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by PhillyViking
Wed Mar 26, 2014 8:58 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Costa Rica 2014
Replies: 9
Views: 3270

Re: Costa Rica 2014

It was in fact a great 1st world problem to have. Its a bit hard to sort through because of the changing conditions and my own evolution. However, the actual differences seem to play out as expected. I really love the natural experience of riding a mat... and there is nothing like the speed you get ...
by PhillyViking
Wed Mar 12, 2014 6:18 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Costa Rica 2014
Replies: 9
Views: 3270

Costa Rica 2014

Here is the guys in Costa Rica.
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by PhillyViking
Tue Aug 20, 2013 6:36 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: 60s Bon Aire Bodyboard / Skim Board
Replies: 4
Views: 2672

Re: 60s Bon Aire Bodyboard / Skim Board

I do not have one for sale .. my brother is looking to see if his original one might be somewhere down there in the caverns. If he still has it we expect that it will have some real interesting skegs glassed on.
by PhillyViking
Sun Aug 18, 2013 6:37 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: 60s Bon Aire Bodyboard / Skim Board
Replies: 4
Views: 2672

60s Bon Aire Bodyboard / Skim Board

I happened across a a body board / skim board sale for a model my brother and I rode in the mid sixties. The board measures 20 1/8 x 31 5/8. The board had removable skegs. see http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Surf-Board-Bon-Aire-Skimboard-Bellyboard-/261258870922. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-u...
by PhillyViking
Wed Sep 26, 2012 12:06 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Xylem Malama Kai paipo
Replies: 45
Views: 18826

Re: Xylem Malama Kai paipo

I appreciate all the comments. I have been on the verge of getting a Xylem board for over a year .. its time to try it for my self. I mostly ride E-coast but get to take some trips. I have an Austin 52" and ride 4GF surf mats. To my own surprise (big guy, small mat, mostly small waves) I mostly rode...
by PhillyViking
Tue Sep 18, 2012 3:52 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Xylem Malama Kai paipo
Replies: 45
Views: 18826

Re: Xylem Malama Kai paipo

whats your report on the Xylem .. I have an Austin so am particularly interested in the comparison.
by PhillyViking
Fri Aug 24, 2012 11:10 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: SurfMat Article
Replies: 15
Views: 5247

Re: SurfMat Article

I ride 4GF Vespa Roundail and Mini as well as Austin 52" Paipo. (I am 6', 230lb) I mostly ride E Coast but log some other trips. You have to learn subtitles of steering a mat compared to paipo. You can man handle a paipo to control it whereas a mat requires more sensitivity to the wave and your posi...
by PhillyViking
Tue Jul 31, 2012 2:23 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Introduce yourself
Replies: 48
Views: 23378

Re: Introduce yourself

Hello, I am from Philadelphia .. I began riding long boards in 1965 mostly at the Inlet Delaware but spent lots of time on Assategue, OBX and Florida. More recently I rode boogie boards and then in the last few years transitioned to an Austin Paipo and 4GF Surf mats. While very different, I enjoy bo...
by PhillyViking
Tue Jul 31, 2012 2:02 pm
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: Zeagle Travel Fins
Replies: 7
Views: 4106

Re: Zeagle Travel Fins

I have had good experience with force fin pros .. I use the comfort pad insert when its warm and remove it when using boots in colder conditions. That way one set of fins is good for warm and cold. I do not need socks in the warm conditions and do not get blisters. I used to get cramps and blisters ...
by PhillyViking
Fri Aug 26, 2011 11:14 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Irene - Mid Atlantic States
Replies: 5
Views: 2790

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 thing...
by PhillyViking
Fri Aug 26, 2011 10:56 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: initial post
Replies: 0
Views: 1139

initial post

Here is my iinitial post - will mess with photo insert over weekend after reading instructions