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by spudnut
Sat Dec 03, 2011 1:53 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: a good day for ear plugs
Replies: 21
Views: 9200

Re: a good day for ear plugs

http://www.centralcoast-tourism.com/ As you can see Ron the Central Coast Tourism Council even includes you Ventura folk in the Central Coast area. Frankly I think they have overstepped their bounds a bit. In my book anyone South of Santa Barbara County is not worthy of the designation. 8-) Wow! I ...
by spudnut
Sat Dec 03, 2011 12:39 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: a good day for ear plugs
Replies: 21
Views: 9200

Re: a good day for ear plugs

SJB,

Since when is Ventura / Santa Barbara central coast? We are still below Point Conception :D
by spudnut
Fri Dec 02, 2011 8:46 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Vimeo Fun
Replies: 1
Views: 1674

Re: Vimeo Fun

That was very cool 8-) . I so want a Go-Pro myself.
by spudnut
Fri Dec 02, 2011 8:37 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: a good day for ear plugs
Replies: 21
Views: 9200

Re: a good day for ear plugs

With closeouts, I would much rather be on my paipo than my mat. For me, the mat excels with long walls, but not closeouts :o
by spudnut
Thu Dec 01, 2011 12:14 pm
Forum: About the Forums - Read Me!
Topic: Any Day ClickIt Fundraiser Help
Replies: 17
Views: 55713

Re: Holiday Fundraiser Help

Will oblige :!:
by spudnut
Tue Nov 29, 2011 9:07 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Stop The Wave
Replies: 1
Views: 1876

Re: Stop The Wave

The narration totally reminds me of "The Endless Summer". The guys on the paipos were flying. I have never heard of this movie before. Thanks as usual.
by spudnut
Thu Nov 24, 2011 12:23 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Wishbone Board
Replies: 11
Views: 6366

Re: Wishbone Board

Rod, My UDT fins have really nice flexible blades. My DaFins have shorter and much stiffer blades that hurt my ankles. The UDT are heavy, do not float, and I enjoy using them with a buoyant board because my body is already on top of the water. My legs stay in the water better preventing me from wast...
by spudnut
Wed Nov 23, 2011 10:48 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Wishbone Board
Replies: 11
Views: 6366

Re: Wishbone Board

Without a doubt the discussion of fins seems to get us all going more than board types whatever the reason be. Does anyone else have a preference for a particular fin based upon the board being buoyant like an Austin vs. neutral like an HPD or wood paipo?
by spudnut
Wed Nov 23, 2011 5:46 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Wishbone Board
Replies: 11
Views: 6366

Re: Wishbone Board

I use UDT fins. Make sure to use fin socks or booties and the thicker the better. Spend a little time flexing the blades before you take them out in the water. They are going to feel very different than churchills.
by spudnut
Tue Nov 22, 2011 6:43 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Wishbone Board
Replies: 11
Views: 6366

Re: Wishbone Board

I am sure that this is going to be a stupid question, but then I am full of them (at least full of something.) The alaia I would imagine that you do not need to paddle with swim fins. A 48" board would certainly get into waves much easier with fins on your feet. So, did you use fins? :)
by spudnut
Mon Nov 14, 2011 7:58 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: New T Belly Board
Replies: 29
Views: 15575

Re: New T Belly Board

I live in Ventura, right next to Ojai. When you get the board let me know as we have a couple of Austins here among other paipos. We can take them all out if you like.
by spudnut
Mon Nov 14, 2011 12:48 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Alaia for prone riding
Replies: 25
Views: 11568

Re: Alaia for prone riding

:lol: :lol: :lol:
by spudnut
Sun Nov 13, 2011 10:52 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Alaia for prone riding
Replies: 25
Views: 11568

Re: Alaia for prone riding

My daily ride is modeled after Tom Wegener's Finley. We met at Sacred Craft a few years ago and I bent his ear for quite a while before building it. It is by far, my favorite board for surf under head high. 5' 5" X 15.5" X < 3/4" Paulownia with a Tung Oil based Salad Bowl finish. IMG...
by spudnut
Sun Nov 13, 2011 12:45 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Where to surf in Maui?
Replies: 10
Views: 8361

Re: Where to surf in Maui?

If the swell angle is right, try Maalaea!
by spudnut
Fri Nov 11, 2011 8:29 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Visit to Hawaii
Replies: 13
Views: 7282

Re: Visit to Hawaii

Bob,

Can you post some pics of your bisect board? I am curious to see it. Thanks.
by spudnut
Wed Nov 09, 2011 8:17 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Blue Plate Special
Replies: 58
Views: 25430

Re: Blue Plate Special

I ride a plywood paipo and get into waves earlier than most shortboarders do. That being said, I use UDT fins, kick hard from off the board, and try to let the swells/waves energy help me get into the wave early. It helps to know the break well and watch the swell for a shift in its peak.
by spudnut
Tue Nov 08, 2011 8:59 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: New T Belly Board
Replies: 29
Views: 15575

Re: New T Belly Board

The specs look awesome on that board. Please post some pictures of it when you get it. Also, a report on how it rides would be nice! Based upon what you said, I am assuming that you have never ridden an Austin? I love seeing just how many different designs work really well.
by spudnut
Mon Nov 07, 2011 9:08 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Visit to Hawaii
Replies: 13
Views: 7282

Re: Visit to Hawaii

The smiles on both your faces tell the tale of how much fun you guys must have had.
by spudnut
Sat Nov 05, 2011 8:18 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Alaia for prone riding
Replies: 25
Views: 11568

Re: Alaia for prone riding

I will see if I can get in touch with Jon, since I figure that he is a bit closer :lol:
by spudnut
Fri Nov 04, 2011 3:45 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Alaia for prone riding
Replies: 25
Views: 11568

Re: Alaia for prone riding

This design has really got me thinking about a combo board, the price - ouch!

http://www.xylemsurfboards.com/-The--In ... laia-.html