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by bgreen
Fri Oct 07, 2011 5:09 pm
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: Modifying UDT fins
Replies: 8
Views: 4829

Modifying UDT fins

I've read a few descriptions of modifying UDT fins and Bongo from Byron told me an angle grinder was used. Anyone know what sort of disc would be used or an alternative to an angle grinder?

Thanks.

Bob
by bgreen
Fri Oct 07, 2011 5:06 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Oahu and the Big Island
Replies: 7
Views: 2845

Re: Oahu and the Big Island

Rod,

Isn't Paul Lindbergh on the big Island? I always found him approachable. Neal will know John Galera.
I gather the paipo aren't on display at the Bishop museum like they used to be. That could be a very interesting detour. Larry Goddard would probably be happy to chat.

Enjoy the trip.

Bob
by bgreen
Thu Oct 06, 2011 6:57 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Mini Pig
Replies: 8
Views: 3450

Re: Mini Pig

There seems some very crossed wires here. I'm talking about the slope at the tail . After surfing an S deck paipo for a while then going back to a Galera no-fin, I could feel a very distinct section of my outer upper thigh getting worked. Surffoils description regarding the virtue of less volume in ...
by bgreen
Wed Oct 05, 2011 8:39 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Mini Pig
Replies: 8
Views: 3450

Re: Mini Pig

"your legs will still go out straight. think about it some more? why would your legs have to change angles just because the tail slopes?" S deck + slope changes the angle of your legs relative to the water. Less S and slope your legs will sit flatter. The difference isn't astronmical but if I have a...
by bgreen
Wed Oct 05, 2011 8:27 am
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: Skegs
Replies: 13
Views: 7252

Re: Skegs

I largely ride finless and I'm more likely to lose the edge on fatter waves. It's simply a matter of adjusting your body position to regain control and a bit of anticipation that it is going to happen as the juice-o-meter drops. In such situations it's better to ride higher up in the wave.

Bob
by bgreen
Wed Oct 05, 2011 8:22 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Where to surf in Maui?
Replies: 10
Views: 4727

Re: Where to surf in Maui?

Paipos were common in the 1960s. To appreciate the decline in paipo see the interview with Paul Lindbergh who makes the HPD boards: http://mypaipoboards.org/interviews/Paipo_Interviews.shtml#Paul_Lindbergh Maui is home to a couple of great paipo riders, e.g Sean Ross : http://mypaipoboards.org/inter...
by bgreen
Sun Oct 02, 2011 3:44 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: sliver
Replies: 2
Views: 1616

Re: sliver

Mike,

This board is starting to look like an old style UK bellyboard.

Bob
by bgreen
Sun Oct 02, 2011 3:43 am
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: Fin recommendations
Replies: 39
Views: 18836

Re: Fin recommendations

Cuttlefish,

I see the early stages of addiction emerging. Try the board without fins after you become more familiar with riding it. I'm going to get the fins for my new board cut down.

Bob
by bgreen
Sun Oct 02, 2011 3:39 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: New paipo
Replies: 10
Views: 5054

Re: New paipo

Handles on a paipo are worth a thread in itself. In the update to Robert Moynier's interview, he elaborates on his experience riding paipo with a handgrip.

Bob
by bgreen
Sun Oct 02, 2011 3:37 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Mini Pig
Replies: 8
Views: 3450

Re: Mini Pig

Larry Goddard's boards have an S deck. The logic is that you don't need a whole lot of flotation in the nose area. One thought worth considering is how well your back fits into the S curve if you have back problems. Also the S alters your leg angle so you are working your legs at a slightly differen...
by bgreen
Sun Oct 02, 2011 3:33 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: SACRED CRAFT
Replies: 3
Views: 1891

Re: SACRED CRAFT

Uncle G,

Is this the event at San Diego? I believe Robert Moynier may be taking his bonzer paipo there.

Bob
by bgreen
Tue Sep 27, 2011 6:55 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: New paipo
Replies: 10
Views: 5054

Re: New paipo

BJ, Are you in Melbourne now? I've been meaning to ask whether you are you still interested in the board with handlebars project? There's an interview coming up with Paul Witzig who rides a modern fibreglass version. Hope to get it posted up soon. Have also been doing research into the French planky...
by bgreen
Sun Sep 18, 2011 4:51 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: New paipo
Replies: 10
Views: 5054

Re: New paipo

No, I've made a couple of wooden boards. Here are two photos of the thicker predecessor of the above board. P1050608_3.jpg 602_4.jpg Both boards were made by Chris Garrett (aka Phantom) - http://www.chrisgarrettshapes.com.au/ My avatar is of a wave west of you. Do you ride a paipo? I know of a guy o...
by bgreen
Sat Sep 17, 2011 4:36 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Mahalo Nui Loa
Replies: 3
Views: 2337

Re: Mahalo Nui Loa

All credit has to go to Rod. It was his idea and a lot of work on his part to sort out the technical stuff.

Bob
by bgreen
Sun Sep 11, 2011 4:47 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: New paipo
Replies: 10
Views: 5054

Re: New paipo

4' 53/4" x 21 3/8" x 17/8"
by bgreen
Sat Sep 03, 2011 6:25 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: New paipo
Replies: 10
Views: 5054

New paipo

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I think this is about as thin as I should go. It's fast and easy to turn. I've ridden it twice & prefer it without fins.

Bob
by bgreen
Sat Aug 27, 2011 10:56 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Irene - Mid Atlantic States
Replies: 5
Views: 2856

Re: Irene - Mid Atlantic States

Phily,

Do you arm paddle or kick out on the Austin? If the former, try the kick out method more.

Bob
by bgreen
Fri Aug 19, 2011 5:52 pm
Forum: Paipo Web Pages
Topic: Paul Lindbergh's "Hawaii Paipo Designs"
Replies: 1
Views: 2854

Re: Paul Lindbergh's "Hawaii Paipo Designs"

Looks like I can reply too.

Bob