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by rodndtube
Sun Apr 04, 2021 8:18 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: THE PHAETON F-44 BARRELHAWK
Replies: 5
Views: 67

Re: THE PHAETON F-44 BARRELHAWK

Those groin bumps must be a lot softer than they appear and maybe a lot shorter than they appear. I would not want to wipe-out tangled with all that fin but to each our own. The gentleman has found something that works well for him, apparently sells a few and is staying wet in his later-in-life days...
by rodndtube
Sat Apr 03, 2021 6:32 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: THE PHAETON F-44 BARRELHAWK
Replies: 5
Views: 67

Re: THE PHAETON F-44 BARRELHAWK

I've kind of wondered about those groin bumps. The shaper has been selling these paipo-style Greenough spoon boards for awhile, hence the weight from all the glass & resin. I think the bumps are for hand holds during wave catching. They the rider scoots up and holds onto the nose rail handles. A...
by rodndtube
Sat Mar 27, 2021 9:02 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: why and how waves break(etc)
Replies: 1
Views: 43

Re: why and how waves break(etc)

Good series. Will need to return and watch more down the road.
by rodndtube
Wed Mar 24, 2021 3:38 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Bali paipo
Replies: 6
Views: 86

Re: Bali paipo

Nobody that I recognize. Some nice waves and riding there.
by rodndtube
Tue Mar 23, 2021 10:55 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: French paipo
Replies: 15
Views: 173

Re: French paipo

I have a very low rocker fibgreglass board. As soon as a wave gets hollow it nosedives. My advice, unless only riding really full waves, a reasonable level of rocker is advisable. Quite a while ago, there was a discussion about board length. I think Larry Goddard had advocated .7 of your height. Ro...
by rodndtube
Mon Mar 22, 2021 12:38 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: French paipo
Replies: 15
Views: 173

Re: French paipo

Rodndtube, I think you're right, a downscale version of the Austin shape without reducing the width would lead to a weird shape. I will probably go for a basic "thumbstone" template, straight rails, rounded nose, like a mini mini simmons. I will also go for a pretty flat bottom, only a li...
by rodndtube
Sun Mar 21, 2021 10:42 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: French paipo
Replies: 15
Views: 173

Re: French paipo

The Austin shape is a good all around shape that I have ridden in knee high to double over head. My Checkered RPM were 1-7/8 thick and 19-7/8 wide and for me, 50 inches long. Length guidelines are up to your sternum if you want to arm and kick paddle (with swim fins). The plan shape of the Checkered...
by rodndtube
Tue Mar 09, 2021 9:57 am
Forum: About the Forums - Read Me!
Topic: Instructions on Posting an Image
Replies: 10
Views: 16497

Re: Instructions on Posting an Image

Limited drag and drop is now possible, at times. Or, copy and paste.
by rodndtube
Fri Mar 05, 2021 7:25 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: fin placement on bodyboard?!
Replies: 5
Views: 232

Re: fin placement on bodyboard?!

There are many drop knee enthusiasts that use a pair of relatively small skegs (fins), small in height and longer in base, with the skegs asymmetrically set to reflect inflection points. Very nice mini-skegs/sidebites. I have a pair of the VT for trials when covid-19 breaks and I can hit some real s...
by rodndtube
Mon Mar 01, 2021 6:23 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Mediterranean Paipo Sessions (Valencia, Winter 2021)
Replies: 5
Views: 277

Re: Mediterranean Paipo Sessions (Valencia, Winter 2021)

The POV stuff , while no doubt personally enjoyable..doesn't tell the story at all. Would much rather see it occurring from the beach..still..I would love to surf the Meditereanen! I have to agree with you on that one, Dr. Robert. I tend to just get dizzy vertigo. Generally speaking, I prefer a bro...
by rodndtube
Wed Feb 17, 2021 8:45 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Mediterranean Paipo Sessions (Valencia, Winter 2021)
Replies: 5
Views: 277

Re: Mediterranean Paipo Sessions (Valencia, Winter 2021)

Jammin', always great to see waves in the Med.
by rodndtube
Sun Feb 14, 2021 9:33 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Re-shape
Replies: 13
Views: 377

Re: Re-shape

Oh yeah!!! Not always an air drop, of course, but very steep. Usually a nice wall to work with. The lip is hitting you with a rolling surge of water... the results vary. Various elements of where in the tidal change, how much tidal change, swell direction, period, etc. I'll ride this spot but you wo...
by rodndtube
Wed Feb 10, 2021 10:59 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Re-shape
Replies: 13
Views: 377

Re: Re-shape

I already wear a lacrosse rib protectors at this one place I surf! That must be some extreme skipping or you must surf a lot more on your belly/ribs than I do, I have never experienced anything that extreme that would need chest protection in all my time surfing. Are you leaving the water surface o...
by rodndtube
Tue Feb 09, 2021 9:07 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Re-shape
Replies: 13
Views: 377

Re: Re-shape

In this instance I could give up a little bit of speed for a little less skipping. I already wear lacrosse rib protectors at this one place I surf! A matt, other than trying to learn how to ride one, isn't real great in big surf.
by rodndtube
Mon Feb 08, 2021 11:08 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Re-shape
Replies: 13
Views: 377

Re: Re-shape

I've often thought of how to handle high-speed waves with some cross chop. Skimming from peak to peak of a little bit of cross-swell is challenging. Up to moderate sea state (chop style), but not high seas, hydrofoils and bi-/tri-hulls are sometimes used. Boats have bows (v-bottom fronts/nose areas)...
by rodndtube
Wed Jan 20, 2021 10:58 pm
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: Getting Churchill fins to fit
Replies: 12
Views: 924

Re: Getting Churchill fins to fit

It is a real bummer. Same issue with the new formulation of Vipers about 6 years ago... hard heals. Can't imagine real hard and rigid is great for the ankles either.
by rodndtube
Mon Jan 18, 2021 2:59 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Anyone from near San Francisco (not Santa Monica)on the forum?
Replies: 5
Views: 387

Re: Anyone from near San Francisco (not Santa Monica)on the forum?

Kage is sorta in that neck of the woods but as Uncle G notes it is rather far inland... on the road to Yosemite from San Francisco.
by rodndtube
Wed Jan 06, 2021 10:03 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Rick Surfboards Paipo
Replies: 3
Views: 362

Re: Rick Surfboards Paipo

Yes, drilling a hole was all so common in the early days. No simple leash plugs although some people made fiberglass loops on the board. It was easier to hold on to a paipo then a longboard or a short boart (7'6") back then so it open up some breaks that foot surfers would want to avoid. We als...
by rodndtube
Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:22 am
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: orca fins? other symmetrical fins
Replies: 45
Views: 7884

Re: orca fins? other symmetrical fins

As you may have discovered it is now possible to drag and drop an image directly into the "Reply" or "Post" space from one's computer. However, I wasn't able to directly drop and drag the photo below into the post. It was easy to copy and paste the photo's link into the Attachmen...
by rodndtube
Tue Jan 05, 2021 10:52 am
Forum: About the Forums - Read Me!
Topic: Temporary Shutdown for Maintenance
Replies: 2
Views: 3274

Re: Temporary Shutdown for Maintenance

testing 1-2-3. Just a test.
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