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Surfboards by Davenport – The Thing

Surfboards by Davenport – The Thing

A board like nothing in the line up today. A wide body pig templated small wave noserider. This board features a flat nose with a kicked up tail. The nose has a lip for lift, 50/50 pinched middle rails for nose riding, and a 60/40 up turned railed V tail.

Length: 9’ 8” – 10’ 6”
Nose: 18 1/4” – 19 1/4”
Width: 23 1/2” – 24 1/4”
Tail: 17 1/4”
Tail Block: 10“
Thickness: 3 1/8” – 3 3/8”

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Surfboards by Davenport – The Pig

Surfboards by Davenport – The Pig

An authentic early 60’s pig, with full hips, narrow nose, and medium tail width. The pig has neutral 50/50 rails all the way around with long clean rocker with some tail kick. Super long noserides, nasty drop knee cut backs, and loads of style come standard with this model.

Length: 9’ – 10’ 6”
Nose: 15 1/2” – 17”
Width: 21 1/2” – 23”
Tail: 15 1/2” – 16 1/2”
Thickness: 3 1/8” – 3 3/8”

Info supplied by Edfactor

Davenport Pig

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Surfboards by Davenport model El Cadejo

Surfboards by Davenport model El Cadejo

The “El Cadjeo” is simply the deadliest noserider in the line up. A pure and classic noserider designed to whip turns for walking the board and hanging ten….It’s that simple. It’s that smooth. Consider yourself warrned!

Length: 9’4” – 10’6”
Nose: 17’ 3/4” – 18 5/8”
Width: 22 7/8” – 23 5/8”
Tail: 16” – 16 3/4”
Thickness: 3” – 3 3/8”

Info supplied by Edfactor

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Surfboards by Davenport mode 4065

Surfboards by Davenport mode 4065

If there were an El Camino of surfboards this would be it. A solid
classic with clean semi-parallel template and a rolled bottom to tail
with some blended concave in the nose. The rocker is flat in the
middle for speed with a kick in the tail for whippy turns.

Length: 9’ 4” – 10’ 6”
Nose: 18“ – 19”
Width: 23” – 24”
Tail: 16” – 17”
Thickness: 3 1/8” – 3 3/8”

info by Edfactor

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Surfboards by Davenport -California Classic

Surfboards by Davenport -California Classic

A classic pintail with glide and superior noseriding capabilities. This board has low nose rocker for steering from the tip and a long drawn out middle with a kicked up tail for cutting back. The rails have a lip in the front to 50/50 pinched in the middle to a turned up roll in the back to help rotation, smooth out the turns and enhance the glide.

Length: 9’4” – 10’ 6”
Nose: 17” – 18 5/8”
Width: 22” – 23 5/8”
Tail: 14“ – 15 1/2”
Thickness: 3 1/8” – 3 3/8”

Info by EdFactor

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Strato Series – Weber Experimental

Strato Series – Weber Experimental

Here is a cool review and photos from a fellow surfer and reviewer named Sandwich Jones out of North Carolina.

1969 8’0′ weber strato series experimental.

In the late 60′s experimental shape. Heavily influenced by the smaller v-bottom boards the Aussies were riding during that time. This board features a not so subtle tri-panel vee that grows into a hard vee right behind the tail. Bob Mc Tavish gives a great explanation of the function of vee in Fantastic Plastic Machine. Vee basically allows the surfer to control the board from the mid section eliminating the need to walk back to the tail to turn. This makes the board more maneuverable and allowing the rider to place it in the more critical places on a wave.

I am under the impression that this particular board was only made for a short period of time. By 70′ and 71′ boards had become considerably smaller, likely making designs like this obsolete at the time. Being that this is an “experimental” board I’m not sure how many were shaped. I’ve attempted to research it. Apparently the strato series was a series of weber experimental boards from the late 60′s. Several versions were done according to the waves of particular regions (hawaii, east coast, and california).

I found this board on craigslist. i called the number and spoke to a gentlemen for some time before realizing that it was my parents next door neighbor of 15 years. He had a few of his old surfboards that he was trying to sell, this being one of them. on my next visit home, i stopped by to see tommy and check out the board. We visited for a short while, during which he told me all about his boards and surfing/living on the outer banks during the 60′s and 70′s. Tommy bought the board brand new in 1969 from a hardware store in virginia beach. He said it was the first ‘shortboard’ he’d ever seen. it originally came with a greenough style fin but he rode it with a smaller fin, shaped like a porpoise’s dorsal fin. Both of which have been lost. He told me the board nose rides great and that it was fun to make the tail slide out and do 360′s with the smaller fin.

I’ve only ridden the board once since i’ve gotten it. Stomach high waves on a very full tide. It wasn’t the best day to judge. My first impressions were that it paddled like a board of a much bigger size. I had never ridden a vee bottom before, or not one this pronounced. You can feel the board shifting from panel to panel. Almost teetering as you shift weight from rail to rail. I dug rail a few times because of this (likely combo-ed with the fatness of the surf). all though the conditions were not ideal it was still a ton of fun, very different.

Here is a link To The Sandwich Jones Experience Click Here

Weber Bat Tail

Looks like the Vee starts about 1/3 from the tail

Lots o Vee on this board

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