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by Nels
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: The Wall Paipo?
Replies: 2
Views: 42

The Wall Paipo?

I came across this last week. Big a screen as you can...first ride. Looks like wood paipo to me, ridden kind of "old school" paipo style (sliding off inside rail there at the end).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htXPIVLOplg

Nels
by Nels
Sat May 09, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: fish the movie
Replies: 28
Views: 1208

Re: fish the movie

RE bodyboarding clip...yep, you're all right, it sucked. If we're lucky everybody who sees that will keep BASE jumping or whatever. Paipo movie though...I'd still say go for it. This bodyboarding thing wasn't even done by a core bodyboarder. Thanks Bob for "illuminating" me...time for me to crawl ba...
by Nels
Sat May 09, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: fish the movie
Replies: 28
Views: 1208

Re: fish the movie

:oops:

totally missed that link...I'm suffering from severe saltwater withdrawl...must be affecting what's left of my brain.

I guess now I'll have to watch it and get totally horrified with the rest of you. This does explain why I couldn't understand the upset with the Fish movie...
by Nels
Sat May 09, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: fish the movie
Replies: 28
Views: 1208

Re: fish the movie

Didn't mean to take things off track.

There have been some good surf-related movies/vids. However, there's a reason a lot of people just call it "surf porn". I tend to favor things with some thought and enthusiasm over raw noise and action.
by Nels
Fri May 08, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: fish the movie
Replies: 28
Views: 1208

Re: fish the movie

Hydrodynamica did end up with a great museum showing and accompanying book. Seriously? Fat lot of good that did for the surfing world. Never heard a word about any of it. For all the hipster hype they put out... Ah well. Piss on it. Did anybody other than me see that fantastic documentary Greg Sche...
by Nels
Fri May 08, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: fish the movie
Replies: 28
Views: 1208

Re: fish the movie

Jeez guys...I watched this back when it was posted and thought it was fine. Maybe there was a couple of historical errors? Can't quite remember a week or so on. I totally enjoyed seeing footage of the 1972 World Contest, which I attended the final 2 days of. I remember the boards, the people, seeing...
by Nels
Fri Apr 10, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: And this too shall pass...but not soon enough
Replies: 9
Views: 668

Re: And this too shall pass...but not soon enough

Since in all likelihood we won't be released to go back to the beach until late May at the earliest, current operating strategy is to keep my eye on wetsuit sales as Spring passes into Summer. Pick off a 4/3 on sale for next Fall. I'm an optimist. I think maybe all surfers are, right? We'd go mad if...
by Nels
Thu Apr 09, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: And this too shall pass...but not soon enough
Replies: 9
Views: 668

And this too shall pass...but not soon enough

Last weekend was the 50th anniversary of my first time out on a surfboard. Small potatoes in the modern world, but a big thing for me, and the times that once were. I had intended to dust off the longboard and work through the rust and go to the same break and ride 2 or 3 waves, hopefully up on my f...
by Nels
Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Mini paipo
Replies: 3
Views: 2972

Re: Mini paipo

I've played around with these sized boards too...lots of fun! Can be a bit hard on the shoulders and upper arms after a while. They function like the proverbial McDonald's trays. Don't need flex, don't need rocker. Nice to not have a squared off nose thickness though, I got by just sanding a little ...
by Nels
Sat Oct 12, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Hot Curl Prone Board
Replies: 15
Views: 3794

Re: Hot Curl Prone Board

and there will need to be some waves to ride, too...where are the waves? It's nearly mid-October in our part of Southern California, and it feels like there will never be waves again. I have to say, the past 4-5 months are close to breaking my stoke. Alas... I'm going to be landlocked elsewhere for...
by Nels
Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Mexico
Replies: 5
Views: 2397

Re: Mexico

I'm interested in hearing informed response as well. Nobody I know goes to Baja any more, but that may have to do with distance. The general tourist info downplays or ignores the rampant crime along the border and Cabo. I occasionally come across accurate reports about very nasty situations happenin...
by Nels
Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Latest board from Chris Garrett
Replies: 3
Views: 2342

Re: Latest board from Chris Garrett

That looks nice, Bob. Looks like it ought to go like a bat even without fins.
by Nels
Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: The Immigrint board
Replies: 21
Views: 5240

Re: The Immigrint board

Modern times and social media have killed of prone riding for all but those interested in traveling the road less traveled. In the general media, bodyboarding is never portrayed as anything other than something you use without fins to jump from the sand onto white water and, "if you're a real surfe...
by Nels
Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: The Immigrint board
Replies: 21
Views: 5240

Re: The Immigrint board

Regarding the crowd, this issue seems to occur in the whole europe
Let's face it...that issue is everywhere in the known surf world. If anybody figures out the solution, or a good work-around, please post.

Board looks interesting...
by Nels
Fri May 31, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: Bodyboard Hydrofoil Video
Replies: 6
Views: 3050

Re: Bodyboard Hydrofoil Video

Looks like a great way to shred the skin of your shinny-shin-shins... While it's great to look at, mystifying to me how it actually works and works so well from what the vid shows (mostly because I just don't care), I'd hate to be "sharing" a peak with somebody on one. If somebody is looking for a c...
by Nels
Sat May 04, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: River surfing:Setting the record straight.
Replies: 12
Views: 2638

Re: River surfing:Setting the record straight.

I know you are interested in stationary river surfing - but I also know people surfed river tidal bore waves in the 1960's. The first I read of it was Rod Sumpter on the Severn River in the UK in maybe 1968, Surfer Magazine article. They have one in Atlantic Canada too. Possible people in those area...
by Nels
Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: River surfing:Setting the record straight.
Replies: 12
Views: 2638

Re: River surfing:Setting the record straight.

I don't have first-hand knowledge, just memory from media, but maybe it would be of help. There was a trip of bodyboarders to I think the Snake River to ride river waves. I would assume locals had already done this, certainly kayakers. If memory serves Ben Severson was one of the Bodyboarders. Not s...
by Nels
Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Paipo Gathering - Sa/Su/Mo, Oct 5-7, 2019 El Capitan SP
Replies: 47
Views: 10232

Re: Paipo Gathering - Sa/Su/Mo, Oct 5-7, 2019 El Capitan SP

Not sure if San Simeon has showers but during the 2013/2015 camp-out the site was overrun and restrooms were trashed by late Saturday afternoon. Sadly...weekends in San Luis Obispo County see a heavy influx of campers from inland SLO and the Central Valley. Full zoo saturation is obtainable. I can'...
by Nels
Tue Apr 02, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Paipo Gathering - Sa/Su/Mo, Oct 5-7, 2019 El Capitan SP
Replies: 47
Views: 10232

Re: Paipo Gathering - Sa/Su/Mo, Oct 5-7, 2019 El Capitan SP

Just general comments here primarily about south of Santa Barbara....California is currently out of drought so many places that didn't have water do now. Have to check parks because many took out things like beach showers if that's important to you; that's the rinse-off showers, not camp showers. So...