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Re: Newport Paipo

The rope handles on kneeboards were pretty common back in the 70's and that fin looks like maybe a Brewer wide base or Hynson DolFin, both thick based fins very popular then as well..
https://www.swaylocks.com/forums/three-fins-70s
by Uncle Grumpy
Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:29 am
 
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Newport Paipo
Replies: 4
Views: 30

Re: 4ft Freshie

FUN FUN FUN :D
by Uncle Grumpy
Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:37 pm
 
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: 4ft Freshie
Replies: 10
Views: 213

Re: paipo choppy big waves, make it

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by Uncle Grumpy
Mon Dec 24, 2018 2:44 pm
 
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: paipo choppy big waves, make it
Replies: 9
Views: 314

Re: Fresh One

zensuni wrote:I like the look of this board, is it finless ?

Yes.
by Uncle Grumpy
Sat Dec 15, 2018 9:10 pm
 
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Fresh One
Replies: 3
Views: 148

Fresh One

I picked up this little nugget a couple weeks ago when we hosted the Vintage Surf Collector Club at SHACC for their annual gathering. Shaped by Billy Butler, a fairly well known local builder of long distance/racing paddle boards. At 21"X 41" it's probably too small for me but I liked the ...
by Uncle Grumpy
Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:01 pm
 
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Fresh One
Replies: 3
Views: 148

Re: paulownia + polyester+ fiberglass: rocker and flex

A surfmat might be fun in these conditions, but if you don't like side slipping, forget it In my experience, 1-2 foot mushy wind waves to 6+ ft steep but not barrels, to 4-5 foot tubes, with practice and proper inflation for the waves, side slipping is almost completely optional on a modern surfmat...
by Uncle Grumpy
Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:17 pm
 
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: paulownia + polyester+ fiberglass: rocker and flex
Replies: 48
Views: 999

Re: New (to me) stuff on Tom Wegener's site

A long conversation with Tom at a Sacred Craft event several years ago is what led to my getting hooked on the Alaia type boards.
If you ride prone, you sould have at least one.
by Uncle Grumpy
Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:20 pm
 
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: New (to me) stuff on Tom Wegener's site
Replies: 1
Views: 186

Re: Greetings from the Island thats not an Island.

"it was like riding a longboard boogie board " I like this comparison. The great feeling of trimming down the line, drawing a clean line, but prone. But yet,6', isn't it a bit too long ? This is the one I'm on in the avatar. It's 5'5" X 15.5" and I am planning on building a 6 fo...
by Uncle Grumpy
Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:52 am
 
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Greetings from the Island thats not an Island.
Replies: 11
Views: 1491

Re: Everybody wants to

nomastomas wrote:Just curious Uncle G...do you feel the same way about the the foam paipo a.k.a. Morey Boogie Board?


No.
Only those shitty ones made from really cheap EPS like the ones Krusher mentioned.

FWIW I love Tom Morey and his creations..
by Uncle Grumpy
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:22 am
 
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Everybody wants to
Replies: 42
Views: 1257

Re: Everybody wants to

In 2016 alone, Costco sold 100,000 of those abominations.

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by Uncle Grumpy
Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:52 pm
 
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Everybody wants to
Replies: 42
Views: 1257
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