Search found 210 matches

by Poobah
Tue Sep 19, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Paipo Gathering - Oct 8-10, 2017
Replies: 57
Views: 10168

Re: Paipo Gathering - Oct 8-10, 2017

My plans have changed, and I cancelled my reservation for campsite #17. Have fun guys, and be sure to take pictures.
by Poobah
Thu Jul 06, 2017 11:19 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Booger Birthday
Replies: 2
Views: 1031

Booger Birthday

Tomorrow is the birthday of the Booger. Celebrate it if you can.
morey771971.jpg
morey771971.jpg (161.53 KiB) Viewed 1031 times
by Poobah
Thu Jul 06, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: My First Paipo
Replies: 2
Views: 1122

Re: My First Paipo

I'm a big fan of Minwax fast-drying polyurethane. It's oil based, but fast enough for 2 coats per day...depending on your weather. It's clear. It's interior, but I never leave my paipo tied up to a dock in a marina. I glue the cork to bare plywood with Titebond II at the very beginning of a project,...
by Poobah
Sat Jun 24, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Selling boards
Replies: 15
Views: 3254

Re: Selling boards

Sort of a board swap possible at the paipo gathering on October 8th and 9th at El Cap. Maybe bring one or two boards to sell, but just put a piece of blue masking tape that says, "make offer" on the bottom of the nose. Sort of a conversation starter for the campground lookyloos.
by Poobah
Sat Jun 24, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Paipo Gathering - Oct 8-10, 2017
Replies: 57
Views: 10168

Re: Paipo Gathering - Oct 8-10, 2017

Anyone interested in getting together again in the Ventura to Cambria stretch of the coast in early October? Thinking about 2-3 days between Friday, Oct 6 and Tue, Oct 10th. About 2 years earlier (Oct 2015) we met up at the Ocean Mesa El Capitan campground (just up the road from Santa Barbara, nort...
by Poobah
Tue May 02, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Paipo Gathering - Oct 8-10, 2017
Replies: 57
Views: 10168

Re: Paipo Gathering - Oct 8-10, 2017

I'm now #17. Rod, can you easily PM the entire member list?
by Poobah
Thu Jul 14, 2016 11:43 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Pete Howorth & Petersen's Yearbooks etc
Replies: 4
Views: 1313

Re: Pete Howorth & Petersen's Yearbooks etc

One of them is seven years back in the old forum. A short one pager from a magazine, not a yearbook. Is that the one you're looking for? It has a picture of young Rodney Sumpter at Salt Creek, and now I have to wonder if he ever did his tidal bore surfing on a bellyboard. http://rodndtube.com/paipo/...
by Poobah
Fri Jun 10, 2016 5:40 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: which resin for plywood ?
Replies: 9
Views: 2504

Re: which resin for plywood ?

I agree with Mike, but it's probably worth mentioning that he was talking about polyurethane when he abbreviated it as poly. He's talking about an oil based varnish that is very clear and dries quickly. If you change the shape of your board, or make a repair, then matching the finish is easy. It's a...
by Poobah
Thu Jun 02, 2016 12:51 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Another blast from the past..
Replies: 6
Views: 1775

Re: Another blast from the past..

In the Snake's History of short surfboards at Huntington, he talks about how the Blackball led to an increase in kneeboarders. And that led to short boards for stand up riders. Interesting stuff: http://surflibrary.org/evolution.html It would be nice if a qualified person could write the bellyboard ...
by Poobah
Mon May 30, 2016 2:19 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Another blast from the past..
Replies: 6
Views: 1775

Re: Another last from the past..

That looks like one of the small ones. I had one that was three feet or less. Definitely meant to be a bellyboard, or maybe the 3 foot leftover from a nine foot blank. I seem to recall they came from the Frog House, but I can't remember who told me that. Rasta Colors??
by Poobah
Fri May 13, 2016 2:00 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Frankenboogie Mk. III
Replies: 24
Views: 5800

Re: Frankenboogie Mk. III

I guess it depends on how you define ugly...
amish01.JPG
amish02.JPG
by Poobah
Fri Apr 01, 2016 11:21 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Anyone know about this ProLine board
Replies: 7
Views: 1995

Re: Anyone know about this ProLine board

Ya, it looks like it could be a Macski fiberlass bodyboard from South Africa. Other hallmarks would be a web strap handle on the nose, and metal alloy fin boxes (not kidding.) http://www.vintagebodyboards.com/item.asp?ID=049 Also google Macski bodyboard images. Very durbale boards. After the big apo...
by Poobah
Thu Feb 25, 2016 6:08 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Which paipo for hollow waves ?
Replies: 123
Views: 23016

Re: Which paipo for hollow waves ?

I know the focus here in this thread was wood boards, but I think it's worth mentioning John Galera's fiberglass boards.

http://mypaipoboards.org/interviews/Joh ... 0922.shtml
by Poobah
Mon Feb 08, 2016 6:07 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Cramps!
Replies: 6
Views: 2036

Re: Cramps!

I read an interesting book recently titled "Body by Science" by McGuff and Little. It challenges the old belief that one day of rest is good enough. The writers recommend six days of rest after a high intensity workout, because the repair and replenishment of your muscles can take take that long. Lo...
by Poobah
Sat Jan 30, 2016 6:41 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Surfer Dies at One My Main Spots
Replies: 2
Views: 1181

Re: Surfer Dies at One My Main Spots

Sometime there's safety in numbers, or at least it feels that way. It looks like the Bay Area Bodysurfing group is meeting at Cron/Rodeo on Saturday the 27th. A mix of bodysurfers, handplaners, and bodyboarders. I'm going to try to get my cork fish down there for people that want to ride it. Their f...
by Poobah
Mon Jan 25, 2016 1:41 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Cork Shaping Class on Sunday January 24th
Replies: 17
Views: 4557

Re: Cork Shaping Class on Sunday January 24th

That's kind of a Where's Waldo picture...can you tell which guy in the photo is originally from San Diego? I wanted a deep fish tail, because that's something you don't get on a stock foam bodyboard. And thanks again to Dave for catering to my inner mad scientist. He made me a custom blank with a ta...
by Poobah
Tue Dec 29, 2015 1:27 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Cork Shaping Class on Sunday January 24th
Replies: 17
Views: 4557

Re: Cork Shaping Class on Sunday January 24th

Is there a special sandwich for the drop knee riders? I'm also curious about putting the panel stringer on the bottom. Surely people must have ridden the boards upside down, but have there been any customs with the bump on the bottom? I thinking of something like an edge board, or a stepped-bottom b...
by Poobah
Mon Dec 28, 2015 1:10 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Cork Shaping Class on Sunday January 24th
Replies: 17
Views: 4557

Re: Cork Shaping Class on Sunday January 24th

More layers would mean more glue joints, and a difference in stiffness. I haven't discussed this with Dave. The length issue was either mentioned on his blog or newsletter. The constraint was the availability of the 1/2 inch cork in longer lengths. Longer 1/2 inch cork could be too expensive. I thin...
by Poobah
Mon Dec 28, 2015 11:08 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Cork Shaping Class on Sunday January 24th
Replies: 17
Views: 4557

Re: Cork Shaping Class on Sunday January 24th

That raises the question...what length blank are you looking for?

Right now I think Dave is working on the backlog for his production boards. Maybe down the road he can make some longer blanks. It might involve more layers, because the stuff that comes in rolls is thinner.
by Poobah
Sun Dec 27, 2015 4:58 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Cork Shaping Class on Sunday January 24th
Replies: 17
Views: 4557

Re: Cork Shaping Class on Sunday January 24th

Sure thing. Did you have any particular shape in mind? The current blanks are 47 x 23 inches.