simmons type stand up for belly riding?

What works and what doesn't. Share design ideas, references and contacts for paipo board builders.

simmons type stand up for belly riding?

Unread postby flojo » Fri Mar 10, 2017 1:35 am

A general question to the forum-I see a lot of very short simmons type shapes for sale on craigslist etc. some of them are 5 feet or even a few inches under in length.
also generally pretty wide with a pretty parallel rails and low rocker-has anyone here tried one of these as a prone board?

Just curious .....
flojo
Big Wave Charger
 
Posts: 63
Joined: Mon May 14, 2012 1:54 am
Location: pacifica, ca
City: pacifica
State or Province: california
Country: usa

Re: simmons type stand up for belly riding?

Unread postby GeoffreyLevens » Fri Mar 10, 2017 11:35 am

Never have done. But ponder the volume which is for arm paddling only followed by standing and skimming across relatively flat waves. I'd give one a go if nothing else was available but seems like it would be heck of a lot of board to wrestle.
GeoffreyLevens
Big Wave Charger
 
Posts: 245
Joined: Sat Sep 17, 2011 9:58 am
Location: Paonia, Colorado
City: Paonia
State or Province: Colorado
Country: USA

Re: simmons type stand up for belly riding?

Unread postby Uncle Grumpy » Fri Mar 10, 2017 1:49 pm

When I first went prone several years back, one of the first things I tried was a "mini Simmons" style board Terry Martin shaped for me from I blank I glued up.

Image

It ended up being just way too much board for me but I'm pretty sure it has much less volume than one of Jeff Chamberlain's megaplatters.
Different strokes for different folks. ;)
Paipo surfer in repose,
Nose on the nose,
No grunting he-man pose.
See how fast he goes!
What is it he knows?
User avatar
Uncle Grumpy
Big Wave Charger
 
Posts: 349
Joined: Mon Sep 19, 2011 12:57 pm
City: San Clemente
State or Province: California
Country: USA

Re: simmons type stand up for belly riding?

Unread postby rodndtube » Sat Mar 11, 2017 12:03 am

The Wally Froiseth boards and there progeny come rather close (Gordon Theisz boards patterned after Froiseth's).
Attachments
WallyFroiseth_1950sPai_Po[1].jpg
WallyFroiseth_1950sPai_Po[1].jpg (48.47 KiB) Viewed 162 times
rodNDtube
"Prone to ride"
I love my papa li`ili`i

"The sea doth wash away all human ills."
-- Euripides.
User avatar
rodndtube
Big Wave Charger
 
Posts: 846
Joined: Thu Aug 18, 2011 10:34 pm
Location: Maryland, USA & Where the Waves Are Breaking
City: Arbutus Land
State or Province: Maryland
Country: USA

Re: simmons type stand up for belly riding?

Unread postby bgreen » Sat Mar 11, 2017 7:00 am

Five years ago I asked about the Simmons-Froiseth connection and John Clark relayed this to me: "Wally said Bob Simmons didn't influence his board designs at all. Wally already had his designs worked out before he met Bob. But they tried to
learn as much as they could from him about resin and fiberglass. Wally said at that time there were too many chemicals to mix for the resin, but things got better with fewer chemicals as time went on. That 1949 California trip was the only time Wally ever met Bob Simmons".

A bit later, John Elwell, wrote me: "Bob...

Another thought; I wonder if Wally Froiseth had any earlier experiences worth commenting on with dual fins on his boards and if he set the fins straight or knew that they should be toed. He saw Simmons dual fins when Bob surfed in Hawaii in 53. "

Untangling these things can be difficult.

Jeff Quam rides a Simmons style board at times.

Bob
User avatar
bgreen
Big Wave Charger
 
Posts: 874
Joined: Fri Aug 19, 2011 5:17 pm
City: Brisbane
State or Province: Qld
Country: Oz

Re: simmons type stand up for belly riding?

Unread postby soulglider » Sun Mar 19, 2017 11:39 am

i miss terry. heck of a great guy and shaper.
deathbedpaipo.blogspot.com
soulglider
Big Wave Charger
 
Posts: 263
Joined: Sat Dec 17, 2011 10:32 am
City: sd
State or Province: ca
Country: usa

Re: simmons type stand up for belly riding?

Unread postby Uncle Grumpy » Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:47 am

soulglider wrote:i miss terry. heck of a great guy and shaper.

+1
Terry was one of a kind.

Tim, Do you know Terry's son Josh?
He's very much like his dad and is an excellent shaper carrying on the tradition of Martin Shapes.
He shaped a couple of Jeff Quam's boards IIRC.

Image
Paipo surfer in repose,
Nose on the nose,
No grunting he-man pose.
See how fast he goes!
What is it he knows?
User avatar
Uncle Grumpy
Big Wave Charger
 
Posts: 349
Joined: Mon Sep 19, 2011 12:57 pm
City: San Clemente
State or Province: California
Country: USA

Re: simmons type stand up for belly riding?

Unread postby bgreen » Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:45 pm

JQDeck2.jpg


JQbottom2.jpg


I'm pretty sure Josh shaped this one, which Jeff organised for me. It's very low rocker, probably too low for me, but I surfed some really fun days in it.


image006137xx.jpg
User avatar
bgreen
Big Wave Charger
 
Posts: 874
Joined: Fri Aug 19, 2011 5:17 pm
City: Brisbane
State or Province: Qld
Country: Oz

Re: simmons type stand up for belly riding?

Unread postby Uncle Grumpy » Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:47 am

Coincidentally I saw Jeff Quam yesterday; he stopped by to show off the new chambered balsa bonzerish collaboration board he and Josh had just done together.
I have a picture and will try and post it later.
Paipo surfer in repose,
Nose on the nose,
No grunting he-man pose.
See how fast he goes!
What is it he knows?
User avatar
Uncle Grumpy
Big Wave Charger
 
Posts: 349
Joined: Mon Sep 19, 2011 12:57 pm
City: San Clemente
State or Province: California
Country: USA

Re: simmons type stand up for belly riding?

Unread postby soulglider » Tue Mar 21, 2017 12:23 pm

Grumps, I dont know him but i'm looking to try something differnt from a differnt mind. i know my boards are the best by far, no ones compare, but, im getting a little stagnant in my shapes and in my mind, whats left of it. where do i find him brother man?
deathbedpaipo.blogspot.com
soulglider
Big Wave Charger
 
Posts: 263
Joined: Sat Dec 17, 2011 10:32 am
City: sd
State or Province: ca
Country: usa

Next

Return to Paipo Board Design & Building

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

cron