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Blue Chip Surfboards- New England« on: October 09 2007 19:10:00 »
East Coast's first twin-fin and origin?
RE: Blue Chip Surfboards- New England« Reply #1 on: October 11 2007 11:10:00 »
Wow! This ancient brand of pig twin-fin was built by Chip Guenther of Fairhaven, Massachusetts in 1971-1973? Chip built this 5'6-6' shape to ride the slow point-break walls of South Shore, R.I. . They were inspired by Mike Tabeling and Wayne Lynch's visits to this mysto area. Boards worked adaquately, unless big and hollow, then all broke out their Lightning Bolts. Aloha.
RE: Blue Chip Surfboards- New England« Reply #2 on: October 16 2007 12:10:00 »
Being President of Roger Williams College surf team 69-71, I was aware of these Gary Propper (Flahrida) influenced tubs. Note: these Aussie-inspired twin-fins worked well at beachbreaks at Horseneck and Round Pond (sand bottom-point), but the riders didn't understand the pump-and-drive needed for the point walls offered in the Tiverton area. Sanity was brought to this area by Porter and Al Kelley with round pins aquired on trips to Puerto Rico.
RE: Blue Chip Surfboards- New England« Reply #3 on: October 22 2007 20:10:00 »
Why don't the authors check these bogus inclusions? The truth- I'm a southern California firefighter who brought the hexcel twin-fin to Monahan's Dock during the fall of 1971; the locals at this Gansett' spot had evidently been to Rocky Point, Hawaii the previous winter and 'dominated' 3-4' Rocky- yea, right. Dave Levy, Peter Pinocchio tried to drop in on me, but I skated up their ass! Many locals then came to worship my Cal' knowledge, but my knowledge was taken by Lis and Nuuhiwa in the World Contest, thus, the name, Blue (sadness), Chip (everyone copied me), but I'm over it.
RE: Blue Chip Surfboards- New England« Reply #4 on: October 25 2007 21:10:00 »
Unreal, some guy says he introduced the twinnie to New England- those guys didn't see one until 1973! They ride stiff and push themselves with their hands in the wave face just to keep from bogging down! Yea, so the Cape get's 3' occassionally, Rhodie has good Italian food, Conneticut has a sub base, but, really, California has the barrels and the fires! Happy trails.
RE: Blue Chip Surfboards- New England« Reply #5 on: November 01 2007 13:11:00 »
My love in life passed away after man years spent soul-surfing, carving surfboards (Con Surfboards), and rehabbing; we met in Walpole and he wad my partner- have respect!
RE: Blue Chip Surfboards- New England« Reply #6 on: November 04 2007 12:11:00 »
Gansett' Peah's gut heevy in Noah, taday 10-15' faces, wicket drahps n' bahruls; me n' Jimbo Hoegin gut toobed faevea, unreels, bra, just like duh kine in Huwyuh! Whotahshed rules, bro!
RE: Blue Chip Surfboards- New England« Reply #7 on: March 07 2014 18:03:00 »
im looking 4 chip.one of the last times I saw him was in his basement when we were"blowin"foam and nearly blew up his house.the time frame was during the new Bedford riots.if chips still around please respond with an addess.thanks.by the by chip trained under famed shaper del cannon back in the 60s.
RE: Blue Chip Surfboards- New England« Reply #8 on: July 13 2014 17:07:00 »
I worked at Acushnet Co. and surfed with Chip in the summer of 1971. I had a Del Cannon board, and designed a board for Chip to build for me. Still have both. Haven't seen Chip since 1972. He was living in Acushnet, Ma in an A-Frame house he had built.
RE: Blue Chip Surfboards- New England« Reply #9 on: October 06 2014 18:10:00 »
thanks for the lead.if you surfed with chip in 71/72 we probably shared a good right at goosewing