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by Atlantasurfer
Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: Bodyboard Hydrofoil Video
Replies: 6
Views: 1267

Re: Bodyboard Hydrofoil Video

If this baby only cost a hundred bucks I would be buying it right now. I have to try this.
by Atlantasurfer
Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Immigrant board Mk2
Replies: 5
Views: 969

Re: Immigrant board Mk2

Great design as always. Do those side wings increase speed or decrease it?
by Atlantasurfer
Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: New summer Groveler
Replies: 36
Views: 3444

Re: New summer Groveler

That thing is beautiful. It looks fast standing still.
by Atlantasurfer
Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: PhillyViking & Atlantasurfer have been making some boards...
Replies: 3
Views: 821

Re: PhillyViking & Atlantasurfer have been making some boards...

Hi Guys. I did make a board this summer, but I wasn't sure if I should post it on the forums as it is mostly just a variation of the boards I have been doing for a couple of years. This old board, the Frankenboogie mk. II was just dying of loneliness in the backyard shed.https://mypaipoboards.org/fo...
by Atlantasurfer
Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Frankenboogie Mk. III
Replies: 24
Views: 5434

Re: Frankenboogie Mk. III

I can't wait to see what you come up with. I'm sure someone around here has good advice for bending Paulownia.
by Atlantasurfer
Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: PAIPO Foils.
Replies: 38
Views: 3398

Re: PAIPO Foils.

Forgive me if these questions have been answered elsewhere, but I would like to attempt a plywood version of a simple foil board. I have always been intrigued by Gilbert Lum's creation. Should the foil go under my center of mass? Some designs have the foil more to the rear. Do heavier riders need mo...
by Atlantasurfer
Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Am I asking for too much?
Replies: 13
Views: 1180

Am I asking for too much?

Unlike most of you guys, I live a long ways from the ocean and surf when my work schedule allows it. With that in mind, I try to have a variety of gear to fit different conditions. The only time I feel jealous of the SUP and longboard hordes is when waves are small and closing out. In that case I re...
by Atlantasurfer
Sun Sep 30, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Plywood and cork
Replies: 12
Views: 1223

Re: Plywood and cork

Do you have any pictures?
by Atlantasurfer
Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Need Advice on Build
Replies: 32
Views: 3187

Re: Need Advice on Build

This video is pretty cool:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-lCSpiQUXQ

I use a bigger board. At 230-240 pounds I'm weighing in at 1.5 Wegeners.
by Atlantasurfer
Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Need Advice on Build
Replies: 32
Views: 3187

Re: Need Advice on Build

Rod, I wish I did have some video of me working my small surf Florida magic! I have had great luck with my 5'11" (or thereabouts) Alaia style board. 1/2" thick plywood works well for me, and it is pretty bomb proof. I also love using a 5'4" mini-simmons as a Paipo. I just had my ding king install a ...
by Atlantasurfer
Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: What are you riding at the moment?
Replies: 16
Views: 3348

Re: What are you riding at the moment?

I use my legs to catch the waves, with a little bit of arm assist as the wave is beginning to lift me up (if that makes sense).
by Atlantasurfer
Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: What are you riding at the moment?
Replies: 16
Views: 3348

Re: What are you riding at the moment?

I do ride it prone. I wouldn't say it is faster than other boards, but I think the extra volume makes catching waves easier. The spot is usually small and weak and packed with SUPs and long boarders. I can't sit as far out as them, but i do want to get the wave as early as possible.
by Atlantasurfer
Tue Jan 02, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: What are you riding at the moment?
Replies: 16
Views: 3348

Re: What are you riding at the moment?

I just got back from surfing Florida using a board I call "The Truck." It is a 5'4'' mini-Simmons with twin keels. Here is a look at what I was surfing Saturday. Some Of the cleanest, longest waves I've ever had in Florida. The photographer didn't take any pics of me, but I was right there in the th...
by Atlantasurfer
Mon Apr 24, 2017 8:37 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Design Advice
Replies: 7
Views: 2688

Re: Design Advice

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=681

I just realized that I put this in "Your Wave" when it should have gone into the paipo building thread. Sorry.
by Atlantasurfer
Mon Apr 24, 2017 8:32 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Design Advice
Replies: 7
Views: 2688

Design Advice

I am getting ready to create a new board, and I want to get some opinions/advice. Last spring I made Black Betty, as seen in this thread: https://mypaipoboards.org/forum3/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=681 I love this board. It works well in chest high and smaller waves. But, it consistently pearls in bigger w...
by Atlantasurfer
Mon Apr 10, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: simmons type stand up for belly riding?
Replies: 12
Views: 2473

Re: simmons type stand up for belly riding?

A few years ago, I picked up a used simmons-shape standup surfboard. I love it as a paipo. It works great when the waves get sloppy and mushy. I have limited days at the beach, so I try to be ready to surf a wide range of conditions. My only complaint is that the board is not really compatible with ...
by Atlantasurfer
Thu Sep 22, 2016 11:47 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Uh-oh Kelly Slater better look out--warm water too!
Replies: 14
Views: 2674

Re: Uh-oh Kelly Slater better look out--warm water too!

Florida surf report.jpg There is still uncrowded surf in Florida. Here is a pic from today's surf report at my normal spot. I wish I was there, but I'm in Georgia earning a living... In August I scored some fantastic tropical storm waves. Because we were not at a marquee spot, me and my friends had...
by Atlantasurfer
Thu Jun 23, 2016 3:42 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Frankenboogie Mk. III
Replies: 24
Views: 5434

Re: Frankenboogie Mk. III

For the first part of this month, I was down in Central America getting to know this board well. For small waves (up to about chest high) this board suited my style of riding and was a ton of fun. It didn't duck dive as well as many paipos, but it was certainly doable. It is long enough to put your ...
by Atlantasurfer
Mon May 16, 2016 4:07 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Can you kneeride a plywood paipo ?
Replies: 8
Views: 2584

Re: Can you kneeride a plywood paipo ?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S58kY5jsLTI

Someone posted this Proto-Kneelos video a while back. This thing is a gem and a good source for paipo/Kneelo crossover history in California.