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by flojo
Tue May 01, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Bodyboards discuss (the soft paipo)
Replies: 52
Views: 5999

Re: Bodyboards discuss (the soft paipo)

Rod, the board I looked at was pretty stiff-it had some kind of carbon mesh imbedded in it as well as stringers.

My comment about adding fins was only speculation—I did not buy this board...I was just curious about it.

Flojo
by flojo
Mon Apr 30, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Bodyboards discuss (the soft paipo)
Replies: 52
Views: 5999

Re: Bodyboards discuss (the soft paipo)

Hey Rod, I am in the central California coast on a vacation and stopped by the Toobs factory to get Some answers to your questions. I took some photos also. The board is 22.5 at it widest point and tapers to 21.75 at the tail. You can see the rails in the attached photo. It also has a real nose rock...
by flojo
Mon Apr 30, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Bodyboards discuss (the soft paipo)
Replies: 52
Views: 5999

Re: Bodyboards discuss (the soft paipo)

Hi Asier-Regarding those soft boards you just posted about- I have the Rocket 50( 4 ft 2 inch). I use it as a paipo and Have a lot of fun with it. It catches waves easily and is fast. I removed the keel fins that came with it and replaced Them with small fins which are stiffer. But I am no expert or...
by flojo
Mon Apr 30, 2018 1:39 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Bodyboards discuss (the soft paipo)
Replies: 52
Views: 5999

Re: Bodyboards discuss (the soft paipo)

52” bodyboard on Toobs website
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by flojo
Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Things prone in general
Replies: 14
Views: 2049

Re: Things prone in general

The rocket 50 I spoke about above seems pretty sturdy. I dont think it would permanently dent from gripping or hitting a rock. It is stiff and light. It is a little floaty but I have fun with it in mushy, junky waves. It seems pretty quick too. I have noticed some cosmetic loss of paint on the nose ...
by flojo
Sun Apr 01, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Finless T-Belly
Replies: 55
Views: 8561

Re: Finless T-Belly

Photos please when they come back—look forward to seeing them
by flojo
Fri Mar 30, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Things prone in general
Replies: 14
Views: 2049

Re: Things prone in general

Hey Pes..I have a softech rocket 50 that works well as a bodyboard for me. As the name implies, it is 50 inches long. It is a little too short towork as a knee board for me—(I am 6 ft, 180 lbs)., but I have heard of others that have used it as a knee board. They make a bigger board that I have been ...
by flojo
Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: What are you riding at the moment?
Replies: 16
Views: 3422

Re: What are you riding at the moment?

The t-belly on the left is my best board, but it is a little too short for me
If the waves are mushy. When I need a little more float for mushy,slow waves,
I have fun on the red 50 inch softech...surprisingly fast and catches waves easily.
But all of them have their charms—
by flojo
Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: What are you riding at the moment?
Replies: 16
Views: 3422

Re: What are you riding at the moment?

Here is my entourage
by flojo
Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:34 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: TBG5
Replies: 99
Views: 15722

Re: TBG5

that is a beautiful board-
by flojo
Fri Mar 24, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: New Mega Platter
Replies: 11
Views: 1998

Re: New Mega Platter

let me know if you come down here--if I am free, I will meet you.....
by flojo
Thu Mar 23, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: New Mega Platter
Replies: 11
Views: 1998

Re: New Mega Platter

Hey JBW, after re-reading your initial post, I see that you already answered most of my questions, so I guess my question is do the benefits outweigh the difficulty of paddling out thru a beach break?. I can see a point break with a clear channel would be no problem but that is not the normal enviro...
by flojo
Thu Mar 23, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: New Mega Platter
Replies: 11
Views: 1998

Re: New Mega Platter

Hey JBW, board looks good. I am curious about the longer length and its benefits. I live in Pacifica and most of our surfable waves are frequently mushy with sections. I have a 45 " tb3 which I really like but I frequently find myself caught up in the whitewater and unable to drive thru it even thou...
by flojo
Fri Mar 10, 2017 1:35 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: simmons type stand up for belly riding?
Replies: 12
Views: 2511

simmons type stand up for belly riding?

A general question to the forum-I see a lot of very short simmons type shapes for sale on craigslist etc. some of them are 5 feet or even a few inches under in length. also generally pretty wide with a pretty parallel rails and low rocker-has anyone here tried one of these as a prone board? Just cur...
by flojo
Wed Aug 24, 2016 12:39 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Painting Blanks Before Glassing
Replies: 2
Views: 814

Re: Painting Blanks Before Glassing

In the past, I have done that with a poly blank with no problems.....
by flojo
Tue Jun 28, 2016 11:16 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: What's your favorite board for small days ?
Replies: 18
Views: 4479

Re: What's your favorite board for small days ?

The mat takes a very long time. George Greenough says he is still learning how to ride it.
by flojo
Mon Feb 22, 2016 11:07 pm
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: Swim Fins with Booties
Replies: 24
Views: 5875

Re: Swim Fins with Booties

I have had the same issue with rapidly wearing fin socks and finally found these that work for me. Decent sole-thin but strong and pretty easy to get
the fins off and on. Good protection when rock dancing and comfortable when kicking.

xcel infinitoid is the brand and model
by flojo
Sat Dec 19, 2015 3:18 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: TBG5 Step Up
Replies: 108
Views: 20761

Re: TBG5 Step Up

Hey Thomas...cool looking shape! Ride report when u get a chance
by flojo
Thu Jul 30, 2015 10:38 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: How long?
Replies: 15
Views: 2829

Re: How long?

Looks nice...dimensions? Are you putting fins on it?
Would like to see photos after glassing..
by flojo
Wed Jul 29, 2015 3:55 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: How long?
Replies: 15
Views: 2829

Re: How long?

Hey Uncle, nice board. What size and type of wood stock did you use?