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by Thumper
Sat Sep 05, 2020 3:24 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Pre Dawn
Replies: 1
Views: 165

Pre Dawn

Anyone else find predawn a spiritual time to surf just before the sun rises , on weekends my local is off the charts crowded so I was first out this morning and had it to myself for 3/4 of hour offshore 2m cruising along a easy wall I had time to look around and realised how a beautiful sunrise give...
by Thumper
Mon Aug 24, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: Wet suit cool water
Replies: 7
Views: 277

Re: Wet suit cool water

Hi Zensuni I put elastic bands around my ankles never seen these before, I looked at some dive suits but arm movements are limited as I use one arm for padding on to waves they won’t work.
by Thumper
Fri Aug 21, 2020 4:44 am
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: Wet suit cool water
Replies: 7
Views: 277

Re: Wet suit cool water

Hi Cage yea got a hood and socks current suit is Adrenaline brand will have to try something else .
by Thumper
Thu Aug 20, 2020 4:49 am
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: Wet suit cool water
Replies: 7
Views: 277

Wet suit cool water

What wet suit do you use in cool water 15 - 18 my 4 3 isn’t cutting it after 2 hours paipo surfing I’m shivering has anyone tried diving wet suits as we are submerged unlike being out of the water on a bigger board.
by Thumper
Wed Aug 12, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Travel Board
Replies: 14
Views: 568

Travel Board

I have been looking at making a 12mm ply board that folds in half so it fits in a suit case , thinking of epoxy glueing hard wood and using hinges two problems I see are pinching skin when flexing and how to lock it open has anyone made anything similar.
by Thumper
Tue Aug 11, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: End of an Era
Replies: 16
Views: 836

Re: End of an Era

I taught myself to glass boards many years ago I have only used epoxy after a couple it’s not too hard just time consuming,I started doing my own so I could triple 6oz top and double 6oz bottom my Mal’s the first one is well over 20 years old and still going strong.
by Thumper
Mon Aug 10, 2020 2:57 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Skinny Paipo
Replies: 5
Views: 1094

Re: Skinny Paipo

Hi foil been testing the 12” paipo and find it has really high top end speed down the line but I have to bend it to turn , I found this out by watching jack johns video on the original surfboard company site he’s pretty good check it out.
by Thumper
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Skinny Paipo
Replies: 5
Views: 1094

Skinny Paipo

Just finished a 12” wide board it’s just under 4ft long 12mm ply has anyone played with narrow boards. :?:
by Thumper
Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Mini paipo
Replies: 9
Views: 4027

Re: Mini paipo

Just finished a mini paipo similar to yours with a square tail hope to use it this weekend,it’s about double the size of my largest hand plane and about 1/3 the size of a paipo hopefully a bit faster than my hand planes and less pain when it clobbers me like a full size board, don’t know if catchalo...