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by spudnut
Tue Feb 18, 2014 12:38 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Thin build, flexible with strength.
Replies: 47
Views: 12678

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
Sun Feb 09, 2014 8:45 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: First Build
Replies: 28
Views: 13574

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
Thu Feb 06, 2014 10:20 pm
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: Asymmetrical vs Symmetrical swim fins
Replies: 11
Views: 6427

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
Mon Feb 03, 2014 11:45 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Anyone ridden a Hawaii Paipo Design XP
Replies: 16
Views: 5614

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
Sun Feb 02, 2014 10:21 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Anyone ridden a Hawaii Paipo Design XP
Replies: 16
Views: 5614

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 Dec 22, 2013 12:48 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Board thickness and tail block questions...
Replies: 2
Views: 1464

Re: Board thickness and tail block questions...

I am no wood worker, but no problem with 1/2" thickness.
by spudnut
Mon Dec 16, 2013 10:56 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Plans or design considerations
Replies: 6
Views: 2536

Re: Plans or design considerations

Airboy,

How does the rocker on the Paipo Nui compare with the HPD? ( Sorry if off topic!)
by spudnut
Fri Nov 15, 2013 11:23 am
Forum: For Sale, Wanted or Trade
Topic: WTB: Neumatic (Dale S.) Mat
Replies: 9
Views: 4167

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
Sun Sep 08, 2013 5:31 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Building my first Paipo
Replies: 27
Views: 8602

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
Mon Aug 26, 2013 2:32 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: HPD Flex Paipos - Small
Replies: 21
Views: 10788

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
Sat Aug 24, 2013 6:42 pm
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: New vipers are out.
Replies: 7
Views: 3762

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
Mon Jun 24, 2013 8:53 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Finless or Not?
Replies: 39
Views: 10776

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
Sun Jun 02, 2013 9:40 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Ab unexpected paipo hookup in Indo
Replies: 18
Views: 5075

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 is a Hawai...
by spudnut
Thu Feb 28, 2013 12:46 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Bottom Shapes Of Simple Wood Paipos
Replies: 14
Views: 4129

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
Tue Feb 26, 2013 8:37 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Bottom Shapes Of Simple Wood Paipos
Replies: 14
Views: 4129

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 19, 2013 11:40 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Loaner paipo Orange Co. Calif?
Replies: 4
Views: 1407

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
Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:44 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Loaner paipo Orange Co. Calif?
Replies: 4
Views: 1407

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
Wed Feb 13, 2013 1:16 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Stokefest
Replies: 8
Views: 2231

Re: Stokefest

Details?
by spudnut
Sun Feb 10, 2013 9:35 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Skeleton Bay
Replies: 5
Views: 1948

Re: Skeleton Bay

My son showed me this today right on Yahoo. Unreal! :mrgreen:
by spudnut
Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:23 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Rails
Replies: 11
Views: 4704

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?