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by krusher74
Wed Jul 24, 2019 3:23 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: T-Belly G6
Replies: 42
Views: 3442

Re: T-Belly G6

That's interesting...I've never experienced that. It may be that the dual "exit concaves" I place on the bottom are doing their job and relieving the pressure beneath the tail, eliminating excess lift in this area. Lindsay Lord discuss this phenomenon in his book and which inspired Bob Simmons to i...
by krusher74
Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: New summer Groveler
Replies: 35
Views: 2506

Re: New summer Groveler

I've done a few mods to the summer groveler, moved the leash plug to where I wanted (asked) for it to be installed in the first place. 10" back from the nose. I also find when I first fit a new desk pad it too sticky and it hard to move up and down the board, this resulted in by my 3rd surf the pad ...
by krusher74
Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: slowmo video
Replies: 1
Views: 460

slowmo video

Saw this video recently has a load of great slow-motion video, very interesting to watch rider leg/swimfin positions and also board angles of attack and body position on boards.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_eKVA5 ... ture=share
by krusher74
Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:13 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: The Immigrint board
Replies: 21
Views: 1777

Re: The Immigrint board

Wetsuits can be like swim fins, see how it fits on you. O'Neil wetsuits have consistently fit me (whether I was skinnier or plumper) but Rip Curls were just the opposite (constricting my range of motion). Try before buy. O'Neill seems to be the only wetsuit brand that has exclusive technology, I ha...
by krusher74
Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: The Immigrint board
Replies: 21
Views: 1777

Re: The Immigrint board

I'm working in a surfshop in ireland now, could do you a good price on one of these come later in the season when they restock

https://www.oneill.com/gb/en/psychofrea ... BL-XS.html
by krusher74
Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:04 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: The Immigrint board
Replies: 21
Views: 1777

Re: The Immigrint board

Thanks for the advice. I was surprised at how few beginners try prone boards. In Newque, during the week I was there, I saw maybe 5 body boards compared to hundreds of stand ups. It’s surly easier to get into good waves sooner riding prone? Wetsuits, what’s the vote on rear zip or front pull over. ...
by krusher74
Thu Jun 27, 2019 4:54 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: New summer Groveler
Replies: 35
Views: 2506

Re: New summer Groveler

As far a weight goes in a paipo I feel that's way down the list of things that have an effect on it's surfing ability. length (planing area) volume rocker rail design Hull design tail design Flex. I would say these make up 99% of how a board works and maybe weight can throw in the last 1% I think ri...
by krusher74
Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: New summer Groveler
Replies: 35
Views: 2506

Re: New summer Groveler

I have now ridden the board twice in small beach break conditions. Interestingly on the first wave, i felt a lot of turbulence from the new channel at the back corner and thought oh no have a got this all wrong, but that feeling seemed to soon be unnoticeable. The extra volume up to 30L is certainly...
by krusher74
Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:18 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: New summer Groveler
Replies: 35
Views: 2506

Re: New summer Groveler

nomastomas wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:51 pm
Lighter is better from a "feel" perspective. My 5lb G5 "feels" like riding nothing.
Leash belongs on the right rear corner attached to your ankle :D
Don't get me started on what a heinous addiction a leg-rope is to a paipo!! :o
by krusher74
Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: New summer Groveler
Replies: 35
Views: 2506

Re: New summer Groveler

How much does it weigh? I had no idea so I weighted a few for you. Groveler 6lbs performance board 5.5lbs bodyboard 3.5lbs. So my bodyboard is nearly half the weight and I feel there is no discernable riding difference due to weight between them all. What are your thought on board weight and its ef...
by krusher74
Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: New summer Groveler
Replies: 35
Views: 2506

Re: New summer Groveler

I get that it's irritating to not get the plug where you want it, but what will be the effect - one place or the other? 5 things!! :o 1, in the normal location I have the plug (10" from nose) the bicep coil bodyboard leash I use sits nicely on top of the board out of the way while riding. 2, while ...
by krusher74
Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:22 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: New summer Groveler
Replies: 35
Views: 2506

Re: New summer Groveler

Picked the new board up from the Glasser yesterday and got the deck pad put on. Here are pics for comparison to my performance board. The same base design is there the groveler is just bigger 1.5" and 5L volume, has a different tail and a couple of extra channels. I asked for the fin plug in the sam...
by krusher74
Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: "Turbo speedstik paipo" vintage bodyboard
Replies: 13
Views: 935

Re: "Turbo speedstik paipo" vintage bodyboard

oh . I've guessed your age completely wrong, I though you were in your 20's
by krusher74
Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: The Immigrint board
Replies: 21
Views: 1777

Re: The Immigrint board

You will find the northeast surf scene to be very different to Newquay
by krusher74
Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: "Turbo speedstik paipo" vintage bodyboard
Replies: 13
Views: 935

Re: "Turbo speedstik paipo" vintage bodyboard

The looks are all part of an era I'm sure you are to young to have known. look at the wetsuits you could get :?
by krusher74
Fri May 31, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: Bodyboard Hydrofoil Video
Replies: 6
Views: 880

Re: Bodyboard Hydrofoil Video

I can't say I have ever tried it but I feel foiling is the one thing that isn't surfing at all, I don't know really what it is :? As you are not planning on the hull of the board or using a rail it's just so different. its looks very fast and really uses the wave energy efficiently, but it's kinda l...
by krusher74
Fri May 31, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: "Turbo speedstik paipo" vintage bodyboard
Replies: 13
Views: 935

Re: "Turbo speedstik paipo" vintage bodyboard

Well, I bought the other one :shock: cost me more to have it mailed to me that I paid for it :?

If I had seen the pictures of yours first I probably would not have bothered. :lol:

Might just be a wall hanger for me. 8-)
by krusher74
Wed May 29, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: "Turbo speedstik paipo" vintage bodyboard
Replies: 13
Views: 935

Re: "Turbo speedstik paipo" vintage bodyboard

thanks for the link to the other one, will cost me more to ship it than buy it if he accepts my offer!!
by krusher74
Wed May 29, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: "Turbo speedstik paipo" vintage bodyboard
Replies: 13
Views: 935

Re: "Turbo speedstik paipo" vintage bodyboard

I got this reply about it from the vintage bodyboard guy "It was meant to be a mix between a skimboard and a paipo. On the bottom. there are a few little channel grooves. They were touted as pretty much indestructible, although that wasn't completely the case. Ken Brown, the brother of Russ Brown (a...
by krusher74
Wed May 29, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: "Turbo speedstik paipo" vintage bodyboard
Replies: 13
Views: 935

Re: "Turbo speedstik paipo" vintage bodyboard

WOW! where did you find that!!! :shock: Can't wait to see some more pics of it to see the rail etc. It's very similar in template design to what I ride. I think you will find it a whole different beast to what you are used to, maybe slightly slower, but the buoyancy will help you catch waves easier ...