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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: 47
Views: 4599

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: 47
Views: 4599

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: 47
Views: 4599

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: 50
Views: 2351

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: 195

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: 454

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: 454

Re: Bodyboards discuss (the soft paipo)

I see that Webs (aka paddling gloves) were on the list. I love them! And Webs were the best made of the lot. Today's paddling gloves, mostly H2O, have a nice family of warm water (finger tipless) to cooler water versions (thicker mm), but the production quality is very poor and the hand/fingers layo...
by rodndtube
Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:26 am
 
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Bodyboards discuss (the soft paipo)
Replies: 50
Views: 2351

Re: Need Advice on Build

It works for many people... on this forum atlantasurfer and uncle grumpy come to mind. Many others as well. Of course, that wave in the YouTube was also holding up a good distance as well!
by rodndtube
Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:05 pm
 
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Need Advice on Build
Replies: 24
Views: 886

Re: Need Advice on Build

I find that in smaller Florida waves that a beefier (floatier) foam & glass board is needed in the under 6 ft. range. The floatier board was needed primarily in catching waves and making weak sections. There was also a tendency of my "skimboard" designs used with effect in larger or m...
by rodndtube
Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:44 am
 
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Need Advice on Build
Replies: 24
Views: 886
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