This is a 6’10” 1980s Skip Frye that I bought from a local guy this summer. It was fairly beat up so I gave it to ding repair dude, Jimmy Robertson to restore. Jimmy sanded the board, filled the dents and dings and re-glossed the bottom. It came out tight!
I rode it this morning, waves were high-tidy with wind on it, but fun enough. It’s really unique riding Skip’s rails. They hook up and trim high. They are not forgiving though and don’t allow for errors. This board is super fast and connected sections all the way to the beach.
This is an interesting board because as a tri-fin you can square off the bottom and head for the lip, but what to do when you get there? I actually did end up going almost vertical on one wave, you have to coast and slide back down. It does a nice craving roundhouse cutback if you use the swing weight properly.
But these boards aren’t for lippers goshdarnit, they are about speed, trim and flow.
6’10” x 21 1/2″ wide x 3″ thick.
I think I might have handsanded this board for Kenny back in the 80s when I first started working at Moonlight. Marko the glosser would always reject my handsands and make me red-do the foil on the fins before he would gloss them. I think I made about a $1 hour the first summer I worked at the factory.