7'6'' hot n' nasty pintail gun shaped by micheal price some time in the early to mid 80's. when he was still living on the outer banks. micheal price was a prominent shaper on the outer banks during the 80's. from what i understand (through word of mouth. which counts for nothing) he moved down to costa rica in the late 80's and 'disappeared' for various reasons. during my visit to costa rica in 2009 i came across a micheal price board in chuck's surf shop in jaco. i later came to find out via vern that micheal price still lives in costa and had done some ding repair for her. small world.
the hot n' nasty was my first surfboard. got it at age of 10. the board was adorned with logos of bare chested women (three of which you can see on the nose, one large one on the bottom) my mother was uncomfortable with this fact so we had to run out and get some wrv stickers to cover the tits. a relative was kind enough to let me borrow it. long term. 16 years long. still have it in storage at my folks house.
hasn't been ridden since i replaced it a few years later. although id love to give it a go if we ever got the proper wave for it. i fixed it up and am waiting to return it to its original owner when his son comes of age to surf. not the ideal board to learn on. but it was good enough for me.
wind went off shore around noon today and made for some fun little stomach to chest waves. rode the little 5'5'' mini simmons again today. been super suprised at how well it holds in punchier/steeper surf. made some steep drops and a few solid barrels. been real fun to lean into the rail on the bottom turns. little guy just rockets right out. pleased.