Submitted by yep on Sun, 06/29/2014 - 15:33
I used to have this beachbeat step deck fishy thing I bought from their shop in Alexander Headland about 10 years ago. I pretty much rode it to death, and got rid of it. Does anyone know of any floating around (hehehe shit pun!) ?? It was such a fun board that I really want to recreate one, but I'm buggered if I can find anymore than 1 shitty photo of them! Does anyone remember them, or even better, have a few decent photos?
Not sure if anyone ever got back to you on this yep, but the board was most likely shaped by Mick Grace, awesome shaper and a pioneer of step-decks. From what I hear he was possibly one of the first, if not, the first to do them. I also hear that Mick played a role, along with a shaper named Stumpy in the development of Jim Pollard's first generation of channel bottoms, someone else might be able to verify this...
Might be a little late, but I was speaking to Bowie Pollards at BeachBeat Caloundra and the old step deck came up in conversation, apparently they are making them again.
The mention of Stumpy Wallace reminds me of a dedicated quad he made, winged swallow with tail channels, using handmade MR Twin based quad fins. Amazing board, still have it downstairs.