Bonzer stuff from 1989

Wednesday, May 29, 2013



I stumbled across this interview and ad with Malcolm Campbell and Campbell Brothers Bonzers (and Max McDonald too!) in a 1989 issue of Breakout magazine, which is the year I started riding 5 fin Bonzers (age 19).

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  1. JP, who were the first to start using double concave? Was it the Campbell Brothers?

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    1. Yes. And those early concaves were deep!

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  2. Hey JP, This is a great example of why I check surfy surfy every day. Any chance you could please post the entire interview? I've been curious about the history and design of the elevated wing. Respect.

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    1. I added a shot of Max talking about the e-wing.
      It's just a quick snippet.

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  3. Speaking of bonzers, you could probably appreciate this board...

    http://sandiego.craigslist.org/nsd/spo/3820228249.html

    (it's not spam, although now that I said that you're really skeptical)

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    1. That one is straight out of 1990. And for $190 bucks it would be worth picking up to charge this winter with.

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  4. All you need are some guatemallan shorts, a ponytail, some vaurnets with croakies...
    And ....oh....wait: See jp's closet.

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  5. Ha!
    Nice what I wouldn't do to go back pre-digital. Remember knowing like 20 phone numbers off the top of your head? These boards were the essence of high-tech...
    Remember:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDFt_opVKjM

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  6. Pottz should have made the cover.

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    1. Why did they use that shot of Derek Ho? It's bizarre.

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