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by rodndtube
Mon Feb 08, 2021 11:08 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Re-shape
Replies: 13
Views: 2804

Re: Re-shape

I've often thought of how to handle high-speed waves with some cross chop. Skimming from peak to peak of a little bit of cross-swell is challenging. Up to moderate sea state (chop style), but not high seas, hydrofoils and bi-/tri-hulls are sometimes used. Boats have bows (v-bottom fronts/nose areas)...
by rodndtube
Wed Jan 20, 2021 10:58 pm
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: Getting Churchill fins to fit
Replies: 12
Views: 3737

Re: Getting Churchill fins to fit

It is a real bummer. Same issue with the new formulation of Vipers about 6 years ago... hard heals. Can't imagine real hard and rigid is great for the ankles either.
by rodndtube
Mon Jan 18, 2021 2:59 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Anyone from near San Francisco (not Santa Monica)on the forum?
Replies: 5
Views: 2108

Re: Anyone from near San Francisco (not Santa Monica)on the forum?

Kage is sorta in that neck of the woods but as Uncle G notes it is rather far inland... on the road to Yosemite from San Francisco.
by rodndtube
Wed Jan 06, 2021 10:03 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Rick Surfboards Paipo
Replies: 3
Views: 1627

Re: Rick Surfboards Paipo

Yes, drilling a hole was all so common in the early days. No simple leash plugs although some people made fiberglass loops on the board. It was easier to hold on to a paipo then a longboard or a short boart (7'6") back then so it open up some breaks that foot surfers would want to avoid. We als...
by rodndtube
Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:22 am
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: orca fins? other symmetrical fins
Replies: 45
Views: 12812

Re: orca fins? other symmetrical fins

As you may have discovered it is now possible to drag and drop an image directly into the "Reply" or "Post" space from one's computer. However, I wasn't able to directly drop and drag the photo below into the post. It was easy to copy and paste the photo's link into the Attachmen...
by rodndtube
Tue Jan 05, 2021 10:52 am
Forum: About the Forums - Read Me!
Topic: Temporary Shutdown for Maintenance
Replies: 2
Views: 5285

Re: Temporary Shutdown for Maintenance

testing 1-2-3. Just a test.
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by rodndtube
Fri Jan 01, 2021 8:03 pm
Forum: About the Forums - Read Me!
Topic: New Upgrade, New Feature Added
Replies: 0
Views: 3126

New Upgrade, New Feature Added

Upgraded a long overdue upgrade to the forum software which was prompted by a need to upgrade the supported php scripting language the forum uses. Sometimes this process is as difficult as catching a wave with an anchor stuck to a reef. Now the little feature add-on... posts in a thread are now numb...
by rodndtube
Tue Dec 29, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Rick Surfboards Paipo
Replies: 3
Views: 1627

Rick Surfboards Paipo

This is an interesting board for the period which is my guess a mid-1960s vintage. I came across it on eBay. The board is 42 x 21-1/2 inches. Rick Stoner early on partnered with Bing Copeland who was also known for supporting innovative surf designs. Deck_stdg.jpg Bottom_stdg.jpg BottomSideAngledVie...
by rodndtube
Thu Dec 17, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: New Blank
Replies: 7
Views: 1232

Re: New Blank

Plenty to work with... maybe too much rocker for my tastes but part of that could be mitigated by turning the board around before making cut lines.
by rodndtube
Thu Dec 17, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Does it sound like a good paipo ?
Replies: 7
Views: 2475

Re: Does it sound like a good paipo ?

Looks nice to me. It is all up to you now! As Bob said, width is a matter of preference and at 21 inches is in good range of the other dimensions. My preference would be to probably slap on some smaller fins but see how it goes and try some other fins if there is something else you are looking for i...
by rodndtube
Mon Nov 30, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Cornwall style board
Replies: 9
Views: 1686

Re: Cornwall style board

Honestly, those are the conditions I usually take my finless wood board out in.
by rodndtube
Mon Nov 30, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Cornwall style board
Replies: 9
Views: 1686

Re: Cornwall style board

LOL, steam bending it might have broke the scrap ply you had! A foot wide seems SO narrow.
by rodndtube
Sun Nov 29, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Cornwall style board
Replies: 9
Views: 1686

Re: Cornwall style board

It sure looked purty, but to be a true Cornwaller Bellyboard it needs a good sized nose flip.
by rodndtube
Wed Nov 18, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Dextra Bellyboards
Replies: 14
Views: 6312

Re: Dextra Bellyboards

Do it, Kage!
by rodndtube
Tue Nov 17, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Dextra Bellyboards
Replies: 14
Views: 6312

Re: Dextra Bellyboards

Poobah, long time! Wondered if the fires and smoke in N. California had swept you away. Any water time as of late?
by rodndtube
Tue Nov 03, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: yucca fins
Replies: 13
Views: 3532

Re: yucca fins

The Yuccas are expensive, probably about double of Vipers and DaFins, and they are also heavy along the lines of Viper 5" Orange and Yellow Dot models and DaFins are about half the weight, a big factor for anyone that travels and needs a spare pair.
by rodndtube
Tue Nov 03, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: TBG5
Replies: 120
Views: 45654

Re: TBG5

On the nose thickness it is also the rail shape. I always shoot for the airplane wing leading edge which tends to lift out of the water during minor pearls and through shop. Nose kick doesn't really help much in a nose pearl other than slow and slosh the board down. Some nose kick does help in steep...
by rodndtube
Mon Nov 02, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: TBG5
Replies: 120
Views: 45654

Re: TBG5

Bob, I might be confused on whether you are speaking of a wider, fuller nose plan shape or a thinner, less thick nose area. Photographs and angles can trick the eye... the nose appears narrow with nose kick. I would likely keep the thickness as it appears but go with a fuller plan shape in the nose ...
by rodndtube
Sun Nov 01, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Dextra Bellyboards
Replies: 14
Views: 6312

Re: Dextra Bellyboards

Somebody in the family re-initiated the branding in 2020, including a web page http://dextrasurf.com/, a Facebook page and an Instagram page. However, the website has since gone dead. I did a partial check on the Wayback Machine and as of the latest update in August 2020, the website remained incomp...
by rodndtube
Thu Oct 29, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Quad Concave Body Board Study
Replies: 88
Views: 13162

Re: Quad Concave Body Board Study

Combination of a surf mat and modern bodyboard! They were so floppy riding Waimea they scooted through the cross-chops like mats.