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methodair1

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You are ABSOLUTELY CORRECT! That is a Variflex made by Boulder designs in Colorado with the "Variskin"! The material is sort of like a laminated paper substance that they used on all their boards ranging from all the Kryptonics(K-beams, Krypstiks etc...), Dogtowns(Tri-plane, Shogo airbeams etc...), and Variflexes(Hirsch, Elgato, Grisham, Losi etc...)! And so being that Boudler Designs made furniture, they probably used the same materials that they used for drafting tables, countertops etc...
Nonetheless One of my favorite boards! All the Boulder boards had so much character and got scratches ALOT less than the pinted counterparts!

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Cool, a Boulder Boards deck with variskin bottom!  I think that is what they called it.


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complete with Indys, not sure what stage, any info will be appreciated, Z-Flex rails and metal core Gyros.....   this will easily be the oldest pig in my collection


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.....   this will easily be the oldest pig in my collection

That's some damn sweet "bacon" there!!!


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Nice El Gato Wade, I dig those boards. Sold mine a while back.


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complete with Indys, not sure what stage, any info will be appreciated,



Need to see the front of the hanger to be absolutely sure, but they look like Stage 1 or II

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Nice job weededwade! Yea I agree with Tony B~ They're most likely stage I's and the wheels are Sims Gyro Double Conicals w/aluminum core~ Those are nice boards and looks like with a little elbow grease she will clean up pretty nicely!

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Pretty sure I saw those hangars on ebay and they're stage 1 - rare as hell.  Most broke.  Those yellow dub con gyros are the shiznit too.

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cool, thanks.....   yeah I wanna get an estimate from Skikat ahahahahahah, no seriously ahhahaahhah, not sure if I should try to restore it or just leave it as is, there is some delamination of one of the plys that I will need to fix, of course I want to ride it so I guess we'll see..   I sold a Zorlac Metallica deck to pay for it, figured it was easily worth it to step into/onto 1980


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Picked this up off ebay.co.uk last week: 1984 Variflex Eric Grisham with Tracker Ultralites and Sims Street wheels. Great condition, and cheap too.



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dude, very cool, I like that a lot......     the topsides of them is always so cool, whether it be the Losi, the Mountain etc. they all have unique topside graphics.....   


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Fantastic score!  I have never seen that version before.  Does it have the laminate bottom (variskin).  If you ever want to sell that jewel let me know! Too cool!



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Hey Bosstiki~Those are the last of the "REAL" Variflexes and no they didn't have the Variskin bottoms~ They were the first pro models right after the Variskin models~
That painted Grisham came in two shapes and two colors...The burgundy color you see up top with the pointier nose and widetail (this is the 2nd version of the painted series)and there was a rounded spoon nose version(the first version of the painted models) in Baby Blue(pictured below) that was the EXACT same shape as the Variskin routered version~
The blue one was the transitional board from the Variskin routered model so it had the same shape, and then they came out with the burgundy ones~ They are all beauties and I wish people would know and remember Variflex as the great company they were in the 70's-early 80's and not know or remember them for the cheap K-mart boards they made later...



The Losi alll the way to the right found a great home! HeHe!



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Varibots

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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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