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by Nels
Fri Oct 30, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Quad Concave Body Board Study
Replies: 87
Views: 2495

Re: Quad Concave Body Board Study

I also like the idea developed earlier in this thread of putting all the stiffness structures on the inside of a blank rather than the final outside shape. One benefit of having been around semi-forever and still having a halfway good memory : I recall reading an interview with Tom Morey 20 or 30 y...
by Nels
Mon Oct 26, 2020 2:12 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Quad Concave Body Board Study
Replies: 87
Views: 2495

Re: Quad Concave Body Board Study

Follow-up to previous post: Spent some time cruising the net looking at bodyboard stuff. Saw vids of boards with different bottoms, spent a fair bit of time poking around Bodyboardking I think it was from Australia. Man oh man...the variety of stuff available down there. Finally called up a currency...
by Nels
Sun Oct 25, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Quad Concave Body Board Study
Replies: 87
Views: 2495

Re: Quad Concave Body Board Study

bodyboard design had been very stagnant for 20 years, and that quad concave has given bodyboarders something "new" to justify a new board purchase. And I bet it has sold a lot of new boards. Whether it has a great deal of R&D behind it I don't know, but it's been out in a single form for a few year...
by Nels
Fri Oct 23, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: yucca fins
Replies: 10
Views: 287

Re: yucca fins

Dig the colors, dig the vibe, even the clothes and crap. That said, they look like Vipers and those were instant pain merchants for me when trying on. Not sure my Duck Feet will last the winter, Churchills are aging. Wish it was easier to try fins. Mollusk in Santa Barbara closest to me but short of...
by Nels
Wed Oct 21, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Dreamtime
Replies: 4
Views: 203

Re: Dreamtime

Really enjoying some YouTube stuff on the TV these days since the BluRay provides a great interface I do the Roku box thing for watching youtube on the big TV. Mindboggling, especially these movies mentioned or linked to. I see stuff going on with waves that is almost hard to imagine even being abl...
by Nels
Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Quad Concave Body Board Study
Replies: 87
Views: 2495

Re: Quad Concave Body Board Study

find even being a prone rider I am goofy, being right-handed i feel better going left with my right hand on the outer rail. So I feel an asymmetrical board could be advantageous, that get you away from having to bother about sides being the same. I'm with you on the first sentence, but you lost me ...
by Nels
Tue Oct 13, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Dreamtime
Replies: 4
Views: 203

Dreamtime

Been a long year so far and for some of us in North America it's like a poop-storm that will not end. Might as well think positive though, right? I just ordered a winter wetsuit, finally. Was going to do it last winter but then the zombie apocalypse hit and you all know the rest. Flip or fly time. S...
by Nels
Mon Aug 31, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: End of an Era
Replies: 16
Views: 1053

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: 759

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: 759

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: 759

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: 16
Views: 1053

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: 16
Views: 1053

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: 870

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: 865

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: 2746

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: 2746

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: 2746

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: 2746

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: 2746

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...