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by rodndtube
Wed Aug 03, 2022 8:21 am
Forum: About the Forums - Read Me!
Topic: would this class as mini Paipo?
Replies: 1
Views: 36

Re: would this class as mini Paipo?

Think it really comes down to the intended use, as a hand plane or a prone ridden paipo. No doubt it could be placed under the belly but intent is a huge part of the equation.
by rodndtube
Sat Jul 23, 2022 9:04 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Calf cramping
Replies: 10
Views: 105

Re: Calf cramping

The open toe fin was an old fin belonging to a friend and that his model foot. The foot chart up above are not genetically specific to those nations but the different toes arrangements apparently took on different names... maybe medical research where they gathered around a number of orthopedic medi...
by rodndtube
Fri Jul 22, 2022 10:57 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Calf cramping
Replies: 10
Views: 105

Re: Calf cramping

Fins are very personal because of the shape of our feet. For example:
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by rodndtube
Thu Jul 21, 2022 3:15 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Calf cramping
Replies: 10
Views: 105

Re: Calf cramping

From the juncture of the foot pocket to the blade (which will be below the drain circle on the bottom side). The 7" Yellow Dots look like "long fins" and the 5" a more normal length, in general. In addition to dehydration causes, I usually experience cramps when my fins are on re...
by rodndtube
Tue Jul 19, 2022 8:33 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Paepo’o - my boards
Replies: 5
Views: 102

Re: Paepo’o - my boards

Nice looking boards. They appear to be along more traditional lines (plan shapes). How long and wide are the boards and are they flat=, concave- or convex-bottomed?
by rodndtube
Tue Jul 19, 2022 8:30 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Calf cramping
Replies: 10
Views: 105

Re: Calf cramping

Hydrate well in the 24 hrs before going out. The Vipers Orange Dot are good (at least the old formulation was good, the black and orange), I used them regularly before moving to DaFin. Are you using the 7" or 5" Viper Yellow Dot?
by rodndtube
Mon Mar 14, 2022 8:48 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Bob's Paipo
Replies: 16
Views: 1469

Re: Bob's Paipo

Hovercrafts are not real paipos... secret stealth foil installed?
by rodndtube
Thu Feb 03, 2022 1:31 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Stolen Paipo at Moonlight Beach in San Diego County
Replies: 3
Views: 736

Re: Stolen Paipo at Moonlight Beach in San Diego County

May the thieves suffer reef rash for life.
by rodndtube
Sun Oct 17, 2021 6:27 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: A Ripple in the Force
Replies: 21
Views: 5657

Re: A Ripple in the Force

I was graced with meeting Tom Morey outside the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian. We had a good chat with the help of his wife. Morey was also engaged with innovating removable skegs (board fins).
by rodndtube
Fri Oct 15, 2021 6:52 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: A Ripple in the Force
Replies: 21
Views: 5657

A Ripple in the Force

Tom Money aka "Y" has passed away. R.I.P.
by rodndtube
Mon Sep 20, 2021 12:33 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: It had to happen eventually.
Replies: 3
Views: 2786

Re: It had to happen eventually.

The end of the world is near!
by rodndtube
Sun Aug 01, 2021 9:03 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: New project... this time a Paipo
Replies: 34
Views: 7371

Re: New project... this time a Paipo

Look to the skim, kite boarding groups for some through-board skegs/fins.
by rodndtube
Tue Jul 06, 2021 10:35 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: TBG7
Replies: 35
Views: 8138

Re: TBG7

I am all tapped out for additional travel in 2021, but definitely consider another paipo gathering. Please start a new thread for that discussion.
by rodndtube
Sun Jun 20, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: boot/sock
Replies: 4
Views: 4718

Re: boot/sock

Update: the various patches and tape have been doing a good job as have the 2mm fin socks. During this next week I plan to test out the awning material affixed with aqua seal. All methods have proved successful thus far and I have no reason to believe the awning material/aqua seal won't. Fin socks o...
by rodndtube
Wed Jun 16, 2021 9:59 am
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: Looking for a Better Fit, Modifying Swim Fins
Replies: 26
Views: 5675

Re: Looking for a Better Fit, Modifying Swim Fins

Yeah, Ted, I hear you. Swim fins are so "personal" in the way they fit and respond for each person. A swim fin that one person raves about in exultation might be a damnation for the other person. There are so many different fin types available but finding the "right one for me" c...
by rodndtube
Wed Jun 09, 2021 11:21 am
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: Looking for a Better Fit, Modifying Swim Fins
Replies: 26
Views: 5675

Re: Looking for a Better Fit, Modifying Swim Fins

The Yucca SoftFlex XXL sounds about right for overall surfriding. And remember you are using these for mat and paipo surfing. Also, a lot of bodyboarders bend their knees with feet out of the water.
by rodndtube
Tue Jun 08, 2021 5:26 pm
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: Looking for a Better Fit, Modifying Swim Fins
Replies: 26
Views: 5675

Re: Looking for a Better Fit, Modifying Swim Fins

Pez, what would be your normal day off ?
by rodndtube
Tue Jun 08, 2021 3:49 pm
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: Looking for a Better Fit, Modifying Swim Fins
Replies: 26
Views: 5675

Re: Looking for a Better Fit, Modifying Swim Fins

P.S. Pez has been a resident of San Diego for quite some time now and mostly surfs there and up through Central California. But he will be raring to go for a surf at one of our DelMarVa breaks when the swell arrives and we are around.
by rodndtube
Tue Jun 08, 2021 8:15 am
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: Looking for a Better Fit, Modifying Swim Fins
Replies: 26
Views: 5675

Re: Looking for a Better Fit, Modifying Swim Fins

PhillyViking, we might get a chance to hook up with Pez later in the Summer for some surf down Assateague way and maybe you could try on a pair (assuming the size is close).
by rodndtube
Mon Jun 07, 2021 3:52 pm
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: Looking for a Better Fit, Modifying Swim Fins
Replies: 26
Views: 5675

Re: Looking for a Better Fit, Modifying Swim Fins

The Vipers have a very pronounced ridges and the Churchills have somewhat rounded ridges, running down the length of the blades. One thing noticeably different in the DaFins and Force Fins is weight, 1.6 lbs/pair and 5 lbs/pair, respectively.