Transitional Bing Surfboards

    Surfer magazine ad March 1969. Keith Paul with a very nice tiger striped Bing Karma.
    Surfer magazine ad March 1969. Keith Paul with a very nice tiger striped Bing Karma.The Vincent & Lotus are classic examples of the transition to shorter boards.T
    The Vincent & Lotus are classic examples of the transition to shorter boards.

    Here is a classic photo from 1969 of two Bing Lotus boards. The picture is of my identical twin brother Rick on the left and myself Nick. I believe we were 16 years old back then. I don't remember the exact size of the board which we bought new from a surf shop in Holmes Beach Florida. Living in Sarasota Florida we lived and surfed at Siesta Key and frequently went to Indiatlantic, Cocoa and Sebastian inlet.. (Thanks for sharing your photo Nick)

    Here is a classic photo from 1969 of two Bing Lotus boards. The picture is of my identical twin brother Rick on the left and myself Nick. I believe we were 16 years old back then. I don’t remember the exact size of the board which we bought new from a surf shop in Holmes Beach Florida. Living in Sarasota Florida we lived and surfed at Siesta Key and frequently went to Indiatlantic, Cocoa and Sebastian inlet.. (Thanks for sharing your photo Nick)

    Rolf Aurness and his Bing Twin Fin.

    Rolf Aurness and his Bing Twin Fin.

    Bing mowing foam in the early 70's.

    Bing mowing foam in the early 70’s.

    Dan Bendiksen started working for Bing in 1962. Dan was a salesman in the retail shop for a while and soon became Bing's number one shaper. Dan shaped the majority of the Noseriders and the Lightweights. and contibuted to the design of many of Bing's most popular models. In this photo Dan is putting the finising touches on a Pintail Lightweight.

    Dan Bendiksen started working for Bing in 1962. Dan was a salesman in the retail shop for a while and soon became Bing’s number one shaper. Dan shaped the majority of the Noseriders and the Lightweights. and contibuted to the design of many of Bing’s most popular models. In this photo Dan is putting the finising touches on a Pintail Lightweight.

    Mike Eaton and Dan Bendiksen shared the majority of the shaping through out the last half of the 60's and into the 70's. In 1974 Mike took Bing Surfboards to San Diego where he built Bing's at the Gordon & Smith factory for ten years or so, he then opened his own shop and continued to build Bing's until 2002 when Bing moved the Bing production back to Hermosa Beach where Matt Calvani is currently producing Bing's boards.

    Mike Eaton and Dan Bendiksen shared the majority of the shaping through out the last half of the 60’s and into the 70’s. In 1974 Mike took Bing Surfboards to San Diego where he built Bing’s at the Gordon & Smith factory for ten years or so, he then opened his own shop and continued to build Bing’s until 2002 when Bing moved the Bing production back to Hermosa Beach where Matt Calvani is currently producing Bing’s boards.

    Joshua just picked up this early 70's Bing swallow tail. Possibly the same board Bing & Mike are shaping.

    Joshua just picked up this early 70’s Bing swallow tail. Possibly the same board Bing & Mike are shaping.

    Jenny's Lightning Bolt Bing.

    Jenny’s Lightning Bolt Bing.

    Bing Pintail Lightweight Hawaii Model 1967.

    Bing Pintail Lightweight Hawaii Model 1967.

     

    The Bing Bronzer

    The all new Bing Bonzer.

     

     

     

    The all new Bing Bonzer. click to enlarge

    A nice example of an early Bonzer, click photo to engarge.

    A nice example of an early Bonzer.

    Bonzer bottom, Thanks John.

    Bonzer bottom, Thanks John.

    Mike's Bonzer in Baja

    Mike’s Bonzer in Baja

    Mike and his Bonzer in Baja.

    Mike and his Bonzer in Baja.

    Bing Good Karma Ad late 1960's.

    Bing Good Karma Ad late 1960’s.

    This is Paul Naude with his all original Bing Good Karma serial number 4138. Paul is the president of Billabong USA!

    This is Paul Naude with his all original Bing Good Karma serial number 4138. Paul is the president of Billabong USA!

    This board is over 35 years old and look at the condition! Unreal...Thanks for sharing a wonderful classic Bing!

    This board is over 35 years old and look at the condition! Unreal…Thanks for sharing a wonderful classic Bing!

    Mint condition Lotus. Thanks Tom.

    Mint condition Lotus. Thanks Tom.

    Glass Slipper 1971.

    Glass Slipper 1971.

    This is the van that Australian Keith Paull used to tour the east coast in the late 60's.

    This is the van that Australian Keith Paull used to tour the east coast in the late 60’s.

    The Bing Lotus 1967.

    The Bing Lotus 1967.

    The Bing Australian V-Bottom tigerstriped 1967.

    The Bing Australian V-Bottom tigerstriped 1967.

    Larry's Swallow Tail shaped by Mike Eaton.

    Larry’s Swallow Tail shaped by Mike Eaton.

    Glass Slipper fin and Guidance System fin box.

    Glass Slipper fin and Guidance System fin box.

    V-Bottom tiger stripe "very unique"

    V-Bottom tiger stripe “very unique”

    Bing Maui Foil Beach Break model.

    Bing Maui Foil Beach Break model.

    Surfer Magazine ad July 1969 The Foil.

    Surfer Magazine ad July 1969 The Foil.

    My Bing autographed Vincent model.

    My Bing autographed Vincent model.

    Rolf Aurness 1969.

    Rolf Aurness 1969.

    My very clean Bing 1967 semi-gun.

    My very clean Bing 1967 semi-gun.

    Bing Pintail Lightweight Fin.

    Bing Pintail Lightweight Fin.

    Bing at Waimea Bay 1966.

    Bing at Waimea Bay 1966.

    1969 Bing Slalom model.

    1969 Bing Slalom model.

    Early 1969 Bing, very short and only 10lbs.

    Early 1969 Bing, very short and only 10lbs.

    Bing Karma 1969.

    Bing Karma 1969.

    1968 full floral Bing Pintail Lightweight.

    1968 full floral Bing Pintail Lightweight.

    Mikes nice floral Pintail Lightweight.

    Mikes nice floral Pintail Lightweight.

    The Bing Foil 1969.

    The Bing Foil 1969.

    Bing Dick Brewer Pipeliner Island Semi.

    Bing Dick Brewer Pipeliner Island Semi.

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