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by Atlantasurfer
Fri Mar 22, 2013 2:03 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Paipo Building Advice
Replies: 14
Views: 4779

Paipo Building Advice

I have been loving this 1947 California surfing video that OG-AZN posted a few days ago. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQzXlnYUhAg Around the 8:45 mark, you see some longboarders getting rides that start EARLY. In some cases these guys have been riding for several seconds before the swell ever begi...
by Atlantasurfer
Fri Mar 22, 2013 12:32 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: A Deeper Shade of Blue (one day only)
Replies: 4
Views: 1474

Re: A Deeper Shade of Blue (one day only)

I'm excited. This looks more historical than the usual surf porn (which, like real porn, is great but not for 90 minutes). :D Believe it or not, this movie is playing all over Atlanta, a place not usually associated with the sport of kings. When are we paipo kooks getting our own movie? When I saw t...
by Atlantasurfer
Thu Dec 06, 2012 9:11 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: From Dr. Robert - Quam/Moynier Paipo Pod
Replies: 3
Views: 1343

Re: From Dr. Robert - Quam/Moynier Paipo Pod

I am jealous of that Trout Mask Replica artwork. It really looks sweet.
by Atlantasurfer
Tue May 22, 2012 10:16 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: new boards
Replies: 3
Views: 1362

Re: new boards

These look Great!
by Atlantasurfer
Fri Feb 10, 2012 12:05 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: sealing plywood
Replies: 6
Views: 3257

Re: sealing plywood

I use good old Helsman spar urethane. A couple of coats gives you a really smooth surface.
by Atlantasurfer
Tue Feb 07, 2012 2:27 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Renting Boards
Replies: 18
Views: 13075

Re: Renting Boards

Thanks for posting the mat stuff. It is definitely on my list. The only question now is, where I am going. The trip is for my anniversary, so we are looking at Jamaica or somewhere else in the Caribbean. But, it is my wife's turn to pick the location. Over the last ten years, all of our travel (whic...
by Atlantasurfer
Thu Feb 02, 2012 3:13 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Renting Boards
Replies: 18
Views: 13075

Re: Renting Boards

Meeting up with y'all in September sounds really fresh. Let me know what dates you pick out.

Mr. Mike--thanks for the mat suggestion. That does sound like a solution. Are they easy or difficult to learn?
by Atlantasurfer
Thu Feb 02, 2012 9:50 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Renting Boards
Replies: 18
Views: 13075

Re: Renting Boards

I have never been to Hatteras, but it is on my list! Let me know wnen you are heading out to SC. I might be able to make it out.

Do you ever snowboard at Cataloochee, Rick? I have been low on time and money this winter, but I usually head out there a few times each season.
by Atlantasurfer
Wed Feb 01, 2012 6:49 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Renting Boards
Replies: 18
Views: 13075

Renting Boards

This may be a stupid question, but has anybody tried using a small rental surfboard as a paipo? I like to travel with just what I can fit into my carry-on bag, especially if I have to change planes on the journey. The problem, of course, is not having the gear you want when you get there. I usually ...
by Atlantasurfer
Wed Nov 23, 2011 5:01 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Wishbone Board
Replies: 11
Views: 3903

Re: Wishbone Board

I am wearing fins in all cases, but that might still be part of the problem. Right now I'm wearing Churchills, but they are tearing my feet a new ass (so to speak). I have some UDTs on order. Hopefully my next surf mission will be a little more comfortable.
by Atlantasurfer
Wed Nov 23, 2011 4:42 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Gluing Foam?
Replies: 8
Views: 2478

Re: Gluing Foam?

Cool. Thanks Mr. Mike.
by Atlantasurfer
Tue Nov 22, 2011 5:49 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Gluing Foam?
Replies: 8
Views: 2478

Gluing Foam?

Has anyone tried glueing foam to a wooden paipo for more bouyancy? I tried using gorilla glue to hold a sheet of closed-cell foam (a half inch camping pad) to a plywood board, and it completely sucked. the foam began ripping away after two waves. I saw on the old forum that someone used a sheet of c...
by Atlantasurfer
Tue Nov 22, 2011 5:42 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Wishbone Board
Replies: 11
Views: 3903

Ride Report

I just got back from the beach, and the board rode well. But, I had a hard time catching waves. I guess my six foot alaia-style board has got me spoiled. Being out in deep water, it was challenging to make it work. Maybe I'll break it out for the 1-2 footers. They seem to come in a lot slower. Is it...
by Atlantasurfer
Wed Nov 09, 2011 9:35 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Wishbone Board
Replies: 11
Views: 3903

Wishbone Board

Wishbone1.jpg Wishbone1.jpg Here is the spoon project I have been working on. It's my scrappy version of the kind of boards that Kid and Mr. Mike do so well. I'm calling it the wishbone--it does not really look too much like the famous Greenough craft. The dims are 48" by 22" and 20" at the tail. T...
by Atlantasurfer
Wed Nov 09, 2011 4:55 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Blue Plate Special
Replies: 58
Views: 16814

Re: Blue Plate Special

This Blue Plate board has really got me intrigued. Especially the part about getting into the wave earlier than most other paipos. Do you think I could get similar results from riding a kneeboard prone? I don't think I am ready to throw down the greenstamps to have a board custom shaped. I do see th...