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by bgreen
Mon Mar 12, 2012 4:01 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Latest T-Belly
Replies: 15
Views: 6941

Re: Latest T-Belly

TP. I've a thinner board (one of John Galera's designs but the design is completely different - see http://mypaipoboards.org/interviews/JohnGalera/JG_2009-0922.shtml ) These boards have 2 x 12 oz glass jobs and my latest have 3 x 6 oz. The latter also has a stringer. There's some noticeable flex in ...
by bgreen
Mon Mar 12, 2012 2:38 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Latest T-Belly
Replies: 15
Views: 6941

Re: Latest T-Belly

TP,

Thanks. More volume does offer the opportunity to arm paddle - handy if you want to make ground or your legs are cramping, but with every pro there is a trade-off. If a 1/2" ply paipo is 4.6L volume, 15 litres should be fine by me.

Regards

Bob
by bgreen
Sun Mar 11, 2012 4:42 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Latest T-Belly
Replies: 15
Views: 6941

Re: Latest T-Belly

Do you use AKU shaper? I'm wondering what the volume of your boards are? I have been am thinking of board # 3 in a series, The volume on # 1was 30.07 litres, # 2 was 20.48, # 3 I'm thinking 15 litres. Less float = easier duckdiving. I've noticed no difference in planing speed with the thinner board ...
by bgreen
Thu Mar 08, 2012 4:52 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Help me pick boards out of this wood
Replies: 10
Views: 5504

Re: Help me pick boards out of this wood

Personally, I'd like something a bit wider -18-19". There is always the option of buying an extra piece of wood gluing it to one of the other pieces and not having to worry about squeezing two boards out.

Bob
by bgreen
Tue Mar 06, 2012 7:39 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: UK bellyboarding history
Replies: 6
Views: 2989

Re: UK bellyboarding history

Poobah, I agree it is a great piece for a number of reasons. I was also sent this link recently - http://tomwegenersurfboards.com/307/wood-bodyboards-english-and-japanese/ It is interesting because it has photos of both the UK bellyboards and a Spanish Amstel board (revival of the planky or txampero...
by bgreen
Fri Mar 02, 2012 11:05 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: UK bellyboarding history
Replies: 6
Views: 2989

UK bellyboarding history

Here's a bit of UK history for those so inclined. http://vintagesurfboardcollectoruk.blog ... -cope.html

The hollow board sounded intriguing.

Bob
by bgreen
Fri Mar 02, 2012 5:59 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Pumpkin Seed
Replies: 11
Views: 4006

Re: Pumpkin Seed

Is the widest point about a 3/4 down the board toward the tail or is this just my eye playing tricks. The rail looks like half an almond or is this also an optical delusion on my part.

Bob
by bgreen
Wed Feb 29, 2012 7:22 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: New T Belly Board
Replies: 29
Views: 10901

Re: New T Belly Board

Why would you move the thickest part 4-6" forward?
by bgreen
Sat Feb 25, 2012 4:44 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: 1903 Japanese paipo
Replies: 25
Views: 9125

Re: 1903 Japanese paipo

And more: http://www.tias.com/8984/PictPage/1922205935.html

1911 but way cheaper.

Bob
by bgreen
Sat Feb 25, 2012 4:08 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: 1903 Japanese paipo
Replies: 25
Views: 9125

1903 Japanese paipo

I was sent this link courtesy of the L’association Surf Art Festival. Never seen reference to early Japanese surfing, so this is doubly interesting: http://cgi.ebay.fr/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vie ... 0963539056

Something for the well-heeled.

Bob
by bgreen
Fri Feb 24, 2012 10:15 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Buzzy Kneubuhl
Replies: 4
Views: 1920

Re: Buzzy Kneubuhl

I particularly enjoyed the experience of sharing some of Buzzy's story. He was at pains to acknowledge his peers and his roots. I suspect he also posted a few times on the forum but was very low key. A sad time for those who knew him.

Bob
by bgreen
Tue Feb 21, 2012 3:45 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Museum of British surfing museum charity auction - paipo
Replies: 0
Views: 1021

Museum of British surfing museum charity auction - paipo

Pete Robinson sent this link to an auction of a paipo https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150686261368343.458963.177677068342&type=3 Peter Robinson Founder & Director - Museum of British Surfing http://www.museumofbritishsurfing.org.uk Celebrating and preserving British surfing history
by bgreen
Tue Feb 21, 2012 4:30 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Vote for Me!!!
Replies: 14
Views: 5061

Re: Vote for Me!!!

Rod,

looks like you are just 2 votes behind now. It's a 2 horse race unless someone else makes a late surge.

Bob
by bgreen
Thu Feb 16, 2012 4:04 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Vote for Me!!!
Replies: 14
Views: 5061

Re: Vote for Me!!!

Vote 1 for el presidente. One vote per person?
by bgreen
Wed Feb 15, 2012 4:00 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Hydrodynamica: Remember the Future
Replies: 8
Views: 3593

Re: Hydrodynamica: Remember the Future

Speaking of designs that resemble paipo. I came across this Hawaiian feather cape which reminded me of a HPD.
It reportedly was given to James Cook, the English navigator.

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by bgreen
Sat Feb 11, 2012 4:09 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Hydrodynamica: Remember the Future
Replies: 8
Views: 3593

Hydrodynamica: Remember the Future

Anyone planning to go to Hydrodynamica: Remember the Future: Blurb is:"The Loft 9 Gallery in San Diego is presenting, Hydrodynamica: Remember the Futurean overview of the influence Bob Simmons had and continues to have on modern surfboard development. Curated by Richard Kenvin, we loaned RK our...
by bgreen
Tue Jan 31, 2012 3:41 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Credit where credit is due (rant).
Replies: 23
Views: 9586

Re: Credit where credit is due (rant).

Digging around the articles, I think Poobah and possibly Uncle G (apologies if it was someone else) started the paper trail thread. Rod has to be given credit for his pages/forum - if not for his efforts a search for paipo would have brought up cigars. Have to also credit the bodyboard guy who spark...
by bgreen
Mon Jan 23, 2012 7:10 am
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: Fin recommendations
Replies: 39
Views: 20098

Re: Fin recommendations

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My latest 2 sets of fins made by Huie from Swaylocks. Haven't had them out in decent surf yet.

Bob
by bgreen
Fri Jan 20, 2012 4:38 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: hello from a new paipoboard rider
Replies: 20
Views: 8651

Re: hello from a new paipoboard rider

Soulglider, I'd like to see the photos of the thin finless glass boards sometime. Hydroskiper, Send me a pm or go to the bottom of http://home.brisnet.com.au/~bgreen/bgpa ... html#intro and you'll find my e-mail address. When we go to Vic, if it's not work related, my wife likes two days in the city...
by bgreen
Fri Jan 20, 2012 6:37 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: hello from a new paipoboard rider
Replies: 20
Views: 8651

Re: hello from a new paipoboard rider

BJ, I liked the welsh photos and your historic finds. I suspect there are a few sheds in Victoria with these boards stashed away. Here are two links to old photos of these boards being ridden in Victoria: http://museumvictoria.com.au/collections/items/1689719/digital-photograph-two-girls-three-men-w...