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by zensuni
Tue Oct 29, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Mini paipo
Replies: 2
Views: 1068

Mini paipo

Hi there! I have been playing with the idea of riding very small boards, smaller than regular paipos but bigger than regular handplanes. So I came with this one: test.png The size is approximatively 30x45cm, 2cm tick plywood. No concave, no rocker. The rounded shape makes it very easy to use. Depend...
by zensuni
Sat Sep 21, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Wood Paipo
Replies: 16
Views: 3848

Re: Wood Paipo

I like riding superman style, first because it is fun to do, second because it puts a smile on paddling out surfers who see you :)
by zensuni
Sat Sep 21, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Introduce yourself
Replies: 48
Views: 22124

Re: Introduce yourself

Gopro videos of our paipo sessions are always deceptive, waves always look smaller and flatter (fisheye lentle), but in this case it is still a nice video. Welcome to the paipo forum! I live in Bordeaux (Bordeus) in France, so I am used to surf the Atlantic ocean. I had a chance to bodysurf (using a...
by zensuni
Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Introduce yourself
Replies: 48
Views: 22124

Re: Introduce yourself

Hi medswells, the insta video is very nice,long ride and nice water color.
by zensuni
Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:07 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: The Immigrint board
Replies: 21
Views: 3338

Re: The Immigrint board

During the winter I use 5/3 backzip wetsuits exclusively, I know front zip is better but I just can't wear them, I mean I tried in the shop and got completely stuck :lol: . Backzip disturbs arms flexibility, but I fond it less a problem riding prone than on stand up surfing, cause I don't arm paddle...
by zensuni
Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: The Immigrint board
Replies: 21
Views: 3338

Re: The Immigrint board

go in the water soon to avoid the crowd. I meant "early" ;) Another "trick" to avoid crowd is to surf...at the wrong tide time. Some spots work only at high tides, but if you go a few hours before the right time you may get some nice waves here and there, and they will be for your exclusive benefit.
by zensuni
Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:24 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: The Immigrint board
Replies: 21
Views: 3338

Re: The Immigrint board

The board looks great ! You will get used to cold water, there is no secret, all you need is a thick wetsuit, tick gloves, thick socks and a thick hood. Gloves and socks must go inside the wetsuit, not over it. During the winter I like to bring hot water that remains warm in a isotherm bag. You will...
by zensuni
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: "Turbo speedstik paipo" vintage bodyboard
Replies: 14
Views: 2370

Re: "Turbo speedstik paipo" vintage bodyboard

It reminds me my childhood in the 80s, when my brothers used to sailboard during hollydays, wearing that kind of colored wetsuits. Sailboarding used to be hype ! :D
by zensuni
Sat Jun 01, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: "Turbo speedstik paipo" vintage bodyboard
Replies: 14
Views: 2370

Re: "Turbo speedstik paipo" vintage bodyboard

I tested the board Today in small, fat waves, surounded by swimmers and SUPs. Some waves had enough power to feel how the board works. Well, it's not that bad. It is actually very similar to my plywood board in terms of feeling, except it has more flex. The flex allows quick turns, like bodyboards. ...
by zensuni
Fri May 31, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: "Turbo speedstik paipo" vintage bodyboard
Replies: 14
Views: 2370

Re: "Turbo speedstik paipo" vintage bodyboard

I received the board ! Dimensions: 104x54cm (41'x21') It is definitly not a bodyboard, it is a plastic version of a plywood paipo. It is made of a 1cm thick pvc plank, it is a material I easily recognize as I used it when I worked in the printing industry. It is solid, has flex (more than plywood), ...
by zensuni
Wed May 29, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: "Turbo speedstik paipo" vintage bodyboard
Replies: 14
Views: 2370

Re: "Turbo speedstik paipo" vintage bodyboard

I guess it is never a good idea to smack a product with a hammer in order to sell it :lol:
That explains why I couldn't find anything about this board on google though...
Nevermind, I'm sure it's is going to be a blast to test ride !
by zensuni
Wed May 29, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: "Turbo speedstik paipo" vintage bodyboard
Replies: 14
Views: 2370

Re: "Turbo speedstik paipo" vintage bodyboard

Krusher, the saler still has one left ;) : https://www.ebay.fr/itm/Turbo-Bodyboard-Vintage/293105229979?_trkparms=aid%3D444000%26algo%3DSOI.DEFAULT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20140620080710%26meid%3D1c32178dfec6413c8ac54e59fe1a1f63%26pid%3D100013%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D6%26sd%3D293057713619%26itm%3D293105229979&_tr...
by zensuni
Wed May 29, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: "Turbo speedstik paipo" vintage bodyboard
Replies: 14
Views: 2370

"Turbo speedstik paipo" vintage bodyboard

Hi there !
I just ordered this weird 1992 bodyboard on ebay:
turbo.jpg
It seems to be an interresting attempt of making a paipo board using bodyboard materials.

Has anybody ever tried this board ?
I'm looking forward to try it :D
by zensuni
Wed May 29, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: Question about skegs
Replies: 9
Views: 2286

Re: Question about skegs

Nomastomas, thanks for this super detailled post, that totally answers my question.
by zensuni
Thu May 02, 2019 4:05 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Spring session
Replies: 4
Views: 1346

Re: Spring session

Zensuni, I don't know if this would work so you'd want to test it on a sample piece of neoprene--there is a product called Vulkem116, some sort of silicon caulk, that dries rubbery and bonds very strongly to what you put it on when its fresh from the tube. Some people, used to be many, used it on t...
by zensuni
Wed Apr 24, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Superman board design
Replies: 20
Views: 3950

Re: Superman board design

Just an input about this topic of the superman stance. Last weekend I tried a new board, same shape as usual (long/narrow), plywood, but this time I used 15mm thick plywood instead of the 10mm I normally use. I wanted a board easier to paddle out, which was the case, more buoyancy there was. But som...
by zensuni
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: Question about skegs
Replies: 9
Views: 2286

Re: Question about skegs

if you are willing to screw them on in 10 different places to find where they work best then it will be an interesting learning process. (dont forget toe angles too) I do think you are inherently fighting against an initial design that isnt the best for turning in the first place. My shorter wider ...
by zensuni
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Spring session
Replies: 4
Views: 1346

Re: Spring session

Thanks, that was a longboard friendly wave, it broke outside and connected with the inside. The flat spot in the middle was weak so I had to "pump" and paddle a little bit to keep going. The last part was fun, canon ball stance, perfect triming, the board accelerated until someone was on my way, unf...
by zensuni
Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:01 am
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: Question about skegs
Replies: 9
Views: 2286

Re: Question about skegs

You might want to test out some screw threw style fins used in the kite boarding community. You might also find this type of skeg for wake boarding and other board-riding communities. Sounds like a good idea. I looked it up on google, I found a lot of screwable wake board small skegs, it seems easy...
by zensuni
Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: New (to me) stuff on Tom Wegener's site
Replies: 9
Views: 2062

Re: New (to me) stuff on Tom Wegener's site

If you see cork as foam and wood as fiberglass then all you have is the natural forerunner of the toxic version we gravitated too. "In the middle of the board there is a thin layer of XPS foam and on the top and bottom there are two layers of 2mm paulownia veneer." Sounds like foam more than cork. ...