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by zensuni
Mon Aug 31, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: fringesurfer.tv
Replies: 7
Views: 135

Re: fringesurfer.tv

I watched the first episode with Tom Wegener.
The editing is great, but I m a bit disapointed by the rides, I know he is a good rider and is able to ride good waves so I don't get why they show him going straight forward in the foam.
by zensuni
Mon Aug 24, 2020 5:27 am
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: Wet suit cool water
Replies: 7
Views: 112

Re: Wet suit cool water

I wear a 5/3 backzip during the winter (water temp 12°c), with a hood, gloves and socks, it is ok.
I also use these to prevent water entries:
Sangle+chevilles+pour+combinaisons+surf+kitesurf+windsurf+Noir.jpg
It makes a difference !
by zensuni
Sun Aug 23, 2020 4:49 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Another paipo video
Replies: 6
Views: 160

Re: Another paipo video

Hi Bob,
These videos are mine, I posted them from my Facebook account. 😉
by zensuni
Tue Aug 18, 2020 5:14 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Travel Board
Replies: 14
Views: 326

Re: Travel Board

A fun approch would be to imagine a two parts board, where both parts would be semi independants.
Like 2 parts connected by two hinges, without any lock system, so both parts could still move.
Of course there would be a global lack of rigidity, but not more than a surfmat when you think about it.
by zensuni
Sun Aug 16, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Another paipo video
Replies: 6
Views: 160

Another paipo video

I watched this video on youtube, I found it pretty cool:
https://youtu.be/A587QVKxFKQ
by zensuni
Sun Aug 16, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: The Wall Paipo?
Replies: 4
Views: 717

Re: The Wall Paipo?

What a great ride, from outside, very clean down the line, I think the best part is the end of the ride when the wave gets hollower and he goes for the superman stance ! I had a guitar pick shaped HPD paipo a few years ago, but I could never really figure out how to ride it the right way like that. ...
by zensuni
Sun Aug 16, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Non Skinny Paipo
Replies: 6
Views: 379

Re: Non Skinny Paipo

Looks great
What is the extra thickness on the front for ?
by zensuni
Sun Aug 16, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Travel Board
Replies: 14
Views: 326

Re: Travel Board

A foldable board, wouldn't it be great ?
I reminds me this episode of "curb your enthusiasm" where Larry David claims the invention of 2 parts skis that one could screw together :lol:
If you don't have room for a board I would recommend to use a surfmat or a mini paipo.
by zensuni
Sun Aug 16, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Mini paipo
Replies: 9
Views: 3853

Re: Mini paipo

Poobah wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:45 am
Inspired by that old bellyboard brochure from the fifties. I can't remember the name. The author mentioned the men in Durban riding half-size boards, so I made a 24 inch board (half of a 4 foot Cornish board.)

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This one looks great !
by zensuni
Sun Aug 16, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Mini paipo
Replies: 9
Views: 3853

Re: Mini paipo

Nels wrote:
Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:11 pm
Can be a bit hard on the shoulders and upper arms after a while.
That's exactly what is happening to me right now, shoulder tendonitis :lol:
And it's a shame, since this little board offered me plenty of good sessions.
I'll have to go back to my classic bellyboard to give my shoulders a break !
by zensuni
Sun Aug 16, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: "swimming board" elva fin swim
Replies: 8
Views: 1693

Re: "swimming board" elva fin swim

I tried the board in small waves, of course it worked terrible :lol: It paddles great (cause that's what it's been designed for),very buoyant, very stable. But to my surprise, catching waves with it was quite difficult. Once on the wave, there is no rail to engage except a little part on the back (t...
by zensuni
Thu Apr 23, 2020 2:44 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: "swimming board" elva fin swim
Replies: 8
Views: 1693

Re: "swimming board" elva fin swim

That's a very complicated expensive design to not even have a thought for waves. I always wonder how many of these things ever sell. As far as surfing, i'st forcing you to be very far back with that much volume in front of your I think will make it very hard to surf. I could get a bodyboard to padd...
by zensuni
Tue Apr 21, 2020 3:06 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Finless surfing by John Galera
Replies: 3
Views: 983

Re: Finless surfing by John Galera

Very nice video, the wave looks huge although I know how action cams flatten waves.
And that take off ! Very very late for sure.
by zensuni
Sat Apr 18, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Bending plywood Paipos
Replies: 5
Views: 1956

Re: Bending plywood Paipos

That's a great gift for your husband. I bent plywood once for a paipo, I just put boiled water on the board and bent very hard for like 20 seconds. You want to bend hard but not too much otherwise the board may crack. For the next boards I didn't bother to bend the nose, I think it is useless most o...
by zensuni
Sat Apr 18, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: "swimming board" elva fin swim
Replies: 8
Views: 1693

"swimming board" elva fin swim

Hi there, I guess we are all more of less on a lockdown, wether we live in France, in UK or in California. I have been home working for one month, no surf or any other beach activities allowed, of course during this period surf conditions were great... :D well that is life :x plus this is not really...
by zensuni
Tue Oct 29, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Mini paipo
Replies: 9
Views: 3853

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: 6672

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: 26852

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: 26852

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: 5938

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...