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by rodndtube
Thu May 30, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: "Turbo speedstik paipo" vintage bodyboard
Replies: 14
Views: 4684

Re: "Turbo speedstik paipo" vintage bodyboard

Any dimensions on this board? Please post after delivery along with some photos from different angles.
by rodndtube
Sun May 19, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: PAIPO Haipo by HYPR
Replies: 3
Views: 2551

Re: PAIPO Haipo by HYPR

Not sure about the Haipo. All I know is that Gus was having issues with production builders.
by rodndtube
Sat May 18, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: PAIPO Haipo by HYPR
Replies: 3
Views: 2551

Re: PAIPO by HYPR

The Hypr models, not to be confused with the Hypo models, are based on or off of Gus Acosta's board designs. Well, the fiberglass looking ones vice the wood looking ones. He was trying to, or did obtain, some patents for building and selling his design board, the Wave Arrow. There is some more here ...
by rodndtube
Sat May 18, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: Do swim fins generate drag significantly ?
Replies: 8
Views: 4170

Re: Do swim fins generate drag significantly ?

I am 5'10", ride a 50 inch board. All my boards are basically 50 inches except for the wood Xylem which might be 48 inches. In some cases the swim fins are extended in the manner in which Krusher relates, in other times one might be plop into the wave during a turn. I don't think about it too much, ...
by rodndtube
Fri May 17, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: TBG5
Replies: 99
Views: 28624

Re: TBG5

So, my 50 inch board would need to be 10 inches wide to avoid all that lift and skipping as a planning. LOL, at 10 inches wide it would no longer be a planning hull but a displacement hull ;)
by rodndtube
Thu May 16, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: TBG5
Replies: 99
Views: 28624

Re: TBG5

Knees do act like natural shock absorbers. But, I have also noticed that cross-chop/cross-swell tends to create a special scenario when moving at speed in an open ocean wave (meaning one several, several hundred yards out where I have encountered this happening). My body/belly can't do what my knees...
by rodndtube
Sun May 12, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: Fins
Replies: 16
Views: 4252

Re: Fins

Are those drain hole eyes on the bottom? Need them on the top so the sand and pebbles drain out during paddling!
by rodndtube
Sun May 12, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: About the Forums - Read Me!
Topic: Transition to New Forum Software, This Forum's Data May Die
Replies: 10
Views: 5869

Re: Transition to New Forum Software, This Forum's Data May Die

https://mypaipoboards.org/forumstatus.shtml

It wasn't smooth but a gentle wave moved in at the right time and I caught it :)
by rodndtube
Wed May 08, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: For Sale, Wanted or Trade
Topic: auctions
Replies: 4
Views: 3034

Re: auctions

Last year the estimated sale prices were closer to the actual, a couple a little below and one much higher. This year some of the estimated prices seemed a little inflated and people were a bit more choosy, at least in the paipo world.
by rodndtube
Tue May 07, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: About the Forums - Read Me!
Topic: Transition to New Forum Software, This Forum's Data May Die
Replies: 10
Views: 5869

Re: Transition to New Forum Software, This Forum's Data May

Due to a few interruptions I was unable to attempt upgrading the software over the weekend and the past couple of days. Current target date is to shut down the forums on Thursday morning, May 9, 2019, placing the forums in maintenance mode, and then start down the long path of upgrading the current ...
by rodndtube
Mon May 06, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: T-Belly G6
Replies: 42
Views: 10412

Re: T-Belly G6

I agree that extended legs can and do extend the "wetted surface". But that "extended surface" creates a lot more drag than the form drag of the hull. Its that extra drag of the legs and swim fins that can be used to control direction, much like dragging an oar in a canoe. Taken to the extreme we h...
by rodndtube
Sun May 05, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: T-Belly G6
Replies: 42
Views: 10412

Re: T-Belly G6

Boards do not have to get too long to be legs free during riding. Much of the time my legs are bent up at the knee at a 90 degree angle, more or less. It is also true the legs had be used as an additional turning keel, at times, and at other times with the right kind of swim fins the leg extension c...
by rodndtube
Thu May 02, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: River surfing:Setting the record straight.
Replies: 12
Views: 2732

Re: River surfing:Setting the record straight.

The surfriders in Munich have really taken their Isar River surfing to a high level. You will often see various riders show up with their vehicles full of slats of timber that is then used to tailor the wave shape.
by rodndtube
Wed May 01, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: River surfing:Setting the record straight.
Replies: 12
Views: 2732

Re: River surfing:Setting the record straight.

DP, Suggest trying to contact DeSoto Brown, Historian of the Bishop Museum. He also contributes to The Surf Blurb where you could also pose the question. Another two places to make inquiries include Swaylocks (surf board building site) and KSUSA (kneeboard surfing site), both of which have a lot of ...
by rodndtube
Wed May 01, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: For Sale, Wanted or Trade
Topic: auctions
Replies: 4
Views: 3034

Re: auctions

And this one since it has a connection to MyPaipoBoards.org:
https://auctions.thevintagesurfauctions ... paul-gross

Which ones are you bidding on, krusher?
by rodndtube
Sun Apr 21, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: About the Forums - Read Me!
Topic: Transition to New Forum Software, This Forum's Data May Die
Replies: 10
Views: 5869

Re: Transition to New Forum Software, This Forum's Data May

Testing a post with the new software, same as the old software. Hi Rod, was without a computer until now, so a little late. No real change in software yet... those changes are yet to come. Thank you for confirming all is still working status quo. Work plan would be to implement changes sometime bet...
by rodndtube
Sat Apr 20, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: About the Forums - Read Me!
Topic: Transition to New Forum Software, This Forum's Data May Die
Replies: 10
Views: 5869

Re: Transition to New Forum Software, This Forum's Data May

Update: I am opting into Extended Support into mid-May as for personal reasons I have not been able to work on the issues at hand.
by rodndtube
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: About the Forums - Read Me!
Topic: Transition to New Forum Software, This Forum's Data May Die
Replies: 10
Views: 5869

Re: Transition to New Forum Software, This Forum's Data May

I have made several attempts of saving "easy to read" searchable back-ups of this forum. Along the way (yesterday) there was a hiccup when going to phpMyAdmin that runs the SQL database (I think that is stated correctly). I made a few changes this morning and the forum is up and running again, for n...
by rodndtube
Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: About the Forums - Read Me!
Topic: Transition to New Forum Software, This Forum's Data May Die
Replies: 10
Views: 5869

Re: Transition to New Forum Software, This Forum's Data May

This sounds bad. Can we shift over to a Facebook group or something to maintain some communication? If I can't save the content in the forum we are using right now during the upgrade process then I will create a new implementation which will require new user names, new passwords, etc. And will tons...