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by Ted
Sun Mar 17, 2024 11:15 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Big Island of Hawaii, March 2024
Replies: 3
Views: 4321

Re: Big Island of Hawaii, March 2024

Big NW swell at 320 degrees Wed/Thurs, but really shadowed on kohala coast. Rideable, but small.
by Ted
Sun Mar 17, 2024 11:13 pm
Forum: For Sale, Wanted or Trade
Topic: Austin 44" sold
Replies: 3
Views: 22409

Re: Austin 44" sold

Sold
by Ted
Thu Feb 22, 2024 11:11 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Buffalo’s big board classic 2024
Replies: 0
Views: 4535

Buffalo’s big board classic 2024

Looks like fun. Paipo starts atound 4:32

https://www.youtube.com/live/K3Qrm3AhFxg?feature=shared
by Ted
Thu Feb 01, 2024 1:27 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Big Island of Hawaii, March 2024
Replies: 3
Views: 4321

Big Island of Hawaii, March 2024

I'm heading to the Big Island. I think I still have and HPD and a smallish (44") Austin thruster in my buddy's garage. Swell has been good so far this season. Anybody want to meet up?
by Ted
Sat Aug 12, 2023 10:43 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: My 5 newly built boards (from a newbie here)
Replies: 2
Views: 45480

Re: My 5 newly built boards (from a newbie here)

Have fun! Waves gonna be overhead for you!
by Ted
Mon May 08, 2023 12:35 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Surreal Paipo Surfing in a Bathtub
Replies: 4
Views: 62890

Re: Surreal Paipo Surfing in a Bathtub

Nice vintage shots.
Do you need money to support infrastructure?
by Ted
Mon Jan 23, 2023 4:45 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Calf cramping
Replies: 16
Views: 121397

Re: Calf cramping

Definitely post-season. Haven't been in the water for years - probably 6 years. Not sure I can still swim.

Pickle juice really works. Take a swig if you feel a cramp coming on (much easier while playing pickleball than surfing.)
by Ted
Mon Jan 23, 2023 2:32 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Calf cramping
Replies: 16
Views: 121397

Re: Calf cramping

I have had gnarly cramps while surfing and while playing pickleball. Strangely enough, drinking pickle juice works to relieve cramps almost instantly. Legitimate medical studies suggest that some sort of neural sensing of the taste of picklejuice interupts the cramping signal without correcting elec...
by Ted
Fri Nov 04, 2022 11:41 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: contacting Hawaii Paipo Designs
Replies: 3
Views: 20372

Re: contacting Hawaii Paipo Designs

I texted him just now. I'll let you know.
by Ted
Tue Nov 01, 2022 9:38 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Sumatra
Replies: 5
Views: 30334

Re: Sumatra

P-pass is said to be machine-like with small takeoff zone with strict lineup rules. I think shoulder season, with not too big waves and not too many surfers, would be reasonable. Of P-pass "On most days you will be living a warm Pacific dream setup with a crew of friendly surfers sharing the li...
by Ted
Wed Oct 05, 2022 8:01 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Sumatra
Replies: 5
Views: 30334

Re: Sumatra

I've thinking about going to Pohnpei on shoulder season - just need a crew of old farts and prone riders to pack the camp.
by Ted
Mon Jan 17, 2022 3:00 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Monolith 2001: XLPE
Replies: 47
Views: 560118

Re: Monolith 2001: XLPE

Wow, that CNC shop looks professional! If the material doesn't absorb water or otherwise suffer from use without glassing, you could surf it as a slab and then refine it incrementally as you get real world feedback. (As an aside, my bathroom remodel with planned DIY tilework had stalled for months u...
by Ted
Sat Jan 08, 2022 10:08 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Bob's Paipo
Replies: 16
Views: 61312

Re: Bob's Paipo

Looks like fun! Just hide it out back so wifey won't notice.
by Ted
Mon Sep 27, 2021 5:22 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: It had to happen eventually.
Replies: 3
Views: 10164

Re: It had to happen eventually.

I'm out of shape. That might be good for self rescue!
by Ted
Wed Aug 18, 2021 5:57 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: The Paipo
Replies: 3
Views: 15295

Re: The Paipo

Looks too pricey for me - the 4 dollar Foodland rubber slippers are just the ticket.
by Ted
Tue Jun 15, 2021 2:52 pm
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: Looking for a Better Fit, Modifying Swim Fins
Replies: 26
Views: 66535

Re: Looking for a Better Fit, Modifying Swim Fins

I tried Da Fin when I was in good shape and surfing a lot - never could figure out what the width was good for and the stiffness was too much for more than three strokes. I always returned to my Churchills because they didn't kill my feet or give me cramps prematurely. Surviving a surf session has b...
by Ted
Tue Jun 15, 2021 2:39 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: New project... this time a Paipo
Replies: 34
Views: 44380

Re: New project... this time a Paipo

I've riden modern bodyboards, glass paipo boards and wooden paipo boards - they are all fun to ride. Josh at Xylem made me a nice 47" paulownia board that glides like a traditional paipo, but can carve like bodyboard.

Go for it and have fun!
by Ted
Sun Dec 13, 2020 12:57 am
Forum: For Sale, Wanted or Trade
Topic: Austin 44" sold
Replies: 3
Views: 22409

Re: Austin 44" free to a good home

It's in my buddy's garage on the Big Island. You can have it if you can pick it up!
by Ted
Thu Jan 30, 2020 1:15 am
Forum: For Sale, Wanted or Trade
Topic: Austin 44" sold
Replies: 3
Views: 22409

Austin 44" sold

Nearly new Austin 44" twin/thruster glass/foam board. Sold to a guy in captain cook.
by Ted
Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: A couple of waves in Galicia, Spain
Replies: 23
Views: 34527

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...