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by zensuni
Wed Mar 24, 2021 3:53 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: French paipo
Replies: 15
Views: 394

Re: French paipo

I played around with photoshop, just wanted to reproduce the proportions of the board comparing to my size, it should be like this:
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I like the "elpaipo knee machine" shape by the way :D
by zensuni
Wed Mar 24, 2021 3:51 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: French paipo
Replies: 15
Views: 394

Re: French paipo

krusher74 wrote: Wed Mar 24, 2021 3:49 pm I can email you the CAD file of my board if you would like the shaper to have a look for ideas or have a look yourself, you just need the free version of akushaper to see it. you could see what I use for nose rocker etc.
That would be great, thanks :)
benoit.mori.merceron@ gmail .com
by zensuni
Wed Mar 24, 2021 2:52 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: French paipo
Replies: 15
Views: 394

Re: French paipo

The shaper has already ordered the materials (piece of foam, fins plugs, paint) after my validation so it will have to fit in 50x110 cm, witch is basically the size of a bodyboard (a bit longer, my bodyboard is 105cm long), and have two futures fins. I will probably want a basic mini simmons shape, ...
by zensuni
Mon Mar 22, 2021 5:33 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: French paipo
Replies: 15
Views: 394

Re: French paipo

Rodndtube, I think you're right, a downscale version of the Austin shape without reducing the width would lead to a weird shape. I will probably go for a basic "thumbstone" template, straight rails, rounded nose, like a mini mini simmons. I will also go for a pretty flat bottom, only a lit...
by zensuni
Fri Mar 19, 2021 5:49 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: French paipo
Replies: 15
Views: 394

Re: French paipo

You might consider the HPD (Hawaiian Paipo Design) board. It's wide, no skeg and basically no buoyancy. I got one from the second hand market a few years ago. Super easy to catch waves with, super easy duck dives indeed, but way too wide, I could t turn it the way I wanted to. Maybe the guitar pick...
by zensuni
Fri Mar 19, 2021 10:53 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: French paipo
Replies: 15
Views: 394

French paipo

Hi there, I am discussing with a local shaper about a paipo board I'd like him to shape for me. He doesn't know anything about paipo boards, so when I said that I wanted a thin board with (idealy) a low buoyancy, he was kind of suprised :D Although he is happy to make something different than regula...
by zensuni
Sun Feb 28, 2021 4:17 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: fin placement on bodyboard?!
Replies: 5
Views: 371

Re: fin placement on bodyboard?!

The only reason I would put fins on a bodyboard would be to use it as a kneeboard. For a classic prone use, you may just use a smaller finless bodyboard, or a paipo. Bodyboards rails are thick and sometimes hard to engage, this is where paipo boards shine, no turning issue.
by zensuni
Tue Feb 23, 2021 4:22 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Lockdown special The Bat Lid
Replies: 8
Views: 420

Re: Lockdown special The Bat Lid

Love the look of this board, very unique.
Do you sell some of the boards you shape ?
by zensuni
Mon Feb 22, 2021 3:49 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Does it sound like a good paipo ?
Replies: 7
Views: 624

Re: Does it sound like a good paipo ?

krusher74 wrote: Sat Dec 26, 2020 5:40 am That's about the same dimensions as my boards. I ride 21.5 wide which is a very standard width for a 42" bodyboard for the last 30 years. Should work finless too.
I wish i could sell my used boards for 300E, nobody seems interested if I advertize them at half that :(
Do you ship ?
by zensuni
Mon Feb 22, 2021 3:48 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Does it sound like a good paipo ?
Replies: 7
Views: 624

Re: Does it sound like a good paipo ?

I didn t buy it, the seller didn t want to ship it, and he was too far from where I live.
by zensuni
Tue Dec 15, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Does it sound like a good paipo ?
Replies: 7
Views: 624

Does it sound like a good paipo ?

Hi there, long time no see. It's been not such a great year so far, I haven't surfed a lot. Plus I got "covided" a month ago, it was not that bad but I still feel that I kinda have a tiny bit less breath than I used to, will see in the water if it is just a feeling or not. Anyway, I want t...
by zensuni
Mon Oct 19, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Handsfree selfie stick
Replies: 10
Views: 598

Re: Handsfree selfie stick

Did you have a chance to capture some videos ? I m curious to watch this board in action.
by zensuni
Mon Aug 31, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: fringesurfer.tv
Replies: 7
Views: 692

Re: fringesurfer.tv

I watched the first episode with Tom Wegener.
The editing is great, but I m a bit disapointed by the rides, I know he is a good rider and is able to ride good waves so I don't get why they show him going straight forward in the foam.
by zensuni
Mon Aug 24, 2020 5:27 am
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: Wet suit cool water
Replies: 7
Views: 654

Re: Wet suit cool water

I wear a 5/3 backzip during the winter (water temp 12°c), with a hood, gloves and socks, it is ok.
I also use these to prevent water entries:
Sangle+chevilles+pour+combinaisons+surf+kitesurf+windsurf+Noir.jpg
It makes a difference !
by zensuni
Sun Aug 23, 2020 4:49 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Another paipo video
Replies: 6
Views: 659

Re: Another paipo video

Hi Bob,
These videos are mine, I posted them from my Facebook account. 😉
by zensuni
Tue Aug 18, 2020 5:14 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Travel Board
Replies: 14
Views: 1335

Re: Travel Board

A fun approch would be to imagine a two parts board, where both parts would be semi independants.
Like 2 parts connected by two hinges, without any lock system, so both parts could still move.
Of course there would be a global lack of rigidity, but not more than a surfmat when you think about it.
by zensuni
Sun Aug 16, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Another paipo video
Replies: 6
Views: 659

Another paipo video

I watched this video on youtube, I found it pretty cool:
https://youtu.be/A587QVKxFKQ
by zensuni
Sun Aug 16, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: The Wall Paipo?
Replies: 4
Views: 1077

Re: The Wall Paipo?

What a great ride, from outside, very clean down the line, I think the best part is the end of the ride when the wave gets hollower and he goes for the superman stance ! I had a guitar pick shaped HPD paipo a few years ago, but I could never really figure out how to ride it the right way like that. ...
by zensuni
Sun Aug 16, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Non Skinny Paipo
Replies: 6
Views: 1100

Re: Non Skinny Paipo

Looks great
What is the extra thickness on the front for ?
by zensuni
Sun Aug 16, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Travel Board
Replies: 14
Views: 1335

Re: Travel Board

A foldable board, wouldn't it be great ?
I reminds me this episode of "curb your enthusiasm" where Larry David claims the invention of 2 parts skis that one could screw together :lol:
If you don't have room for a board I would recommend to use a surfmat or a mini paipo.