January 29, 2015
In December of 1965, International Surfing’s cover story was “The Signature Model Era” and featured manufacturers (seated) with their top surfer-shapers. Left to right: Donald Takayama and Bing Copeland; Harold Iggy and Dewey Weber; Phil Edwards and Hobie Alter, Mike Doyle and Don Hansen; Mike Hynson and Larry Gordon. Jackets, ties and hard shoes presumably suggested a more “professional” phase in the sport and industry. Although you have to love Takayama crushing the fur coat for the shot.
This image and info taken from Chapter Four: The Swinging Mid-Sixties in the book “Bing Surfboards fifty years of craftsmanship and innovation”. Buy Now
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June 11, 2021
Eric Diamond, or "E.D.", as most of us know him, has deep roots that started back when his father, Daryl Diamond, drove the Clark Foam delivery truck with Eric riding shotgun.
Fast forward to today, Eric did a couple of designs for us here at Bing; "Waves of Change" and "Planer". They obviously reflect his passion for the transitional period. We are thrilled to have him as a Bing Ambassador / Artist and are proud to present his work for your enjoyment.
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