Yeah , my old mans ‘Drifta’ design was a part of an important design era, (79 to 83) surfboard, and, yes it was brushed under the all conquering Tri Fin, i liken the historical analogy with a Pink Floyd Progressive Epic being brushed aside by a Devo New Wave track.
But, to continue they story, if we were going to re-produce the boards, they deserved to be taken seriously. I think this is one of the reasons Terry had a renewed enthusiasm for shaping his boards . He knew he wasn't going to be shaping them for someone who was just going to ride them on the off day, or because it was the fashion. He could tell i had a tripped eye for the classic wings n concave's and he knew i had the style to surf them properly, because i had ridden the boards before. I grew up surfing them. A deserved recipient so to speak. The fact that i was his son came a distant second. TF is always telling me to get in line. That's his way of saying he wasn't going to shape my boards until the wind moon and tides line up. And that is fine with me, as there is a lot to be said for alignment.