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Re: Finless observations

Controlled slides are also possible with 3-fin paipo boards if there isn't too much fin. My sidebites on my Austin paipo shape are just small enough to easily slide out, but also big enough to serve their purpose. Different story with my Bonzer shape.
by rodndtube
Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:41 pm
 
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Finless observations
Replies: 8
Views: 112

Re: Sorry I have been away

Did somebody say "Mr. Natural?" OMG!!! jbw, home you heal up quickly. Seems like more and more nicks have been coming my way and frankly it seems to make cold water surfriding less inviting. At least normal prone kick paddling isn't too awful stressful. But one really learns about how so m...
by rodndtube
Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:57 pm
 
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Sorry I have been away
Replies: 9
Views: 72

Re: Plywood and cork

I will try to have PhillyViking reply. He has been working some materials along with cork and the adhesives.
by rodndtube
Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:54 pm
 
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Plywood and cork
Replies: 9
Views: 120

Re: Finless T-Belly

It's complicated ;)
by rodndtube
Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:01 am
 
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Finless T-Belly
Replies: 55
Views: 5034

Re: Finless T-Belly

One naturally thinks that fins add drag, or slows the board. Thinking back to the series of studies and the book by Lindsay Lord, Naval architecture of planing hulls , he found that a 2:1 ratio (length to width) was the ideal shape for speed (coincidentally, this is generally the bodyboard ratio). I...
by rodndtube
Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:48 pm
 
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Finless T-Belly
Replies: 55
Views: 5034

Re: Finless T-Belly

Nomas, I find the same thing to be true in using skegs: quickness with precision and speed coming out of turns. Much of this observed and experienced with a couple of other guys riding everything from Xylem wood (with and without fins), bodyboards, surf mats and finned paipos. It is a different way ...
by rodndtube
Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:29 am
 
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Finless T-Belly
Replies: 55
Views: 5034

Re: Bodyboards discuss (the soft paipo)

Fascinating read.
by rodndtube
Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:53 am
 
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Bodyboards discuss (the soft paipo)
Replies: 52
Views: 2673

Re: Ocean Mag July 2018

The article's top photo and the smaller one to the right I shot of Terry during a "board trials" camp trip into Deep Baja Norte (July 2003).
by rodndtube
Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:46 am
 
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Ocean Mag July 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 222

Re: Leo belly boards

I sent their facebook page a message with a link to this post if they wanted to come tell us about there boards, but no show so far They said they could not access/join the forum. So no info comming I guess. I provided info on how to do it. If you are in contact with him please request a user profi...
by rodndtube
Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:35 am
 
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Leo belly boards
Replies: 9
Views: 510

Re: Leo belly boards

Uncle Grumpy should know something about this and likely Jeff Quam as well.

Typical Southern California in some ways, "short-board era of the 1970s" is almost too funny, as we had shortboards big time in Puerto Rico starting in Winter of 1967/68.
by rodndtube
Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:54 am
 
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Leo belly boards
Replies: 9
Views: 510
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