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by Mercury
Sun Mar 27, 2022 7:21 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Mini Paipos
Replies: 21
Views: 4528

Re: Mini Paipos

My son and I attended the Coolum Wedge Bodysurfing festival on the weekend and laid out a bunch of mini Paipos and handplanes that I finished last week lots of interest in these alternate craft (alternate for most of the crowd there anyway). coolum wedge.jpg Our QA inspector giving the goods a final...
by Mercury
Sun Mar 27, 2022 6:54 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Bob's Paipo
Replies: 16
Views: 1117

Re: Bob's Paipo

no problem Bob it was a challenge and a pleasure to glass something a little different, we will have to catch up and share a few waves soon
by Mercury
Tue Mar 15, 2022 6:59 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Mini Paipos
Replies: 21
Views: 4528

Re: Mini Paipos

here are a couple more I have been working on The yellow and red mini paipo has a narrower tail and bevelled/chined bottom rails, the checker and flame board is a prize for an upcoming bodysurfing contest (the decal artwork is by Allan Wrath not me). fire paipo 2.jpg fire paipo.jpg CW paipo 2.jpg
by Mercury
Thu Mar 03, 2022 9:03 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Bob's Paipo
Replies: 16
Views: 1117

Re: Bob's Paipo

well I finally got Bobs board sanded and gloss coated this week, I just have to do a fine tune on the edges and it is ready to go.....

THe bottom
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The deck
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by Mercury
Sun Feb 27, 2022 12:58 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Mini Paipos
Replies: 21
Views: 4528

Re: Mini Paipos

HI Bob, It was just like catching a normal wave really, the marshals gave a bit of advice on where to sit in relation to the plunger.
by Mercury
Fri Feb 25, 2022 1:39 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Mini Paipos
Replies: 21
Views: 4528

Re: Mini Paipos

I was fortunate enough to go and try out the surflake facility in Central Queensland recently and rode my original orange mini paipo it was a great experience and really proved the design concept works well
surflake.jpg
by Mercury
Mon Jan 03, 2022 7:46 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Bob's Paipo
Replies: 16
Views: 1117

Re: Bob's Paipo

I also installed a leash plug at 12" from the nose (Bob's request), I have added a couple of photos of the install process. I will probably post this up on my instagram with a timelapse video at some stage if you are interested ( insta handle: hg_mercurysurf) plug install.jpg plug install 2.jpg...
by Mercury
Mon Jan 03, 2022 7:42 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Bob's Paipo
Replies: 16
Views: 1117

Re: Bob's Paipo

An update: I laminated the bottom inlay with a clear free lapped lamination and then after grinding the laps, filler coated the top and bottom
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by Mercury
Thu Dec 23, 2021 12:54 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Bob's Paipo
Replies: 16
Views: 1117

Re: Bob's Paipo

OK a bit famous in small paipo forum circles

here is the lamination process for an inlay on the bottom, this was done in 6Oz glass and will have a full clear lamination wrapping round the rails
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by Mercury
Mon Dec 20, 2021 10:34 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Bob's Paipo
Replies: 16
Views: 1117

Bob's Paipo

Hi Paipo Team I caught up with the famous Bob Green (bgreen on this forum), as he had recently shaped a paipo. Bob can probably explain a bit about the origins and design principles he was aiming at achieving. so I have volunteered to glass the board and thought it would be worth showing a few of th...
by Mercury
Mon Nov 01, 2021 12:27 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Mini Paipos
Replies: 21
Views: 4528

Re: Mini Paipos

This is another one I have been working on with some small Bonzer runners added, this one is EPS and Epoxy with a flax deck and some carbon
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with a couple of handplanes I was also glassing
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by Mercury
Tue Oct 12, 2021 11:38 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Mini Paipos
Replies: 21
Views: 4528

Re: Mini Paipos

I finally got some time to finish off the latest three mini paipos three decks.jpg three noses.jpg One Channel bottom for me 25" x 15 1/2" checker deck.jpg channels.jpg A custom for a keen fringe (surfmatt, bodysurf, paipo) surfer 24"x15 1/2" pink.jpg pink bottom.jpg and a spare ...
by Mercury
Sun Aug 29, 2021 11:16 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Velo Flex spoon Build
Replies: 6
Views: 2958

Re: Velo Flex spoon Build

Here are a couple of shots of the finished hull shape for the Velo Flex Spoon Paipo, This is as far as I have got I have wrapped it up in bubble wrap and will have to find some time to commence glassing.
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by Mercury
Sun Aug 29, 2021 9:21 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Velo Flex spoon Build
Replies: 6
Views: 2958

Re: Velo Flex spoon Build

I am thinking of trying unfinned initially and can add fin(s) later, my initila thoughts are for low and long bonzer style runners close to each rail, but I will see how I go. I will post a couple of update shots when i get a chance
by Mercury
Thu Aug 26, 2021 2:40 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Velo Flex spoon Build
Replies: 6
Views: 2958

Re: Velo Flex spoon Build

I had an EPS blank from Shapers Australia I had cut up for a couple of other mini paipos, please note my intention is to build a mini paipo version of a flex spoon not a full sized knee board version, I mucked about with outlines a bit before settling on something that felt right. outlines.jpg Outli...
by Mercury
Thu Aug 26, 2021 2:36 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Velo Flex spoon Build
Replies: 6
Views: 2958

Velo Flex spoon Build

I thought I would start a seperate thread for this one, it may take a while but I will endeavour to keep this thread updated through the build process. I started with a fairly analogue process of outline and template measurement and then transfer to full size template template.jpg small scale trace ...
by Mercury
Wed Aug 25, 2021 8:25 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Mini Paipos
Replies: 21
Views: 4528

Re: Mini Paipos

I dropped in to my parents place over the weekend and grabbed a couple of photos of a Paulownia paipo I made my mum about 9 years ago. I got the blank from Geoff Moase (RIP) of Dovetail surfboards (an absolutely elite craftsman) and shaped and it up, i refurbished it a bit a couple of years ago with...
by Mercury
Sun Aug 15, 2021 11:23 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Mini Paipos
Replies: 21
Views: 4528

Re: Mini Paipos

@bgreen: it would be good to catch up at some stage I sometimes hook up with a bunch of bodysurfers at Narrowneck and we usually find a peak or two to share, a couple of them also ride bellybaord/paipos. They are a group known as Goldiesliders on instagram and have fortnightly meet ups. @Kage: I bas...
by Mercury
Thu Aug 12, 2021 10:57 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Mini Paipos
Replies: 21
Views: 4528

Re: Mini Paipos

Here is the view created on one of the prototypes recently, the sand through first point at Noosa has been phenomenal views.jpg and looking back for riding position, as I mentioned in my first post these boards are somewhere between "riding" a board and bodysurfing with a handplane riding ...
by Mercury
Thu Aug 12, 2021 6:19 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Mini Paipos
Replies: 21
Views: 4528

Re: Mini Paipos

HI Kage

the photo at the bottom is from one of the more recent ones I have built, I am also in the middle of completing a channel bottom.
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