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by Atlantasurfer
Mon May 11, 2015 6:25 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Fin Advice
Replies: 27
Views: 12176

Re: Fin Advice

photo-9.JPG photo-10.JPG I think I have this Frankenboogie about ready to go. I began noticing that I had toed one of the fin boxes too much, and I began to wonder if this thing would be hard to paddle (or maybe it would paddle in a circle), So I added a third box. I'm going to try it with some sid...
by Atlantasurfer
Wed May 06, 2015 9:18 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Fin Advice
Replies: 27
Views: 12176

Re: Fin Advice

photo-8.JPG photo-7.JPG photo-7.JPG It came out looking pretty homemade, but I learned a lot, and hopefully it will function correctly. I'm heading down to Florida in a week to try it out and see the family. When I make my next one I'll use thinner polyethylene. 2" is just too much of a good thing....
by Atlantasurfer
Wed May 06, 2015 9:10 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Fin Advice
Replies: 27
Views: 12176

Re: Fin Advice

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This is a tough time in my work calendar, but I finally got this thing going. I used 1" pine as a sort of socket for the FCS fin adapters, then I put the foam on with contact cement.
by Atlantasurfer
Sun Apr 19, 2015 7:04 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Fin Advice
Replies: 27
Views: 12176

Re: Fin Advice

Thanks nomasthomas. I appreciate it. I'll post some pics when I get it cooking.
by Atlantasurfer
Fri Apr 17, 2015 10:45 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Fin Advice
Replies: 27
Views: 12176

Re: Fin Advice

When you say 3-4" from the tail block, do you mean the fin box or the trailing edge of the fin?

Sorry if that is a beginner's question. This is all new to me.
by Atlantasurfer
Tue Apr 14, 2015 8:04 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Fin Advice
Replies: 27
Views: 12176

Re: Fin Advice

Cool. Thanks for the input, y'all. I like the idea of "pivoty" fins. With a pair of '7''s or similar, what should be my rule of thumb concerning the distance between the tail and the fin boxes? Is 1/8" toe in a solid idea for a twin fin?
by Atlantasurfer
Mon Apr 13, 2015 5:11 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Fin Advice
Replies: 27
Views: 12176

Fin Advice

photo-4.JPG photo-4.JPG Here is my new project. I found a free template for the outline at Blending Curves. As you can see, she is a Simmons type shape, 5' 2" by 23" (a mini platter?). For reference I took a picture with my 50" Ashton. Right now the board is in the garage under some heavy junk gett...
by Atlantasurfer
Thu Apr 02, 2015 6:10 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: My new finless board
Replies: 52
Views: 14073

Re: My new finless board

Surffoils,

What is the story on that thick blue green board? I don't think I have ever seen anything quite like it.
by Atlantasurfer
Sun Mar 29, 2015 9:19 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Finned Xylem Paipo
Replies: 15
Views: 9212

Re: Finned Xylem Paipo

Very cool stuff. How do you think this hybrid beast compared to finned/fiberglass paipos when it comes to speed and maneuverability? The outline and fin arrangement seem pretty close to what you might find on an Austin. In other words, what is the real effect of the flotation? I would think flotatio...
by Atlantasurfer
Thu Mar 19, 2015 6:04 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: My lates Wing board
Replies: 187
Views: 38732

Re: My lates Wing board

I would love to see some videos of the Beast in action. :)
by Atlantasurfer
Sun Feb 22, 2015 4:00 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: SDF No3 paulownia wood board
Replies: 54
Views: 16326

Re: SDF No3 paulownia wood board

This looks rad! Do you plan to put in fin boxes?

Be sure and include some chambering pics. I have been contemplating building a chambered paipo. It would be nice to get the down low from another first timer.
by Atlantasurfer
Sat Feb 07, 2015 7:57 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: bellyboard for BIG guy
Replies: 48
Views: 12053

Re: bellyboard for BIG guy

These are great pics. Keep 'em coming.

No flippers for this session? It is a little hard to tell.
by Atlantasurfer
Tue Feb 03, 2015 9:05 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: bellyboard for BIG guy
Replies: 48
Views: 12053

Re: bellyboard for BIG guy

Dude! I can't wait to hear a ride report on this shred sled!

the T-Belly design is intriguing. I'm curious to hear how it scales up to 35L.
by Atlantasurfer
Tue Feb 03, 2015 8:57 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: The Truck
Replies: 17
Views: 4537

Re: The Truck

Do y'all arm paddle your craft? I recently worked on my freestyle swimming to pass the Red Cross lifeguarding class, and I started loving arm paddling, even for my 50" foam and fiberglass paipo. I use it for everything but actually catching waves. Nice to give my poor old knees a rest. This board ar...
by Atlantasurfer
Tue Jan 27, 2015 8:01 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: The Truck
Replies: 17
Views: 4537

The Truck

photo-2.JPG photo.JPG Here is my latest find (which I mentioned in a previous post) She's 5'4'' by 22'' by 2.5". I was inspired by the Mega-Platter and by Doctor Robert's big bonzer. Has anyone else had luck using a standup board like this as a paipo? Its really a craft for very small days. Not ver...
by Atlantasurfer
Thu Jan 22, 2015 6:52 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: How Long is Too Long?
Replies: 11
Views: 2867

Re: How Long is Too Long?

For me it depends on the wave. I'm 5'11'', and my weight fluctuates from 225 to 240 depending on the time of the year (exercise and relaxation in the summer, stress and gaining in the fall). For waves with juice, a 50" foam and fiberglass is the ticket. Mine is a cousin of the standard sized Austin....
by Atlantasurfer
Thu Nov 13, 2014 7:18 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: My first build
Replies: 20
Views: 6093

Re: My first build

hi bbjork, Welcome to the message board! I thought I might throw in my two cents because I also had trouble getting a 3/4 ply board to work well in small waves. Going to 1/2" makes a substantial difference. But I have had incredible good luck and enjoyment with this beast. http://rodndtube.com/paipo...
by Atlantasurfer
Wed Oct 29, 2014 4:16 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: right or left?
Replies: 11
Views: 3221

Re: right or left?

Don't tell my mom, but I like to go both ways!

Just kidding, but seriously. I usually break out this joke in the winter because I ski AND snowboard.
by Atlantasurfer
Sat Aug 30, 2014 11:38 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: S&S Checkered Diamond RPM Bonzer Paipo
Replies: 19
Views: 4734

Re: S&S Checkered Diamond RPM Bonzer Paipo

This board really is a thing of beauty! Another great example of builders/designers taking pride in their work. unfortunately, outside of this forum, I see people taking less and less pride in the things they make. So now that you have tested it awhile, has the bonzer climbed the charts to be your g...
by Atlantasurfer
Thu Apr 24, 2014 4:13 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Surfing and Paipo Exhibit
Replies: 4
Views: 1681

Re: Surfing and Paipo Exhibit

This looks excellent. Now we need a paipo movie!