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by Atlantasurfer
Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Frankenboogie Mk. III
Replies: 24
Views: 4994

Re: Frankenboogie Mk. III

I can't wait to see what you come up with. I'm sure someone around here has good advice for bending Paulownia.
by Atlantasurfer
Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: PAIPO Foils.
Replies: 38
Views: 2855

Re: PAIPO Foils.

Forgive me if these questions have been answered elsewhere, but I would like to attempt a plywood version of a simple foil board. I have always been intrigued by Gilbert Lum's creation. Should the foil go under my center of mass? Some designs have the foil more to the rear. Do heavier riders need mo...
by Atlantasurfer
Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Am I asking for too much?
Replies: 13
Views: 906

Am I asking for too much?

Unlike most of you guys, I live a long ways from the ocean and surf when my work schedule allows it. With that in mind, I try to have a variety of gear to fit different conditions. The only time I feel jealous of the SUP and longboard hordes is when waves are small and closing out. In that case I re...
by Atlantasurfer
Sun Sep 30, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Plywood and cork
Replies: 12
Views: 998

Re: Plywood and cork

Do you have any pictures?
by Atlantasurfer
Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Need Advice on Build
Replies: 32
Views: 2788

Re: Need Advice on Build

This video is pretty cool:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-lCSpiQUXQ

I use a bigger board. At 230-240 pounds I'm weighing in at 1.5 Wegeners.
by Atlantasurfer
Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Need Advice on Build
Replies: 32
Views: 2788

Re: Need Advice on Build

Rod, I wish I did have some video of me working my small surf Florida magic! I have had great luck with my 5'11" (or thereabouts) Alaia style board. 1/2" thick plywood works well for me, and it is pretty bomb proof. I also love using a 5'4" mini-simmons as a Paipo. I just had my ding king install a ...
by Atlantasurfer
Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: What are you riding at the moment?
Replies: 16
Views: 3044

Re: What are you riding at the moment?

I use my legs to catch the waves, with a little bit of arm assist as the wave is beginning to lift me up (if that makes sense).
by Atlantasurfer
Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: What are you riding at the moment?
Replies: 16
Views: 3044

Re: What are you riding at the moment?

I do ride it prone. I wouldn't say it is faster than other boards, but I think the extra volume makes catching waves easier. The spot is usually small and weak and packed with SUPs and long boarders. I can't sit as far out as them, but i do want to get the wave as early as possible.
by Atlantasurfer
Tue Jan 02, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: What are you riding at the moment?
Replies: 16
Views: 3044

Re: What are you riding at the moment?

I just got back from surfing Florida using a board I call "The Truck." It is a 5'4'' mini-Simmons with twin keels. Here is a look at what I was surfing Saturday. Some Of the cleanest, longest waves I've ever had in Florida. The photographer didn't take any pics of me, but I was right there in the th...
by Atlantasurfer
Mon Apr 24, 2017 8:37 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Design Advice
Replies: 7
Views: 2515

Re: Design Advice

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=681

I just realized that I put this in "Your Wave" when it should have gone into the paipo building thread. Sorry.
by Atlantasurfer
Mon Apr 24, 2017 8:32 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Design Advice
Replies: 7
Views: 2515

Design Advice

I am getting ready to create a new board, and I want to get some opinions/advice. Last spring I made Black Betty, as seen in this thread: https://mypaipoboards.org/forum3/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=681 I love this board. It works well in chest high and smaller waves. But, it consistently pearls in bigger w...
by Atlantasurfer
Mon Apr 10, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: simmons type stand up for belly riding?
Replies: 12
Views: 2290

Re: simmons type stand up for belly riding?

A few years ago, I picked up a used simmons-shape standup surfboard. I love it as a paipo. It works great when the waves get sloppy and mushy. I have limited days at the beach, so I try to be ready to surf a wide range of conditions. My only complaint is that the board is not really compatible with ...
by Atlantasurfer
Thu Sep 22, 2016 11:47 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Uh-oh Kelly Slater better look out--warm water too!
Replies: 14
Views: 2505

Re: Uh-oh Kelly Slater better look out--warm water too!

Florida surf report.jpg There is still uncrowded surf in Florida. Here is a pic from today's surf report at my normal spot. I wish I was there, but I'm in Georgia earning a living... In August I scored some fantastic tropical storm waves. Because we were not at a marquee spot, me and my friends had...
by Atlantasurfer
Thu Jun 23, 2016 3:42 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Frankenboogie Mk. III
Replies: 24
Views: 4994

Re: Frankenboogie Mk. III

For the first part of this month, I was down in Central America getting to know this board well. For small waves (up to about chest high) this board suited my style of riding and was a ton of fun. It didn't duck dive as well as many paipos, but it was certainly doable. It is long enough to put your ...
by Atlantasurfer
Mon May 16, 2016 4:07 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Can you kneeride a plywood paipo ?
Replies: 8
Views: 2460

Re: Can you kneeride a plywood paipo ?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S58kY5jsLTI

Someone posted this Proto-Kneelos video a while back. This thing is a gem and a good source for paipo/Kneelo crossover history in California.
by Atlantasurfer
Sat May 07, 2016 5:42 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Frankenboogie Mk. III
Replies: 24
Views: 4994

Re: Frankenboogie Mk. III

IMG_0212.JPG IMG_0212.JPG Here is a couple of pics for comparison. The smaller one is 22" x 56," and the bigger one is 22" x 62." When I weighted them I was surprised to learn that they both weigh about 12.5 lbs each. But then I weighted my 6 foot ply paipo, and it was right there in the same range...
by Atlantasurfer
Wed May 04, 2016 7:21 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Frankenboogie Mk. III
Replies: 24
Views: 4994

Frankenboogie Mk. III

IMG_0207.JPG Here is my latest project. The idea was to use the same kind of fin arrangement and foam (EVA, sometimes called minicell) as the Frankenboogie Mk. II, but use the original Frankenboogie shape. Version one had 2" foam and version 2 had 1" foam, so this time I split the difference at 1.5...
by Atlantasurfer
Sat Apr 23, 2016 1:12 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Small day at Lacanau
Replies: 4
Views: 1402

Re: Small day at Lacanau

It looks like you are getting the hang of it!
by Atlantasurfer
Fri Dec 25, 2015 2:36 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Frankenboogie Mk. II
Replies: 13
Views: 2782

Re: Frankenboogie Mk. II

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Here is the F-Boogie finned up and waiting for a trip to the ocean. As you can see, a pretty slight toe-in.