chip board

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Type of balsa-core surfboard designed after World War II by California boardmaker Bob Simmons, and refined primarily by Joe Quigg and Matt Kivlin, also from California, with most of the field testing done at Malibu."Chip" was short for "potato chip," as the new boards were so much lighter than those used in the '30s; they were also called "Malibu chips." Surfers in the prewar years either rode bl...

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