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by Nels
Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Finless wide open
Replies: 4
Views: 1474

Finless wide open

Came across this short video this morning...yes, standup...but it was pretty mind-blowing for me. Finless at speed. I'm at a stage where making things less complicated appeals to me but watching this was pretty inspiring. The guy set up a complex task for himself and figured it out. Time for me to h...
by Nels
Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: For Sale, Wanted or Trade
Topic: Kook box for sale...?
Replies: 0
Views: 1514

Kook box for sale...?

Saw this on craigslist...I'm full of projects so I'll pass...

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/sgv/s ... 16235.html
by Nels
Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Sorry I have been away
Replies: 10
Views: 2020

Re: Sorry I have been away

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Figgered it out thanks to the FAQs, which is good since I have some project photos coming one of these days. Perhaps years.

Nels
by Nels
Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Sorry I have been away
Replies: 10
Views: 2020

Re: Sorry I have been away

Geoffrey brought it up...must have been all those years of sanding dust...if I could remember how to post photos and images I'd dump my favorite right now.

Because Mr. Natural
by Nels
Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Sorry I have been away
Replies: 10
Views: 2020

Re: Sorry I have been away

I haven't been active for a while Welcome back. Having myself spent 3 years off and on with ailment-related malaise I feel your pain. Fortunately with the prone environment it is much quicker to recoup the skills. Especially once beyond the first session or two when all the back/shoulder muscles wa...
by Nels
Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:12 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Yater
Replies: 3
Views: 890

Re: Yater

Dang...don't know if that's on the level or not but the board looks thin enough to see through (that dark patch on the tail)...also looks flat as hell...
by Nels
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: PAIPO Foils.
Replies: 38
Views: 4279

Re: PAIPO Foils.

I just did a google search...at least there are some waves. Looks like fullsuits year round,get a good hood and wear that year round too to protect your ear canals, probably get booties as well.
by Nels
Mon Aug 06, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: PAIPO Foils.
Replies: 38
Views: 4279

Re: PAIPO Foils.

RE Cold water and wetsuits...hahaha. Welcome to the club! BUT THERE IS GOOD NEWS! Modern wetsuits are really, really good. They can be a bitch to put on due to the stretch, but once on a well-fitted suit will fit like a second skin. As other older surfers can attest, it wasn't always so. Before I go...
by Nels
Wed Jul 18, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: paipo 50 inch drop knee?
Replies: 17
Views: 1443

Re: paipo 50 inch drop knee?

Auga! ? http://www.thevintagesurfauction.com/finless-and-fancy-free-auga-by-bing/ https://books.google.com/books?id=qFL0AwAAQBAJ&pg=PA161&lpg=PA161&dq=auga!+boards&source=bl&ots=7PTtL3VVWD&sig=HDToxflg5PUpDIoWf5PK4gmhB5I&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjA3tbly6ncAhXollQKHR8bCp0Q6AEInwEwAw#v=onepage&q=auga!%20...
by Nels
Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Bodyboards discuss (the soft paipo)
Replies: 52
Views: 6831

Re: Bodyboards discuss (the soft paipo)

That was a really nice video. It looked like some advanced use of legs and swimfins in some of the early waves that were large and critical. Maybe everybody does it. I've never seen any photos or footage of myself and things move fast in the water so who knows. The guy made a comment about "getting ...
by Nels
Fri Jul 06, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Bodyboards discuss (the soft paipo)
Replies: 52
Views: 6831

Re: Bodyboards discuss (the soft paipo)

That was indeed a fun read. I interviewed down there at the Roosevelt St. factory back in that era, 1978 if I remember correctly. I was looking for some kind of sales thing, had the interview set up, made the long drive down from Ventura County for an 8 a.m. interview with Clark Cederval (sp?)...had...
by Nels
Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Ocean Mag July 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 601

Ocean Mag July 2018

Ocean magazine has a page on Terry Hendricks and his hydrofoil bodyboard.

Apparently it's on display at the California Surf Museum in Oceanside.

https://www.theoceanmag.com/
by Nels
Sun Jun 03, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Bodyboards discuss (the soft paipo)
Replies: 52
Views: 6831

Re: Bodyboards discuss (the soft paipo)

Higher end bodyboards now run just south of $300. Given the size relative to short boards for standup surfing the cost is roughly in line. Of course comparing things that way is probably fraught with peril. I suspect the bodyboard costs are distributed differently than with contemporary surfboard ma...
by Nels
Tue May 29, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Superman board design
Replies: 20
Views: 4344

Re: Superman board design

Tell me about dreams, recently I had this weird dream I once read that motion dreams are really falling dreams, leftover genetic memories from the time we were monkeys in trees. It was either in that article or during that era, the 1970's, that I also read you can somehow harness the dreams; throug...
by Nels
Tue May 29, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: my first paipo 44
Replies: 74
Views: 8406

Re: my first paipo 44

I don't recall if you posted this info or if anyone asked...are you coating the aluminum with anything to protect against corrosion? The old aerospace industry worker in my has to ask since you've done all the work.
by Nels
Tue May 29, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Superman board design
Replies: 20
Views: 4344

Re: Superman board design

So I wonder what kind of waves and / or boards require the superman stance ? I would guess that no waves actually "require" the Superman stance, which may be a reason this hasn't been more formally addressed as a "design issue". For me it's just something that is practically dream-like. I've had dr...
by Nels
Thu May 24, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Superman board design
Replies: 20
Views: 4344

Re: Superman board design

Most of my boards are the long, narrow alaia type and the superman is my usual style. I've never made anything other than handboards out of "real" wood other than a mini paipo - the rest have been .25" birch ply. Maybe time for a summer project if I could just get caught up and reclaim my workspace...
by Nels
Wed May 23, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Superman board design
Replies: 20
Views: 4344

Re: Superman board design

My wood paipos plane well enough but the width of the more traditional one makes it necessary to keep a hand on at least one rail (HPD guys will understand if that isn't clear) and the more marrow one is so thin I have to keep a hand on the nose to prevent a Flex/Pearl situation. Actually the one Ge...
by Nels
Wed May 23, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Superman board design
Replies: 20
Views: 4344

Superman board design

Rather than hijack another thread...

If one was to design a board to ride like Superman...arms outstretched in front...what should it look like? Fins?
by Nels
Wed May 23, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: my first paipo 44
Replies: 74
Views: 8406

Re: my first paipo 44

for instance the "superman" stance doesn't work on a bodyboard. Too true. If by "superman stance" you mean arms outstretched in front...I must confess this is something I really enjoy. Throughout my life I have had occasional surfing dreams where it's a mix of surfing and flying and even in my most...