Mark Richards twin fin

Here's a great little MR 6'2 twin fin sent in by Gavin. It was made by Mad dog in Byron and was brought over by an Aussie airman who spent time working at Culdrose then went back and left it with someone, who then put it in the attic. Gavin bought it from them after seeing an ad in the West Briton ten years ago - for £25 !!The MR twin fin was the dominant small wave board of the late 70s up till about '81/2. MR worked the shape out with Dick Brewer and went on to licence the design out - in Oz to Mark Platter, Ken Freeland and Tony Cerff at Maddog surfboards; in the US to Gordon and Smith; and in the UK to Vitamin Sea and shaper CJ. This board with its dropped/ pinched wings and ribbon logo was probably shaped around 1979/80. Gavin says its a lot of fun to surf with lots of float - I'm sure we'd all love an MR in the quiver.
Surfer mag 1980