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by Poobah
Sun Dec 20, 2015 4:33 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: TBG5 Step Up
Replies: 108
Views: 26054

Re: TBG5 Step Up

I've read that the rear fins can be more vertical in this kind of set up, and it looks that way in the photos. Do you have measured numbers on the difference in cant?

I imagine this fin arrangement has been done on kneeboards. Are there any previous examples of it on a paipo or sponge?
by Poobah
Mon Dec 14, 2015 11:17 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Paipoboards California
Replies: 12
Views: 3650

Re: Paipoboards California

The seller is a former roommate of Gordon Theiz. He says he hasn't spoken to Gordon in decades. The board has been relisted at $450. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-California-Paipoboard-Belly-Board-Surfing/281883511951?_trksid=p2047675.c100011.m1850&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%...
by Poobah
Fri Dec 04, 2015 6:31 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Paipoboards California
Replies: 12
Views: 3650

Re: Paipoboards California

That link from the main Interviews page to the questionaire doesn't stand out very well Maybe it needs a graphic or picture. Something that would get the attention of older guys, like Clara Bow at the beach.
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by Poobah
Fri Dec 04, 2015 6:07 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Paipoboards California
Replies: 12
Views: 3650

Re: Paipoboards California

It's tricky, because Ebay doesn't want you to exchange emails through their messaging system. They have software to prevent that. I usually ask people to Google paipo interviews (rather than paipo forum.) On the interview page there's a link for people to submit their story. That might be what Rod d...
by Poobah
Thu Dec 03, 2015 7:51 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Paipoboards California
Replies: 12
Views: 3650

Paipoboards California

I saw this handled board on ebay today (link at bottom.) calpaipo01.jpg calpaipo02.jpg I asked the seller if he knew who shaped the board, and he replied: Myself and 2 room mates, no one famous but we should have been. With a little bit of advice from Hoby Alter (begrudingly) So Rod...Bob..is this s...
by Poobah
Mon Nov 23, 2015 4:36 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: TBG5 Step Up
Replies: 108
Views: 26054

Re: TBG5 Step Up

Early in the thread you mentioned a forked nose. Have you considered something more subtle, like the crescent nose on the Turbo Z?

http://www.vintagebodyboards.com/item.asp?ID=059
by Poobah
Tue Nov 17, 2015 3:56 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Frankenboogie Mk. II
Replies: 13
Views: 3670

Re: Frankenboogie Mk. II

About a dozen years ago, I made my own monstrosity out of foam and plywood. I was trying to add flotation to a wood skimboard, while still retaining a thin rail. Basically an oblong cut of boogie board glued onto the wood skimboard with contact cement. I can't find a decent photo of it. Just a dista...
by Poobah
Wed Nov 11, 2015 2:02 pm
Forum: For Sale, Wanted or Trade
Topic: Sandpiper and Bon-Aire SOLD
Replies: 7
Views: 3033

Re: Sandpiper and Bon-Aire Package Deal

Ebay auction ended without bidders, and the boards were relisted.
by Poobah
Sat Nov 07, 2015 9:21 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Lameroo - the origins of the term??
Replies: 19
Views: 6280

Re: Lameroo - the origins of the term??

I was just tripping on the Waylo. It doesn't seem like it was really a dozen years ago.

http://vagabondsurf.com/WayloPage2.html
by Poobah
Sat Nov 07, 2015 9:13 pm
Forum: For Sale, Wanted or Trade
Topic: 4'2 bellyboard
Replies: 9
Views: 2699

Re: 4'2 bellyboard

What weight of fiberglass cloth?
by Poobah
Sat Nov 07, 2015 9:00 pm
Forum: For Sale, Wanted or Trade
Topic: Sandpiper and Bon-Aire SOLD
Replies: 7
Views: 3033

Re: Sandpiper and Bon-Aire Package Deal

Now listed on Ebay. Short auction, 4 days left, and a $98.00 starting bid.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/221934220542?ss ... 1555.l2649
by Poobah
Thu Nov 05, 2015 8:02 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Cork and bamboo paipo
Replies: 28
Views: 9481

Re: Cork and bamboo paipo

How about vacuum bagged over the deck of an old windsurfer, or a segment of a windsurfer? That way you could get both nose kick and a concave bottom. Or drop rails when the wide point is in the middle.
by Poobah
Thu Nov 05, 2015 2:14 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Lameroo - the origins of the term??
Replies: 19
Views: 6280

Re: Lameroo - the origins of the term??

I was just checking on Vagabond Surf, and there are still some fossil remnants there. It's also the name of a Facebook Page. Somebody up in Canada.
by Poobah
Thu Nov 05, 2015 2:07 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Cork and bamboo paipo
Replies: 28
Views: 9481

Re: Cork and bamboo paipo

Is all of the fiberglass internal? Just varnish on the outside?
by Poobah
Thu Nov 05, 2015 1:43 pm
Forum: For Sale, Wanted or Trade
Topic: Bellyboard Assortment SOLD
Replies: 9
Views: 3745

Re: Bellyboard Assortment

THIS BOARD IS SOLD.
wind01.jpg
by Poobah
Tue Nov 03, 2015 10:42 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Lameroo - the origins of the term??
Replies: 19
Views: 6280

Re: Lameroo - the origins of the term??

I confess that I poached people from Swaylocks. For example I think I poached Eef from Swaylocks. I came up with the name and concept for the League of Lamaroos while dring home from a Swaylocks gathering in Big Sur. 2003 I think. I also poached people on ebay. It was easier to do back then. You cou...
by Poobah
Tue Nov 03, 2015 9:40 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Lameroo - the origins of the term??
Replies: 19
Views: 6280

Re: Lameroo - the origins of the term??

I chose to be Grand Poobah, because I thought the title of Webmaster was way too grandiose. In the context of time, my website the League of Lamaroos was between Rod's paipo website and his paipo forum. A transitional period. My site was focused on photos and board measurements. Each board had its o...
by Poobah
Sun Nov 01, 2015 2:18 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Lameroo - the origins of the term??
Replies: 19
Views: 6280

Re: Lameroo - the origins of the term??

My old website was the League of Lamaroos, spelled with two letter A. I got it from Surf Research Australia: http://www.surfresearch.com.au/00000166.html Maybe it's based on a photo caption, or a diary entry. I seem to recall that the term was Northern Australian, but I don't remember where I read t...
by Poobah
Sun Nov 01, 2015 1:38 pm
Forum: For Sale, Wanted or Trade
Topic: Chuck Dent Twin Fin SOLD
Replies: 2
Views: 1390

Re: Chuck Dent Twin Fin 44x22

I intentionally set the starting price low.

There is some curvature to the deck at the nose, but not much. I've seen just one other Chuck Dent, and it was very similar in shape, and had the same blunt fins.


THIS BOARD IS SOLD.
by Poobah
Fri Oct 30, 2015 3:44 pm
Forum: For Sale, Wanted or Trade
Topic: Chuck Dent Twin Fin SOLD
Replies: 2
Views: 1390

Chuck Dent Twin Fin SOLD

Vintage Chuck Dent of mine currently on Ebay. Only $89.00 for the starting bid...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/-/221927520038?

Cheers.