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by Uncle Grumpy
Mon May 20, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Greetings from the Island thats not an Island.
Replies: 15
Views: 2351

Re: Greetings from the Island thats not an Island.

Uncle G how does the board go compared to the concave bottom.

Tough to describe.
Do you have any experience with displacement hull surfboards? Kind of like that, but finless.
It sticks to the wave, in a good way.
by Uncle Grumpy
Sat May 18, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Greetings from the Island thats not an Island.
Replies: 15
Views: 2351

Re: Greetings from the Island thats not an Island.

Thanks. That was the second one I made; it has deep concave down the length of the bottom. It still gets plenty of use, especially on the really small days. Here's the most recent of the alaia style boards I've done. http://orig02.deviantart.net/e2f9/f/2015/342/c/2/img_0962__360x640__by_kipapa-d9jgv...
by Uncle Grumpy
Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: River surfing:Setting the record straight.
Replies: 12
Views: 511

Re: River surfing:Setting the record straight.

Besides John Clark I would suggest also Tom (Pohaku) Stone & Malcolm Gault-Williams as sources. As far as contacting the Bishop about surf info, good luck with that. Working at SHACC for years I have reached out to them more than once to no avail. In fact just last week one of our SHACC members call...
by Uncle Grumpy
Mon Apr 01, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: A new innovating construction approach...
Replies: 6
Views: 450

Re: A new innovating construction approach...

Where can you buy and at what price Unobtanium skins? in Europe? mechanical properties and how to use it? I do not find anything about that, I know that Poc has used it for a helmet to ride a bike, but nothing else, it seems a kind of plastic In the USA April 1 is a day for jokes. Abril Tonto mas o...
by Uncle Grumpy
Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: aluminium sheet+ eps/xps board
Replies: 12
Views: 548

Re: aluminium sheet+ eps/xps board

I've been on a similar quest for the perfect flex for a few years now and most of my experiments ended up either too heavy or too stiff for my taste as well. Always end up back at solid wood (Paulownia) boards shaped just thin enough but no more....coincidentally I just placed an order for more Paul...
by Uncle Grumpy
Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Newport Paipo
Replies: 4
Views: 280

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
Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: 4ft Freshie
Replies: 10
Views: 460

Re: 4ft Freshie

FUN FUN FUN :D
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: 728

Re: paipo choppy big waves, make it

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by Uncle Grumpy
Sat Dec 15, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Fresh One
Replies: 3
Views: 351

Re: Fresh One

zensuni wrote:I like the look of this board, is it finless ?
Yes.
by Uncle Grumpy
Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Fresh One
Replies: 3
Views: 351

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 shape and ...
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: 1866

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
Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: New (to me) stuff on Tom Wegener's site
Replies: 9
Views: 884

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 10:52 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Greetings from the Island thats not an Island.
Replies: 15
Views: 2351

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 footer...... The lengt...
by Uncle Grumpy
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Everybody wants to
Replies: 42
Views: 2273

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
Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Everybody wants to
Replies: 42
Views: 2273

Re: Everybody wants to

In 2016 alone, Costco sold 100,000 of those abominations.
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by Uncle Grumpy
Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Need Advice on Build
Replies: 32
Views: 2645

Re: Need Advice on Build

I found this one which is not me but pretty much the "superman" way I typically ride in small stuff....................
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lw0vSU8Do-M
by Uncle Grumpy
Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: A couple of waves in Galicia, Spain
Replies: 23
Views: 1717

Re: A couple of waves in Galicia, Spain

Faster for sure.They glide right over flat spots. Also more comfortable paddling for me with my bad neck. I'm not so sure about the turning from the nose. I feel it's more from the middle like right where your navel would be when you are riding. I use my body as much as my legs for maneuvering the b...
by Uncle Grumpy
Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: A couple of waves in Galicia, Spain
Replies: 23
Views: 1717

Re: A couple of waves in Galicia, Spain

When I first started riding the alaia style boards it took me about six months of regular use before I felt like I had it figured out.
Completely different from other craft.
by Uncle Grumpy
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Yater
Replies: 3
Views: 444

Re: Yater

Here ya go Bob.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/5793442 ... 590819074/

Surfing keeps you young, that's for sure. ;)
by Uncle Grumpy
Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Yater
Replies: 3
Views: 444

Yater

This turned up on FB today with the caption "Renny going surfing on his stick"
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