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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 12 2007 08:10:00 »
When I was in the Breyton Pt. line-up (longest ride in East Coast on R.I./Mass. border), I used these pop-out submarines as speed bumps! I shaped logs from Yucca stalks at Lompoc and these Plastic Fantastic shortboarders started littering the curl! Blue Chip, potato chip, pink-slip-only real men ride still ride 8' McTavish trackers!
RE: Blue Chip Surfboards- New England« Reply #3 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 #4 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 #5 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 #6 on: October 30 2007 08:10:00 »
There has been a fraud pulled on this site by a 'Jungle jim'. I was the original (OG) rip-off artist in New England- unlocked cars and Yankee surfer's gals; I used to get furloughed from the ACI(R.I.) to clean Goosewing Beach and discovered the flawless lefts and rights of this righteous area (visited by Dora and Hynson in 1967and almost Endless Summer origin!). Now, I teach Aberrant Studies at SMU,and occassionally catch a swell at Breyton Pt.(makes Ruggles look like the Gulf Coast). Go BoSox!
RE: Blue Chip Surfboards- New England« Reply #7 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 #9 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.