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by Paipo Jim
Sat Apr 23, 2016 11:40 am
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: Duckfeet/DaFin comparison (land-based early impressions)
Replies: 30
Views: 12525

Re: Duckfeet/DaFin comparison (land-based early impressions)

Have you tried Duckfeet? I had a pair of Voits back in high school but they hurt my bare feet so I switched to green Churchill's for the comfort. Even those wore holes all the way through my skin after a long day in the water. I still have the scars. Were you riding a paipo board before the HPD? Bo...
by Paipo Jim
Thu Apr 21, 2016 11:28 am
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: Duckfeet/DaFin comparison (land-based early impressions)
Replies: 30
Views: 12525

Re: Duckfeet/DaFin comparison (land-based early impressions)

After moving to Oregon 27 years ago I switched to the largest foot size UDT's with 2mm booties for my size 13 feet. The booty soles can get shredded after one walk on a rock bottom but nothing can match the power of full size UDTs. With a strong kick from the hips they can handle getting into big su...
by Paipo Jim
Thu Apr 21, 2016 10:50 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Small day at Lacanau
Replies: 4
Views: 1448

Re: Small day at Lacanau

I love the way traditional thin finless paipos can get out in front of the whitewater and get around collapsed sections and are able to be in position to get onto the face when a wave reforms in the shore break.
by Paipo Jim
Mon Apr 18, 2016 2:36 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Fish: The Surfboard Documentary
Replies: 4
Views: 1278

Fish: The Surfboard Documentary

This flick is up on Amazon and is a pretty cool account of how the shape evolved from bodysurfing, paipo, and knee riding as very much an alternative wave riding vehicle.

http://www.amazon.com/Fish-Surfboard-Do ... B01DCQQFR0
by Paipo Jim
Tue Feb 19, 2013 11:48 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Buffalo's Big Board Surfing Contest
Replies: 28
Views: 7359

Re: Buffalo's Big Board Surfing Contest

The rides I saw in the second heat were long, angling bodysurf style rides with the occasional bodysurf style spinner thrown in.
Sounds great! Reps to you for competing and completing.
by Paipo Jim
Sun Feb 10, 2013 11:52 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Skeleton Bay
Replies: 5
Views: 1851

Re: Skeleton Bay

rodndtube wrote:Most of the GoPros are too bouncy, bumpy and dizzy, but this one is really good.
I might mark that up to the exceedingly glassy conditions! :mrgreen:
by Paipo Jim
Sun Feb 10, 2013 3:56 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Skeleton Bay
Replies: 5
Views: 1851

Skeleton Bay

by Paipo Jim
Mon Jan 21, 2013 5:31 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Nice clean swell is running in Oregon
Replies: 4
Views: 1567

Re: Nice clean swell is running in Oregon

AK. He has a nice new wetsuit though.
by Paipo Jim
Mon Jan 21, 2013 5:15 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Buffalo's Big Board Surfing Contest
Replies: 28
Views: 7359

Re: Buffalo's Big Board Surfing Contest

rodndtube wrote:The World Belly Boarding Championships in the UK have esoteric rules as well: no wetsuits
Sound like they hold it at a really rad spot.
by Paipo Jim
Mon Jan 21, 2013 12:57 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Nice clean swell is running in Oregon
Replies: 4
Views: 1567

Re: Nice clean swell is running in Oregon

Ted wrote:Looks like fun. How much rubber you wearing?
A leaky hooded 5/4 and full rash guard. The water was really cold - mid 40's. Air on the beach was close to 60 in the sun though. Lots of ice and snow patches in the forest shade.
by Paipo Jim
Sun Jan 20, 2013 9:40 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Buffalo's Big Board Surfing Contest
Replies: 28
Views: 7359

Re: Buffalo's Big Board Surfing Contest

"I do have a problem with juvenile language." Tough titties. The board that Paul calls the HPD spoon was designed for a skeg. That's not what he told me. He says it's a Monster Board and that you insisted he put a fin on it. I don't have a problem with any kind of paipo or belly board I was perfect...
by Paipo Jim
Sun Jan 20, 2013 2:55 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Buffalo's Big Board Surfing Contest
Replies: 28
Views: 7359

Re: Buffalo's Big Board Surfing Contest

kage wrote:fags.
really?
Didn't you have Paul put that huge Greenough skeg on your big HPD?
Sacrilege! :evil:
by Paipo Jim
Sun Jan 20, 2013 2:51 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Any Paipo Riders on Kauai?
Replies: 2
Views: 1276

Re: Any Paipo Riders on Kauai?

I like Left Lefts on a South swell. Takes you right into the middle of the cove for a free ride in the rip straight back out to the lineup. Plus you don't have to contend with the crowded zoo at Brenneke's. In the winter the beach at Hanalei Bay is huge and lots of vacant sandbar peaks are available.
by Paipo Jim
Sun Jan 20, 2013 2:19 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Buffalo's Big Board Surfing Contest
Replies: 28
Views: 7359

Re: Buffalo's Big Board Surfing Contest

Haha! No skegs allowed in the Paipo contest for all you belly-boarding fags. I guess you'll all have to learn how to swim... :lol:
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by Paipo Jim
Sun Jan 20, 2013 2:08 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: An unusual (?) surf injury
Replies: 7
Views: 2217

Re: An unusual (?) surf injury

As I (on my back, pinned to the reef) held onto the board with hands on the rails in usual duck dive position, the turbulence violently flailed the board towards me and sprained my left thumb. Next time I'm letting the board go. It seems like the thinness of the rail (compared to the Austin) encour...
by Paipo Jim
Sun Jan 20, 2013 1:20 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Nice clean swell is running in Oregon
Replies: 4
Views: 1567

Nice clean swell is running in Oregon

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Nice view of the mountain at sunset heading back home:
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by Paipo Jim
Sun Jan 15, 2012 12:41 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Not for all the tea in China.
Replies: 7
Views: 1927

Re: Not for all the tea in China.

It's snowing outside and I'm watching that video in my living room while drinking a second cup of coffee!
by Paipo Jim
Sat Jan 14, 2012 5:21 pm
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: Fin recommendations
Replies: 39
Views: 17857

Re: Fin recommendations

My personal preference would probably be a pair of 3-inchers. Worth trying out to feel the effect - hopefully you can borrow a pair of loaners -- fins are too damn expensive to buy every type you want to try. Hah! That board looks just like a longer version of "Lollypop" a Ron Romanosky board I sol...
by Paipo Jim
Sat Jan 14, 2012 5:12 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Oahu
Replies: 31
Views: 9873

Re: Oahu

PaipoJim, what kind of bellyboard were you riding back then? That was certainly pre-HPD days. 36" Freeline Design round tail tri fin, almost a round pin but a little bit wider. It was sitting in the front window of Jon Mel's shop on 41st Street in Sanata Cruz and with just one look I knew I had to ...