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by Gorillasurfer
Thu Feb 12, 2015 6:13 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: bellyboard for BIG guy
Replies: 48
Views: 11199

Re: bellyboard for BIG guy

Finally got out today. Just had enough time to go to my local spot, Bolsa Chica between towers 16 and 17. The board worked great! Especially on steeper, more critical waves. This little thing goes SO FAST! I love the length and there is a perfect amount of float for my taste. Never felt corky but, w...
by Gorillasurfer
Wed Feb 11, 2015 9:36 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: bellyboard for BIG guy
Replies: 48
Views: 11199

Re: bellyboard for BIG guy

Nice pics Skiff! I am hoping to get out tomorrow.
by Gorillasurfer
Fri Feb 06, 2015 6:11 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: bellyboard for BIG guy
Replies: 48
Views: 11199

Re: bellyboard for BIG guy

Awesome!! I can't wait to see it in person tomorrow!
by Gorillasurfer
Thu Jan 29, 2015 12:23 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: bellyboard for BIG guy
Replies: 48
Views: 11199

Re: bellyboard for BIG guy

Yes sir! I was very fortunate to catch a dawn patrol session at lower trestles all alone a few years back. I was there a few hour before the horde showed up. I'll never forget that day. Talk about lucky.
by Gorillasurfer
Thu Jan 29, 2015 12:12 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: New Paipo Mania board
Replies: 5
Views: 1564

Re: New Paipo Mania board

Very cool board! Hope you have a blast on it.
by Gorillasurfer
Tue Jan 27, 2015 6:15 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: bellyboard for BIG guy
Replies: 48
Views: 11199

Re: bellyboard for BIG guy

Oh wow Skiff! That is a beautiful point break! I can't believe that's what you call a "crowd". haha Looks like there might be 6 or so in the water total. Here in Southern Cal. that would be an empty line up. Thanks for sharing these pics with us. I agree with Bob, beam me up too. Those are a couple ...
by Gorillasurfer
Tue Jan 27, 2015 12:07 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: bellyboard for BIG guy
Replies: 48
Views: 11199

Re: bellyboard for BIG guy

SWEET! I will see you 2/7 bro. I can't wait to get her in the water!
by Gorillasurfer
Tue Jan 20, 2015 11:18 pm
Forum: Paipo Web Pages
Topic: new to me belly board shaper
Replies: 3
Views: 2840

new to me belly board shaper

https://www.facebook.com/bombbellyboards

Saw them on facebook and thought I would share. Sorry if it's old news. Anyone ride one of their boards yet?
by Gorillasurfer
Tue Jan 20, 2015 10:59 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: bellyboard for BIG guy
Replies: 48
Views: 11199

Re: bellyboard for BIG guy

Hi karuhi, Hope you're having a good summer. We are technically in winter here but, compared to most places our winter is just less summer. I am so excited to get my T Belly from Thomas and kick out for my first session! Should only be a few more weeks. I want to try one of soulgliders boards next b...
by Gorillasurfer
Thu Jan 15, 2015 10:32 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: bellyboard for BIG guy
Replies: 48
Views: 11199

Re: bellyboard for BIG guy

Sorry, I forgot to put it in. 50"x23"x2.75" 36 L I'll let you know how she duck dives when I get her in the water but, I don't suspect it will be too much trouble for me.
by Gorillasurfer
Thu Jan 15, 2015 1:39 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: bellyboard for BIG guy
Replies: 48
Views: 11199

Re: bellyboard for BIG guy

Hi Skiff, thanks for posting and YES we need to stick together! Those are some really nice boards that I may look into in the future but, for my first belly board I ordered a board from nomastomas and we decided on 50"x23"x2.75". I am excited to get it and kick out for a session in a few weeks. Krus...
by Gorillasurfer
Tue Jan 06, 2015 11:49 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: bellyboard for BIG guy
Replies: 48
Views: 11199

Re: bellyboard for BIG guy

Right on guys, thanks for the info. I actually spoke to Thomas today. Very cool guy. He is sending me some specs to look at soon. I am getting excited, feeling like I will have a new bellyboard soon.
by Gorillasurfer
Tue Jan 06, 2015 1:06 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: bellyboard for BIG guy
Replies: 48
Views: 11199

Re: bellyboard for BIG guy

Howzit karuhi,
Thanks for sharing your experience with me. Honestly didn't consider duck diving to be a factor. I'm glad you mentioned it. I was looking at some of Thomas' boards and they look very cool. I just wrote to him for some info.
by Gorillasurfer
Tue Jan 06, 2015 12:07 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: bellyboard for BIG guy
Replies: 48
Views: 11199

Re: bellyboard for BIG guy

Thank you! This is great info. I am hesitant on the mini simmons because of the length. I looked at Austin's site and it seems like he does nice work but, I worry about shipping a board and with all due respect, I would like to support a local shaper. Just need to find one who will make a bellyboard...
by Gorillasurfer
Mon Jan 05, 2015 10:52 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: bellyboard for BIG guy
Replies: 48
Views: 11199

bellyboard for BIG guy

Hello, I have been lurking a bit and have a question for any big guys that ride bellyboards. I am 6' and 300 lbs. Currently I am riding a 44" bodyboard and have a blast but, am looking to try a bellyboard. From what I have read and seen it will be tough to find something used that will float me. Cou...
by Gorillasurfer
Mon Jan 05, 2015 5:55 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Introduce yourself
Replies: 48
Views: 19211

Re: Introduce yourself

Hi everyone, I am James. I have been surfing for about 20 years. I am a very big guy and have always been. I have been riding longboards mostly but, recently have been trying new shapes and sizes. I sold all of my longboards except one 10' pearson arrow that I still ride from time to time. When the ...