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the catalogue #222 

1973 Mystic Expression  Keel fin  7 ft 
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MANUFACTURE
MANUFACTURER: Mystic Expessions Surfboards
SHAPER: Unknown
DESIGN:  Keel fin pintail
DESIGNER: Pat Morgan, as ridden by nat young and Wayne Lynch, circa 1972.
SPECIFICATIONS

CONSTRUCTION
Foam blank,  stringer?,  two colour pigment Volan laminate.
DIMENSIONS
Length :
 7
ft   inches L2: 6ft 11 1/2''
Width :
 16 3/4
inches
Wide Point :
 +ve 8 
inches
Nose :
 10
inches
Tail :
 7
inches
Thickness :
 3
inches
Pod :
 0
inches
Nose Lift :
 4 1/2
inches
Tail Lift :
 2
inches
Weight :
  kilos
Volume :
  litres
Other :
  inches  

FEATURES
Nose: round, very thin
Tail:  rounded diamond
Deck:   S deck,  flat section from sweet spot to tail with chine above the rail line.
Bottom:
Rails:
Rocker:

Rocker Profile : All inches
Lb:
84
Ld: 
83 1/2
Lf:
83
Nose Lift:  4 1/2
N1:
2 3/4
N2:
1 1/2
N3:
1
N4:
3/8 N5:
Tail Lift: 2
T1:
1 1/2
T2:
1
T3:
1/2
T4:
1/4 T5:


FIN
Keel fin
opaque laminated,
 5'' x 15 1/2'' base. @ 1 1/2''
Thin light foil.

DECOR
DECALS
Deck: None
Bottom:
MARKINGS
Deck: Mystic Expression Surfboards - pencil along stringer at wide point.
Bottom:
COLOUR
Deck: Orange pigment laminate with purple rail lap. White pin-lines
Bottom: Purple pigment laminate with winged white pin-lines


NOTES
BOARD HISTORY
Added to the surfresearch.com.au collection, April 2006.
The previous owner, Jason Davies of Cooran, Queensland reported ...
The board was found in the backyard of a client I had at Coolum Beach,
and was obtained by me about 7 years ago.
I have never used it, and always thought it would look great on a wall.
It doesn't appear to have ever been waxed and I can't say if it has ever been used.
COMMENTS
Given the narrow width, the board is possibly the result of Backyard Butchery - a larger  board stripped of it's fibreglass, reshaped and reglassed.
This was a common practse in this period.

REFERENCES:
Alby Falzon: Crystal Voyager (1973).
A portrait of  George Greenough as surfer, fisherman, sailor, designer and builder.
Apart from a crowded Rincon sequence, the only surfers are George Greenough (mat and spoons, red and black) , Nat Young (8 ft Pat Morgan Surfboards Keel, green) and Ritchie West ( 6 ft egg, clear).
Locations: Northern Califorinia and Channel Islands.
Final sequence was Greenough’s Echoes.
Poster image.

CONDITION: 6






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