 had the chrome square stickers on the bottom also~



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Reply with quote  #93 
Newest addition and got it from THE MAN HIMSELF ( George Orton )

here it is in an ad in the SEPT 79 Skateboarder


and  BAM 30 years later








at home and happy


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Thats noice. Still in the shrink to.


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Reply with quote  #95 

another "never seen it"  very cool


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methodair1

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Reply with quote  #96 
NIIICE Hike4it! Glad you finally posted that puppy up! I TOTALLY remember that board and when I saw it hangin on George's wall at his shop, I was like WHOA!!! Another trip down memory lane!!!
Not as nice as your's but here are some more Variflex's I recently unearthed!
1st generation Hirsch Variflex Team model(needs some cleaning up), NOS 2nd generation HIRSCH, and LOSI Concave~ ALL Boulder Design Creations!!!


 And all the other ones again from before just to show all the variations of the Losi's and Hirsch's


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Reply with quote  #97 
F#*k'n unreal, Hike4it!  That's the most kick ass Variflex on the planet for sure.

And the pictures with Orton past & present top it off, F*ing KILLER, dude!!
 







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Reply with quote  #98 

nice batch of decks you never see, unreal


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Reply with quote  #99 
Hey Hike4it, can you post a close up picture of the wheel-wells?

Oh and your Variflex are pretty cool too, methodair.

Now back to the Orton wheel-wells,...   Love to see that Verti-Lam wood work up close.







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Wow !!  Pretty sweet score !!  
HUPHLUNGPU

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Reply with quote  #101 
Wow still in shrink no less,very cool !! Was that deck made by Boulder? Looks just like the cross section of a K-Beam.
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Reply with quote  #102 
HaHa no worries Parkrider! Indeed that Orton is SUWEETT!!!!
And HUPHLUNGPU yes, the Orton model was made my Boulder also with the same Variskin/"TUFSKIN" Bottoms as with all the Variflexes, Kryptonics, and DT's of that era! The orton model has the same color skin as the red Shogo's did!




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Reply with quote  #103 
Here ya go parkrider sorry  for the  cell phone quality pic







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Reply with quote  #104 

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Originally Posted by hike4it
Newest addition and got it from THE MAN HIMSELF ( George Orton )

here it is in an ad in the SEPT 79 Skateboarder


and  BAM 30 years later








at home and happy

With decks like this being made in the early 80's, how did we end up in the dime a dozen Popsicle deck shit hole?


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VonWolf

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Reply with quote  #105 
Jeff, cool you got that deck from the wildman.

So sad he had to sell it though.

Please take good care of it.

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