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Five Decades of Paipos

Orange Matter VII
Background: Orange Matter was delivered June 29, 2007. It is a virtual clone of Flying Disk V, featuring a rounded wide square tail (the pod edges are very hard but not knife sharp). Rails range from a soft 50-50 in the forward third of the board to hard, tucking rails to the aft.

Vital Statistics:

Length 50"  [total length of board]
Width 20-1/4"  [widest point of board, 25 inches from nose]
Mid point width 20-1/4"  [widest point of board, 25 inches from nose]
Nose 18"  [width 12" from nose]
Tail 18"  [width 12" from nose]
Pod 9 to 12"  [widest section of the tail, 0" for pintail, e.g., pt-to-pt for fish]
Flyers n/a  [distance from tail]
Thickness  2-1/2" to maybe 2-5/8"  [thickest part of board and general observation]
Rocker, nose 2-1/2"  [board flat on surface, vertical inches]
Rocker, tail 1"  [board flat on surface, vertical inches]
Weight _______ lbs. with fins;  7 lbs. without fins
Stringer(s) 1/8" balsa
Material construction: Volan fiberglass & Walker foam; polished finish
Fin(-s) Three fins, thruster arrangement; Fins Unlimited center box with Futures side bites.
Rails Thick and turned under, hard to the rear.
Glass job Single layers, top and bottom.
Designed by: Rod Rodgers
Shaped by: Austin Saunders, Austin Surfboards (Virginia Beach, VA)
Glassed by: Rich of Austin Surfboards
Builder Austin Saunders, Austin Surfboards (Virginia Beach, VA), #07308, first in a line of rodndtube-inspired paipos!
Notes:  This board is a virtual clone of my green Flying Disk V, that has served me well in the DelMarVa breaks, in addition to the reef breaks of Puerto Rico, Costa Rica and Hawaii. See pictures of the board here.

Fins/Skegs and Fin Boxes

 
Fins/Skegs Center Fin Side Fins (2)
Manufacturer FU or Rainbow
Futures
Model

Design

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

Height (v) 5 to 6 inches
~1.75 inches
Diagonal length (v)

Distance to tail

Notes: For side bites I use custom ordered Rainbow Fins or stock Turbo Tunnel side bites.
Fin Box Center Fin Side Fins (#_____)
Manufacturer Fins Unlimited
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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