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by karuhi
Sun May 17, 2015 10:57 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Stolen Paipo Board - North Shore
Replies: 4
Views: 1593

Re: Stolen Paipo Board - North Shore

always nice, to hear something nice !!!
by karuhi
Sun Mar 22, 2015 7:59 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Basically, full of bullship!
Replies: 8
Views: 2110

Re: Basically, full of bullship!

I'm still laughing, thought you guys were taking the piss - had a look at the site - excellent :lol: gotta love his enthusiasm. the testimonials were brilliant. i was waiting as i shut the page down to hear..... "but wait there's more, if you dial right now you'll also recieve ......."
by karuhi
Tue Mar 17, 2015 4:53 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: SDF No3 paulownia wood board
Replies: 54
Views: 15899

Re: SDF No3 paulownia wood board

Sorry Bob just realised what you were talking about "Also, did you pick up your wood board?" - its getting picked up in a couple of weeks, its in Napier - about 12hrs drive south for me. i will post a thread on it and pics

my apologies again Krusher - carry on!!
by karuhi
Tue Mar 17, 2015 4:47 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: SDF No3 paulownia wood board
Replies: 54
Views: 15899

Re: SDF No3 paulownia wood board

Sorry to crash your thread Krusher, Hi Bob. had a quick standup play on Pam, but to tell the truth she was a bit of a disappointment up here in the far north. came through very quickly and didn't get a hell of a lot of play time. I sort of blew it and went to the wrong place. Its also on the opposit...
by karuhi
Tue Mar 17, 2015 4:23 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: SDF No3 paulownia wood board
Replies: 54
Views: 15899

Re: SDF No3 paulownia wood board

now you're talking - lanolin protects and seals the timber. But paulownia is very durable and waterproof in saltwater anyway. - Lanolin also has the added bonus of going sticky in salt water - no wax. Find a wool scourer, ask for a bottle of raw lanolin, they'll give it away. Industrial lubrication....
by karuhi
Sat Jan 24, 2015 8:52 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: is it or isn't it? please have a look
Replies: 8
Views: 2588

Re: is it or isn't it? please have a look

well, went on a bit of a whim and purchased it. bidding got a bit stiff towards the end, but managed to get it for $94 nz. which really is pretty cheap. now to work out how to get it here..... its only about 15 hrs drive away.
by karuhi
Sat Jan 24, 2015 5:33 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: is it or isn't it? please have a look
Replies: 8
Views: 2588

Re: is it or isn't it? please have a look

thanks Bob, i've asked those questions, it will be interesting to see if i get a reply. i have my doubts to its authenticity due to the fact it seems shaped as a true alaia in native new zealand timber, in the 20's-30's someone would have had to have had a real knowledge of that shape, and new zeala...
by karuhi
Fri Jan 23, 2015 10:57 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: is it or isn't it? please have a look
Replies: 8
Views: 2588

is it or isn't it? please have a look

Hi guys, i've just been sent this on new zealands answer to ebay. the guy says 1920's, does anyone agree and is it worth buying as a bit of an investment?
http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing ... =835516539
by karuhi
Mon Jan 19, 2015 12:24 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Looking for some BoardCAD assistance
Replies: 2
Views: 1047

Re: Looking for some BoardCAD assistance

i maybe able to help Bob, far from a master but can wing my way around AKU.
by karuhi
Mon Jan 19, 2015 12:22 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: bellyboard for BIG guy
Replies: 48
Views: 11611

Re: bellyboard for BIG guy

Hi guys, a bit more info for the bigger fellas ...... sorry to upset all - but its summer here. I've just come back from 2 weeks up north with the family. Didn't take a standup board. Just had fun on the paipos. two boards - one the Jeff inspired mega(ish) platter, my god its fast, drop bottom turn ...
by karuhi
Tue Jan 06, 2015 12:50 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: bellyboard for BIG guy
Replies: 48
Views: 11611

Re: bellyboard for BIG guy

Gidday Gorilla surfer, I'm also a big fella. I'm 6'3" and about 260lbs. My boards are a bit bigger. I tried a Jeff Chamberlain type mega platter and although it was very fast and made huge sections - it was impossible to duck dive. I'm now surfing a board with a plan shape more like Thomas Patricks ...
by karuhi
Thu Oct 02, 2014 10:01 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: New Deck Pad from Covepads
Replies: 6
Views: 1580

Re: New Deck Pad from Covepads

I've also got one on one of mine, i really like it, yes it probably adds a bit of float - i don't really know having put the pad on before its maiden voyage.But i think in my case its more to do with the boards nose holding as much volume as a longboard :lol: . I've found it a great pad and certainl...
by karuhi
Tue Aug 12, 2014 2:07 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: T-Belly Generation 2
Replies: 128
Views: 37351

Re: T-Belly Generation 2

i agree with you Thomas, people seem to be hung up on liters of volume. i recently had a guy (another bat fastard like myself) come to me wanting some design help on a timber skinned board (stand up) - wanted 100 to 110 L volume - fine. but he wanted it 23" wide and 4 1/2" thick, and a pretty narrow...
by karuhi
Mon Aug 11, 2014 5:19 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Cork deck
Replies: 48
Views: 20489

Re: Cork deck

you could try lanolin - sheep's wool oil, a guy in aussie (grant newby ) oils his timber boards with it. also has the added benefit of going sticky in salt water.
by karuhi
Sat Aug 09, 2014 3:21 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Wanting to build my first board and not sure about size
Replies: 6
Views: 1959

Re: Wanting to build my first board and not sure about size

giday Simon, do you ever head up north? I've a couple of boards I've made that would float you. drop me a line if you are interested. you're more than welcome to have a go. I'm not quite your size 126kgs but either of these boards would be fine. cheers - Justin justingee@xtra.co.nz
by karuhi
Sat Jul 12, 2014 6:21 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Cork deck
Replies: 48
Views: 20489

Re: Cork deck

Corecork is what the standup guys use in their compsand builds. cut the pad for size. put on the board - trace around - mask off - then spray the areas you want glued with a can of 3m aerosol 66 adhesive (i think its called 66 - i can check my can tomorrow if you want) and the reverse side of the co...
by karuhi
Sat Jul 12, 2014 1:44 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: T-Belly Generation 2
Replies: 128
Views: 37351

Re: T-Belly Generation 2

:D getting a few "stand up and be counted" and a few "paraplegic" or "mega cripple" taunts myself - all in good nature though - i'm bigger than them :twisted: ........ if you're powered by the wave - you're surfing. although we did have a couple of learner suk (sup) pilots in our small lineup the ot...
by karuhi
Tue Jun 24, 2014 1:02 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: uss starship enterprise
Replies: 44
Views: 11150

Re: uss starship enterprise

"shabby chic" i call it bloody horrible! never mind, it will do its job however it looks. yes thinner and lighter is definitely i think the idea. i don't want to dump the idea of the bigger mega platter type boards yet, but they have their drawbacks thats for sure. I'm hoping with the narrower nosed...
by karuhi
Sun Jun 22, 2014 9:58 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: uss starship enterprise
Replies: 44
Views: 11150

Re: uss starship enterprise

went for a pretty small wave yesterday, about 2-3' - about head high standing up! i probably had about 8 waves, took awhile to get used to it. i just didn't have my weight far enough forward, by the time i started getting it i was knackered and it was getting dark. duck diving - umm - just about for...
by karuhi
Thu Jun 12, 2014 4:52 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: fins forward
Replies: 13
Views: 3341

fins forward

airboy808 asked an interesting question on soulgliders thread about his board, that i'm wondering if any of you wise ones out there read. "Thinking bumping quad fronts to 14.5" for fronts. Rears not sure yet. Figure moving quads up like Ozzie kneeboards will loosen it up at the rear". I've since loo...