After looking over the board, I thought it was a bad deal. Call it buyers remorse or just plain stupid, it was now mine. What the heck, that afternoon I took it out to C-Street, open gaping dings and all, and had an unreal session. Had to be just a good day I thought. Next day I took it up to Rincon on a very bad shoulder high day with lots of wind. Only 4 of us out, and I caught every wave that came through. This board was magic, no two ways around it.
The following day I had a friend take it for basic restro, fill the dings, do what you can with the delams, and seal it with a gloss coat. I got the board a few weeks later all ready to hit the water again. Off to cove again for yet another great session. After surfing the magic board for a few days, everyone was giving me crap for surfing such an ugly board. They said because I owned a surf shop, I should have a sharp looking board. Give this thing a try I told many of them, and let them catch a few waves. I kid you not, eveyone of them asked if I wanted to sell it. Not a chance..........it was a magic board........and I own it to this day.