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the catalogue #96 
 1969 Shane  7 ft 6''  Rounded Pintail
 #96
MANUFACTURE
MANUFACTURER: Shane Surfboards, Mitchell Road Brookvale
SHAPER: 
DESIGN: Rounded pin
DESIGNER:
SPECIFICATIONS
CONSTRUCTION
Stringerless foam blank, Volan glassed with reverse scallop deck patch, gel resin and  gel resin/glitter decor, pinlines, SAFE set fin box, post-production legrope plug.
DIMENSIONS
Length:
7
feet 
6
inches
Width:
21 
inches
Wide Point:
+ 6
inches
Nose : 
xx
inches
Tail:
xx
inches
Thickness: 
inches
Pod: 
0
inches
Weight:
kilos
Volume:
litres
Nose/L: 
inches
Tail/L:
inches
Other
FEATURES
Nose: Rounded pin
Tail: Pin
Deck: Rolled
Bottom: light roll
Rails: thin : high, 50/50, low
Rocker: 
FIN
9'' x 8'' base,
 clear molded plastic,
Allen key bolts,
 legrope hole. 
SAFE set finbox,
See other image below.
DECOR
DECALS
Deck: 'Shane' , green kidney at tail
Bottom: 
MARKINGS
Deck: 
Bottom:
COLOUR
Deck: Clear with green foil pinlines and blue rail pinlines
Bottom
Clear with two Blue gel resin Foil designs :
1.Large nose to rear, added glitter, green pinlines.
2.Small around fin box. See below.

#96Shane  decal 1969
NOTES
BOARD HISTORY
Purchased Geoff Petty, Balmain October 2000.
Picked up 2 November 2000 - heavily waxed, no available history.
COMMENTS: glitter additive to gel resin is very unusual.
REFERENCES
Magazines
Note: Shane Surfboards advertising in this period was known for its unusual images - unfortunately this meant very few boards appear. However due to the rapid variations in design it avoided the potential embarassment of your number one surfer appearing with a brand new superceded model (from magazine layup to news stands was often three months). Similar advertising that deviated from the standard surfer/board/wave was used by many manufacturers in this period.
1. 'Shane Surfboards' (Shane Steadman/Terry Fitzgerald?) : ''Surfboard Designs''
in Modern World magazine   July 1971 pages 30 - 37. Editor: Dick Levine 
2. Mick Mock : "The Summer Millionaire (Shane Steadman)" 
in Deep magazine, Vol 4 #4 Winter 1999 pages 50 - 61 
CONDITION: 6

Bottom with Foil decor

#125 Safe set box and fin bases1969 Safeset Fin box and fin bases

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