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by Mmanzi1
Mon Aug 24, 2015 9:44 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Bodypo New Blank
Replies: 9
Views: 2420

Re: Bodypo New Blank

I'm very familiar with Rob and his work, I was lucky enough to live close to him in NJ for several years so had free access to pick Rob's brain and watch him at work shaping and building some very fine boards. Who knows, maybe Rob will return to the craft some day. For now his work inspired me to bu...
by Mmanzi1
Sun Aug 23, 2015 10:23 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Bodypo New Blank
Replies: 9
Views: 2420

Re: Bodypo New Blank

No there's also a smaller top rail bevel, I'd say perhaps 80/20 or 70/30
by Mmanzi1
Sun Aug 23, 2015 2:04 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Bodypo New Blank
Replies: 9
Views: 2420

Re: Bodypo New Blank

Rails profiled and board sanded, sealing with coat of water based polyurethane
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by Mmanzi1
Sun Aug 23, 2015 9:33 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Bodypo New Blank
Replies: 9
Views: 2420

Re: Bodypo New Blank

The template you see in the photos is a big guy board Rob shaped for my brother, given the size of the new Bodypo blank I used it as a similar size outline. I can always make the Bodypo smaller at a later time, so I chose to start out larger at first.
by Mmanzi1
Sun Aug 23, 2015 9:30 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Bodypo New Blank
Replies: 9
Views: 2420

Re: Bodypo New Blank

Torpedo was the label of a guy named Rob De Stefano from NJ, he made state of the art custom bodyboards with a completely home built rig he built in the basement of his house. The boards were Arcel cores with graphite stringers, 100% custom. They rode great, I still have 3. Rob went on to shape cust...
by Mmanzi1
Sat Aug 22, 2015 11:34 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Bodypo New Blank
Replies: 9
Views: 2420

Bodypo New Blank

Shaping the new larger Bodypo blank, longer and wider at 48' long and 24 ' wide. Template pulled off of one of Rod De Stefano's custom bodyboards, thanks again for the stoke Rob! Outline cut out today, rails and sealing tomorrow. Thanks to Dave Hahn of California Surfcraft for getting me the blank. ...