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by rodndtube
Mon Nov 30, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Cornwall style board
Replies: 7
Views: 36

Re: Cornwall style board

Honestly, those are the conditions I usually take my finless wood board out in.
by rodndtube
Mon Nov 30, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Cornwall style board
Replies: 7
Views: 36

Re: Cornwall style board

LOL, steam bending it might have broke the scrap ply you had! A foot wide seems SO narrow.
by rodndtube
Sun Nov 29, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Cornwall style board
Replies: 7
Views: 36

Re: Cornwall style board

It sure looked purty, but to be a true Cornwaller Bellyboard it needs a good sized nose flip.
by rodndtube
Wed Nov 18, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Dextra Bellyboards
Replies: 12
Views: 3225

Re: Dextra Bellyboards

Do it, Kage!
by rodndtube
Tue Nov 17, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Dextra Bellyboards
Replies: 12
Views: 3225

Re: Dextra Bellyboards

Poobah, long time! Wondered if the fires and smoke in N. California had swept you away. Any water time as of late?
by rodndtube
Tue Nov 03, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: yucca fins
Replies: 11
Views: 294

Re: yucca fins

The Yuccas are expensive, probably about double of Vipers and DaFins, and they are also heavy along the lines of Viper 5" Orange and Yellow Dot models and DaFins are about half the weight, a big factor for anyone that travels and needs a spare pair.
by rodndtube
Tue Nov 03, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: TBG5
Replies: 114
Views: 31275

Re: TBG5

On the nose thickness it is also the rail shape. I always shoot for the airplane wing leading edge which tends to lift out of the water during minor pearls and through shop. Nose kick doesn't really help much in a nose pearl other than slow and slosh the board down. Some nose kick does help in steep...
by rodndtube
Mon Nov 02, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: TBG5
Replies: 114
Views: 31275

Re: TBG5

Bob, I might be confused on whether you are speaking of a wider, fuller nose plan shape or a thinner, less thick nose area. Photographs and angles can trick the eye... the nose appears narrow with nose kick. I would likely keep the thickness as it appears but go with a fuller plan shape in the nose ...
by rodndtube
Sun Nov 01, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Dextra Bellyboards
Replies: 12
Views: 3225

Re: Dextra Bellyboards

Somebody in the family re-initiated the branding in 2020, including a web page http://dextrasurf.com/, a Facebook page and an Instagram page. However, the website has since gone dead. I did a partial check on the Wayback Machine and as of the latest update in August 2020, the website remained incomp...
by rodndtube
Thu Oct 29, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Quad Concave Body Board Study
Replies: 87
Views: 2504

Re: Quad Concave Body Board Study

Combination of a surf mat and modern bodyboard! They were so floppy riding Waimea they scooted through the cross-chops like mats.
by rodndtube
Thu Oct 29, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Quad Concave Body Board Study
Replies: 87
Views: 2504

Re: Quad Concave Body Board Study

Much evolved with the boogie board from the earliest versions:
Advertisement and article snippet. (1974-(Dec)/Jan). International Surfing, v09 n06 p021
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Notice the flex in the advertisement pic.
Also see this advertisement [pdf]
by rodndtube
Tue Oct 27, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Quad Concave Body Board Study
Replies: 87
Views: 2504

Re: Quad Concave Body Board Study

Keep in mind that Lindsay Lord's tests demonstrated the 2:1 aspect ratio excelling in the flats, i.e., having the least drag resistance, and one might see this while riding straight down from the crest to the bottom of a wave. The concave boards principally gain their best performance in riding the ...
by rodndtube
Sun Oct 25, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Pipeline, O`ahu North Shore
Replies: 4
Views: 216

Re: Pipeline, O`ahu North Shore

Kudos to you and Sponge Miyake!
by rodndtube
Fri Oct 23, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: yucca fins
Replies: 11
Views: 294

Re: yucca fins

I'd love to give them a test drive some time but don't know where to begin with all the different stiff to flex gradients combined with "what size" will really fit, or will they fit? I used Vipers for quite a while after Churchill had discontinued their rubber softer blade fins and then transitioned...
by rodndtube
Thu Oct 22, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Quad Concave Body Board Study
Replies: 87
Views: 2504

Re: Quad Concave Body Board Study

My idea of achieving wave catching competitions with longboards... is to go with more of an "S" deck, something one sees in some of Larry Goddard's boards, e.g., this "S" deck: DSC02473[1].jpg But maybe with only a little nose rocker and some added tail flip/rocker and fuller center to rail profile ...
by rodndtube
Wed Oct 21, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Quad Concave Body Board Study
Replies: 87
Views: 2504

Re: Quad Concave Body Board Study

When speaking of wide vs. narrow noses the overall width of the board is relevant as well. The Tomo is something like 18 inches as the wide spot, rather narrow. Another thing about that Tomo is the nose concave to actually increase air underneath the nose. Now increased air under the nose in strong ...
by rodndtube
Wed Oct 21, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Dreamtime
Replies: 4
Views: 205

Re: Dreamtime

Those are two very good YouTube movies. Really enjoying some YouTube stuff on the TV these days since the BluRay provides a great interface. Enjoy the wetsuit!
by rodndtube
Sat Oct 10, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Xylem Paipos are back
Replies: 8
Views: 320

Re: Xylem Paipos are back

There are many people riding the Jeff Chamberlain paipo boards -- sometimes called "SUP-styled paipos" -- and although Jeff's boards are thick much of the design philosophy has to do with planning surface. His boards are also longer so although I have not computed the aspect ratio, he successfully a...
by rodndtube
Fri Oct 09, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Xylem Paipos are back
Replies: 8
Views: 320

Re: Xylem Paipos are back

The Lord Board references are to Lord, Lindsay. 1963. Naval architecture of planing hulls. Cambridge, Md: Cornell Maritime Press. See for more information: https://mypaipoboards.org/pubs/BookSummaries.shtml#Lord_Lindsay As you can see in Josh's length x width measurements his new board has a spot on...
by rodndtube
Thu Oct 08, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Xylem Paipos are back
Replies: 8
Views: 320

Re: Xylem Paipos are back

Follow-up with Josh Klein -- The SRFDORB is 60”x 28” x1-1/4”. He commented, "That width helps it get on plane and glide through flat sections. Certainly the widest board I’ve ever made or ridden!"