Richard Palmers new spoon/paipo , with his flexible keels pictured below
‘ tried that new board off Georges mold last Sunday in not so good surf---goes great as bodyboard with the long flex keels. Probably too small for me as kneeboard .Hope to split the top mold sometime in near future & widen by 1.5 inches.’ RGP
‘the board is narrow but that's how the mould is-about 19.5 inches and all George G.I've since taken a top mould of this board-split it down the middle/reglassed & sanded it plus added the missing width & length.Next board off that new mould should solve all the potential problems & be rideable as a kneeboard for old kegs like yours truly.’
I finally got a chance to catch up with Richard last week and check out his new mini spoon / paipo and get it in the water for a test run. The surf was rather weak and the water tasted like crap ( that's Wollongong) and with a not so friendly crowd of surfers in the water, it was not the ideal place for a true test run , but in saying this it reminded me of my little plastic Belly Bogger that I rode back in the late 70’s , nice and small, easy to spin around for waves and duck dive, but bugger all floatation.
richard from adam williams on Vimeo.
No surf craft is too small or too narrow , with a small collection below of what I ride depending on the surf and wind conditions , its all about keeping a open mind !