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MikeInMD

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I believe that version of the BR was 1976 to early 77.  The version like your, ahem, sweet red one, came out mid to late 77.  Going from memory, so might be off a little. 
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Thanks Mike. I love the detective work a restoration reveals! The guy got it from Alpine Sports in the UK around late '77. After removing the paint I could clearly see the straight lines where the original 4" rubber grip had been, as well as the original sticker placement. So yes, probably one of the last models to have the rubber grip. Interesting that the sticker placement is lower down than earlier models with rubber grip. In fact, it's the same position as models with the sparkle grip. 
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I guess I've been judging the stickers by their names instead of reading the OG price lists and naming the boards. To me -- my point was the Bowl Riders with the Bowl Rider deck top stickers that say Bowl Rider are all rounded noses -- which makes alotta sense to me cause that pointy nose is dead really quickly. 


Thats why i asked == still amazed to see before and after works -- your a sick individual!! read that in a good way -- --Dan



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Great job Mark === wondering -- did bowl riders ever have a pointed nose --- I'm not able to recall that in my memory.  

Dan, this Bowlrider light restoration I did for you. Bowlriders had the thicker Stifflex 3-ply like the Steve Cathey (see 2nd paragraph in ad). The Freestyle models were the same but thinner 3-ply. Both models came with rubber and later with sparkle grip. The later 5-ply Bowlrider had a more tapered point to the nose. 

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Bowlrider restoration for by a guy who had it signed by Steve Cathey at a skateboard show in Victoria London in Spring 1978. "YoYo wheels No. 1"

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After: With the Wooster sparkle tape it originally had. He's also got a replacement Tracker sticker to finish it off. 
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love the way youve worked around the signature and still been able to keep it,great stuff mark, i used to have a deck signed by him as well and it was just the same with the yoyo wheels [dont remember the no1 on mine  though][thumb]
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Mark, it's a bit ho hum really. Think you should life your game a bit. 


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Interesting that you didn't retain the Tracker sticker.
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Who's Sam Cabby?  

Tricky restoration with that sig on there.  Nice job Mark.


Mine is signed by Stu Cally


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Reply with quote  #1914 
Simply superb, Mark!  [thumb]
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Interesting that you didn't retain the Tracker sticker.


The guy I did it for has an OG one that he will apply. 
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Not sure where to put this; it was an old G&S I bought for the trucks, didn't even know what board it was until I put it up in the G&S section. So, took it to pieces and decided to have a go at a light restoration. Came up okay, it's a '77 G&S Freestyle board, rare if Google is anything to go by. 

Gave it a light sand to get the crap off and reduce the sticker residue as well. Thin varnish coat with mostly an oil to protect it from the Aussie sun. Redid the grip, and found a really unusual G&S sticker on ebay (which matches a G&S '70s surfboard I have). NOS Bennett Pros and PF 3's as well. All in all, quite happy with the result.

Thanks for a few here for the pieces as well.

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Really nice job. No Ho hum here[biggrin]. Love it!!!! 
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Praise indeed. I feel like the Mini following the Maserati nx to some of your work. Thanks!
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Very nice Michael!  [thumb]
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It's so cool.  Such a rare bird.
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