Hydrodynamica: Remember the Future

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Hydrodynamica: Remember the Future

Unread post by bgreen » Sat Feb 11, 2012 4:09 pm

Anyone planning to go to Hydrodynamica: Remember the Future:

Blurb is:"The Loft 9 Gallery in San Diego is presenting, Hydrodynamica: Remember the Futurean overview of the influence Bob Simmons had and continues to have on modern surfboard development. Curated by Richard Kenvin, we loaned RK our twin keel-finned, Simmons Sandwich model. On view through March 9, 2012".

I was sent some still photos and there is at least one paipo on display (twin finned Froiseth style board).

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Re: Hydrodynamica: Remember the Future

Unread post by Poobah » Sun Feb 12, 2012 1:54 am

Haven't made it by yet. Here's some more info:

http://loft9gallery.wordpress.com/

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Re: Hydrodynamica: Remember the Future

Unread post by rodndtube » Sun Feb 12, 2012 4:40 pm

Damn interesting exhibit. It sure would be nice to get a connection between the foam/glass paipos and what appears to be a wood bellyboard (early in the Loft9gallery blog) and the Simmons/hydrodynamica display and story. I didn't see any explicit narrative on the blog site. Anybody up to doing a freelance interview with some of the particulars at the gallery?
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Re: Hydrodynamica: Remember the Future

Unread post by Poobah » Tue Feb 14, 2012 4:59 am

At a different museum...the Mingei, a Carl Ekstrom two part chair was exhibited. Both parts looked very ridable. Keep in mind that it was made in 1970....around the birth of the sponge bellyboard. Here's a link. Scroll down and click on the thumnails of the red chair.

http://hydrodynamica.blogspot.com/2011/ ... ei_16.html


Now I'm tempted to make a plywood chair that can be ridden....the piece without the big slot.

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Re: Hydrodynamica: Remember the Future

Unread post by bgreen » Wed Feb 15, 2012 4:00 am

Speaking of designs that resemble paipo. I came across this Hawaiian feather cape which reminded me of a HPD.
It reportedly was given to James Cook, the English navigator.

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Re: Hydrodynamica: Remember the Future

Unread post by Uncle Grumpy » Fri Feb 24, 2012 11:13 am

Paipo surfer in repose,
Nose on the nose,
No grunting he-man pose.
See how fast he goes!
What is it he knows?

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Re: Hydrodynamica: Remember the Future

Unread post by rodndtube » Fri Feb 24, 2012 1:58 pm

Just an innocent question... are these just "art girls" or is this the short is better movement trend for surfer girls in San Diego?
http://www.juxtapoz.com/Gallery/hydrody ... ica5-20362
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Re: Hydrodynamica: Remember the Future

Unread post by Uncle Grumpy » Fri Feb 24, 2012 7:03 pm

Looks like your basic "dressed up" hipster artist surfer girl/friend these days.
Works for me. 8-)
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Re: Hydrodynamica: Remember the Future

Unread post by PaipoRick » Wed Feb 29, 2012 7:32 pm

The hipsters were riding paipos before there was even such a thing as a paipo.

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