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MY PAIPO BOARDS
Five Decades of Paipos

El Chillito VI
Background:  El Chillito was delivered April 12, 2005. Aside from a fish's pod, it is similar to the Flying Disk V's rounded wide square tail. The Chillito is about 3/4" wider and a tad less thick. Rails range from a soft 50-50 in the forward third of the board to hard, tucking rails to the aft. It can be characterized as curvy with a fish tail.

Vital Statistics:

Length 48"/51"  [total length of board to pod's "V" and and pod's end line]
Width 20-3/4"
Mid point width 20-3/4"  [width at middle of board, inches from nose]
Nose 17-1/2"  [width 12" from nose]
Tail 18-3/4 / 19-3/4"  [width 12" from tail]
Pod 12"  [widest section of the tail, 0" for pintail, e.g., pt-to-pt for fish]
Flyers n/a  [distance from tail]
Thickness  2-1/4"  [thickest part of board and general observation]
Rocker, nose 4-1/2"  [board flat on surface, vertical inches]
Rocker, tail 1/2"  [board flat on surface, vertical inches]
Weight _______ lbs. with fins;  _______ "  w/o fins
Stringer(s) 1/8" balsa
Material construction: fiberglass/foam
Fin(-s) Twin fins using Futures fin boxes
Rails Rails range from a soft 50-50 in the forward third of the board to hard, tucking rails to the aft.
Glass job Single layers, top and bottom
Designed by: John Mel and Rod Rodgers
Shaped by: John Mel, Freeline Design (Santa Cruz, CA)
Glassed by: Freeline Design
Builder John Mel, Freeline Design (Santa Cruz, CA)
Notes:  This board was not built with extra layers of fiberglass as it is not intended as a travel board, but to be used at my local East Coast & DelMarVa surf breaks.

Fins/Skegs and Fin Boxes

 
Fins/Skegs Center Fin Side Fins (2)
Manufacturer n/a
Futures
Model
G1 400
Design

Base length (h)
4"
Total length (h)

Height (v)
4"
Diagonal length (v)

Distance to tail

Notes:
Fin Box Center Fin Side Fins (#_____)
Manufacturer n/a
Standard Futures
Model

Type

Size for fins

Notes:


These specifications were adapted from the "Catalogue Specifications" used by Pods for Primates. A copy with additional details and diagrams may be accessed here [PDF format].  The current version may be obtained at http://www.surfresearch.com.au/.



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Last updated on: 10/30/09