It's prone but not a paipo

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It's prone but not a paipo

Unread post by bgreen » Sun Jul 24, 2016 5:37 am

It does duckdive ok & is fast, but there are some drawbacks:

https://www.facebook.com/bsly.co/videos ... fallback=1


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Re: It's prone but not a paipo

Unread post by mrmike » Sun Jul 24, 2016 9:49 am

no,no, no

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Re: It's prone but not a paipo

Unread post by GeoffreyLevens » Sun Jul 24, 2016 10:19 am

Hmmm, prone jet ski. At least jet skis have redeeming quality of being able to do rescue in heavy surf.


These I think just plain nasty bit of business!

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Re: It's prone but not a paipo

Unread post by Uncle Grumpy » Sun Jul 24, 2016 11:11 am

Image
Paipo surfer in repose,
Nose on the nose,
No grunting he-man pose.
See how fast he goes!
What is it he knows?

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Re: It's prone but not a paipo

Unread post by soulglider » Sun Jul 24, 2016 11:38 am

to each their own! i see it as a KOOK KILLER! sorry (not really!)
deathbedpaipo.blogspot.com

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Re: It's prone but not a paipo

Unread post by GeoffreyLevens » Mon Jul 25, 2016 10:27 am

soulglider wrote:to each their own! i see it as a KOOK KILLER! sorry (not really!)
Hmmmm, needs some kind of very difficult to undo attachment thingy though then it should work just fine. :evil:

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Re: It's prone but not a paipo

Unread post by Nels » Mon Jul 25, 2016 1:32 pm

Looks like fun for what they were showing, and I think that might be a lot of fun for "flying" underwater...I could see that low in kelp beds, for instance. Can't imagine it wouldn't be loud though, and I'd hate that at least on the surface. Unacceptable in the surf zone. In the extreme. Zero tolerance. It's only been a few decades since the advent of jet skis and I' not sure I'm over that yet...

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Re: It's prone but not a paipo

Unread post by bgreen » Mon Jul 25, 2016 4:16 pm

The underwater dimension would be an interesting one but in addition to the emissions etc, this is at the opposite extreme of the easily accessible/affordable piece of wood you can plane on. Such craft would be pretty much the exclusive domain of the well-off.

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Re: It's prone but not a paipo

Unread post by GeoffreyLevens » Tue Jul 26, 2016 10:37 am

If it is not now, could be made electric-->almost silent and near zero emissions

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Re: It's prone but not a paipo

Unread post by rodndtube » Thu Jul 28, 2016 2:32 pm

bgreen wrote:The underwater dimension would be an interesting one but in addition to the emissions etc, this is at the opposite extreme of the easily accessible/affordable piece of wood you can plane on. Such craft would be pretty much the exclusive domain of the well-off.
You invention, Bob? ;)
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Re: It's prone but not a paipo

Unread post by nomastomas » Sat Jul 30, 2016 10:08 am

Sign of the Apocalypse...
"This is a paipo site...isn't it?"
www.tp4surf.com

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Re: It's prone but not a paipo

Unread post by krusher74 » Sat Jul 30, 2016 4:21 pm

starting at $9,000 its not exactly affordable!

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Re: It's prone but not a paipo

Unread post by belly rider » Mon Aug 08, 2016 11:06 am

damn with that price tag i'll let you figure out the math on how many custom made paipo's you can have built by top shapers
or how many you can build yourself by buying top material
Additionally what kind of exercise can you get by getting dragged in the water by a machine
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Re: It's prone but not a paipo

Unread post by GeoffreyLevens » Wed Aug 10, 2016 12:02 pm

Here's a low tech alternative, erm sort of

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vLJdG1r1yM

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Re: It's prone but not a paipo

Unread post by bgreen » Thu Aug 11, 2016 7:10 am

This is a well-known solid French Beachbreak. It must have been a nightmare trying to get these things through the line-up.

What do you call a 7 fin floater? Amazing how those things took the drop.

Unlikely to catch on but pretty insane stuff all the same.

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Re: It's prone but not a paipo

Unread post by belly rider » Thu Aug 11, 2016 6:14 pm

any body tried to figure out how to duck-dive one of those inflatables
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: It's prone but not a paipo

Unread post by GeoffreyLevens » Fri Aug 12, 2016 10:27 am

belly rider wrote:any body tried to figure out how to duck-dive one of those inflatables
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
I think you start w/ a pocket knife or at least large "hat" pin

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