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by kfitz +
Sat Apr 09, 2016 4:53 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Very latest wing board
Replies: 100
Views: 17378

Re: Very latest wing board

Second that, Grumpy, Great job. Push the envelope !
by kfitz +
Thu Dec 10, 2015 6:29 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Paipo rider from Wales UK saying hi
Replies: 3
Views: 1280

Re: Paipo rider from Wales UK saying hi

Cheers guy, from Beantown , ma. USA. Mighty brisk , in the north Atlantic eh? ........
by kfitz +
Thu Dec 10, 2015 6:26 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Ohonoo
Replies: 10
Views: 2664

Re: Ohonoo

Really nice project ,and the end result is sick ! Great job !
by kfitz +
Sun Oct 04, 2015 6:14 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: The world's keenist paipo surfer - 365 days per year
Replies: 6
Views: 1897

Re: The world's keenist paipo surfer - 365 days per year

Used to stay at the driftwood motel down by sawdust rivermouth.
by kfitz +
Sun Jul 19, 2015 8:24 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Board outline, with and without fins
Replies: 34
Views: 6964

Re: Board outline, with and without fins

Fun and interesting read ,if it leads to fine tuning outline design and fin hold ,or finless function with less drag. Your disclaimer about relative position at any given point in the wave face makes sense, but multiplies the variables of optimum pitch roll and yaw not withstanding wave shape . I'm ...
by kfitz +
Sat Apr 11, 2015 7:56 am
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: Hydro tech fins
Replies: 9
Views: 3451

Re: Hydro tech fins

They beat the green nylon click tethers I've been using... Bravo !
by kfitz +
Fri Apr 10, 2015 1:15 pm
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: Hydro tech fins
Replies: 9
Views: 3451

Re: Hydro tech fins

Sorry , just found them , these tethers look good, thanks .
by kfitz +
Fri Apr 10, 2015 1:11 pm
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: Hydro tech fins
Replies: 9
Views: 3451

Re: Hydro tech fins

Hi rod , I'm not sure what O E tethers are.... Googled it and came up with a bunch of others....... the tethers I have work fine but are a pain to take off and on in the water. Could you break that down for me a little more? I'm always open to more options. Thanks for the heads up.
by kfitz +
Thu Apr 09, 2015 2:25 pm
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: Hydro tech fins
Replies: 9
Views: 3451

Re: Hydro tech fins

Hi, I've used the tech 2 fins for a little over 2 years, find them a little stiff, but fit great with or without socks (3 mil). My only issue is I wish they floated I'm not a huge fan of extra gear to keep them on. By the way I usually have the socks on most of the time New England ,water is always ...
by kfitz +
Mon Jun 24, 2013 7:32 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Wavejet bodyboard
Replies: 7
Views: 3171

Re: Wavejet bodyboard

:idea: Just my two cents, but I was thinking about the possibilities of power...new way for catching xxxl waves ?. Much too large to kick into....like the introduction of jet skies for board surfers to make speed in the take off on massive size swells. belly boards, paipos might just enter a new are...
by kfitz +
Thu May 02, 2013 6:16 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: paipo sighting in 60's beach movie
Replies: 7
Views: 2455

Re: paipo sighting in 60's beach movie

Hey Guys, You called it, I saw the skimmers as well, and that's why I wasn't sure if it was a paipo or not. That being said, I too thought it strange that it wasn't a typicelly round or oblong early skimboard ,if my memory serves me...... the slightly pointed nose and a quick shot of a tapered tail ...
by kfitz +
Tue Apr 09, 2013 5:45 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: paipo sighting in 60's beach movie
Replies: 7
Views: 2455

Re: paipo sighting in 60's beach movie

Hi Bob, I was watching it on TV, but I'm sure its on DVD."How to Stuff a Wild Bikini". A screen grab could be fun . its funny what you watch on TV at times. Good luck. Ken,... its really not a bad shot of the board.
by kfitz +
Sun Apr 07, 2013 6:22 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: paipo sighting in 60's beach movie
Replies: 7
Views: 2455

paipo sighting in 60's beach movie

Was watching "how to stuff a wild Bikini" this morning(I know, really bad taste). and halfway through, In the scene ,a beach bunny is being taught to walk with poise and she is balancing a paipo board on her head!!! it's plywood about 3 or 4' ,with a rounded nose and a slanted base, looks varnished....
by kfitz +
Fri Mar 29, 2013 7:41 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: keel fin foils and placement
Replies: 4
Views: 2444

Re: keel fin foils and placement

Hi rodndtube, OOps! previous post was incorrect as to widths should read 20" to 20 5/8" SORRY, The boards will be 1/2" ply, I'm going to try and slot the fin bases in and also slot two horizontal inserts(lateral support?) (w/glue or epoxy) deck and bottom sanded flush, want to try to affix without G...
by kfitz +
Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:48 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: keel fin foils and placement
Replies: 4
Views: 2444

Re: keel fin foils and placement

Hey, thanks, I am going to try the twin keel set up and you gave me very useful info . I was thinking 4 to 5 inch double foil with just a minute amount of toe in, but traditional set- ups seem to be straight, close to the rail, way back and fairly wide base...hmmmm... I might make up a few templates...
by kfitz +
Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:51 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: keel fin foils and placement
Replies: 4
Views: 2444

keel fin foils and placement

Howdy, I've been making plywood boards for awhile,(1/2" ply) and would like to try some keel fins (single and double foils). But, I'm not sure about placement and line up, can you run them straight and/or with some toe-in? anyone making these have any tips on when to use dbl. foils or single foils? ...