Monday, August 22, 2011

Hans & the Big Rock boards

Hans Newman, shown standing next to his two late Sixties Mirandon twin pins.
Quiver shot is a sample of Hans' Big Rock boards suite from the early Seventies, he made most of these. Board in foreground is a turn of the century relic dubbed "the missing link". Obvious Ekstrom, Lis, Mirandon influence in Hans backyard boards. Quiver photo by Scott Sullivan from 2005 Hydrodynamica interview with Hans. Detail of 1957 high performance short balsa single fin by Al Nelson...note the rocketship... also from Hans collection. Some of these boards will be on shown in our Pacific Standard Time exhibit this fall.

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