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by Ted
Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: A couple of waves in Galicia, Spain
Replies: 23
Views: 2466

Re: A couple of waves in Galicia, Spain

I rode my HPD board this afternoon. That board is definitly more complicated to turn than my plywood board, I have been using this board occasionally for 2 years and every time I am still struggling to make a turn and avoid side slipping. I feel like I need to lift the outside rail, like on a bodyb...
by Ted
Sat Aug 12, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Paipo Gathering - Oct 8-10, 2017
Replies: 57
Views: 9020

Re: Paipo Gathering - Oct 8-10, 2017

I gotta work. Bummers.
by Ted
Sat Aug 12, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: For Sale, Wanted or Trade
Topic: Zap Bag
Replies: 4
Views: 1239

Re: Zap Bag

I'll be in Encintas playing pickleball tomorrow.
by Ted
Sat Aug 12, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: For Sale, Wanted or Trade
Topic: Zap Bag
Replies: 4
Views: 1239

Re: Zap Bag

I'll buy your bag.
by Ted
Mon May 15, 2017 2:48 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: SR-72 canard H fin
Replies: 18
Views: 3599

Re: SR-72 canard H fin

This reminds me of a prone board I saw that had a metal hydrofoil extending downward about 12 inches. As I remember, the builder said he paddled it upside down to get outside and flipped it over and kicked hard to take off. Seemed like it could get very exciting to run into anything.
by Ted
Fri May 12, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Paipo Gathering - Oct 8-10, 2017
Replies: 57
Views: 9020

Re: Paipo Gathering - Oct 8-10, 2017

I'm gonna try to make it, but won't know until very late. Tell me the water will be warm.
by Ted
Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:39 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Greetings from the Island thats not an Island.
Replies: 17
Views: 3271

Re: Greetings from the Island thats not an Island.

Definitely looks like you are having fun. I ride my paipo exclusively now - it's easy, fun and well-respected in Hawaii.
by Ted
Mon Feb 27, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Got some surf
Replies: 1
Views: 782

Got some surf

Haven't surfed in a while. I did manage to lock my keys the truck storage (RamBox) compartment last time I was out.
Got some little ones this am by myself.
https://youtu.be/-qN781jZIbM
by Ted
Wed Mar 09, 2016 5:47 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Short local video
Replies: 8
Views: 2154

Re: Short local video

Looks like fun! No rocks there, either.
by Ted
Wed Mar 09, 2016 5:41 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Grabbing the rail
Replies: 10
Views: 2801

Re: Grabbing the rail

I, too, grab that outside rail. Mechanics vary according to the wave and the vehicle. On the Malama Kai going right, I use a handgun style takeoff and slither forward to get the right hand on the nose and the left on the rail. On the Malama Kai going left (for example in Costa Rica), I start with th...
by Ted
Sat Feb 27, 2016 2:35 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Cramps!
Replies: 6
Views: 1872

Re: Cramps!

Fatigue, especially in the setting of poor conditioning, sets off cramps for me. During a four hour surf session when the surf kept getting better ("just one more wave"), I got stuck outside in gnarly overhead surf with my thighs in continuous spasm. I had to arm paddle into an airdrop takeoff to ca...
by Ted
Fri Oct 23, 2015 4:08 am
Forum: For Sale, Wanted or Trade
Topic: Austin 44" for sale - $250 plus shipping
Replies: 4
Views: 2849

Re: Austin 44" for sale - $250 plus shipping

Sorry for the late reply.

It is a 44" board, 9.9/10 condition. No dings, no scratches, no sun damage. Ridden only a few times.
by Ted
Fri Oct 23, 2015 3:53 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Shameless money grubbing
Replies: 3
Views: 1232

Shameless money grubbing

Hey,

Josh at Xylem is paying $50 for referrals for paipo sales.

If you buy a board from him during 2015, he will send me $50. Tell him Ted from the Big Island sent you.
by Ted
Tue Apr 07, 2015 1:45 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Vintage El Paipo bodyboard
Replies: 7
Views: 2268

Re: Vintage El Paipo bodyboard

I had one of these in the early '80's. It was the worst board I ever rode. No lie. That reverse cut nose would pearl and go sixty to zero in a fraction of a second. If you were lucky, you would go out the front and bash your head on the bottom. If you were less lucky, you would sprain your wrists an...
by Ted
Tue Nov 25, 2014 1:27 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: 2014 Buffalo's Big Board paipo comp-anyone go this year?
Replies: 3
Views: 1799

Re: 2014 Buffalo's Big Board paipo comp-anyone go this year?

I'm hoping to go in 2015.
The 2014 paipo entry looks like for age 50 plus or 250 pounds plus. Bummers if both age and weight are required.
by Ted
Tue Nov 25, 2014 1:14 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Technique: Papa Paepo o & duckdiving
Replies: 9
Views: 2805

Re: Papa Paepo o & duckdiving

I have some great scars on my back from attempting to duck dive my HPD in 6 inches of water when a six foot wave kicked up in front of me. As I got sucked off the bottom and thrown onto dry reef, I wondered if the HPD would suffer as much as I did. I might try turning the HPD sideways next time I am...
by Ted
Thu Oct 30, 2014 1:23 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: right or left?
Replies: 11
Views: 3019

Re: right or left?

On my kneeboard I prefer lefts. On the paipo and bodyboard, I prefer rights.
by Ted
Tue Sep 30, 2014 2:23 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Technique: Riding position
Replies: 31
Views: 8917

Re: Riding position

Paul Lindbergh told me that paipo riders originated the superman style and that bodysurfers copied it. The superman style is useful on the HPD to get weight far enough forward to prevent the board from bucking; Paul says to trim forward until the board accelerates, then trim back a tiny bit onto the...
by Ted
Tue May 20, 2014 4:48 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Cool downs and leg cramps
Replies: 11
Views: 3002

Re: Cool downs and leg cramps

Nothing before or after. On occasion, I have surfed until my quads are completely cramped and in spasm. Paddling in under arm power only in rocks and big surf was not fun.
by Ted
Thu Apr 24, 2014 7:29 pm
Forum: For Sale, Wanted or Trade
Topic: Austin 44" for sale - $250 plus shipping
Replies: 4
Views: 2849

Austin 44" for sale - $250 plus shipping

Near new Austin 44" for sale. Clear glass job with Surfmore XM clear grip. Low volume board suitable for a lighter rider (80-130 pounds). Has FCS deck plug at nose for GoPro camera and leash plugs at nose and tail. Can be set up as thruster, twin or single. Can pick up in Southern California. https:...