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by Nels
Mon Aug 26, 2013 6:01 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Pacific Ocean water quality
Replies: 9
Views: 2994

Re: Pacific Ocean water quality

Here's some background from April 2012 on how they were studying things back then. As Rod says, a lot of coverage was from the Hysterical Press, and now there simply isn't a lot of coverage. http://www.nbcnews.com/id/46932480/ns/technology_and_science-science/t/fukushima-radiation-headed-across-paci...
by Nels
Mon Aug 26, 2013 3:03 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Pacific Ocean water quality
Replies: 9
Views: 2994

Re: Pacific Ocean water quality

An old surfing friend called me out of the blue last Thursday night. We were catching up on stuff and he happened to say that we still had a couple of years left to surf - it sounded so finite. I didn't have a clue, but he put me onto this stuff. Apparently the radioactivity didn't disperse as expec...
by Nels
Tue Aug 20, 2013 6:14 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Professor Bob is Now Published!
Replies: 2
Views: 1068

Re: Professor Bob is Now Published!

Nice going, Bob. Print is tough to crack. Funny how resurgent longboarding led to rediscovery of early-era shortboards, the alt-surfing movement, and finally got back around to acknowledging paipos. Meanwhile pro surfing continues to chase skimboarding circa Y2K, having finally caught up to and surp...
by Nels
Tue Aug 20, 2013 6:08 pm
Forum: For Sale, Wanted or Trade
Topic: Concave Vector for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 1206

Concave Vector for sale

A pretty clean looking example of the venerated Newport Paipo Concave Vector is currently for sale on Ebay. Don't know who is selling but I'd rather it stayed within "the community" rather than hang on the wall of some dental office. Although, come to think of it, it might look good on the wall of t...
by Nels
Tue Jul 02, 2013 10:06 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Finless or Not?
Replies: 39
Views: 11814

Re: Finless or Not?

Morey's Swizzle incorporated bodyboard design into standup surfboards...at least rails. Brilliant thinker and craftsman, inventor and builder....a true visionary. The contemporary world of standup surfing, of course, does not value any of those things. http://www.catchsurf.com/index.php/swizzle-surf...
by Nels
Mon Jul 01, 2013 1:45 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Finless or Not?
Replies: 39
Views: 11814

Re: Finless or Not?

After watching "bodyboarding" since its inception it seems to me that the original design came out astonishingly "final". Significant improvements have been made with design and materials and construction methods since the original kit boards, but a modern bodyboard would be instantly recognizeable ...
by Nels
Mon Jul 01, 2013 11:31 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Terry Hendricks RIP
Replies: 2
Views: 1290

Re: Terry Hendricks RIP

Sorry to hear. Didn't know the man personally but he always seemed to represent the best of that kind of "mad surfing scientist" vibe that has made surfing so much fun through the decades.

Nels
by Nels
Wed Jun 19, 2013 2:25 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Finless or Not?
Replies: 39
Views: 11814

Re: Finless or Not?

I used to prone ride a 54" soft kneeboard, template roughly modeled after "Velo", that had twin O'Fishel fins. The rails were very "bodyboard". With the fins in, directional stability and good hold...such good hold that sometimes in very critical suck out situations I would stick and get tossed. Pop...
by Nels
Thu Jun 13, 2013 4:41 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Wegener Albacore
Replies: 15
Views: 5198

Re: Wegener Albacore

Aaahhh...okay, anybody ripped off the design and made one and tried it? Or tried a handmade one in Oz?
by Nels
Thu Jun 13, 2013 3:43 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Wegener Albacore
Replies: 15
Views: 5198

Wegener Albacore

The finless Albacore, as made by Global Surf Industries...

http://www.surfindustries.com/surfboard ... bacore.php

Anybody tried one?

Nels
by Nels
Sun Jun 09, 2013 6:39 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Ab unexpected paipo hookup in Indo
Replies: 18
Views: 5527

Re: Ab unexpected paipo hookup in Indo

Being a rather beat-up old surfer I pre-date the bodyboard, which Bob correctly ties with Tom Morey. Tom Morey invented the soft-core surfcraft...with his Morey Boogie. Since the materials were available to anyone once the idea was released, legal needs forced the coinage of the term "bodyboard" to ...
by Nels
Fri Jun 07, 2013 9:34 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Ab unexpected paipo hookup in Indo
Replies: 18
Views: 5527

Re: Ab unexpected paipo hookup in Indo

Come on guys- if it's soft and finless, it's a bodyboard. If it's a hard board or has fins, it's a paipo or bellyboard. Yes, some guys are anal about traditional Hawaiian style paipo boards being the only thing to be called a paipo, but I don't see why the magic of the term needs to be cemented in s...