RichQ wrote:Rings a bell, Prids.....thinking Frank Latta maybe did something like that awhile ago......hhmmmm????
pridmore wrote:Mike Pimms was his name, a kiwi fella that can surf ...be very keen if anyone knows of this design and if I can chase up any info...cheers
pridmore wrote:yeah, i seen him surfin that thing, didnt know it was a bottle...what is Taco up to these days ? it would be ten yrs since I seen him...bloody good surfer I reckon, even in high school he had a smooth style and seemed ahead of us back then,he didnt win the comps but had the style and wave selection...maybe a touch of Machado ish about him ??? the school surfing team was Taco, Pecker, Mendes, John Sawrey, Choco and me...wonder what some of them are up to these days....Sorry, way off track here...does Head ( tacos dad ) still live inthe mexican church ??? Might see if I can find anything about Frank Latta....cheers
ric_vidal wrote:pridmore wrote:Mike Pimms was his name, a kiwi fella that can surf ...be very keen if anyone knows of this design and if I can chase up any info...cheers
Mike is up near the border Mark, can get his number if need be as his brother is in our longboard club (David). Christian Pimm, David’s son, is one of the finest longboarders around, just doesn’t necessarily have the coin or motivation to do the contest thing.
Frank Latta has retired, but there was controversy regarding the ‘bottle’ design with another forumee, who hasn’t been around for a while, who maintains it was his original design.
sean-- wrote:Frank Latta did shape bottles for a few people when he was at Skippy's. Pretty odd looking but loose for a 9 footer ( lots of rocker ). .
K10 wrote:sean-- wrote:Frank Latta did shape bottles for a few people when he was at Skippy's. Pretty odd looking but loose for a 9 footer ( lots of rocker ). .
I used to ride a Skipp one...needs a rebuild now...gone yellow and has delamed deck and compressed underside (any chance it can be fixed?)
Yep very loose board for its size, felt like a short board at the tail and a longy at the nose
People used to ask about the board and say "you were riding it like a short board"
which you could acutally if you wanted to by standing on the tail and going for it
Had a Greenough fin and smaller side fins and could turn real good
handled 1ft-6ft no probs
Prefer my 9' single now
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