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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
Tue Sep 19, 2017 5:50 pm
 
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Paipo Gathering - Oct 8-10, 2017
Replies: 57
Views: 7522

Booger Birthday

Tomorrow is the birthday of the Booger. Celebrate it if you can.

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by Poobah
Thu Jul 06, 2017 11:19 pm
 
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Booger Birthday
Replies: 2
Views: 804

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
Thu Jul 06, 2017 4:47 pm
 
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: My First Paipo
Replies: 2
Views: 823

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 1:10 pm
 
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Selling boards
Replies: 15
Views: 2575

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
Sat Jun 24, 2017 1:02 pm
 
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Paipo Gathering - Oct 8-10, 2017
Replies: 57
Views: 7522

Re: Paipo Gathering - Oct 8-10, 2017

I'm now #17. Rod, can you easily PM the entire member list?
by Poobah
Tue May 02, 2017 5:12 pm
 
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Paipo Gathering - Oct 8-10, 2017
Replies: 57
Views: 7522

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
Thu Jul 14, 2016 11:43 am
 
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Pete Howorth & Petersen's Yearbooks etc
Replies: 4
Views: 1076

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
Fri Jun 10, 2016 5:40 pm
 
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: which resin for plywood ?
Replies: 9
Views: 2012

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
Thu Jun 02, 2016 12:51 pm
 
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Another blast from the past..
Replies: 6
Views: 1517

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
Mon May 30, 2016 2:19 pm
 
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Another blast from the past..
Replies: 6
Views: 1517

Re: Frankenboogie Mk. III

I guess it depends on how you define ugly...

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by Poobah
Fri May 13, 2016 2:00 am
 
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Frankenboogie Mk. III
Replies: 24
Views: 4405

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
Fri Apr 01, 2016 11:21 am
 
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Anyone know about this ProLine board
Replies: 7
Views: 1642

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
Thu Feb 25, 2016 6:08 pm
 
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Which paipo for hollow waves ?
Replies: 123
Views: 17985

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 tha...
by Poobah
Mon Feb 08, 2016 6:07 pm
 
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Cramps!
Replies: 6
Views: 1671

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
Sat Jan 30, 2016 6:41 pm
 
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Surfer Dies at One My Main Spots
Replies: 2
Views: 992

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
Mon Jan 25, 2016 1:41 pm
 
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Cork Shaping Class on Sunday January 24th
Replies: 17
Views: 3849

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
Tue Dec 29, 2015 1:27 pm
 
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Cork Shaping Class on Sunday January 24th
Replies: 17
Views: 3849

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 1:10 pm
 
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Cork Shaping Class on Sunday January 24th
Replies: 17
Views: 3849

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
Mon Dec 28, 2015 11:08 am
 
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Cork Shaping Class on Sunday January 24th
Replies: 17
Views: 3849

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.
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: 3849

Cork Shaping Class on Sunday January 24th

As of this writing there are still 2 openings left in the Bodypo shaping class at the California Surfcraft factory in San Rafael. Who knows what sort of custom boards will emerge from this Cork Think Tank. I'm already signed up, are any of you? http://californiasurfcraft.com/products/bodypo-shaping-...
by Poobah
Sat Dec 26, 2015 3:49 pm
 
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Cork Shaping Class on Sunday January 24th
Replies: 17
Views: 3849

Re: TBG5 Step Up

The split rail sounds like double horizontal. rail fins. Definitely needs its own thread.
by Poobah
Fri Dec 25, 2015 6:10 pm
 
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: TBG5 Step Up
Replies: 108
Views: 17179

Re: The Finless Board Challenge

The Insanity is 42.5 inches long, and the wide point is 19 inches up from the tail. So sort of piggy.
by Poobah
Fri Dec 25, 2015 5:40 pm
 
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: The Finless Board Challenge
Replies: 7
Views: 1467

The Finless Board Challenge

Some of you take the fins out of your board, and ride it finless. Then you're riding a finless board that was designed to be ridden with fins. I propose a different approach to fins vs finless comparisons. Start with a board that was designed to be finless, and then add fins. Pictured below is a fin...
by Poobah
Wed Dec 23, 2015 6:00 pm
 
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: The Finless Board Challenge
Replies: 7
Views: 1467

Re: Frankenboogie Mk. II

That's pretty cool! How well did it surf? Did it making taking off easier? Oops, I never answered those questions. It took off and rode just fine. It was actually a wooden wakeboard, so it had a continuous rocker. That and the round tail made it easy to steer through the crowds. My main goals were ...
by Poobah
Wed Dec 23, 2015 5:10 pm
 
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Frankenboogie Mk. II
Replies: 13
Views: 2542

Re: TBG5 Step Up

Five times Soulglider wrote: STILL, its a bitchin' looking experiment, nice job. I don't think that was intentional. Maybe he was just face down on the keyboard there for a while. Tomas, back to the McKee style set up on the Manta...are the rear fins farther forward then Bruce's formula? Did you mov...
by Poobah
Tue Dec 22, 2015 1:46 am
 
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: TBG5 Step Up
Replies: 108
Views: 17179

Re: TBG5 Step Up

I've read that the rear fins can be more vertical in this kind of set up, and it looks that way in the photos. Do you have measured numbers on the difference in cant?

I imagine this fin arrangement has been done on kneeboards. Are there any previous examples of it on a paipo or sponge?
by Poobah
Sun Dec 20, 2015 4:33 pm
 
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: TBG5 Step Up
Replies: 108
Views: 17179

Re: Paipoboards California

The seller is a former roommate of Gordon Theiz. He says he hasn't spoken to Gordon in decades. The board has been relisted at $450. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-California-Paipoboard-Belly-Board-Surfing/281883511951?_trksid=p2047675.c100011.m1850&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%...
by Poobah
Mon Dec 14, 2015 11:17 pm
 
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Paipoboards California
Replies: 12
Views: 2569

Re: Paipoboards California

That link from the main Interviews page to the questionaire doesn't stand out very well Maybe it needs a graphic or picture. Something that would get the attention of older guys, like Clara Bow at the beach.

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by Poobah
Fri Dec 04, 2015 6:31 pm
 
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Paipoboards California
Replies: 12
Views: 2569

Re: Paipoboards California

It's tricky, because Ebay doesn't want you to exchange emails through their messaging system. They have software to prevent that. I usually ask people to Google paipo interviews (rather than paipo forum.) On the interview page there's a link for people to submit their story. That might be what Rod d...
by Poobah
Fri Dec 04, 2015 6:07 pm
 
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Paipoboards California
Replies: 12
Views: 2569

Paipoboards California

I saw this handled board on ebay today (link at bottom.) calpaipo01.jpg calpaipo02.jpg I asked the seller if he knew who shaped the board, and he replied: Myself and 2 room mates, no one famous but we should have been. With a little bit of advice from Hoby Alter (begrudingly) So Rod...Bob..is this s...
by Poobah
Thu Dec 03, 2015 7:51 pm
 
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Paipoboards California
Replies: 12
Views: 2569

Re: TBG5 Step Up

Early in the thread you mentioned a forked nose. Have you considered something more subtle, like the crescent nose on the Turbo Z?

http://www.vintagebodyboards.com/item.asp?ID=059
by Poobah
Mon Nov 23, 2015 4:36 pm
 
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: TBG5 Step Up
Replies: 108
Views: 17179

Re: Frankenboogie Mk. II

About a dozen years ago, I made my own monstrosity out of foam and plywood. I was trying to add flotation to a wood skimboard, while still retaining a thin rail. Basically an oblong cut of boogie board glued onto the wood skimboard with contact cement. I can't find a decent photo of it. Just a dista...
by Poobah
Tue Nov 17, 2015 3:56 am
 
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Frankenboogie Mk. II
Replies: 13
Views: 2542

Re: Sandpiper and Bon-Aire Package Deal

Ebay auction ended without bidders, and the boards were relisted.
by Poobah
Wed Nov 11, 2015 2:02 pm
 
Forum: For Sale, Wanted or Trade
Topic: Sandpiper and Bon-Aire SOLD
Replies: 7
Views: 2276

Re: Lameroo - the origins of the term??

I was just tripping on the Waylo. It doesn't seem like it was really a dozen years ago.

http://vagabondsurf.com/WayloPage2.html
by Poobah
Sat Nov 07, 2015 9:21 pm
 
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Lameroo - the origins of the term??
Replies: 19
Views: 4824

Re: 4'2 bellyboard

What weight of fiberglass cloth?
by Poobah
Sat Nov 07, 2015 9:13 pm
 
Forum: For Sale, Wanted or Trade
Topic: 4'2 bellyboard
Replies: 9
Views: 1960

Re: Sandpiper and Bon-Aire Package Deal

Now listed on Ebay. Short auction, 4 days left, and a $98.00 starting bid.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/221934220542?ss ... 1555.l2649
by Poobah
Sat Nov 07, 2015 9:00 pm
 
Forum: For Sale, Wanted or Trade
Topic: Sandpiper and Bon-Aire SOLD
Replies: 7
Views: 2276

Re: Cork and bamboo paipo

How about vacuum bagged over the deck of an old windsurfer, or a segment of a windsurfer? That way you could get both nose kick and a concave bottom. Or drop rails when the wide point is in the middle.
by Poobah
Thu Nov 05, 2015 8:02 pm
 
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Cork and bamboo paipo
Replies: 28
Views: 6998

Re: Lameroo - the origins of the term??

I was just checking on Vagabond Surf, and there are still some fossil remnants there. It's also the name of a Facebook Page. Somebody up in Canada.
by Poobah
Thu Nov 05, 2015 2:14 pm
 
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Lameroo - the origins of the term??
Replies: 19
Views: 4824

Re: Cork and bamboo paipo

Is all of the fiberglass internal? Just varnish on the outside?
by Poobah
Thu Nov 05, 2015 2:07 pm
 
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Cork and bamboo paipo
Replies: 28
Views: 6998

Re: Bellyboard Assortment

THIS BOARD IS SOLD.

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by Poobah
Thu Nov 05, 2015 1:43 pm
 
Forum: For Sale, Wanted or Trade
Topic: Bellyboard Assortment SOLD
Replies: 9
Views: 2762

Re: Lameroo - the origins of the term??

I confess that I poached people from Swaylocks. For example I think I poached Eef from Swaylocks. I came up with the name and concept for the League of Lamaroos while dring home from a Swaylocks gathering in Big Sur. 2003 I think. I also poached people on ebay. It was easier to do back then. You cou...
by Poobah
Tue Nov 03, 2015 10:42 pm
 
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Lameroo - the origins of the term??
Replies: 19
Views: 4824

Re: Lameroo - the origins of the term??

I chose to be Grand Poobah, because I thought the title of Webmaster was way too grandiose. In the context of time, my website the League of Lamaroos was between Rod's paipo website and his paipo forum. A transitional period. My site was focused on photos and board measurements. Each board had its o...
by Poobah
Tue Nov 03, 2015 9:40 pm
 
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Lameroo - the origins of the term??
Replies: 19
Views: 4824

Re: Lameroo - the origins of the term??

My old website was the League of Lamaroos, spelled with two letter A. I got it from Surf Research Australia: http://www.surfresearch.com.au/00000166.html Maybe it's based on a photo caption, or a diary entry. I seem to recall that the term was Northern Australian, but I don't remember where I read t...
by Poobah
Sun Nov 01, 2015 2:18 pm
 
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Lameroo - the origins of the term??
Replies: 19
Views: 4824

Re: Chuck Dent Twin Fin 44x22

I intentionally set the starting price low.

There is some curvature to the deck at the nose, but not much. I've seen just one other Chuck Dent, and it was very similar in shape, and had the same blunt fins.


THIS BOARD IS SOLD.
by Poobah
Sun Nov 01, 2015 1:38 pm
 
Forum: For Sale, Wanted or Trade
Topic: Chuck Dent Twin Fin SOLD
Replies: 2
Views: 1049

Chuck Dent Twin Fin SOLD

Vintage Chuck Dent of mine currently on Ebay. Only $89.00 for the starting bid...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/-/221927520038?

Cheers.
by Poobah
Fri Oct 30, 2015 3:44 pm
 
Forum: For Sale, Wanted or Trade
Topic: Chuck Dent Twin Fin SOLD
Replies: 2
Views: 1049

Re: The Wava Hull

Three channels and chines at the rear. More photos...

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by Poobah
Thu Oct 29, 2015 10:27 pm
 
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: The Wava Hull
Replies: 5
Views: 2185

Re: New entrant

I saw something similar on Ebay...at least the construction seemed similar.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Body-Board-42-P ... SwcwhVOC3i
by Poobah
Thu Oct 29, 2015 8:02 pm
 
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: New entrant
Replies: 18
Views: 3482

Re: Bellyboard Assortment

Okay, time to get back to this. I spent most of the Summer in evac mode with all the wildfires. We had 4 fires around the lake, but we were spared. The last one was pretty horrible. More than 1200 homes destroyed and anther 800 outbuildings. During all that I managed to sell and deliver the Paipo Nu...
by Poobah
Thu Oct 29, 2015 7:53 pm
 
Forum: For Sale, Wanted or Trade
Topic: Bellyboard Assortment SOLD
Replies: 9
Views: 2762

Re: The Wava Hull

Awesome. For the sake of our readers here, the bigger board is 40 inches long.

I'd like to know the connection between the BAQ Wava Hull and the Voit Speedrider. I've always assumed the design was sold to Voit. When would that have been?
by Poobah
Thu Oct 15, 2015 9:57 pm
 
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: The Wava Hull
Replies: 5
Views: 2185
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