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by flojo
Sun Apr 05, 2015 8:33 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: fiberglass a ply paipo
Replies: 10
Views: 2809

Re: fiberglass a ply paipo

It is maybe 6 mos old with one or two coats of varethane (sp?) on it. lightly used so I think with a little sanding the resin will adhere well.
by flojo
Sat Apr 04, 2015 5:53 pm
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: Hydro tech fins
Replies: 9
Views: 3498

Hydro tech fins

Anybody here tried the Hydro tech ocean fins?

any opinions on them?
by flojo
Fri Apr 03, 2015 2:09 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: fiberglass a ply paipo
Replies: 10
Views: 2809

Re: fiberglass a ply paipo

Sounds like a good idea-I do like the flex. When you say marine epoxy, does that mean epoxy resin?

thanks,
by flojo
Thu Apr 02, 2015 4:15 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: fiberglass a ply paipo
Replies: 10
Views: 2809

fiberglass a ply paipo

Hello- I have decided I would like to fiberglass one of my ply paipos. In my misspent youth, I glassed a dozen or so boards and in those days, the rail was wrapped with the cloth around to the other side and then trimmed to a tape line. is this the way to glass a 1/2 inch thick ply paipo? I have sus...
by flojo
Sat Mar 21, 2015 11:57 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Some Different Board Designs
Replies: 49
Views: 12181

Re: Some Different Board Designs

very cool boards--where do you get all the different woods?
by flojo
Mon Feb 02, 2015 12:13 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: california surfcrafts (cork boards)
Replies: 25
Views: 8561

Re: california surfcrafts (cork boards)

blanks sound interesting to me--how do you seal the cork after shaping?
by flojo
Tue Nov 25, 2014 12:40 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: softech rocket
Replies: 2
Views: 1535

softech rocket

Has anybody tried one of these? I saw it in one of the local surfshops today. 52" and comes with fcs keel fins. Sort of a simmons type shape--
sort of. Anyway, looked like it could be fun and was wondering if anybody has tried one.
by flojo
Mon Nov 17, 2014 6:22 pm
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: Duckfeet/DaFin comparison (land-based early impressions)
Replies: 30
Views: 12828

Re: Duckfeet/DaFin comparison (land-based early impressions)

they are xl's but i am not quite ready to get rid of them yet--I don't notice the drag when body or hand boarding so I will keep them
by flojo
Mon Nov 17, 2014 4:32 pm
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: Duckfeet/DaFin comparison (land-based early impressions)
Replies: 30
Views: 12828

Re: Duckfeet/DaFin comparison (land-based early impressions)

I have been using Dafins for a couple of months now and as an experiment, switched back to my old duckfeet----what a difference! While the DaFins are more comfortable and easier to use, I felt much less drag using the duckfeet. I am riding a t-belly 3 and its performance, while already really good, ...
by flojo
Mon Nov 17, 2014 4:27 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Nomas
Replies: 9
Views: 2099

Re: Nomas

OK, I thought about the drag issue a lot last night because I had noticed it quite a bit during my last few go outs. Today, in some pretty clean 2-3 ft surf, i decided to change out my fins (swim fins) and see if that made a difference. I have been using DaFins and found them to be very comfortable....
by flojo
Sun Nov 16, 2014 4:23 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Nomas
Replies: 9
Views: 2099

Re: Nomas

I am a former kneelo and have ridden my 5-10 kneeboard prone and had some fun but found it to feel too long and way too floaty. I think it also has too much rocker to be ridden prone. As a kneeboarder, your weight is centered in a small area of the board usually near the center of the board . the kn...
by flojo
Sat Oct 25, 2014 10:53 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: right or left?
Replies: 11
Views: 3119

right or left?

Like a lot of people here, I have been surfing a long time. As a standup surfer, I am a regular foot and have always been more comfortable going right vs left.

The odd thing is as a prone surfer, I actually seem to prefer going left. I was wondering if anyone else has a similar response
by flojo
Fri Oct 17, 2014 7:30 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Deathbed Displacement Paiphull
Replies: 18
Views: 4055

Re: Deathbed Displacement Paiphull

cool shape--have always liked thin rails. Would like to see where the single fin placement is and how big it needs to be to be effective.

vamos gigantes
by flojo
Fri Oct 10, 2014 11:50 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: T-Belly G3
Replies: 18
Views: 4574

Re: T-Belly G3

Thanks!
by flojo
Fri Oct 10, 2014 10:03 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: T-Belly G3
Replies: 18
Views: 4574

Re: T-Belly G3

So Thomas and Bob, do you mean that the extra speed increases the effect of the fins and so in this circumstance, smaller could be better? During my knee boarding phase, I too found the best way to get thru when caught inside on big sets was to abandon ship (after making sure nobody was behind me) a...
by flojo
Thu Sep 04, 2014 7:26 pm
Forum: For Sale, Wanted or Trade
Topic: T-Belly Gen 2 **$229**SOLD
Replies: 9
Views: 4255

Re: T-Belly Gen 2 **$279**

still for sale?
by flojo
Sat Jun 28, 2014 2:58 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: New EPS Board
Replies: 22
Views: 4956

Re: New EPS Board

Hey..thanks for the reply...nice board by the way
by flojo
Thu Jun 19, 2014 3:06 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: New EPS Board
Replies: 22
Views: 4956

Re: New EPS Board

Hey jbw, did you treat the surface of your shaped blank with anything prior to glass job?
On other posts in this forum, I saw mention of spackle or micro balloons being applied.
Did you find this necessary?
by flojo
Mon Jun 16, 2014 9:15 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Frankenboard
Replies: 3
Views: 1028

Frankenboard

Ok, I had an old 5-10 kneeboard I was going to peel and shape down to a finned paipo. Poobah kindly suggested I leave the old glass on and just cut off the nose. {great suggestion} I have done that (9inches) and also cut some of the tail off. Then I crudely attached nose and tailblocks and here it i...
by flojo
Sun Jun 08, 2014 2:14 pm
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: Duckfeet/DaFin comparison (land-based early impressions)
Replies: 30
Views: 12828

Re: Duckfeet/DaFin comparison (land-based early impressions)

Have had a pair of duckfeet for awhile...good power but a tad uncomfortable and slow to accelerate for my skill level {moderate at best}. Bought a pair of dafins this morning and took out my mat in 3 foot beach break..Dafins were just much easier to use. Caught a lot of waves and quick turn aound ta...