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by Paipo Jim
Tue Dec 13, 2011 2:20 pm
Forum: For Sale, Wanted or Trade
Topic: Are there any Commercial Paipos available on the market ?
Replies: 51
Views: 17518

Re: Are there any Commercial Paipos available on the market

Maybe Paipo Nui. There are some contemporary builders that meet your criteria like HPD and the UK builders of "traditional surfboards. Well if you're gonna include Val Valentine's Paipo Nui then you should also include Aussie Jamie Farfor's boards. Interesting essay by Jamie on his production ...
by Paipo Jim
Sun Dec 11, 2011 5:56 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Today's Oregon Paipo Pics
Replies: 9
Views: 3185

Re: Today's Oregon Paipo Pics

5/4 although IMHO a 4/3 will work in the mid-50's water temp on a sunny day in the summer. I used to wear a 4/3 all the time but I have plenty of natural insulation! :)
by Paipo Jim
Sun Dec 11, 2011 2:11 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Pirate Fish Alaia Remo II
Replies: 20
Views: 6752

Re: Pirate Fish Alaia Remo II

Using 5'x5' sheets of alternating cross grain Baltic Birch plywood with a light sheathing of 1.6 or 2 oz. tight weave, high thread count glass and some Resin Research epoxy for laminating the glass and as a sealant should be just the ticket. I had a picture of just such a layup that I used as a repl...
by Paipo Jim
Sun Dec 11, 2011 11:08 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Pirate Fish Alaia Remo II
Replies: 20
Views: 6752

Re: Pirate Fish Alaia Remo II

bgreen wrote:If you have to kick/paddle against any significant current a super thin board will be hard work
You shouldn't be fighting currents but using them. And for getting under heavy whitewater; the lighter and thinner the better.
by Paipo Jim
Sun Dec 11, 2011 10:59 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Today's Oregon Paipo Pics
Replies: 9
Views: 3185

Re: Today's Oregon Paipo Pics

An Hawaii Paipo Design.
by Paipo Jim
Sat Dec 10, 2011 6:07 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Today's Oregon Paipo Pics
Replies: 9
Views: 3185

Re: Today's Oregon Paipo Pics

Sometimes the coldest water temps here in Oregon are in the summer when the incessant NW winds cause an upwelling of deep and cold water right on the coast. I went out at Yachats once in July and the water was 46 F! It's usually always warmer offshore:
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by Paipo Jim
Sat Dec 10, 2011 5:35 pm
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: Modifying UDT fins
Replies: 8
Views: 5281

Re: Modifying UDT fins

Grumps writes: "I am 6'2" and weigh 190lbs and have no problem using my UDT's uncut. They are far and away my favorite fin." I too kick my UDT's uncut. When the conditions get into the overhead range there is nothing better than to have those thigh muscles fully engaged when powering...
by Paipo Jim
Sat Dec 10, 2011 1:05 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: a good day for ear plugs
Replies: 21
Views: 6233

Re: a good day for ear plugs

I'm glad to see you corrected some of your bogus Florida claims after being appropriately schooled. I'll continue to monitor your posts as a public service to the members of this forum. BTW, the confirmation of a Hammerhead in the La Jolla death was by an eyewitness.
by Paipo Jim
Sat Dec 10, 2011 12:53 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: a good day for ear plugs
Replies: 21
Views: 6233

Re: a good day for ear plugs

Grumpy grumps: "Check out Surfline." Like I'm supposed to take Surfline all serious and SheeeeIIIIItttttt? F*ck Surfline. If you've actually been in the water anywhere north pf Point Conception then you would know that the ocean conditions are totally different. You could even say that th...
by Paipo Jim
Sat Dec 10, 2011 12:31 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: a good day for ear plugs
Replies: 21
Views: 6233

Re: a good day for ear plugs

SJB says: "58 degrees is cold water huh. Up here on the Central Coast we laugh at 58 degrees. You SoCal boys can't handle cold water. Pussies. As for my buddies in Oregon who wear 5+ mm in the Summer they must be rolling over in the barrel.....assuming they can ever find a barrel up there in t...
by Paipo Jim
Sat Dec 10, 2011 12:00 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: a good day for ear plugs
Replies: 21
Views: 6233

Re: a good day for ear plugs

Uncle Grumpy says: "Central Coast? SLO/Morro < > SF" Well technically Jalama and Tarantula's are Central Coast since they are north of Point Conception but I'd put the southernmost break on the Central Coast at Surf beach on Vandenberg AFB. It certainly is sharky enough. A surfer was eate...
by Paipo Jim
Fri Dec 09, 2011 9:23 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Today's Oregon Paipo Pics
Replies: 9
Views: 3185

Re: Today's Oregon Paipo Pics

The swell was running around 5 feet @ 17 seconds. Lot's of overhead faces for sure at the spot where we were.
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by Paipo Jim
Fri Dec 09, 2011 8:18 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Today's Oregon Paipo Pics
Replies: 9
Views: 3185

Today's Oregon Paipo Pics

Lumpy, bumpy Oregon that is... :D
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Some pics of Mt. Ranier and Mt. Saint Helen's from the coast range:
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