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by Nels
Mon Aug 31, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: End of an Era
Replies: 14
Views: 393

Re: End of an Era

Perfect timing, since he wanted to attract a buyer. Nothing like a shop full of blanks in the racks to perpetuate the myth of a booming cottage industry. The harsh reality is a far different story. Timing the exit can be as, or more, important than the entry. The U.S. did enjoy a massive boom in ce...
by Nels
Mon Aug 17, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Travel Board
Replies: 14
Views: 263

Re: Travel Board

I can imagine the weight. They had to close off both ends, so more glass, plus whatever joined them. And then just building to the stresses of a two-piece board. Once upon a time a board having weight was considered a good thing for certain applications. Now I just look at carrying the bloody things...
by Nels
Mon Aug 17, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Travel Board
Replies: 14
Views: 263

Re: Travel Board

My actual experience with folding and hinges comes from a 1" by 6" folding table I made for the back of my truck, goes across from one camper shell rail to the other, for setting drink/food/kindle/cards on when camping. It flexes and can grab skin if unwary. Which brings up the other issue with this...
by Nels
Wed Aug 12, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Travel Board
Replies: 14
Views: 263

Re: Travel Board

Have not made similar, for the reason that I can practically feel the pinching with flex on a hinged multi-piece board. I'm lazy and just went small 1 piece handboard, or mat. I'm sure you've seen other fastening methods for much larger or thicker craft. With something that thin there's going to be ...
by Nels
Tue Aug 11, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: End of an Era
Replies: 14
Views: 393

Re: End of an Era

I recall a time a half-century ago when The Bigs ruled everything in surfboards. They went down hard. The world around us has barely started to change. I read that the sporting industries can't keep up with demand in North American Summer this year, but the economy has been riding on hope. Other tha...
by Nels
Mon Aug 10, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: End of an Era
Replies: 14
Views: 393

Re: End of an Era

I don't know how I missed this one - so sorry to hear that. These are some times we're living in. Lots of changes. Maybe somebody else will pick it up. Nobody up in Santa Barbara?

Best wishes, regardless.

Nels
by Nels
Sun Jul 19, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Take it where you get it...Proneman?
Replies: 3
Views: 707

Take it where you get it...Proneman?

So last week or late the week before, had Los Angeles County TV news on because they were going to Malibu...and one of their random shots caught this ride. Proneman? El Paipo Grande?
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by Nels
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: The Wall Paipo?
Replies: 4
Views: 692

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: 2359

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: 2359

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: 2359

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: 2359

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: 2359

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: 1349

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: 1349

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: 9
Views: 3773

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: 4401

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: 2729

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: 2678

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: 5879

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...