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by flojo
Thu Mar 04, 2021 3:10 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: TBG7
Replies: 18
Views: 394

Re: TBG7

Hey Thomas, nice looking board.

What are the dimensions?
by flojo
Thu Feb 25, 2021 1:45 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: fin placement on bodyboard?!
Replies: 5
Views: 230

fin placement on bodyboard?!

ok-I know this will rile up the purists here, but as an experiment, I put a couple of soft top fins on an old bodyboard-It is a too big, too wide bodyboard that I could not keep from sliding out whenever the wave got steep. the fins made the board a lot more fun to ride but I think I could improve t...
by flojo
Mon Feb 22, 2021 1:12 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Lockdown special The Bat Lid
Replies: 3
Views: 218

Re: Lockdown special The Bat Lid

interesting design! you have some serious fabrication skill.......
by flojo
Tue Oct 27, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: cutting edge board design
Replies: 2
Views: 359

cutting edge board design

after extensive study of hydraulics and planing hull dynamics I have come up with a new board to enhance my quiver. I could not decide on the best placement for the wide point, so I made the whole board the wide point. Could not decide on fin placement, so I did not put any fins on at all. Could not...
by flojo
Sat Oct 24, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: TBG5
Replies: 120
Views: 34042

Re: TBG5

Hey Thomas, what length are you making yourTBG5 ?
by flojo
Thu Oct 22, 2020 2:11 am
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: yucca fins
Replies: 11
Views: 842

yucca fins

anybody tried Yucca surf fins.? they are made in costa mesa ca.
by flojo
Tue May 01, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Bodyboards discuss (the soft paipo)
Replies: 52
Views: 9105

Re: Bodyboards discuss (the soft paipo)

Rod, the board I looked at was pretty stiff-it had some kind of carbon mesh imbedded in it as well as stringers.

My comment about adding fins was only speculation—I did not buy this board...I was just curious about it.

Flojo
by flojo
Mon Apr 30, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Bodyboards discuss (the soft paipo)
Replies: 52
Views: 9105

Re: Bodyboards discuss (the soft paipo)

Hey Rod, I am in the central California coast on a vacation and stopped by the Toobs factory to get Some answers to your questions. I took some photos also. The board is 22.5 at it widest point and tapers to 21.75 at the tail. You can see the rails in the attached photo. It also has a real nose rock...
by flojo
Mon Apr 30, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Bodyboards discuss (the soft paipo)
Replies: 52
Views: 9105

Re: Bodyboards discuss (the soft paipo)

Hi Asier-Regarding those soft boards you just posted about- I have the Rocket 50( 4 ft 2 inch). I use it as a paipo and Have a lot of fun with it. It catches waves easily and is fast. I removed the keel fins that came with it and replaced Them with small fins which are stiffer. But I am no expert or...
by flojo
Mon Apr 30, 2018 1:39 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Bodyboards discuss (the soft paipo)
Replies: 52
Views: 9105

Re: Bodyboards discuss (the soft paipo)

52” bodyboard on Toobs website
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by flojo
Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Things prone in general
Replies: 14
Views: 2931

Re: Things prone in general

The rocket 50 I spoke about above seems pretty sturdy. I dont think it would permanently dent from gripping or hitting a rock. It is stiff and light. It is a little floaty but I have fun with it in mushy, junky waves. It seems pretty quick too. I have noticed some cosmetic loss of paint on the nose ...
by flojo
Sun Apr 01, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Finless T-Belly
Replies: 55
Views: 11334

Re: Finless T-Belly

Photos please when they come back—look forward to seeing them
by flojo
Fri Mar 30, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Things prone in general
Replies: 14
Views: 2931

Re: Things prone in general

Hey Pes..I have a softech rocket 50 that works well as a bodyboard for me. As the name implies, it is 50 inches long. It is a little too short towork as a knee board for me—(I am 6 ft, 180 lbs)., but I have heard of others that have used it as a knee board. They make a bigger board that I have been ...
by flojo
Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: What are you riding at the moment?
Replies: 16
Views: 5098

Re: What are you riding at the moment?

The t-belly on the left is my best board, but it is a little too short for me
If the waves are mushy. When I need a little more float for mushy,slow waves,
I have fun on the red 50 inch softech...surprisingly fast and catches waves easily.
But all of them have their charms—
by flojo
Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: What are you riding at the moment?
Replies: 16
Views: 5098

Re: What are you riding at the moment?

Here is my entourage
by flojo
Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:34 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: TBG5
Replies: 120
Views: 34042

Re: TBG5

that is a beautiful board-
by flojo
Fri Mar 24, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: New Mega Platter
Replies: 11
Views: 3065

Re: New Mega Platter

let me know if you come down here--if I am free, I will meet you.....
by flojo
Thu Mar 23, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: New Mega Platter
Replies: 11
Views: 3065

Re: New Mega Platter

Hey JBW, after re-reading your initial post, I see that you already answered most of my questions, so I guess my question is do the benefits outweigh the difficulty of paddling out thru a beach break?. I can see a point break with a clear channel would be no problem but that is not the normal enviro...
by flojo
Thu Mar 23, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: New Mega Platter
Replies: 11
Views: 3065

Re: New Mega Platter

Hey JBW, board looks good. I am curious about the longer length and its benefits. I live in Pacifica and most of our surfable waves are frequently mushy with sections. I have a 45 " tb3 which I really like but I frequently find myself caught up in the whitewater and unable to drive thru it even...
by flojo
Fri Mar 10, 2017 1:35 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: simmons type stand up for belly riding?
Replies: 12
Views: 3542

simmons type stand up for belly riding?

A general question to the forum-I see a lot of very short simmons type shapes for sale on craigslist etc. some of them are 5 feet or even a few inches under in length. also generally pretty wide with a pretty parallel rails and low rocker-has anyone here tried one of these as a prone board? Just cur...