DESIGN: Coolite Senior Board
Molded coolite foam
Tail: rounded square
Bottom: two keel-like ridges running from 1/3 rd back to tail,
Rails: rounded square
Rocker: miminal nose lift
'Firestone, F (logo), Coolite Senior Board' molded at sweet spot
Deck: Blue - White - Red marbled
Bottom: Blue - White - Red marbled
BOARD HISTORY: Donated by Ken Greives, February 2000
Early 1970's molded polystyrene foam board, an adaptation of the paipo/Surf-o-plane design used principally by juveniles.
Term origin : Polystyrene foam was first marketed circa 1958 in Australia as a low-cost portable insulated food or beverage container, brand name ‘Coolite’. The first boards bore the 'Coolite' brand and subsequent models; including 'Midget Farrelly', 'Pipeliner'; retained the generic name.
Advanced models used a molded rubber fin, e.g. Midget Farrelly model. 1980’s models were inserted in a woven fabric cover to limit foam damage. In the 1970's small groups of riders adapted production models, usually by fitting fins, to circumvent beach restrictions e.g. North Bondi.
Single Fin # 34
Trifin # 91
Margan and Finney : Photographs page