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by Nels
Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Everybody wants to
Replies: 42
Views: 5474

Re: Everybody wants to

For me, the one constant in life is the feeling that comes from being in the ocean. Everything else, family, friends, jobs, hobbies, interests, likes, dislikes, bikes, surfboards, is transitory. It's all pretty much transitory, I suppose. I would order that list like so: the people (family and frie...
by Nels
Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Everybody wants to
Replies: 42
Views: 5474

Re: Everybody wants to

i'n 5 years i think i have nailed down my paipo design to something i think i could ride for the rest of my days, as I feel the weakest link now is my skill, the board will do what ever I want with out and fight back. So I think now if i constructed one from light enough paulowina (and dont get fat...
by Nels
Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Everybody wants to
Replies: 42
Views: 5474

Re: Everybody wants to

They are the best selling board in the world! "the magic" of them is that the are the cheapest board you can buy coming straight out of china. They unfortunately fill the needs of the average cheap kook starting out in the sport. They are the plastic bag/single use water bottle of the surf industry...
by Nels
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Everybody wants to
Replies: 42
Views: 5474

Re: Everybody wants to

Thanks for the feedback, guys. The bottom skin is hdpe plastic i would not use that as a tail block ii will have hard edges, Use PE from the deck t I was figuring to sand the edges. I'm also not sure of the integrity of the deck skin since the board is thoroughly abused, but a quick test shows I mig...
by Nels
Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:27 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Am I asking for too much?
Replies: 13
Views: 1991

Re: Am I asking for too much?

It's so crowded most days that I've turned around because I couldn't find parking. Just trying to find something that would be fun without dodging longboards, standies and young whippersnappers... Glad to find out I'm not the only one "noticing" the batshit craziness we are awash in lately. I'm rig...
by Nels
Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Everybody wants to
Replies: 42
Views: 5474

Re: Everybody wants to

More photos... I'm going quick and dirty. This is the shape. I'm not going to try to skin it and reshape. It is what it is, sort of. Camera angle makes it look asymetrical...I'm no hipster; it's squared off, straight up and down. F7.jpg Closeup of the Wavestorm skin. Lots of little textures bits, pl...
by Nels
Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Everybody wants to
Replies: 42
Views: 5474

Re: Everybody wants to

These actually are EPS, not PE like bodyboards. I didn't think about using deck material; I cut bottom skin. The deck material of this board is a bit beat anyway...board was well-abused. More photos later.
by Nels
Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Everybody wants to
Replies: 42
Views: 5474

Everybody wants to

Everybody wants to, you know it's true! I yanked a broken Wavestorm out of a trash can at Zuma a couple of weeks ago, some kind of year-end flotsam from the surf school up by Trancas. It was only held together by the bottom skin when I got it. I've never forgotten the story and photo of the altered ...
by Nels
Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Am I asking for too much?
Replies: 13
Views: 1991

Re: Am I asking for too much?

Short of living within easy walking distance of your favorite surf break pretty much everyone has to deal with your equipment situation to one degree or another. I don't have that luxury of location, so over the decades I've gone the way you mention about having a variety of gear. Sometimes that has...
by Nels
Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Finless wide open
Replies: 4
Views: 1848

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: 2708

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: 2591

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: 2591

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: 2591

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: 1027

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: 5465

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: 5465

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: 1881

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: 8063

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: 8063

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...