New Hull for Fishy

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New Hull for Fishy

Unread post by soulglider » Sat Feb 14, 2015 10:51 am

New hull for San Diego paipo rider Fishy Davis. 4'9"x19.5 19L with 10"box for single flex finl
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Re: New Hull for Fishy

Unread post by Uncle Grumpy » Sat Feb 14, 2015 11:43 am

Sweet shape.
Paipo surfer in repose,
Nose on the nose,
No grunting he-man pose.
See how fast he goes!
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Re: New Hull for Fishy

Unread post by soulglider » Sat Feb 14, 2015 12:48 pm

thanks brother. san diego is flooded with them. 60th!
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Unread post by Pes78 » Sat Feb 14, 2015 2:52 pm

Looks like a good time.

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Re: New Hull for Fishy

Unread post by krusher74 » Mon Feb 16, 2015 3:31 pm

Very interesting.

I love all our paipo designs as there so different.

should be some flex in that one how thick is it? 1 1/2"

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Re: New Hull for Fishy

Unread post by soulglider » Mon Feb 16, 2015 9:18 pm

1 1/2 is correct. i like to keep my boards right around that. usually someone larger thinks they want something thicker, then i let them try one of my boards before they purchase. 95% have went thinner. i have gave some thicker but i scoop out a lot and leave the thickness out toward the rails. it brings the center of gravity closer to the water and still gives max float while supplying the ooo just right amount of flexie feeling.
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Unread post by Uncle Grumpy » Tue Feb 17, 2015 12:15 pm

Got any more pics?
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Unread post by bgreen » Tue Feb 17, 2015 4:18 pm

SG,

There must be a paipo invasion going on in San Diego. I pick up my new board in a couple of weeks - it is a bit thinner than yours and was based on a drawing Paul Gross did for me. It's not a standard build but a light weight composite. It will be interesting to compare how these thin boards look and ride. Is this board intended to be ridden with a fin?

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Re: New Hull for Fishy

Unread post by soulglider » Tue Feb 17, 2015 9:08 pm

grumpy, ill post as soon as i get it back from the glasser, heez swamped so it could be a few weeks.

bob, LOL, hardly an invasion. 60 boards in 4 years? and 10 of those have been shipped to texas, hawaii, oregon and washington along with some up to my hometown of santa cruz. my boards are designed to ride with fins but work pretty well sans fin(s). a great a side to displacement hulls. and actually are fun upside down too!

youre lucky to get PG to design you a board, ive asked him a bunch and he says hees to busy with his mat stuff. i'm thankful though, without him turning me down i might not ever have gotten into designing and shaping my own.
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Unread post by bgreen » Wed Feb 18, 2015 4:29 am

SG,

50 local boards over 4 years is a lot of paipo (probably several times the total paipo population).

I sent Paul some photos and he updated a drawing he'd done a while ago. I then sent a variety of images to a shaper and some form of phoenix has emerged. I can't recall in what context Paul originally did some drawings. I certainly appreciate his assistance.

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Re: New Hull for Fishy

Unread post by soulglider » Wed Feb 18, 2015 9:15 am

bob, thats funny! hahahaaha. not sure what its like where you live but here in san diego county everybody surfs! this is the surf center of the universe! or so it seems. ever seen pics of the paipo fests? thats a micro slice of surf life here. i surf from the cliffs to o-side. i think we think that only the people that participate on this site are the only ones that are paipoing/bellyboarding. mr. mike sells a lot of boards and he just hangs mostly in coronado, out of his yard, and thats just a tiny tiny tiny nick in the total surf population of the county. i surf all over the dang county bro and have gotten most of my orders (other than repeat customers) by being in the water and having folks ask me about them and most of those are standups. now, not all of the boards have been foam/glass about 40% have been plywood. 5 boards have been made (4'9"'-5'4") to stand on, as well as ride prone. 4 have been made for kneeriders for both knee and prone riding. i try and get to the board swaps at patagonia at least once a year and that always draw little crowds. i sold 6 or 7 boards out of out of mitches in solana beach. 3 have been spoons. i've laid a bunch of boards out on the grass at o-side pier, swamis and o.b. sh1t, i have 22 boards of my own! i, like so many folks these days, am a board whore, bob. and bob, if you dont believe me, you can call home and ask my wife! LOL!
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Unread post by rodndtube » Wed Feb 18, 2015 12:22 pm

Cliff surfing? Now THAT is an ancient Hawaiian sport from the pre-missionary days! And, what is an O-side? Is that like a G-spot of surfing?
<joking, but unless you are San Diego-centric it kind of slides by (like a good paipo)>.
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Unread post by soulglider » Wed Feb 18, 2015 12:56 pm

i thought you guys were researchers. Pt Loma to Oceanside. sunset cliffs, Ocean beach, mission beach, pacific beach, la jolla, del mar, solana beach, cardiff, luecadia, carlsbad, oceanside. 8-)
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Unread post by bgreen » Wed Feb 18, 2015 4:36 pm

SG,

Good to hear there is a healthy scene there.

Admittedly I avoid crowded surf breaks as much as I can, however, in Oz I've only once ran into another paipo rider in the surf (excluding some pre-arranged surfs) and that was recently. Noosa and Byron bay, surf towns by any standards, would have some alaia surfers and Dick Ash from around Byron sells his bellybloggers. I've heard of HPD being shipped here and one of Nomotomas's boards is headed down this way .

Oz is a big country so there may be a hotbed of paipo riders here somewhere I've not come across it in my travels, real or virtual.
Most people are still puzzled by me/my board, but that might just be me.

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Unread post by krusher74 » Sun Feb 22, 2015 9:40 am

I think we might be in for the paipo's 15 mins of fame globally.

The handboard seems to be the recent "cool" thing to have in the uk, and from last year people asking me if my board was a kneeboard, some are now saying "I that one of them pai a poo po things?"

They seem to be more in the stand-ups comfort zone as there of the same board construction 8-)

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Re: New Hull for Fishy

Unread post by matt23 » Mon Mar 02, 2015 9:57 am

SG Hows the board coming along...any photos

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Re: New Hull for Fishy

Unread post by matt23 » Thu Mar 12, 2015 11:31 am

Yo Im feelin the love man

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