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by bgreen
Thu Jan 19, 2012 6:44 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Off topic but....
Replies: 1
Views: 1129

Re: Off topic but....

I enjoyed your son's music.

Bob
by bgreen
Thu Jan 19, 2012 6:43 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: hello from a new paipoboard rider
Replies: 20
Views: 8649

Re: hello from a new paipoboard rider

Hello Hydro-Skiper,

I believe there is a paipo rider on PI and BJ is on the west coast. Jamie Farfor surfed around the Mornington Peninsula and made paipo in the 60s based on the Paipo Nui boards.

I'm hoping to do a day trip to PI or the peninsula in May, as a side trip to Lorne.

Bob
by bgreen
Thu Jan 19, 2012 6:39 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Something different
Replies: 17
Views: 5667

Re: Something different

I've asked three surfboard shapers to make me paipo. Two of these guys worked out really well. But, it required me to know what I wanted and they did fine tuning. The third guy reckoned he got some foam but didn't have the time to work on what I wanted. I think it would be harder to just go to a sha...
by bgreen
Wed Jan 18, 2012 4:30 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Father to son!
Replies: 7
Views: 3797

Re: Father to son!

He's off to a good start. A pair of fins and there will be no looking back.

I'm planning on getting down your way early may. Are you still down imposso's way?

Bob
by bgreen
Wed Jan 18, 2012 6:01 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Something different
Replies: 17
Views: 5667

Re: Something different

Cuttlefish, Let me know how you get on &the cost. A guy from the gold coast was wanting a paipo and was having trouble getting one shaped. He'd been quoted $1000. I suggested he try Tony Dragan up your way - a kneeboarder I know said Tony was willing to experiment. The fishfry site has lots of i...
by bgreen
Tue Jan 17, 2012 5:18 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Something different
Replies: 17
Views: 5667

Something different

Dick van Straalen is a respected shaper of many decades experience. He's the guy who shaped the next big thing board.

http://thealleyfishfry.blogspot.com/201 ... w-toy.html

Bob
by bgreen
Mon Jan 16, 2012 7:50 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Not for all the tea in China.
Replies: 7
Views: 2550

Re: Not for all the tea in China.

It's a wonder more people don't get injured riding waves like these. Good luck to them. It must be amazing to ride a wave like these, but, you have to be prepared to pay the price.
by bgreen
Mon Jan 16, 2012 7:44 am
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: Swim fins/flippers
Replies: 24
Views: 12166

Re: Swim fins/flippers

Cuttlefish, I bought yellow dot vipers at a bodyboard shop at Burleigh. Not sure if they only have 7s. http://www.burleighbodyboardshop.com.au/ You could try http://www.bodyboardshop.com/ I ordered UDTs from the US (before the Oz dollar improved). Sizing is a bit difficult. I ground them down a bit ...
by bgreen
Sun Jan 08, 2012 3:42 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: The next big thing
Replies: 15
Views: 5139

Re: The next big thing

I didn't see any such boards on his site but he does offer good surfing advice: "Most importantly though, be good to one another in the water. We are all out there to do the same thing."

Bob
by bgreen
Sun Jan 08, 2012 7:17 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: The Crabb Belly Board
Replies: 4
Views: 1953

Re: The Crabb Belly Board

We could ask Stan what he thinks.

On another note, one of the museums near Manhattan Beach may know of Crabb.

Bob
by bgreen
Sat Jan 07, 2012 11:20 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: The Crabb Belly Board
Replies: 4
Views: 1953

Re: The Crabb Belly Board

Poobah, Have a look at Larry Goddard's paipo interview - http://mypaipoboards.org/interviews/LarryGoddard/LarryGoddard.shtml Search for Crabb or scroll down to the Appendix. In addition to some text there is a drawing of the 'The skegless plywood "Ventral Vindicator" paipo board made by Bo...
by bgreen
Sat Jan 07, 2012 10:08 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: The Beach Coaster
Replies: 4
Views: 2009

Re: The Beach Coaster

Surf shooting was another term. As surfing developed in little pockets, like surfers still do, lingo develops. I've been doing some research into prone surfing in France and Spain. Planking was a term used in places, wave runners, my favourite is the txampero (the gadget that allows someone to take ...
by bgreen
Sat Jan 07, 2012 8:56 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Vogue ski bellyboard
Replies: 0
Views: 1265

Vogue ski bellyboard

DSCN2552 (160 x 120).jpg DSCN2550 (160 x 120).jpg I was sent these photos which were taken yesterday at a single fin competition, where there was also a board display. Rather than a dodgy Aussie board,it is possible that it is an import. Check out the logo on this water ski from the Vogue Ski Compa...
by bgreen
Sat Jan 07, 2012 8:47 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: The Beach Coaster
Replies: 4
Views: 2009

Re: The Beach Coaster

Poobah,

A great find for a number of reasons. It contains a description of how people rode the boards of the time, it suggests not only use but people were thinking about how to improve performance.

There is interesting stuff to be found among patents.


Bob
by bgreen
Sat Jan 07, 2012 8:24 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: The next big thing
Replies: 15
Views: 5139

Re: The next big thing

These sorts of boards are being ridden by competent surfers. Most guys would struggle to catch waves on them and being willing to return to the bottom of the pecking order is a different story again.

As I mentioned there is an irony to all this, being something new.

Bob
by bgreen
Sat Jan 07, 2012 5:10 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: The next big thing
Replies: 15
Views: 5139

Re: The next big thing

There was a certain irony about my post which seems to have been lost. Uncle G, thanks I now know why my sleep is so rooted. It's that pineal gland. Uncle G, also appreciates some Australian humour. What is the connection between wattles & homosexuals? See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_f_p0CgP...
by bgreen
Fri Jan 06, 2012 4:08 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: The next big thing
Replies: 15
Views: 5139

The next big thing

Surfing World is an Australian surfing magazine first published in the 1960s. It was a dominant mag for a while, almost folded and has had a bit of a resurgence in recent years, with a retro type feel. The latest issue (#322) has a page on David Rastovich, who has been riding glassed boogie boards w...
by bgreen
Fri Jan 06, 2012 3:57 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Oahu
Replies: 31
Views: 11486

Re: Oahu

RNT808,

I liked your avatar. Is this your own artwork or some other source?

Bob
by bgreen
Wed Jan 04, 2012 7:46 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Paipo logos
Replies: 0
Views: 1012

Paipo logos

Other may have seen this before - lots of Newport logos: http://surfcrazy.com/stanleys/html/kneeboard-logos.html The 'Institute for Time Compression Studies Bellyboards' - I've never heard of this crew. Some more details: "institute for time compression studies, Experimental body boards, applie...