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by PaipoRick
Wed Apr 23, 2014 8:39 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Help me shape this board
Replies: 2
Views: 1289

Help me shape this board

It's a piece of local paulownia, which they call princess tree here in NC. Anyway, it's 1" thick. The short side in the picture is 38" long, the long side is 48". Width is around 17". The edges taper a little due to the log it was cut from. I got this from a friend who builds furniture. The wood is ...
by PaipoRick
Sat May 04, 2013 8:41 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Paipo Building Advice
Replies: 14
Views: 4676

Re: Paipo Building Advice

krusher has it right. I have a log, a 9'8 Weber, and it's easy, esp as I don't surf a lot, to have my position off. What feels natural usually is wrong. But once I hit the perfect glide point, and that sort of feels like the nose is a bit too far down, the glide is amazing. I have my paipo dailed in...
by PaipoRick
Wed May 01, 2013 8:41 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Paipo volume and bouyancy
Replies: 20
Views: 8328

Re: Paipo volume and bouyancy

Flojo, I have a standard 50" Austin and can duckdive it just fine. I'm 5'11" and 197#. I just lean forward, push the nose down then let my body follow. No issues at all. The key is to get deep enough....worked for in central america despite a good sized (and beefy) swell, on the east coast it's ok t...
by PaipoRick
Sat Feb 16, 2013 3:09 pm
Forum: For Sale, Wanted or Trade
Topic: Viper V5 yellow dots $35 plus shipping.
Replies: 0
Views: 1177

Viper V5 yellow dots $35 plus shipping.

I have pair of XL yellow dots, which should fit 11-13. I wear a wide 13 and these won't work for me. Took them out once on Hatteras, wore for maybe 30 minutes. They've been in the closet ever since. New they're around 60.00 plus shipping. Front says "PSS South-Swell" then "VIPER" on the blade. Back ...
by PaipoRick
Tue Jul 03, 2012 6:09 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: GoPro placement on paipo
Replies: 0
Views: 1257

GoPro placement on paipo

I'm going to be getting a FCS plug put in on my paipo so I can attach a GoPro to it. The board is an austin, shaped like this one. About where should I put the plug? I was thinking 6" back, 2" or so off the stringer.
by PaipoRick
Fri Jun 08, 2012 1:28 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: 2012 Waterman's Challenge and Luau (FL)
Replies: 3
Views: 1945

Re: 2012 Waterman's Challenge and Luau (FL)

What a great time. JK really enjoyed that board, maybe we'll see him on here soon.
by PaipoRick
Fri Apr 27, 2012 7:12 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: 2012 Waterman's Challenge and Luau (FL)
Replies: 3
Views: 1945

Re: 2012 Waterman's Challenge and Luau (FL)

I'll be attending. Gabi and I will do the luau.
by PaipoRick
Sun Apr 08, 2012 12:56 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: My Checkered RPM Addiction
Replies: 5
Views: 2707

Re: My Checkered RPM Addiction

Wow, nice. Looks like an Azul clone 4th from the right. :)

Nice boards, great guy.
by PaipoRick
Sun Apr 08, 2012 8:25 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: My Checkered RPM Addiction
Replies: 5
Views: 2707

Re: My Checkered RPM Addiction

Pretty board. Hopefully there will be swell between now and FL so you can give it a solid workout.
by PaipoRick
Mon Mar 12, 2012 9:33 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Help me pick boards out of this wood
Replies: 10
Views: 4862

Re: Help me pick boards out of this wood

How about a redwood stringer that's 4" or so wide? That will give me some width. Just glue the hell out of it.
by PaipoRick
Wed Mar 07, 2012 8:15 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Old skool paipo boarders get GoPros
Replies: 5
Views: 1916

Re: Old skool paipo boarders get GoPros

There's a joke in there somewhere. Unless you're the one who gets the surprise anal probe. :shock:
by PaipoRick
Wed Mar 07, 2012 8:04 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Help me pick boards out of this wood
Replies: 10
Views: 4862

Re: Help me pick boards out of this wood

5'11 and under 200#. When I first rode a paipo I had both elbows down, which didn't feel right. I then rode how I rode bodyboards, which was one arm down and the other up so the hand is on the rail to control it. I'm going to make some designs on cardboard sheet then lay them onto the board so I can...
by PaipoRick
Wed Mar 07, 2012 6:25 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Help me pick boards out of this wood
Replies: 10
Views: 4862

Re: Help me pick boards out of this wood

15 to 16 wide ok?

I've never worked with it either. It's very light, that board is around 8'x16" and I can hold it up with one hand, no straining.

I am thinking of cutting a small chunk off and sanding it to see how it looks. The person I got it from uses it in inlays on furniture.
by PaipoRick
Wed Mar 07, 2012 5:26 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Help me pick boards out of this wood
Replies: 10
Views: 4862

Help me pick boards out of this wood

It's paulownia from a local tree. Around here they call it "princess tree". I picked the plank up last year and never did anything with it. I thought about making an alaia out of it but I prefer prone riding. There are two possible boards here. One would be around 44x15x1/2, the other 36 (maybe 42+)...
by PaipoRick
Wed Mar 07, 2012 1:39 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Old skool paipo boarders get GoPros
Replies: 5
Views: 1916

Re: Old skool paipo boarders get GoPros

I have a link somewhere about making one. Saw a vid of a bodyboarder who had one, it was pretty sweet. Mounted to the front or back to give a nice angle. The one I saw used some PVC. Having all of that staff next to you will make wipeouts more fun. Now you have to avoid 3 fins and a section of pipe.
by PaipoRick
Wed Feb 29, 2012 7:32 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Hydrodynamica: Remember the Future
Replies: 8
Views: 3139

Re: Hydrodynamica: Remember the Future

The hipsters were riding paipos before there was even such a thing as a paipo.
by PaipoRick
Thu Feb 23, 2012 3:27 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Vote for Me!!!
Replies: 14
Views: 4350

Re: Vote for Me!!!

We should do what they do in Chicago - bus people in, setup FB accounts for them, then give them a dollar and a cigarette in exchange for a vote.
by PaipoRick
Tue Feb 07, 2012 6:49 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: BODY BOYS: Legend of the Pipers.
Replies: 3
Views: 1364

Re: BODY BOYS: Legend of the Pipers.

WTF did I just watch?
by PaipoRick
Tue Feb 07, 2012 5:49 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Renting Boards
Replies: 18
Views: 12940

Re: Renting Boards

Barbados gets swell.

The only thing I caught in western JA was a buzz. :) Hey Rastaman, hey what you say, gimme somma dat Sen...
by PaipoRick
Tue Feb 07, 2012 4:46 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: sealing plywood
Replies: 6
Views: 3169

sealing plywood

What do you guys recommend for sealing non marine ply? I am going to make a few plywood boards from some 3/8" that isn't marine grade....I don't want to spend a lot on marine ply (at least not yet).

We need a faq for that stuff.