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by Atlantasurfer
Thu Mar 27, 2014 12:46 pm
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: Asymmetrical vs Symmetrical swim fins
Replies: 11
Views: 6525

Re: Asymmetrical vs Symmetrical swim fins

Leave asymmetrical design to the hair stylists! One of my knees went through a major repair job about 15 years ago. I can't run or jog or skate ramps anymore, but I'm good to go for most outdoor activities. For the first year or so that I got into paipo surfing, my bad knee would scream later in the...
by Atlantasurfer
Sat Mar 22, 2014 12:34 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Costa Rica 2014
Replies: 9
Views: 3275

Re: Costa Rica 2014

Actually, let me open this question to anyone who wants to add his 2 cents.
by Atlantasurfer
Sat Mar 22, 2014 12:32 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Costa Rica 2014
Replies: 9
Views: 3275

Re: Costa Rica 2014

That looks like a good time! Its cool that so many different style of prone surf craft were in at the water at the same time and place. PhillyViking, what are your impressions about the performance differences between mats, wooden boards, and foam boards with fins? There might not be a clear answer ...
by Atlantasurfer
Sun Feb 23, 2014 4:46 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Old Paipo board pic
Replies: 7
Views: 2133

Re: Old Paipo board pic

I'm intrigued because I'm always looking for boards that function well in typical east coast 1-2' swell. I was thinking that a MS in the 5-6' range might have the extra volume to get in early when paddling with flippers.
by Atlantasurfer
Thu Feb 20, 2014 11:31 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Old Paipo board pic
Replies: 7
Views: 2133

Re: Old Paipo board pic

Has anyone here ridden a Mini Simmons as a prone board? It would be bigger than most paipos, but certainly less volume than the mega-platter.
by Atlantasurfer
Thu Feb 06, 2014 5:16 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: North American wood for a paipo
Replies: 2
Views: 924

Re: North American wood for a paipo

I have had great luck with 1'' white pine. Its cheap, it glues up easily with titebond II, and its right there on the Home Depot shelf.
by Atlantasurfer
Mon Jan 06, 2014 2:10 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Galapagos/ Ecuador
Replies: 4
Views: 1528

Re: Galapagos/ Ecuador

Cool. Thanks for the help y'all! The stormrider guide says its an uncrowded reef break, so that got my attention.
by Atlantasurfer
Thu Jan 02, 2014 5:02 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Galapagos/ Ecuador
Replies: 4
Views: 1528

Galapagos/ Ecuador

My wife is talking about wanting to go there for a birthday trip. Have any of you ever surfed there?
by Atlantasurfer
Mon Nov 25, 2013 12:37 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: New EPS Board
Replies: 22
Views: 5009

Re: New EPS Board

Looks pretty sweet! Are paipo fins usually canted (I think that's the word) in that sharply?
by Atlantasurfer
Sat Nov 16, 2013 4:12 pm
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: fin Savers?
Replies: 6
Views: 3520

Re: fin Savers?

Good stuff! Thanks for the advice y'all.
by Atlantasurfer
Fri Nov 15, 2013 10:05 am
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: fin Savers?
Replies: 6
Views: 3520

fin Savers?

I just bought a used pair of Force Fins (which I love!). But these babies sink like rocks. What fin savers can you recommend?

I have size 12 feet, and I usually wear 3-mil dive booties.
by Atlantasurfer
Sun Oct 06, 2013 1:07 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Netflix Goodies
Replies: 2
Views: 1134

Netflix Goodies

Living in the Georgia hills, I can't always get to the ocean as often as I would like. So, sometimes a sweet surf movie can keep me going. Are there any on Netflix streaming that y'all can recommend? When you put surf or surfing in the search box, it comes back with meager results.
by Atlantasurfer
Sat Jul 06, 2013 4:25 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Music?
Replies: 11
Views: 3457

Re: Music?

Ha ha Six degrees of Lemmy Kilmister! He's the connector between all kinds of rock styles. He was friends with Hendrix and played in the Damned. That's quite a resume.
by Atlantasurfer
Thu Jul 04, 2013 12:01 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Music?
Replies: 11
Views: 3457

Re: Music?

SJB, that is a solid song! I remember it very well from the film. It captures a great vibe.

Is the group still active?
by Atlantasurfer
Tue Jul 02, 2013 7:55 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Music?
Replies: 11
Views: 3457

Music?

Good music is a key ingredient of the sweet life. What music do you play before and after surfing? To get amped up, especially on the drive to the waves in the morning, I prefer classic punk/ classic rock such as AC/DC, the Sex Pistols, and Motörhead. Afterwards, I lean towards mellow stuff such as ...
by Atlantasurfer
Mon Jun 24, 2013 5:15 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Finless or Not?
Replies: 39
Views: 10993

Re: Finless or Not?

I go both ways. (don't tell my mom)! That's a joke I usually break out when people start debating skis and snowboards, but I think it's appropriate here. I don't have an answer for Rod's original question, and I would never consider myself an expert on board design (or surfing, for that matter). But...
by Atlantasurfer
Mon Jun 24, 2013 4:36 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Longboard Wavejet paipo/prone
Replies: 5
Views: 1953

Re: Longboard Wavejet paipo/prone

I think the surfer wearing the helmet is the same paralyzed young man that was featured in Step Into Liquid.

If you think about it, that seems like a reasonable use for the Wave Jet technology. Every other use would get a severe frowning from me--and probably most of you too. :x
by Atlantasurfer
Fri Apr 05, 2013 1:43 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Paipo Building Advice
Replies: 14
Views: 4779

Re: Paipo Building Advice

Thanks for the tip. I've never really considered forward/back positioning.
by Atlantasurfer
Thu Apr 04, 2013 10:34 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Paipo Building Advice
Replies: 14
Views: 4779

Re: Paipo Building Advice

Cover your eyes, Rod. You might find this obscene too :lol: I am building a kookbox for use as an arm paddler. Dims are 2'x 13'10" x 4" deep. Last night I started filling up the box with pink XPS foam. I hope it catches waves. It ain't the prettiest beast. The photo shows where I accidently broke it...
by Atlantasurfer
Mon Mar 25, 2013 3:10 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Paipo Building Advice
Replies: 14
Views: 4779

Re: Paipo Building Advice

Thanks for all the input, y'all. :D I have been looking at some other historical surfing videos, and I think the 1947 one shows a guy building a slightly modified version of the "Waikiki plank"--12'x24", very little rocker, finless, solid wood construction. I am tempted to try to build one of these ...