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by rodndtube
Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: New summer Groveler
Replies: 34
Views: 1344

Re: New summer Groveler

Leash plug is in the correct position now!!
by rodndtube
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: New summer Groveler
Replies: 34
Views: 1344

Re: New summer Groveler

I detect a noticeable difference in 5# vs 10# paipo boards. My 50-inch boards generally weigh 7 to 8 lbs due to generally heavier glass jobs.
by rodndtube
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: The Immigrint board
Replies: 21
Views: 842

Re: The Immigrint board

You might like one with an integrated hoodie... I'm not a fan of ice cream cone headaches!
by rodndtube
Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: The Immigrint board
Replies: 21
Views: 842

Re: The Immigrint board

Wetsuits can be like swim fins, see how it fits on you. O'Neil wetsuits have consistently fit me (whether I was skinnier or plumper) but Rip Curls were just the opposite (constricting my range of motion). Try before buy.
by rodndtube
Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Senegal Kids Dying in Surf
Replies: 0
Views: 80

Senegal Kids Dying in Surf

Tangentially a paipo surfing-related article (because of this photograph). Senegal is one of the areas of the world was surfriding was enjoyed with indigenous origins. The weather and waters are warm and rich in surf originating from the far southern latitudes. Once again, where conditions meet oppo...
by rodndtube
Sat Jun 01, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: "Turbo speedstik paipo" vintage bodyboard
Replies: 13
Views: 305

Re: "Turbo speedstik paipo" vintage bodyboard

Krusher, you might just be channeling your early-80s disco fever lol.
by rodndtube
Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: Bodyboard Hydrofoil Video
Replies: 5
Views: 156

Re: Bodyboard Hydrofoil Video

that thing has a huge wing span and depth if i read the dimensions correctly. Much prefer the idea of a smaller profile foil ala Gilbert Lum,
http://www.hisurfadvisory.com/stuff/gilbert.htm
by rodndtube
Thu May 30, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: Bodyboard Hydrofoil Video
Replies: 5
Views: 156

Bodyboard Hydrofoil Video

Interesting footage. The foil seems huge to me ant unsuitable for the places I usually ride
(too many rocks, reefs).
https://youtu.be/roW0gKXzuAU
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Alien-Fish-Pai ... 3507044730
by rodndtube
Thu May 30, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: "Turbo speedstik paipo" vintage bodyboard
Replies: 13
Views: 305

Re: "Turbo speedstik paipo" vintage bodyboard

Any dimensions on this board? Please post after delivery along with some photos from different angles.
by rodndtube
Sun May 19, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: PAIPO Haipo by HYPR
Replies: 3
Views: 621

Re: PAIPO Haipo by HYPR

Not sure about the Haipo. All I know is that Gus was having issues with production builders.
by rodndtube
Sat May 18, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: PAIPO Haipo by HYPR
Replies: 3
Views: 621

Re: PAIPO by HYPR

The Hypr models, not to be confused with the Hypo models, are based on or off of Gus Acosta's board designs. Well, the fiberglass looking ones vice the wood looking ones. He was trying to, or did obtain, some patents for building and selling his design board, the Wave Arrow. There is some more here ...
by rodndtube
Sat May 18, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: Do swim fins generate drag significantly ?
Replies: 6
Views: 729

Re: Do swim fins generate drag significantly ?

I am 5'10", ride a 50 inch board. All my boards are basically 50 inches except for the wood Xylem which might be 48 inches. In some cases the swim fins are extended in the manner in which Krusher relates, in other times one might be plop into the wave during a turn. I don't think about it too much, ...
by rodndtube
Fri May 17, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: TBG5
Replies: 87
Views: 11080

Re: TBG5

So, my 50 inch board would need to be 10 inches wide to avoid all that lift and skipping as a planning. LOL, at 10 inches wide it would no longer be a planning hull but a displacement hull ;)
by rodndtube
Thu May 16, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: TBG5
Replies: 87
Views: 11080

Re: TBG5

Knees do act like natural shock absorbers. But, I have also noticed that cross-chop/cross-swell tends to create a special scenario when moving at speed in an open ocean wave (meaning one several, several hundred yards out where I have encountered this happening). My body/belly can't do what my knees...
by rodndtube
Sun May 12, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: Fins
Replies: 16
Views: 1808

Re: Fins

Are those drain hole eyes on the bottom? Need them on the top so the sand and pebbles drain out during paddling!
by rodndtube
Sun May 12, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: About the Forums - Read Me!
Topic: Transition to New Forum Software, This Forum's Data May Die
Replies: 10
Views: 1954

Re: Transition to New Forum Software, This Forum's Data May Die

https://mypaipoboards.org/forumstatus.shtml

It wasn't smooth but a gentle wave moved in at the right time and I caught it :)
by rodndtube
Wed May 08, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: For Sale, Wanted or Trade
Topic: auctions
Replies: 4
Views: 727

Re: auctions

Last year the estimated sale prices were closer to the actual, a couple a little below and one much higher. This year some of the estimated prices seemed a little inflated and people were a bit more choosy, at least in the paipo world.
by rodndtube
Tue May 07, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: About the Forums - Read Me!
Topic: Transition to New Forum Software, This Forum's Data May Die
Replies: 10
Views: 1954

Re: Transition to New Forum Software, This Forum's Data May

Due to a few interruptions I was unable to attempt upgrading the software over the weekend and the past couple of days. Current target date is to shut down the forums on Thursday morning, May 9, 2019, placing the forums in maintenance mode, and then start down the long path of upgrading the current ...
by rodndtube
Mon May 06, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: T-Belly G6
Replies: 41
Views: 2043

Re: T-Belly G6

I agree that extended legs can and do extend the "wetted surface". But that "extended surface" creates a lot more drag than the form drag of the hull. Its that extra drag of the legs and swim fins that can be used to control direction, much like dragging an oar in a canoe. Taken to the extreme we h...