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by rodndtube
Sun Oct 17, 2021 6:27 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: A Ripple in the Force
Replies: 21
Views: 4212

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: 4212

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: 2290

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: 5528

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: 6279

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: 3911

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: 3816

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: 3816

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: 3816

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: 3816

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: 3816

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: 3816

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.
by rodndtube
Sun Jun 06, 2021 3:53 pm
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: Looking for a Better Fit, Modifying Swim Fins
Replies: 26
Views: 3816

Re: Looking for a Better Fit, Modifying Swim Fins

Agree. Time for salt water testing. The Rip Force Model looks quite different from the Classic and Pro Models.
Any changes to the trailing edge foil on the Mod Fins?
by rodndtube
Fri Jun 04, 2021 10:28 pm
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: Looking for a Better Fit, Modifying Swim Fins
Replies: 26
Views: 3816

Re: Looking for a Better Fit, Modifying Swim Fins

The trick will be finding the sweet spot between being able to do long paddleouts (endurance) like with the Force Fin Original and at the same time do 3 sec sprints (bursts) with spring and propulsion rivaling a DaFin.
by rodndtube
Fri Jun 04, 2021 7:18 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: TBG7
Replies: 35
Views: 6279

Re: TBG7

I'd be interested in trying them out but was concerned about my FCS 2-tab fin boxes being sturdy enough for all that torque. On top of shelling out so much for more fins! Take 2 inches of height off sounds for doable on my end but I don't see that model being produced.
by rodndtube
Fri Jun 04, 2021 7:15 pm
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: boot/sock
Replies: 4
Views: 3911

Re: boot/sock

I have taken to experimenting with a number of "sole enhancers" for walking down paths and across hot sand, and sometimes across a parking lot or longer dirt/gravel roads. The "walk" chews up my regular neoprene wetsuit style fin socks. I am using a combination of pre-glued patch...
by rodndtube
Wed Jun 02, 2021 8:32 am
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: Looking for a Better Fit, Modifying Swim Fins
Replies: 26
Views: 3816

Looking for a Better Fit, Modifying Swim Fins

One of our forum members, PhillyViking, is in search of (ISO) a better fitting and performing swim fin. DaFin doesn't size up well for him and the Force Fins he has been using, Regular/Classic and Pro, have their shortcomings. Hope he chimes in here.
by rodndtube
Tue Jun 01, 2021 9:19 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: New project... this time a Paipo
Replies: 34
Views: 5528

Re: New project... this time a Paipo

Hello and welcome to the paipo forums. You will receive lots of good feedback, from many different directions, but ultimately it will be your path. Finned or finless. Foam or wood. It will be endless! One of our regulars here came from the finless bodyboarding world. Krusher74 has shared much of his...
by rodndtube
Sun May 30, 2021 5:50 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: French paipo
Replies: 36
Views: 6517

Re: French paipo

Strength will depend on the glass job. I typically have 3 x 6 oz glass job, though I suspect most others go much lighter. My boards get a lot of punishment, go over rocks etc. Depends the amount of glass Chris the shaper, does a great job keeping the weight down and retaining some liveliness in the...
by rodndtube
Sun May 23, 2021 3:25 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: French paipo
Replies: 36
Views: 6517

Re: French paipo

I wouldn't be too concerned about lack of tail rocker. The El Paipo spec is 4 inches shorter than a similar board I had in the 1960s and 1970s, and pearl diving was never an issue.