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Thanks U Da Man!




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Awesome shit. Love to see what you saved Wes, that fiberglassed deck has great art, what a treasure and fine example of your early stuff.  Love seeing the evo of the wide and how quick it all happened, that article Rhino posted is rad. Interesting how they compared it to the late 60's shortboard revolution. It is similar. I trip how everyone was riding 9' plus boards in '66 and by '68-'69 those in the know were riding 7'6" and less, down to mid 5'. Old factory produced logs were hacked down and garage shaping was in.


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Thanks I kind of remembering I thought it was to light & almost soft & after putting a bunch of time into drawing on it I wanted to stiffen it up but it still broke on one of the 1st few runs..

Yea my best friend & I all though Jr. High & High School to the mid 80's were way into the Surf Mags & the newest Board Designs & were 100% into Surf board Art... We were making & riding out own Pipo's &  putting Art on em....

Here's a few of the wooden one's in the background, this is early 70's Jeff Ho Shop..



My folks place in Santa Monica Kev's & my Quiver in Juxtapoz mag, my Brother got on the roof for this shot around 84-85...



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Thanks for posting that Skateboarder Magazine article.
I'm surprised that it was actually decently done.
Guess they had some good editors back then.
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What Year & month was that?    Allot of the photo's that I saw CRIII take would show up much... Months later & maybe the Articles Craig wrote may have needed to fit into the Mag or something but it seemed to be Months?




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What a great thread, man that Skateboarder article brought back memories of names and images I haven't seen in 35 years,      man, seeing that shit again made me feel like a kid again,    Thanks Rhino, cool as it gets...Thanks Wes, I thank my spinnin' wheels for you and what you did for art and design, I wouldn't be what I am today without ya...
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Wasn't Warren running the mag back then?
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I really dig the surfboard-like look, the fibreglass texture with the awesome graphics and the wood grain underneath shimmering through. Would like to have a BDS board with 3- 5 plys wood between two layers of transparent fibreglass or something similar - that would be KILLER! And lighter probably, too...
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I remember reading that article and never would I have thought at the time that it would be so easy to chat with WH like we do here, and have access to his work like we do now.

thanks for living the dream Wes.

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Wasn't Warren running the mag back then?
And Brian Gillogy...
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What a great thread, man that Skateboarder article brought back memories of names and images I haven't seen in 35 years,      man, seeing that shit again made me feel like a kid again,    Thanks Rhino, cool as it gets...Thanks Wes, I thank my spinnin' wheels for you and what you did for art and design, I wouldn't be what I am today without ya...

Totally !!! Thanks to Wes and Dan (AKA Judaman) to start this thread.
 And  thanks again for keeping it real !
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recommend BDS sets up a skate history MB Thread.  This one would be the first post.  Just an idea since the guys on this site hold most of the history.  Other examples include Skateparks like Cherry Hill, etc.  Amazing stuff here Wes.  Thanks!
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Thanks you guys, that was the reason I started making hand done boards in the mid 90's I just missed it & thought it was a forgotten Art kind of thing & was 100% So Cal/USA, Ya Know....


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You've kept the personal side to your work intact.
Not an easy thing to do in today's global economy.
So while everyone here has their own associations with the decks,
and their own memories of skating, whether in far-flung places in Texas,
New York, Florida,etc., the decks still "speak" of what it was like growing up
in Southern California, a particular time and place.
I think its cool that as most of the other companies are in a race to the bottom
in knocking off anything that sells--even knocking off their own decks as often
inferior re-issues(!)--that you keep chugging along and doing your thing.
That personal, expressive quality is something no one can copy.
I know we're plowing different fields, but I take encouragement from that fact.
Thanks for being there, Wes.
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