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by rodndtube
Tue Oct 04, 2011 11:17 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Come Hell Or High Water - Ventura, Ca
Replies: 4
Views: 1792

Re: Come Hell Or High Water - Ventura, Ca

Enjoy. I hear it is a well done film. Maybe it will come around these parts some day (DelMarVa).
by rodndtube
Tue Oct 04, 2011 11:16 pm
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: Skegs
Replies: 13
Views: 6786

Re: Skegs

Slipping out can happen on those real slopey waves with my finned boards (e.g., Austin paipo). Funny feeling. Very easy to engage the fin(s) a split second later.
by rodndtube
Tue Oct 04, 2011 7:14 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Where to surf in Maui?
Replies: 10
Views: 4370

Re: Where to surf in Maui?

Probably more common than other areas especially at some of the local paipo spots on Oahu. Bodyboards / boogie boards and kneeboarding really took off but it seems that paipo/bellyboarding has increased the past decade. That is okay. Better to be a welcomed stranger in the water than a scorned one!
by rodndtube
Mon Oct 03, 2011 1:34 pm
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: Fin recommendations
Replies: 39
Views: 17857

Re: Fin recommendations

Look tempting... sharp edges, ouch! Let us know how they work out.
by rodndtube
Mon Oct 03, 2011 1:24 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Mini Pig
Replies: 8
Views: 3138

Re: Mini Pig

Austin will be building me a new Checkered RPM soon. It will have a light "S" deck as a function of my going to a slightly thinner board, around 2 inches, but needing some additional thickness in the tail for the fin boxes. Only a slight doming effect and the plan shape and rails will remain the sam...
by rodndtube
Mon Oct 03, 2011 1:10 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Where to surf on Oahu
Replies: 5
Views: 2203

Re: Where to surf on Oahu

There are really a number of opportunities to ride surf on the North Shore area, and West Shore, if you mind your Ps & Qs. It would be a shame not to ride some of the reefs out there. I am not suggesting some of the focal points such as Pipeline -- too much of a zoo unless the weather is crappy by H...
by rodndtube
Wed Sep 28, 2011 1:22 pm
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: Skegs
Replies: 13
Views: 6786

Re: Skegs

I am guessing your fin box layout is the same as below -- an industry standard Fins Unlimited center fin box in the middle and two FCS sidebite boxes (sometimes Austin uses Futures). For a 6 in or less center fin std box you can look for Fins Unlimited, True Ames or Rainbow Fin Company. Some of thes...
by rodndtube
Mon Sep 26, 2011 10:00 am
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: Skegs
Replies: 13
Views: 6786

Re: Skegs

Andy, we should make a day trip down to OC/Assateague. Will try to squeeze it in some time over the next two months but I will be on travel status quite a bit. Putting on a wetsuit again in mid-November may kill me! Planning a short trip down to Hatteras -- something like Thu/Fri to Tue, Oct 8 weeke...
by rodndtube
Sat Sep 24, 2011 6:08 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Introduce yourself
Replies: 48
Views: 19038

Introduce yourself

Rod Rodgers aka "rodndtube," a paipo boarder from Arbutus, MD. I started waveriding in Puerto Rico in the late-1960s. It was the natural thing to do since I lived on the Island for 9 years, 4th-12th grades. My current passion is combining travel and surf--Puerto Rico being my most frequent destinati...
by rodndtube
Fri Sep 23, 2011 9:37 am
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: Skegs
Replies: 13
Views: 6786

Re: Skegs

Hi Andyz, The major difference is probably the quick turning radius vs. the drive one can obtain from the center fin effect. Austin usually includes side bites that are more appropriate for using the board in a twin fin setup. My sidebites of choice are much smaller and my center fin ranges from 4 t...
by rodndtube
Tue Sep 20, 2011 3:32 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Irene - Mid Atlantic States
Replies: 5
Views: 2572

Re: Irene - Mid Atlantic States

Florida has been very good -- that is where I should have gone! A friend sighted a paipo rider scoring some good waves but by the time he was near him the guy had caught a wave in. Was it at Jacksonville beach on saturday 9/17? If so, it was me! :D No, I believe it was in the Cocoa Beach area. But ...
by rodndtube
Sat Sep 03, 2011 6:41 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: New paipo
Replies: 10
Views: 4666

Re: New paipo

What are the dimensions for this puppy?
by rodndtube
Sat Aug 27, 2011 11:49 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Irene - Mid Atlantic States
Replies: 5
Views: 2572

Re: Irene - Mid Atlantic States

Looks like Irene is not going to do us much good - main event will be a blowout and mandatory evacuation will frustrate right before and after attempts. I am sure someone will get a couple rides somewhere and seeing the PICs will drive me nuts but for most of us this will be a non event. These thin...
by rodndtube
Tue Aug 23, 2011 5:19 pm
Forum: About the Forums - Read Me!
Topic: Fill Out Your Profile & Settings
Replies: 0
Views: 5290

Fill Out Your Profile & Settings

In the upper left of the forums you will see an icon/link called "User Control Panel." Click on this to fill out your profile and verify your personal settings. In your profile, please complete your: - Website (or blog, if you have one); - Location (let us know where you are from!); - Signature (e.g...
by rodndtube
Mon Aug 22, 2011 12:08 pm
Forum: About the Forums - Read Me!
Topic: Instructions on Posting an Image
Replies: 9
Views: 13186

Instructions on Posting an Image

Topics to be covered include (1) making a basic image post vs. an "inline" attachment post and (2) posting an image from your computer vs an Internet URL. First we will go through the basic steps of posting an image from your computer. Making a basic image post vs. an "inline" attachment post (from ...
by rodndtube
Sun Aug 21, 2011 2:33 pm
Forum: About the Forums - Read Me!
Topic: Photo Posting Guidelines & Policy
Replies: 6
Views: 10264

Photo Posting Guidelines & Policy

Good news! The upgraded version of the Forum software has more extensive, built-in support for photos and file sharing. Guidelines are subject to change. I am still learning about how the figure/file handling system works so it will be walking before running. A few guidelines 1) Manage the file siz...
by rodndtube
Fri Aug 19, 2011 10:49 pm
Forum: Paipo Web Pages
Topic: Rod's "My Paipo Boards and...More"
Replies: 0
Views: 1739

Rod's "My Paipo Boards and...More"

My Paipo Boards and...More ( for those of us who are prone to ride ) http://mypaipoboards.org/ This page hosts a wide range of information on paipos: some history of the sport; pictures of older and modern era boards; quips, quotes, and testimonials; information on accessories (e.g., flippers, fins...
by rodndtube
Fri Aug 19, 2011 10:47 pm
Forum: Paipo Web Pages
Topic: History & Cultural Sites
Replies: 0
Views: 1814

History & Cultural Sites

pods for primates a catalogue of surfboards in australia since 1900 The paipo* catalogue can be found at http://www.surfresearch.com.au/00000000p.html *Prone and Kneeling Craft - Paipo, Lamaroo, Bellyboard, Surf-o-plane, Coolite, Kneeboard, Spoon, Slab, Mat, Boogie, etc. Visit Geoff's pods for prim...
by rodndtube
Fri Aug 19, 2011 10:46 pm
Forum: Paipo Web Pages
Topic: "Swaylock's Surfboard Design Forum"
Replies: 0
Views: 1780

"Swaylock's Surfboard Design Forum"

Swaylock's Surfboard Design Forum The title says it all... discussions and info on many forms of wave riding vehicles http://www.swaylocks.com/ Also check the Photo Archive for boards up to 4ft 11in: http://www.swaylocks.com/resources/page.cgi?g=Photo_Archive%2Fup_to_4ft_11in%2Findex.html Do a sear...
by rodndtube
Fri Aug 19, 2011 10:45 pm
Forum: Paipo Web Pages
Topic: Andy's "PaipoGlide" Website
Replies: 0
Views: 1789

Andy's "PaipoGlide" Website

PaipoGlide
A user's site on what is great about paipos.
http://paipoglide.com/