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1979 Power Surfboard - by Simon Anderson   6 ft  3" 
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MANUFACTURE
MANUFACTURER: Power Surfboards- David, Sydney (02) 919 5508.
SHAPER: Simon Anderson
DESIGN: Pintail
DESIGNERS:Simon and David Anderson

SPECIFICATIONS

CONSTRUCTION
Plastic roto-moulded, with screw-in fin and moulded legrope plug.

DIMENSIONS
Length* :
 6
ft
 3
inches L2:

Width :
 18.8
inches
Wide Point :
+ 4
inches
Nose :
 13 .5
inches
Tail :
 12 .5
inches
Thickness :
 2 .5
inches
Pod :
 0
inches
Nose Lift :
  inches
Tail Lift :
  inches
Weight :
  kilos
Volume :
  litres
Other: 
  inches @
 

FEATURES
Nose: pin
Tail:  rounded pin
Deck:
Bottom:  flat
Rails: down and  harder in the tail.
Rocker: medium
FIN
Moulded plastic, 8'' x 3.5'' base x 6'' span @ n/a ??? [estimation]
White
Four screws into recessed fin box.


DECOR
DECALS
Deck: Shaped by Simon Anderson
Bottom:
MARKINGS
Deck: 
Bottom:
COLOUR
Deck: White.
Bottom: White


NOTES
BOARD HISTORY

DESIGN HISTORY
The rounded pintail template was used universally throughout the1970's.
In the late 1970s, the design was most identified with South African professional surfer, Shaun Thomson, who was seen as representing the Single Fin Coalition against the evil Axis of the Twin Fin and it's leader, Mark Richards.

This foray into mass production, initiated by Simon's brother David, 
was designed for the younger surfer while the durability and low price appealed to their parents.



REFERENCES:
Other Rounded Pintail Surfboards
# 45 Farrelly script '69
1976 #207 Barry Bennett
              Roundtail by John Forster
1974 #25 McCoy Rounded Pin
              Tail 6 ft 6
1979 #64 Freeflight Col Smith Channel bottom 5 ft
                11

Tracks, April 1979, page 31                            Power Surfboards
SURFERS BOARD RIDERS
INTRODUCING THE REVOLUTIONARY NEW "POWER" SURFBOARDS
Created, designed and shaped by SIMON ANDERSON.

Has these advantages over boards currently available.
1.    Much tougher
2.    Unlikely to ding
3.    More durable
4.    Inexpensive
5.    Designed for the younger surfer
6.    6'3" Rounded Pin Tail shape
7.    This new process allows perfect shape every time

"POWER" SURFBOARDS are ideal for the young board riders aspiring to reach championship ranks.
They will ride the same as a custom built board without the need for constant expensive repairs.
Ask about "POWER" Surfboards and buy at the Special Introductory Price.
Enquiries please phone David, Sydney (02) 919 5508.


Magazines
Tracks, April 1979, page 31.
Books
Anderson, Simon; edited by Tim Baker: Thrust - The Simon Anderson Story, 2011.
CONDITION: 9



Moulded fin in red board.




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Geoff Cater (2021) : #381 Power Surfboards Pintail, 6ft 3'', 1979
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