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by belly rider
Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: Fiberglass blade fins
Replies: 1
Views: 1038

Re: Fiberglass blade fins

UOVUMXpsQZe7Dl0TnSUIyA.jpg Forgot to mention that for these fins I stuck to the medium flex fiberglass fin blade When you order these fins you get to choose stiffness of blade -- hard, medium, or soft The hard get you up to speed faster, are less flexible, they tend to tire weaker legs faster, and ...
by belly rider
Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: Fiberglass blade fins
Replies: 1
Views: 1038

Fiberglass blade fins

jmjcqV0oRgCJ7t38KWcFvQ.jpg Hello everyone I am the guy that was posting under the Orca asymmetrical fin subject fins that had fiberglass blades I had mentioned in the previously that I would post my newly acquired "rugby fins" so let me post a picture of these Out of the two brands and four differe...
by belly rider
Sun Oct 28, 2018 6:49 am
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: boot/sock
Replies: 2
Views: 1007

Re: boot/sock

Holy Smokes this is exactly what I was looking for for my new fins A shoe like bottom sole that would allow me to slip on my fins once I get to water level the can float me I am the guy that has been posting on the fin discussion about these new ultralight fins with fiberglass blades Thanks for the ...
by belly rider
Thu Oct 25, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: orca fins? other symmetrical fins
Replies: 44
Views: 4525

Re: orca fins? other symmetrical fins

those are called neoprene socks and the taller ones neoprene booties
En Ingles se llaman Neoprene socks en la foto baja
Y por la primera foto se llaman Neoprene botitas lo que son mas largo
David
by belly rider
Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: orca fins? other symmetrical fins
Replies: 44
Views: 4525

Re: orca fins? other symmetrical fins

The loss in translation was actually in Asier Esnal text Escarpin actually comes close to Italian Scarpa -- translated in English its "shoe"-- I wonder if it actually means that If its not Spanish it might be Basque language -- enlighten us/ explain translation to us please Asier I love this very in...
by belly rider
Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: orca fins? other symmetrical fins
Replies: 44
Views: 4525

Re: orca fins? other symmetrical fins

Ha Ha you are one funny "dude" Rod actually our world class gold medalist Pellegrini came out with those fins -- tru truths We all know about these Italian fashion conscious -- Gucci, Fiorucci and Pucci designer clothings accessories and yes now even ladies fins This I find really absurd but hey tho...
by belly rider
Wed Oct 24, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: orca fins? other symmetrical fins
Replies: 44
Views: 4525

Re: orca fins? other symmetrical fins

here is a better overview of the fin model I am referring to
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by belly rider
Wed Oct 24, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: orca fins? other symmetrical fins
Replies: 44
Views: 4525

Re: orca fins? other symmetrical fins

Asier hope I did not confuse you with my information Please remember these are NOT the long blade carbon fins -- measuring 90cm The fins I am talking about are very rare and they are short bladed more similar to regular snorkeling fins Shortly I shall publish pictures of a different model fin with s...
by belly rider
Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: orca fins? other symmetrical fins
Replies: 44
Views: 4525

Re: orca fins? other symmetrical fins

Hi I hope you got a chance to see the pictures I posted on page two These fins do not have a closed shoe, therefore on the back securing strap I can apply fin savers to make sure I don't loose them-- plain string ones will do a great job as well These fins do not float and actually sink pretty fast ...
by belly rider
Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:13 am
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: orca fins? other symmetrical fins
Replies: 44
Views: 4525

Re: orca fins? other symmetrical fins

They are very flexible blades that whip the water These are medium strength blades (not hard) and they are really light as a feather The blades are glued on and come in. three different width all of the same length However the length of the blade is different for each shoe size (S, M, L, XL) for obv...
by belly rider
Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:09 am
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: orca fins? other symmetrical fins
Replies: 44
Views: 4525

Re: orca fins? other symmetrical fins

Check out how thin the fiberglass blade actually is
by belly rider
Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:06 am
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: orca fins? other symmetrical fins
Replies: 44
Views: 4525

Re: orca fins? other symmetrical fins

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Holly cow did I finally do it??
Did I figure out at age 60 how to post a picture on Forums??
It actually took me 60 years to figure this out??
Ha ha -- I am truly a hopeless slow learning dude-- way behind in the cosmic internet world
Let me know BOB
by belly rider
Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:55 am
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: orca fins? other symmetrical fins
Replies: 44
Views: 4525

Re: orca fins? other symmetrical fins

Bob what's your instagram name/address so I can look for you -- I am bumbastic58
That is if you don't mind me asking for this info online on the forum
by belly rider
Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:37 am
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: orca fins? other symmetrical fins
Replies: 44
Views: 4525

Re: orca fins? other symmetrical fins

Bob its a private account but if you ask me for friendship I will approve you and then you can access it
Sorry but I try and keep control of my account to filter unrelated topic pictures and other unusual stuff
Dave
by belly rider
Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Everybody wants to
Replies: 42
Views: 4316

Re: Everybody wants to

Yup the above sound like wise words from Confucius
Osoo I see the light -- toooo
Fully agree with very well worded frases
by belly rider
Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: orca fins? other symmetrical fins
Replies: 44
Views: 4525

Re: orca fins? other symmetrical fins

Hi Rodntube thanks for your explanation and guidance to posting pictures but unfortunately I do NOT have facebook so that is out of the options MEANTIME- - I don't know if this is of any interest to this general fin discussion but I read in the texts that some of you are criticizing the comfort of s...
by belly rider
Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: orca fins? other symmetrical fins
Replies: 44
Views: 4525

Re: orca fins? other symmetrical fins

Hi folks I stopped looking in surf stores and have turned towards diving stores and straight on to manufacturers I am lucky that I live in Italy now and this is the country that manufactures the greatest fins for all different water sports This is home to the greatest water sports factory brands suc...
by belly rider
Fri Sep 07, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: TP Displacement Hull Board
Replies: 14
Views: 1425

Re: TP Displacement Hull Board

Oh, I forgot to mention the board is pretty fast as well. I'm not going to tell you the board is perfect, but for me it's darn good. So why am I putting this up, to brag about my cool board? No, just to present a little different design than what's normally talked about and give some props to Thomas...
by belly rider
Mon Sep 03, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: The Misfit
Replies: 8
Views: 1086

Re: The Misfit

Hey Thomas I am very confident on the "rider"-- just give us your opinion and feed back especially on the forward fin positioning of this Hybrid board when you ride it on your knees-- This is a cross between a Mega Paipo and a Kneeboard great idea. Replacing the stringer with that carbon fiber strip...
by belly rider
Sat Jul 28, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Finless T-Belly
Replies: 55
Views: 9334

Re: Finless T-Belly

So Thomas did you have a chance to try out my new board with fins?? now that they are installed??
How does it preform??
I'm ready and anxious to get there and try out the new "toy"