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by flojo
Wed Jul 29, 2015 1:50 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: How long?
Replies: 15
Views: 2895

Re: How long?

What do you use for a blank?
by flojo
Wed Jul 29, 2015 12:37 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: How long?
Replies: 15
Views: 2895

Re: How long?

Thanks! look forward to the pics...
by flojo
Tue Jul 28, 2015 11:31 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: How long?
Replies: 15
Views: 2895

How long?

I went surfing this morning with and old surfing buddy and for the sake of nostalgia ,rode a regular board for the first time in months.. ( a 9'10 yater) it was pretty small and after riding a few waves standing up, I began riding them prone just for the hell of it. While I couldnt turn it worth a c...
by flojo
Fri May 01, 2015 11:28 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: California Surfcraft Bodypo Review
Replies: 40
Views: 17395

Re: California Surfcraft Bodypo Review

Hey Bob, If you look at OG-Azns initial review of the board at the start of this thread, he mentions flex while riding.
by flojo
Fri May 01, 2015 11:23 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: California Surfcraft Bodypo Review
Replies: 40
Views: 17395

Re: California Surfcraft Bodypo Review

not yet, but I am just learning to ride it....
by flojo
Fri May 01, 2015 9:47 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: California Surfcraft Bodypo Review
Replies: 40
Views: 17395

Re: California Surfcraft Bodypo Review

Hey Bob, both-if you play around with it you can bend it by hand but it is not weak, it is a nice springy flex. In the water, I have pressed down on the nose while trying to drop into a wave and the flex I was able to generate helps me get into waves. A better rider probably has more examples of use...
by flojo
Fri May 01, 2015 9:40 pm
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: bodyglove fins
Replies: 6
Views: 2509

Re: bodyglove fins

Thanks Pes-thats good to know. The more I use them the more I like them.
by flojo
Fri May 01, 2015 10:58 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: California Surfcraft Bodypo Review
Replies: 40
Views: 17395

Re: California Surfcraft Bodypo Review

bgreen...in answer to your question,.it flexes
by flojo
Tue Apr 28, 2015 12:37 am
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: bodyglove fins
Replies: 6
Views: 2509

Re: bodyglove fins

Yes it was the new all yellow vipers...I dont see the older ones in shops around here. And yes, I also like to extend the planing surface with legs and fins...
by flojo
Mon Apr 27, 2015 7:46 pm
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: bodyglove fins
Replies: 6
Views: 2509

Re: bodyglove fins

sure Rod- I wear a 10.5-11 shoe, my feet are of medium width. I tried to put on a pair of the yellow vipers(xl) and could not get my foot into the pocket- I have 3 types of fins I own, duckfeet, Da Fins and now the bodyglove fins. I live in the SF Bay area and wear 3mm fin socks. All my fins are xl....
by flojo
Fri Apr 24, 2015 8:57 pm
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: bodyglove fins
Replies: 6
Views: 2509

bodyglove fins

I got these bodyglove bodyboarf fins from amazon for 39 bucks. They are comfy, have good thrust and are pretty easy to walk in.
4 go outs on a variety of prone craft and I like them.
If they last awhile they are a good deal for me
by flojo
Thu Apr 23, 2015 8:06 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: California Surfcraft Bodypo Review
Replies: 40
Views: 17395

Re: California Surfcraft Bodypo Review

Hey Og-are those measurements you give right at the nose and tail? (sometimes measurements for boards are taken 12" from nose or tail so I just wanted to clarify)
I like the looks of that board-
by flojo
Wed Apr 22, 2015 9:55 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: California Surfcraft Bodypo Review
Replies: 40
Views: 17395

Re: California Surfcraft Bodypo Review

I picked up a blank from Dave on Monday morning went home, cut a bit of the corners off the front end ,left the rails parallel and just slightly softened their edges with sandpaper. I was in the water within an hour. Pretty cool. I found it easy to paddle and easy to duckdive. I liked having a littl...
by flojo
Wed Apr 15, 2015 3:06 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Finned Xylem Paipo
Replies: 15
Views: 9043

Re: Finned Xylem Paipo

just took my mat, 4gf roundtail out this morning-onshore winds, 4 ft, lots of closeouts and generally ugly conditions. Most of the long time regulars grumbling on the beach with their hard boards-I HAD A BLAST.

MATS ARE COOL
by flojo
Mon Apr 13, 2015 11:14 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: keeping it simple
Replies: 7
Views: 1926

Re: keeping it simple

Thanks Og...I will check that out
by flojo
Sat Apr 11, 2015 6:40 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: keeping it simple
Replies: 7
Views: 1926

keeping it simple

Broke the nose off my kerfed-nose ply paipo. Built a new one--no kerf-found piece of ply with slight natural nose rocker, 48x21 15/32 thick, parallel rails ,, nose template courtesy of my garbage can lid, marine varnish/paint. ta=dah!

Sea Trials tomorrow-
by flojo
Thu Apr 09, 2015 9:28 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Alaia for prone riding
Replies: 25
Views: 7602

Re: Alaia for prone riding

Hey Bob, thanks for the reply. I am 6 ft tall but I think the biggest problem is the thickness of the rails and floatation without fins on the board.. I am more comfortable riding shorter boards but was interested because I see some of the boards on the forum like Mr Mikes and Uncle Grumpy's are qui...
by flojo
Tue Apr 07, 2015 9:17 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Alaia for prone riding
Replies: 25
Views: 7602

Re: Alaia for prone riding

Hey Og-yes on occasion, I do surf OB
by flojo
Tue Apr 07, 2015 9:15 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: fiberglass a ply paipo
Replies: 10
Views: 2806

Re: fiberglass a ply paipo

The reason I was thinking of putting on a layer of glass is I have this ply paipo that I like, but it developed what can only be called a mild negative nose rocker. feeling experimental , I cut a few kerf lines a few inches from the nose, filled the cuts with epoxy glue and bent the nose up. when it...
by flojo
Mon Apr 06, 2015 1:22 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Alaia for prone riding
Replies: 25
Views: 7602

Re: Alaia for prone riding

I have a wegner 5'8 albacore and when riding it prone, I have a hell of a time keeping it from sideslipping if not in exactly, and I mean exactly, the right spot on the board. it is very fast, but I find the sideslipping so annoying that I hardly ride it anymore. I have actually thought of adding a ...