Thursday, June 23, 2011

Hand Shaped by Al Merrick, Channel Islands Stando: FOR SALE!

Okay- just got this and I've never seen a deal like it. This board is a Channel Island's, Caddy Model stand up board that was hand shaped by the master himself, Al Merrick. You know, Al right? Oh yeah, he's just the shaper behind the boards of Kelly Slater, Tom Curren, Dayne Reynolds... you know guys like that (if I left any insane rippers off that list- lo siento, my bad- do me a favor and fill me in). Check it out: 

I'm digging the "floating in suburbia motif" of this shot...
This board was commissioned and owned by So. Cal. ripper Ted Robinson and it looks to be in pristine shape. The board is 9'0 and I'm thinking probably around 28 - 29" wide (I don't have that info- so it's just a guess). Ted is looking to get $900 for it- so you're looking at a price that's at least 1/2 what you'd pay for a custom Channel Islands board- assuming the big guy would even be able to fit you for one this summer. If you're a C.I. junky this is a must have. Here's a shot of the bottom: 

Contact Ted at (310) 569-1821 or email

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