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Re: Thin build, flexible with strength.

Personally, the idea of a thinner wife excites me more. I am not sure that if the rails are kept thin, that having a thicker body might be more advantageous ( rolled bottom effect ) than just super thin and flat; which bring me right back to the wife effect! :oops:
by spudnut
Tue Feb 18, 2014 12:38 am
 
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Thin build, flexible with strength.
Replies: 47
Views: 11487

Re: First Build

Hi Tom,

They will all work great. Each design may have subtle differences, but probably very subtle. Pick which one you like best; not really sure if there is an advantage to a tail design that is not square - watch out for points, they can hurt you. Super choice in wood.
by spudnut
Sun Feb 09, 2014 8:45 pm
 
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: First Build
Replies: 28
Views: 12590

Re: Asymmetrical vs Symmetrical swim fins

What do you guys think about asymmetrical vs asymmetrical swim fins? Personally, I like symmetrical swim fins. They don't torque my ankles. My boards do not have skegs and I have no problem holding into waves. If anything, many times I pull my feet out of the water to reduce drag to gain speed if I...
by spudnut
Thu Feb 06, 2014 10:20 pm
 
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: Asymmetrical vs Symmetrical swim fins
Replies: 11
Views: 5907

Re: Anyone ridden a Hawaii Paipo Design XP

I have lots of different paipos as of now, but have always come back to the HPD XL. The new XP, I would love a go at, along with all of the othe HPDs too.
by spudnut
Mon Feb 03, 2014 11:45 am
 
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Anyone ridden a Hawaii Paipo Design XP
Replies: 16
Views: 5008

Re: Anyone ridden a Hawaii Paipo Design XP

Paul has updated his website to include the new board, albeit a work in progress.
by spudnut
Sun Feb 02, 2014 10:21 pm
 
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Anyone ridden a Hawaii Paipo Design XP
Replies: 16
Views: 5008

Re: Board thickness and tail block questions...

I am no wood worker, but no problem with 1/2" thickness.
by spudnut
Sun Dec 22, 2013 12:48 am
 
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Board thickness and tail block questions...
Replies: 2
Views: 1283

Re: Plans or design considerations

Airboy,

How does the rocker on the Paipo Nui compare with the HPD? ( Sorry if off topic!)
by spudnut
Mon Dec 16, 2013 10:56 pm
 
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Plans or design considerations
Replies: 6
Views: 2239

Re: WTB: Neumatic (Dale S.) Mat

Bob,

A year ago Dale emailed me that he had suffered another major heart attack. He was still in the hospital then. I do not know which one in Oregon, but I have not heard anything since.
by spudnut
Fri Nov 15, 2013 11:23 am
 
Forum: For Sale, Wanted or Trade
Topic: WTB: Neumatic (Dale S.) Mat
Replies: 9
Views: 3797

Re: Building my first Paipo

The amount of maintenance required is negligible and that means a lot coming from me! I know nothing about working with wood nor do I have the patience.
by spudnut
Sun Sep 08, 2013 5:31 pm
 
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Building my first Paipo
Replies: 27
Views: 7476

Re: HPD Flex Paipos - Small

Thanks for the wonderful pics and ride report. I have been curious about a little flex in the HPD, but that was an insane amount! I came to paipos from mats that Dale made me. The feel of each is so different, but then it is between different mats as well as different paipos. Please keep us informed...
by spudnut
Mon Aug 26, 2013 2:32 am
 
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: HPD Flex Paipos - Small
Replies: 21
Views: 9810

Re: New vipers are out.

Not to hijack this thread, but can we see a pic and detail about the HPD flex tail that you speak of. For a year now, Paul keep s saying soon...
by spudnut
Sat Aug 24, 2013 6:42 pm
 
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: New vipers are out.
Replies: 7
Views: 3467

Re: Finless or Not?

There seems to be a movement asserting that finless boards are every bit as capable as finned boards. 576075_159667017525156_971047477_n[1].jpg Many in the wood bellyboard community also make this assertion. I remain unconvinced. Granted, very thin rails on a 1/4 inch to 3/4 inch wood board possess...
by spudnut
Mon Jun 24, 2013 8:53 pm
 
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Finless or Not?
Replies: 39
Views: 9280

Re: Ab unexpected paipo hookup in Indo

Oh... we have had some heated discussions on this topic! Krusher....I have always thought a paipo was a type of body board. No? I have an Austin. Impressed in the board by Austin is the word "paipo". If someone asks me what it is I typically say a paipo....and then elaborate that a paipo ...
by spudnut
Sun Jun 02, 2013 9:40 pm
 
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Ab unexpected paipo hookup in Indo
Replies: 18
Views: 4550

Re: Bottom Shapes Of Simple Wood Paipos

Rod,

No they are not the same length and width. The rails on this board were made much thicker ( approx. 1/2"). The maneuverability is great but it is definitely slower.
by spudnut
Thu Feb 28, 2013 12:46 am
 
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Bottom Shapes Of Simple Wood Paipos
Replies: 14
Views: 3627

Re: Bottom Shapes Of Simple Wood Paipos

I agree that the Malami Kai allows much easier turning and top to bottom surfing than does the HPD. I also think that it is faster than the HPD in the case of my first Xylem. The HPD I believe is faster than my second Xylem. Last month I was out in some rough DOH+ surf. I really wish that I had the ...
by spudnut
Tue Feb 26, 2013 8:37 pm
 
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Bottom Shapes Of Simple Wood Paipos
Replies: 14
Views: 3627

Re: Loaner paipo Orange Co. Calif?

That would be awesome. If we could do it on a Sunday ( as I am working 6 days a week for awhile) I am sure we could get a bunch of others to join in too!
by spudnut
Tue Feb 19, 2013 11:40 am
 
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Loaner paipo Orange Co. Calif?
Replies: 4
Views: 1242

Re: Loaner paipo Orange Co. Calif?

If you make it up to Ventura, I have both Austin and paulownia you are welcome to use
by spudnut
Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:44 pm
 
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Loaner paipo Orange Co. Calif?
Replies: 4
Views: 1242

Re: Stokefest

Details?
by spudnut
Wed Feb 13, 2013 1:16 am
 
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Stokefest
Replies: 8
Views: 1961

Re: Skeleton Bay

My son showed me this today right on Yahoo. Unreal! :mrgreen:
by spudnut
Sun Feb 10, 2013 9:35 pm
 
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Skeleton Bay
Replies: 5
Views: 1677

Re: Rails

For those of you that have used 1/2" thick wood and planed the rails to 1/4", how big of a difference in hold do you notice compared to just squaring them off? What other differences are there, good or bad?
by spudnut
Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:23 pm
 
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Rails
Replies: 11
Views: 4163

Re: An unusual (?) surf injury

Ted,

Do you the same injury would have happened on your HPD given the fact that it too is a very thin rail?

Also, how is the hand doing?
by spudnut
Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:26 pm
 
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: An unusual (?) surf injury
Replies: 7
Views: 2007

Re: An unusual (?) surf injury

I knew all of these years of grip exercises would pay off! :oops:
by spudnut
Sun Jan 20, 2013 7:09 pm
 
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: An unusual (?) surf injury
Replies: 7
Views: 2007

Re: Paipo Boarder at Rincon?

Honestly, my son & I both think that it is a mat do to the lack of arch. I do know of a couple of mat surfers that surf Rincon exclusively.
by spudnut
Sun Dec 23, 2012 10:35 pm
 
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Paipo Boarder at Rincon?
Replies: 3
Views: 1210

Re: 1903 Japanese paipo

rodndtube wrote:
bgreen wrote:It's catching Rod.


I have enough trouble with inches, or quarters of inches as it is.


Sounds like a very personal "small" problem you have! :oops:
by spudnut
Wed Dec 12, 2012 6:45 pm
 
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: 1903 Japanese paipo
Replies: 25
Views: 7265

Re: John Galera nofin on Youtube

On my other Xylem board, it most certainly does NOT push water. It also really helps with bump and chop in the water. I would think the help with chop is the fact its more of a displacement hull, cutting through chop rather than skimming and bouncing across it. When I used the term "pushing wa...
by spudnut
Sun Dec 09, 2012 11:57 am
 
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: John Galera nofin on Youtube
Replies: 19
Views: 4743

Re: 5 fin bonzer ready to be ridden

That looks amazing! We need to get a ride report from whomever gets that if we can find out whom it is.
by spudnut
Sun Dec 09, 2012 12:20 am
 
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: 5 fin bonzer ready to be ridden
Replies: 5
Views: 1706

Re: John Galera nofin on Youtube

On my other Xylem board, it most certainly does NOT push water. It also really helps with bump and chop in the water.
by spudnut
Sat Dec 08, 2012 11:51 am
 
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: John Galera nofin on Youtube
Replies: 19
Views: 4743

Re: John Galera nofin on Youtube

I think that you are correct. By going as wide as they are, planing should be easier than in a narrow board. I am having another Xylem shaped with rolled bottom (belly) and it is going to be 22 inches wide like the No-Fin.
by spudnut
Wed Dec 05, 2012 9:31 pm
 
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: John Galera nofin on Youtube
Replies: 19
Views: 4743

Re: vintage video

I don't know how many times that I have watched that video, but it is still my favorite paipo vid :D It is amazing how much technique can be learned from that video that is from over 50 years ago. It makes me think of de-evolution.
by spudnut
Fri Nov 30, 2012 11:50 pm
 
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: vintage video
Replies: 5
Views: 1654

Re: My new SDF surfboard Paipo

Looks like a fun day.

P.S. Don't give the secret spot away 8-)
by spudnut
Mon Nov 26, 2012 5:00 pm
 
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: My new SDF surfboard Paipo
Replies: 67
Views: 23704

Re: My new SDF surfboard Paipo

I just realized that the dimensions of this board are very close to my latest plypo. The maneuverability is amazing given that it still has plenty of speed and hold.
by spudnut
Sat Nov 24, 2012 5:19 pm
 
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: My new SDF surfboard Paipo
Replies: 67
Views: 23704

Re: cracking plywood with the grain

Douglas fir marine ply does this big time. Speaking from frustrated experience. Using fine sand paper could somehow start a new slab of top layer to rip off.
by spudnut
Sat Nov 24, 2012 4:46 pm
 
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: cracking plywood with the grain
Replies: 8
Views: 1876

Re: cracking plywood with the grain

Buy it at Stock?
by spudnut
Fri Nov 23, 2012 9:26 pm
 
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: cracking plywood with the grain
Replies: 8
Views: 1876

Re: cracking plywood with the grain

Is it Douglas Fir marine grade?
by spudnut
Fri Nov 23, 2012 6:32 pm
 
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: cracking plywood with the grain
Replies: 8
Views: 1876

Re: Central coast Paipo rider (and so-cal)

I live in Ventura. It is about an hour north of Los Angeles. Let me know when you are down this way. Plenty of breaks here.
by spudnut
Wed Nov 21, 2012 9:15 pm
 
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Central coast Paipo rider (and so-cal)
Replies: 17
Views: 4367

Re: Cork deck

I would so love a cork boat if the corks came from fine bottles of wine that I got to drink! :D
by spudnut
Wed Nov 07, 2012 11:49 pm
 
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Cork deck
Replies: 48
Views: 18790

Re: Dale Solomonson

I will do my best, but Dale no longer has a phone or internet at home. He taught me everything I knew about mat surfing and that has sure carried over to other alternative surf craft. :cry:
by spudnut
Wed Nov 07, 2012 8:53 pm
 
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Dale Solomonson
Replies: 4
Views: 1315

Re: Cork deck

How do you like the cork deck compared to old fashioned surfboard wax?
by spudnut
Wed Nov 07, 2012 8:35 pm
 
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Cork deck
Replies: 48
Views: 18790

Re: Xylem Malama Kai paipo

That would be the one! My board has no paint so it was not a concern. I wanted something that would not come off.
by spudnut
Wed Nov 07, 2012 9:53 am
 
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Xylem Malama Kai paipo
Replies: 45
Views: 16870

Re: Xylem Malama Kai paipo

I bought a leash attachment from a local surf shop that uses an adhesive made by 3M. It had a small piece of fine sandpaper and a wet wipe(yeah I have kids). I just followed the instructions, let it set for 24 hours and presto! :o I do not remember the brand.
by spudnut
Wed Nov 07, 2012 12:36 am
 
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Xylem Malama Kai paipo
Replies: 45
Views: 16870

Dale Solomonson

I know that there are a number of people on this forum that have had great experiences with Dale including myself. I finally heard from him last week via email. It turns up that he has suffered another heart attack. He is in cardiac rehab as of now. I debated whether or not to post this, but decided...
by spudnut
Sun Nov 04, 2012 6:28 pm
 
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Dale Solomonson
Replies: 4
Views: 1315

Re: Xylem Malama Kai paipo

Ted,
What do you think of the Xylem now that you have had it a month? Of course I am assuming that you have been surfing. :)
by spudnut
Fri Nov 02, 2012 4:59 pm
 
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Xylem Malama Kai paipo
Replies: 45
Views: 16870

Re: Saterday project

Depending on the length and design, I tend to like wider than most I think at 20-22"
by spudnut
Sun Oct 07, 2012 6:29 pm
 
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Saterday project
Replies: 36
Views: 14972

Re: Saterday project

My first plypo was a swallowtail. The board looks nice. Just be careful - points can hurt. Now all of my boards are squared tails.
by spudnut
Sun Oct 07, 2012 1:31 pm
 
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Saterday project
Replies: 36
Views: 14972

Re: Xylem Malama Kai paipo

When you come back let's get all the toys out in the water and we can mix it up.
by spudnut
Mon Oct 01, 2012 9:17 am
 
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Xylem Malama Kai paipo
Replies: 45
Views: 16870

Re: Xylem Malama Kai paipo

Thank's for the breakdown Spudnut. You likely mean top of your head as opposed to "bottom" i.e. chin?

Correct!
by spudnut
Sun Sep 30, 2012 1:21 pm
 
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Xylem Malama Kai paipo
Replies: 45
Views: 16870

Re: Xylem Malama Kai paipo

Watching the video again, looks like length of board is very approximately distance from shoulders to knees... As far as length goes, my 50" x 20" was the length for me from knees to head as I like riding in a bodysurfing style aka superman, width was 40% from Lindsey Lord. If I rode body...
by spudnut
Sat Sep 29, 2012 11:13 pm
 
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Xylem Malama Kai paipo
Replies: 45
Views: 16870

Re: Xylem Malama Kai paipo

Steven, The HPD and my plypos with squared off rails can definitely slip sideways. With the Xylem, I do not know if it is the knife rails, rolled bottom, or the combination of them, but the hold is better than my Austin as a twin and faster. Sam & I were surfing this morning and he was shocked t...
by spudnut
Sat Sep 29, 2012 3:24 pm
 
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Xylem Malama Kai paipo
Replies: 45
Views: 16870

Re: Xylem Malama Kai paipo

Uncle Grumpy,

Do you really have a Primo & Kamado too? Once you go ceramic, there is no turning back. Next we have to create a ceramic paipo :lol:. Too much buoyancy won't be a problem here.
by spudnut
Fri Sep 28, 2012 6:37 pm
 
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Xylem Malama Kai paipo
Replies: 45
Views: 16870
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