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Paipo rider I met the other day

Unread post by jbw4600 » Wed Mar 05, 2014 12:18 am

I met Mark last week at a local beach. He has a Newport "Stub" model. He bought it when it was brand new. He STILL rides it. (Note: the photo dates is wrong. I don't how that happened.)
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Unread post by bgreen » Wed Mar 05, 2014 7:12 am

Did he ride it kneeling or prone? Did you get his contact details?

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Unread post by jbw4600 » Wed Mar 05, 2014 2:04 pm

He rides it prone. It is only about an inch thick. I like the wider nose. The convex vectors are pretty pointy. This is the first Stub model I have seen. We were at a place that can be kind of mushy. He said that the board slowed down in slow sections. He took a picture of a woman carrying a paipo board that looks kinds Rod's friend's Romanaowzky board. I still have never seen anyone ride a paipo board in my area. I emailed him the mypaipoboards.com address.

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Unread post by OG-AZN » Thu Mar 06, 2014 11:06 pm

I think I've seen that guy out at the north end of OB in the past. I've ridden paipo north of the GG bridge solo a few times. Same situation south of the bridge. There's a few guys who ride paipo around, but I've only had 1 experience where 2 of us were surfing the same spot at the same time.

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Unread post by watermarko » Sun May 25, 2014 2:12 am

Ha! There's them pictures. Yup, I rides prone. If I had one for the other foot, I could
have a left and right and ride standing. Yup, might have seen it at Ocean Beach.
Or Santa Cruz. Or SLOtown way a ways back. Or Arcata way ways back.

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Unread post by rodndtube » Sun May 25, 2014 1:19 pm

Below is a pic of a Newport Paipo Stub Vector on display at the Cocoa Beach Surf Museum. The board is not identified formally as a Stub Vector (the decal is blank) but all the basic stats and plan shape line-up based upon my review of all the adverts appearing in surfing magazines from the 1960s.

This board is 39-1/2 x 20-1/2 x 1-5/8, clear deck & bottom with wide squared tail with glassed-on twin fins. Slight concave through bottom. This board is a little wider than the Dec '67 [Advertisement. (1967 December/1968 January). Merry Paipoboarding! Newport Paipo: Concave Vector, Wedge Vector, and Stub Vector, Surfer Magazine, 8(6), 26. Full page color advertisement. Photo by Ron Dahlquist.]. How do the measurements in your board compare?
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Unread post by watermarko » Sun May 25, 2014 4:24 pm

looks like the same board. i think they produced a few with the 'hollow' N symbol, then later added the green
color and at some point had the three models: Stub Vector, Wedge Vector (never saw the Concave Vector)...
seem to recall there was among the trio a "Rick Newcombe Model".....ring a bell?

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Unread post by watermarko » Sun May 25, 2014 4:27 pm

will check the dimensions with a tape measure. This one pictured looks like the tail is a little
more drawn in/tapered narrow toward the tail than mine. Maybe the earlier version had this
outline and they changed it a bit/added the green logo/"stub vector" model. Anyone catch a
while back----Dave Parmenter had a (standup) board named the "stub vector"....LOL

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Unread post by watermarko » Sun May 25, 2014 4:29 pm

Yeah, several of the museums have contacted me. They don't care about the board
but want to have me pickled in a jar for display when I pass on.

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Unread post by rodndtube » Sun May 25, 2014 8:07 pm

Apparently Rick Newcombe was riding the Wedge Vector, then was sponsored by his own model.
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Unread post by Nels » Mon May 26, 2014 10:41 am

Concave Vector boards surface fairly regularly, Wedge Vector boards rarely, Stubb Vector and Rick Newcombe models almost never. Great to see photos!

Doc (? What's up Doc? You still around?) wrote one of the great descriptions of this genre for the mypaipoboards website; I believe he spoke highly of the Concave Vector in his interview too.

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Unread post by bgreen » Mon May 26, 2014 4:18 pm

Hello Nels,

I e=mailed Doc a few months ago. He was going strong, same as usual.

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