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by rodndtube
Tue Oct 25, 2011 11:08 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Austin paipo shared shipping to HI?
Replies: 15
Views: 4753

Re: Austin paipo shared shipping to HI?

SJB, your dimensions are approaching the ideal planning board ratio specified by the design genius, Lindsay Lord: http://mypaipoboards.org/pubs/BookSummaries.shtml#Lord_Lindsay Also see the interview with John Elwell: http://mypaipoboards.org/interviews/Paipo_Interviews.shtml#John_Elwell Having said...
by rodndtube
Wed Oct 19, 2011 6:27 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Never Stop Enjoying The Simple Things In Life
Replies: 1
Views: 1083

Re: Never Stop Enjoying The Simple Things In Life

Is her name "BB" as shown burn written in the nose of the board?

Also interesting to see the board "screwed together" along the periphery. Any more info on that?
by rodndtube
Thu Oct 13, 2011 12:39 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Board & Luggage Fees
Replies: 2
Views: 2184

Re: Board & Luggage Fees

Isn't that the truth, Ted! I will wear my full body 6/4 the next time I travel to N. Oregon!!! You are spot on about these new challenges. A lot of times I pack one pair of swim fins in my checked luggage back along with much of my other surf gear and also carry a pair of swim fins in the carry-on b...
by rodndtube
Thu Oct 13, 2011 12:30 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Oahu and the Big Island
Replies: 7
Views: 2866

Re: Oahu and the Big Island

That sounds great! I don't roll onto the Big Island until the evening of Sunday, Oct 30th and depart for home on Nov 8th. Looks like most mornings will be free and my two buddies and wife will be adjusting to the 6-hr time change but mornings will be easiest for them as well (except for Day 1 lol). ...
by rodndtube
Wed Oct 12, 2011 6:04 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: My Paipo Boards (for Swaylocks)
Replies: 0
Views: 1302

My Paipo Boards (for Swaylocks)

Evolution. GreenDisk (2004): http://mypaipoboards.org/Paipo-04GDV.html XP04_GreenDisk_V[1].jpg Orange Matter (Baseline Austin Paipo, 2007): http://mypaipoboards.org/Paipo-07ODVII.shtml front_vertical2[1].jpg Checkered RPM (2009): http://mypaipoboards.org/Paipo-09CheckeredDVIII.shtml MyPaiposBlondie[...
by rodndtube
Wed Oct 12, 2011 5:29 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Oahu and the Big Island
Replies: 7
Views: 2866

Re: Oahu and the Big Island

If the waves are at least 4ft Hawaiian at Makapu'u, you'll probably see some paipo boarders there. You'll have to take the skegs off that Austin, or surf before 9am or after 5pm though. Depending on swell and sand movement, check the Pupukea area; and you might like the rights off the Turtle Bay po...
by rodndtube
Wed Oct 12, 2011 12:40 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Board & Luggage Fees
Replies: 2
Views: 2184

Board & Luggage Fees

Moved here from "Austin paipo shared shipping to HI?" at: http://mypaipoboards.org/forum3/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=57 Over the years the board length has been partly a function of a few factors -- paddling ease (height of board should be about to the bottom of the sternum so the knees are not on the tail...
by rodndtube
Wed Oct 12, 2011 12:19 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Austin paipo shared shipping to HI?
Replies: 15
Views: 4753

Re: Austin paipo shared shipping to HI?

The standard off the rack baseline design is about 50 x 20.5 x 2.5. That can shape an 1/8 to 1/4 in. more narrower and/or thinner, depending upon someone's desire or more or less float, experience and the type of waves ridden. My Checkered RPM is 50 x 20 x 2.25, maybe a hair less than 20" wide and t...
by rodndtube
Sun Oct 09, 2011 5:28 pm
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: Modifying UDT fins
Replies: 8
Views: 4863

Re: Modifying UDT fins

John Hughes, a waveriding friend in Cocoa Beach, FL, recently told me how he reshaped his UDTs using a grinder and showed me the end product which looked very good. After reading this thread I asked him to send me the details which follow. "Hello Rod- I used a 4-1/2 in. Norton Rapid Strip wheel on a...
by rodndtube
Fri Oct 07, 2011 3:14 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Oahu and the Big Island
Replies: 7
Views: 2866

Oahu and the Big Island

I depart in 13 days and should have my toes in the sand and the tropical waters of Oahu just two weeks from today. I am staying on the northern end of the North Shore and just south of Kailua-Kona. Doubt there will be tons of paipo research going on -- at least the "formal" kind. More like some hang...
by rodndtube
Thu Oct 06, 2011 4:17 pm
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: Fin recommendations
Replies: 39
Views: 18913

Re: Fin recommendations

Cuttlefish, can you post a couple of pics of the "curved fins" from a couple of different angles. What sizes are they?
by rodndtube
Wed Oct 05, 2011 11:40 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: woohoo new forum
Replies: 6
Views: 3634

Re: woohoo new forum

spudnut wrote:This forum is working awesome guys. thanks for all of the hard work that made it happen :!:
Ya'll is welcome... and what make it such a good forum.
by rodndtube
Wed Oct 05, 2011 12:18 am
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: Skegs
Replies: 13
Views: 7297

Re: Skegs

My side bites on the Austin are very small (~2") and center fin these days is 4 or 4.5 in.
by rodndtube
Tue Oct 04, 2011 11:17 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Come Hell Or High Water - Ventura, Ca
Replies: 4
Views: 1955

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: 7297

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: 4758

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: 18913

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: 3481

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: 2453

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: 7297

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...