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Postby Antonio Saluena » Thu Mar 20, 2008 1:41 pm

I just love Turners! Some from my collection!

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Postby Martin Drayton » Thu Mar 20, 2008 1:51 pm

Very cool to see you have them from several eras!
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Postby Antonio Saluena » Thu Mar 20, 2008 2:04 pm

I know, the brown one is a Eurofighter, Drayton model?

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Postby Tim Robinson » Wed Mar 26, 2008 10:10 am

Wow !! Very nice collection you have there. Can you tell us their history? Love the green one on the red zig zags! Very COOL!
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Postby Antonio Saluena » Wed Mar 26, 2008 10:22 am

The green one was made by Bobby Turner for the Sims team, I guess in the early eightys. It is an amazing board, perfeckt handcraft, and super nice to ride! it was undrilleed when i got it!
I think all boards Turner made for the Sims team at that period where green, maybe green was their team colour?

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Postby Martin Drayton » Wed Mar 26, 2008 10:54 am

Antonio Saluena wrote:I know, the brown one is a Eurofighter, Drayton model?

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You are right, my only regret is that I don't have one!!!!
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Postby Pelle Gustafsson » Wed Mar 26, 2008 3:27 pm

no bob made red ones to to sims team, and evan put "sims" text on it,i got one
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Postby Robert Gaisek » Wed Mar 26, 2008 5:09 pm

PURE ART!
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Re: no!

Postby Wesley Tucker » Wed Mar 26, 2008 5:55 pm

Pelle Gustafsson wrote:No bob made red ones to to sims team, and evan put "sims" text on it,i got one
He made GREEN cutaways for Sims. He may also have made Red.
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Postby Bruce Brewington » Thu Mar 27, 2008 9:27 pm

Hey kids, here's a few more for your viewing pleasure

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Postby John Davies » Thu Mar 27, 2008 9:34 pm

The one at 7 o'clock looks mighty fine.
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Postby Wesley Tucker » Thu Mar 27, 2008 9:37 pm

I've beat the blue one :-)
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Postby Antonio Saluena » Fri Mar 28, 2008 4:29 pm

Yeah! Beautiful! Would you like to sell the black one at four o clock?

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Postby Sebastien Leger » Fri Mar 28, 2008 5:27 pm

Would you sale any?? MP me if so.

Thanks

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Postby Doug Fox » Mon Mar 31, 2008 3:33 am

Here are my recent additions. New to the site and to Turner-mania, but I hope to catch up quick.

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Where are all the Turners at?

Postby Doug Fox » Mon Apr 21, 2008 10:55 am

C'mon people there has got to be more Turners out there to showoff. Post 'em up.
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Postby Wesley Tucker » Mon Apr 21, 2008 11:44 am

Well, I posted this one in another topic. I'll repaste it here. Something old and something new:

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Postby Christopher Bara » Sat Apr 26, 2008 2:24 am

hey!...Antonio!...that baby blue cutaway used to be mine....i forgot what i did with that one....did i sell it to you or did you pick it up from somebody else?....that was (is) a beautiful board...
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Postby Antonio Saluena » Sat Apr 26, 2008 8:09 am

Hello Chris!

No, I bought it from you! It has a small sticker in the back that says Kill City.
Do you have any history on that board? I'm going to lend them to a museum in Gothenburg for an exhibition this summer!
Hope eveerything is fine with you! Are you comming to Worlds in Sweden in August?

best,

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Postby Christopher Bara » Sat Apr 26, 2008 1:43 pm

man, i sold so many boards i wish i kept track of who got what.....that board was a one of a kind made with the new materials after Steve church bought the Turner name....it preceded the Eurofighter.

The rails on it are on a steeper contour than the older models and it's lighter.

The shape is the same as the original Sims-Turner boards with the longer/thinner nose than the later cutaway....and of course that really big camber....nice to see it again!
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Postby Toby Warg » Sat Apr 26, 2008 4:38 pm

Wesley Tucker wrote:Well, I posted this one in another topic. I'll repaste it here. Something old and something new:

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Is the longboard produced today?

I want one! :)
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Postby Wesley Tucker » Sat Apr 26, 2008 5:07 pm

Toby Warg wrote:Is the longboard produced today?

I want one! :)
I got it in 2005. I guess you could e-mail Steve or Shawn and ask them.
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Turner retail cost in the 70's

Postby Doug Fox » Sat Apr 26, 2008 5:26 pm

Hey Wes or anybody else. Just out of curiosity, What was the retail cost for a Turner from Bobby or skate/surf shop back in the 70's?
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Re: Turner retail cost in the 70's

Postby Wesley Tucker » Sat Apr 26, 2008 5:51 pm

Doug Fox wrote:Hey Wes or anybody else. Just out of curiosity, What was the retail cost for a Turner from Bobby or skate/surf shop back in the 70's?
$80 for a CutAway and $100 for a Full Nose.

According to the online inflation calculator (http://www.westegg.com/inflation/) that is $270.08 and $338.50 today compared to 1978.

I never saw (or paid) another advertised price between 1978 and 1982.
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Postby Robert Gaisek » Sat Apr 26, 2008 8:13 pm

Toby Warg wrote:
Wesley Tucker wrote:Well, I posted this one in another topic. I'll repaste it here. Something old and something new:

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Is the longboard produced today?

I want one! :)


I know they make boards like this today.........I think.
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Postby Wesley Tucker » Sat Apr 26, 2008 8:45 pm

robert gaisek wrote:I know they make boards like this today.........I think.
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That board is seven years old. Either Bobby or Vince layed that up sometime in 2002. Howard Gordon commissioned it and it ended up being a one off.

When I got the second modern day Downhill Gun, the shape is what you see here. As far as I know the board with the "Turner" logo-ed grip tape was a one off. I believe Gilmour had it for a while. I do not know where it is now. Whether JG still has it or he sold it is unknown to me.
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Postby Robert Gaisek » Sat Apr 26, 2008 8:52 pm

Well......That proves that I know pretty much nothing about anything...but it is a nice board.

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Postby Wesley Tucker » Sat Apr 26, 2008 9:41 pm

robert gaisek wrote:Well......That proves that I know pretty much nothing about anything...but it is a nice board.
Yeah, it's nice but from what I've read of IGSA downhilling, both my board and this earlier Gun are both "illegal." As I understand it the IGSA has a rule about boards with pointy ends. Don't want anyone to get speared.

I don't know, though, if the IGSA sanctions pure downhill speed drops anymore like the old Signal Hill races. Maybe in that sort of competition where it's only one board at a time these Turners could find a place?
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Postby Wesley Tucker » Sun Apr 27, 2008 3:59 am

robert gaisek wrote:I know they make boards like this today.........I think.
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Robert,

I just spoke online with John Gilmour. He STILL has this board.

Thought I'd let you know.
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Postby Harvey Mills » Wed May 28, 2008 2:02 pm

Heres my Turners, the two greenies are both mint and undrilled 1978 Cutaways, the middle one is one of Bobbys "Pollock" Art boards from early 2002 - interesting to compare the shape of the shoulders from the early to later boards - I presume this was to give more front foot surface area for modern riders?

I know that Turners are designed to be ridden, but I just cant bring myself to do it - they scare the bejesus out of me.

Also got a Turner GS Hybrid which is such a great board, and I still whip it out for fun (oo-err missus)...

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Postby Dave Gale » Thu May 29, 2008 3:37 am

Shame on you! The Pollock, I can see.. But the other 2 Bobby wants ridden!
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Postby Harvey Mills » Thu May 29, 2008 7:51 am

Dave. I agree. They were designed and built to be ridden....I just haven't got the balls to drill 'em (yet)!
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Postby Martin Drayton » Thu May 29, 2008 8:19 am

Harvey Mills wrote:Dave. I agree. They were designed and built to be ridden....I just haven't got the balls to drill 'em (yet)!


I'm suffering Turner withdrawal, mine are in storage in the US while I'm in the UK. A much ridden/loved Yellow Fullnose and an original Fullnose that Gilmour sprayed Mercedes metallic blue mounted with polished lazers and La Coastas.

Harvey, are you still slaloming? There is a burgeoning scene in the UK if you are interested...Whereabouts are you in the UK?

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Postby Harvey Mills » Thu May 29, 2008 8:28 am

Hi Martin. Just doing the recreational bit and shooting some cones at weekends with my son - which is great. I live on Hayling Island (South Coast). Would like to get into the UK scene though, it looks really healthy.
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Re: no!

Postby Pelle Gustafsson » Thu May 29, 2008 9:33 am

Wesley Tucker wrote:
Pelle Gustafsson wrote:No bob made red ones to to sims team, and evan put "sims" text on it,i got one
He made GREEN cutaways for Sims. He may also have made Red.

I hade one sims full nose ones...
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Postby Martin Drayton » Thu May 29, 2008 1:52 pm

Harvey Mills wrote:Hi Martin. Just doing the recreational bit and shooting some cones at weekends with my son - which is great. I live on Hayling Island (South Coast). Would like to get into the UK scene though, it looks really healthy.


Cool! Hyde Park and Hove are the 2 main Hotspots (no pun intended) of activity at present, drop me a line if you fancy going to either.
Keep in touch,

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Postby Harvey Mills » Thu May 29, 2008 5:12 pm

Hey Martin. Sounds great. Hove is pretty close - I'll definately get in touch. You going to the Nass Fest in June?
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Postby Stephen Lavin » Thu May 29, 2008 7:44 pm

Wes, PM me if you have any interest in parting with that big ass Turner on the piano keys.

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Postby Stephen Lavin » Thu May 29, 2008 7:53 pm

Pelle wrote:The red SIMS...


I think that's right. My buddy in the early 80's had the red one with "SIMS" pasted on it. He's on the 80's slalom video on my myspace site about 2/3 the way thru the video in Central Park, NYC. I always wondered how he got that Turner (Tom was a bit shady).

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Postby Wesley Tucker » Thu May 29, 2008 8:49 pm

No need to PM.

Here are my terms:

Add up EVERYTHING YOU HAVE (I would estimate the kids in the low 5-figure range.)

TRIPLE IT

AND THEN BORROW TWICE AS MUCH.

That would serve as a decent down payment.

We'll talk about terms as soon as you have the initial cash :-)
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Postby Stephen Lavin » Thu May 29, 2008 10:48 pm

LOL - N I C E !

How about my wife and my prized Skitch Hitchcock? Never been drilled (the deck I mean). Acceptable terms!?

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Postby Martin Drayton » Tue Jun 03, 2008 2:54 pm

Harvey Mills wrote:Hey Martin. Sounds great. Hove is pretty close - I'll definately get in touch. You going to the Nass Fest in June?


Sorry Harvey, my wife is working, so I'm on toddler duty...It was too short notice to change anything. I will be at the Hove 'Turn and Burn' Comp, but supporting, not racing.
http://www.ncdsa.com/contest_registrati ... testID=372
maybe see you there?

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Postby Harvey Mills » Sat Jun 07, 2008 6:51 pm

Martin Drayton wrote:
Harvey Mills wrote:Hey Martin. Sounds great. Hove is pretty close - I'll definately get in touch. You going to the Nass Fest in June?


Sorry Harvey, my wife is working, so I'm on toddler duty...It was too short notice to change anything. I will be at the Hove 'Turn and Burn' Comp, but supporting, not racing.
http://www.ncdsa.com/contest_registrati ... testID=372
maybe see you there?

martin


A dads work is never done, eh? (i know THAT feeling!). Can't make Turn & Burn - gotta go to the Tutankhamun exhibition at the O2 on the 5th. Will def get to Hove for a wiggle soon - will send you a message. Cheers Martin.
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My Turner quiver...mostly gone now.

Postby Martin Drayton » Sat Jun 28, 2008 3:29 pm

This WAS the selection of turners I had up to a couple of years ago. They ranged from Steven Church-era Cutaways, Auroras and Fullnoses back to Wes Carpenter Blackbirds (all sold) and Bobby Turner Fullnoses...
I just have 2 of Bobby's left.
The 1st 3 are an inverted Aurora, an experiment back in 2004 into concaves and foam kicktails...

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Postby Tim Robinson » Sun Jun 29, 2008 9:41 am

Hey Martin , this is how your upside down Aurora looks now..........

Its safe with friend in Sydney Australia.
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Postby Martin Drayton » Sun Jun 29, 2008 11:33 pm

Beautiful...Nice job! Good to know it got its reward for being a great testbed deck by helping develop the Eurofighter.

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Postby Chris Favero » Tue Jul 01, 2008 5:26 pm

dont forget there are some turner tribute boards we had made.33x9 full shape,big camber.there is a few out there,i still race mine and one (a prototype that proved too stiff) that is on display in gothenburg this summer.c
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Postby Martin Drayton » Tue Jul 01, 2008 7:19 pm

Tim Robinson wrote:Hey Martin , this is how your upside down Aurora looks now..........

Its safe with friend in Sydney Australia.
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Thanks Tim,...and this was it in use upside down in Les Deux Alpes, France.
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Turners

Postby Justin Mulroy » Tue Aug 19, 2008 7:56 pm

O my gosh Turner heaven damn i wish i had one thank God i have had the priveledge of riding one. If any one has one i could afford i would so buy one
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Thread revival

Postby Doug Fox » Wed Oct 15, 2008 3:45 am

Here are some more Turners that I've added to my collection, that is pictured above in this thread.

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