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release of vintage turner summerskis
Posted: Fri Sep 26, 2008 4:56 pm
Good news for all those people who thought they would never have a chance to own a piece of slalom skateboard history. I was bobby turners partner in the 70's. when we closed shop i got the inventory, its been stashed in my garage since then. sims skateboards had a large order they never picked up. hence the green boards, as it was their color then. these boards are new and have never been mounted. they are ready to ride or to hang on the wall. these boards were and are the finest slalom skateboards ever built, a true work of art, way ahead of their time, still raced today. turner summerski set the standard for racers. many companys at the time hired the best racers to race but they showed up on our equipment with their stickers on them. like going to the daytona 500 driving a ford with chevy stickers on it. the r&d work at the famed turner skunkworks and racing at la costa formed much of which we call slalom skatboarding today. i have read many posts on this site about people who would give their right arm to own a vintage summerski, well here's your last chance, i also have vintage turner summerski t-shirts, stickers hat patches ect. the boards are now on e-bay to check out , if interested shoot me an e-mail many thanks Smitty p.s. am also in possession are about 15 vintage boards that were raced by the likes of bobby piercy and tommy ryan, also for sale==++= i also have the orignal blackbird !!!!! raced by piercy and ryan will be placing that up for auction soon Thanks
Posted: Fri Sep 26, 2008 6:47 pm
Posted: Fri Sep 26, 2008 10:40 pm
I just searched "turner summer ski" on ebay and found nothing???? will the t-shirts be on there soon too?
PS - David, did you know the Welch family in SD? I rented from their son (he was a OB local kneeboarder) in the early eighties and a friend of theirs came over to work on my car, said he worked with BT - had a cool billet aluminum dashboard in his pickup truck. Was that you or someone you know?
vintage turner summerski"s
Posted: Sat Sep 27, 2008 12:21 am
hey rick that was my brother rob with the trick truck, he worked at turner factory next to the race track in del mar for a couple of years. the boards are listed on ebay as vintage turner summerski"s theres a picture of 2 green cutaways. also knew bob welch our neighbor.
Posted: Sat Sep 27, 2008 12:30 pm
Great to see you've released these boards for sale. Guys-grab one while you can.
I can vouch for the condition and quality of these boards as I bought a couple from David earlier this year, and they are both pristine and beautiful.
Good luck with the sale Smitty - remember, I still want one of your FatBoys!
The two green boards are the ones from David. Sorry about the photo quality. And before anyone starts bitchin' - yeah, yeah, I know Turners should be ridden.....
Posted: Sat Sep 27, 2008 3:38 pm
Please post a direct link to your auction, i couldn't find them on ebay either.
Posted: Sat Sep 27, 2008 3:40 pm
howsit harvey, great shrine to the turners, as for the fatboy, shoot me a fair price for it, remembering that its new and never mounted. thenks smitty
no turners found on ebay
Posted: Sat Sep 27, 2008 3:46 pm
just went on ebay boards are there vintage turner summerski thanks for all the interest smitty
Posted: Sat Sep 27, 2008 3:52 pm
Posted: Sat Sep 27, 2008 3:54 pm
Smitty. Will send you an E. Glad you like the Shrine - my wife HATES it! Hahahahaaaaaa
Posted: Sat Sep 27, 2008 4:41 pm
I would be interested in seeing pics of the Piercy & Ryan decks and the Blackbird too. Since I raced those guys for years, it would be a nice walk through true LCB history.
Posted: Wed Oct 08, 2008 11:24 pm
Any left? Anywhere?
Re: vintage turner summerski"s
Posted: Thu Oct 09, 2008 2:34 am
david smith wrote:hey rick that was my brother rob with the trick truck, he worked at turner factory next to the race track in del mar for a couple of years. the boards are listed on ebay as vintage turner summerski"s theres a picture of 2 green cutaways. also knew bob welch our neighbor.
Thats cool David. He told me he had worked for BT after he saw my board and cones in the Welch's garage. As a transplanted 21 year old Northeasterner in SD, I thought it was pretty cool to be talking with someone who had worked with Turner.
I used to run the cones in a church parking lot in Serra Mesa right above the stadium. The Nationals in Morro this year was the first time I've run cones in California since 1985. Brewington was racing on his Turner...and with Hart, Yandall, Shufeldt, Coleman, Smith, Ruml, Kosick, Carrasco and Oyama there, among others, it was like a time warp.
Enjoy the ride!
I got me one
Posted: Sun Nov 02, 2008 11:27 pm
Just finished it today. EASILY my favorite Turner.<P>
Re: release of vintage turner summerskis
Posted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 8:26 pm
stoked to hear you saved some boards. I rode for you back in the la costa days...you have "a" Blackbird...Bobby gave me his first one one day up at la Costa...it was my first TURNERSUMMERSKI!
Re: release of vintage turner summerskis
Posted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 1:47 am
Turner Summer Skis still in use...on the way to a 6th place finish in the Masters Tight Slalom 2011 Slalom World Championships, Ottawa, Canada