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by Uncle Grumpy
Mon Feb 01, 2021 12:04 pm
Forum: Paipo Web Pages
Topic: Bellyak
Replies: 1
Views: 205

Bellyak

I was searching rotomolded products and found this oddity.
https://www.bellyak.com/the-bellyak/surf/

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by Uncle Grumpy
Sat Jan 16, 2021 10:56 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Anyone from near San Francisco (not Santa Monica)on the forum?
Replies: 5
Views: 357

Re: Anyone from Santa Monica on the forum?

Ahoy Bob,
Might want to revise your title.
Santa Monica is in their name and their email address but the company is in Tracy, 300 miles north of Santa Monica and about 70 miles east of San Francisco.
IIRC OG AZN and Poobah are the closest.
by Uncle Grumpy
Fri Jan 08, 2021 12:03 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Poobah & Mr Mike OB Rag interview
Replies: 3
Views: 340

Re: Poobah & Mr Mike OB Rag interview

Glad to hear Mike is still active..
Hope you and yours are as well as could be expected....
by Uncle Grumpy
Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:17 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Poobah & Mr Mike OB Rag interview
Replies: 3
Views: 340

Re: Poobah & Mr Mike OB Rag interview

Have not seen nor heard from Mr. Mike for some time.
Have you had any contact with Mike, Poobah?
by Uncle Grumpy
Sun Nov 22, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Quad Concave Body Board Study
Replies: 88
Views: 4617

Re: Quad Concave Body Board Study

Looks like a stall from here.
Bodyboard version of a tail stomp.
by Uncle Grumpy
Tue Nov 17, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Nose thickness
Replies: 16
Views: 772

Re: Nose thickness

Mike Stewart has a couple videos that go into the details of skillfully riding a BB much of which can be applied to Paipo riding as well.
The sound quality on this one is pretty awful but it's worth watching.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sEhXYm6UAyg
by Uncle Grumpy
Sat Oct 31, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Quad Concave Body Board Study
Replies: 88
Views: 4617

Re: Quad Concave Body Board Study

The first alaia I built was slightly oversize. Over time I slowly paired it down little by little eventually thinning it out to to where it was thin enough to flex enough to really give some spring back when it was pushed. Less than 3/8ths" It was the best thing ever. It felt alive and was such...
by Uncle Grumpy
Thu Oct 29, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Quad Concave Body Board Study
Replies: 88
Views: 4617

Re: Quad Concave Body Board Study

Those first gen boogies perhaps too flexi. Still fun.

morey
morey
by Uncle Grumpy
Wed Oct 28, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: cutting edge board design
Replies: 2
Views: 354

Re: cutting edge board design

took it out yesterday in small waves with offshore winds and had a frickin’ blast.
Simple works. ;)
by Uncle Grumpy
Sun Oct 25, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Dreamtime
Replies: 4
Views: 420

Re: Dreamtime

Right before the Covid hit SHACC opened an exhibit featuring Surfing in The Movies. We had Greenough's Big Wednesday camera rig on display that weighs over 30lbs. A Go Pro weighs a little over 4 oz. There's also a 35MM film case carrying a copy of Jack McCoy's film Storm Riders (two reels) that weig...
by Uncle Grumpy
Wed Sep 02, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: tales-of-the-boogie-men
Replies: 2
Views: 440

Re: tales-of-the-boogie-men

+1
Tom Morey is one of my favorite people.
by Uncle Grumpy
Wed Aug 26, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Non Skinny Paipo
Replies: 6
Views: 1034

Re: Non Skinny Paipo

Given the reasons for the nose design, does it add much thickness? You'd assume it does but the nose rocker would thin it out a bit. Has it been in the water yet? I naturally used the cut off from the front of the board for the scarf to get the increased nose rocker, handle and leash plug into the ...
by Uncle Grumpy
Tue Aug 25, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: Wet suit cool water
Replies: 7
Views: 592

Re: Wet suit cool water

A couple of the wetsuit makers do a vest with the hood attached. I have one I use when it's really cold and I put it on last which does a really good job of sealing off the neck and zipper. If it's really cold, I sometimes wear a thin wool sleeveless undershirt under the wetsuit as well. It works su...
by Uncle Grumpy
Sun Aug 23, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: fringesurfer.tv
Replies: 7
Views: 619

Re: fringesurfer.tv

From Sweden; well known as a hotbed of paipo surfing. ;)
by Uncle Grumpy
Mon Aug 17, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Travel Board
Replies: 14
Views: 1226

Re: Travel Board

If this is something one wants to pursue, the old Pope Bi-Sect travel boards worked. Need thickness though. And I think I mentioned earlier kayaks, and i believe paddleboards in design phase, have various methods to join two parts. Having handled several of the Bi and Tri sect type boards; They are...
by Uncle Grumpy
Sun Aug 16, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Non Skinny Paipo
Replies: 6
Views: 1034

Re: Non Skinny Paipo

zensuni wrote: Sun Aug 16, 2020 1:50 pm Looks great
What is the extra thickness on the front for ?

The added thickness scarfed to the nose allows for increased nose rocker, provides a convenient hand hold and increases the strength of the leash plug.
by Uncle Grumpy
Thu Aug 06, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Non Skinny Paipo
Replies: 6
Views: 1034

Non Skinny Paipo

New for 2020
Paulownia Paipo 53" X 19" Displacement Hull w/Concave Deck
Sort of a mash up of Froiseth and Old Skool Paipo styles
Covid Cruiser
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by Uncle Grumpy
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Skinny Paipo
Replies: 5
Views: 1337

Re: Skinny Paipo

I made a 15" x 5'5" alaia style board a few years back. It's the one I use when the surf is small.
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