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by SURFFOILS
Sun May 12, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: Fins
Replies: 16
Views: 2868

Re: Fins

Tried the Da Fins and the Force fins, Vipers and Duck Feet had heaps of power.
Making my own version with an Annular Wind Design.
I’ve found I’m getting the same thrust with less leg energy.
Maybe I should increase the length or diameter ?
by SURFFOILS
Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: PAIPO Foils.
Replies: 38
Views: 4009

Re: PAIPO Foils.

Here’s my 3 paipo boards , only 2 have foils attached. The shape of the foil is more important than the foil of the foil.
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by SURFFOILS
Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:27 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: PAIPO Foils.
Replies: 38
Views: 4009

Re: PAIPO Foils.

Government corruption is the worse.

No chance of moving to France, or Portugal, or Hawaii or Australia as a last choice ?
by SURFFOILS
Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: PAIPO Foils.
Replies: 38
Views: 4009

Re: PAIPO Foils.

I can’t think a force of nature that would get me to move to a cold climate.
If my wife wanted to move to the UK, I’d let her go.
by SURFFOILS
Sun Aug 05, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: PAIPO Foils.
Replies: 38
Views: 4009

Re: PAIPO Foils.

My UK mate says that he gets over to France to surf at Lacanau where he says it’s amazing surf.
I’m sure we haven’t seen the last of Chrispi.
by SURFFOILS
Sun Aug 05, 2018 6:14 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: PAIPO Foils.
Replies: 38
Views: 4009

Re: PAIPO Foils.

I have a surfer friend who moved from Sydney, AU to London for 10 years. He returned and vowed never to return to London, the UK or have anything to do with English women. 2 years later he’s married to an English lass with a son and living in London. So there must be some attraction. ...but I still ...
by SURFFOILS
Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: PAIPO Foils.
Replies: 38
Views: 4009

Re: PAIPO Foils.

Who would emigrate to the UK ?
I suspect Chrispis been kidnaped by the global foiling Illuminati keen to keep his breakthrough designs hidden from the world.
Hang in ther Chrispi, well send Chuck Norris to get you out !
by SURFFOILS
Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:36 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: PAIPO Foils.
Replies: 38
Views: 4009

Re: PAIPO Foils.

70576A2B-ADEB-47D6-B9BF-B0D8FCF3E88F.jpeg People often mistake good design for aesthetics but I instantly see that you know that when the craft is sitting in the water the side supports of the foil engage a wide base area for forward drive but as it rises from the yellow to orange to red waterline ...
by SURFFOILS
Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: PAIPO Foils.
Replies: 38
Views: 4009

Re: PAIPO Foils.

Hi Chrispi, you don’t need to ask me for advice, Im sure you have enough experience with foils. Probabaly more than me. I like the minimalist monocoque approach, surfing foils don’t need to be the complex multi wings on a fuselage like they are now, just good design, something simpler like yours is ...
by SURFFOILS
Sat Jul 21, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: PAIPO Foils.
Replies: 38
Views: 4009

Re: PAIPO Foils.

makes sense tho.
Im thinking of putting an XPS foam skin on the hull for buoyancy.
by SURFFOILS
Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: PAIPO Foils.
Replies: 38
Views: 4009

Re: PAIPO Foils.

Hi Bob, I posted Gilbert’s Foil board in contrast to Terry Hendricks technical version. Both able to do the same thing, but I’d always favour the simpler one. My idea is to show just how simple foil design can be with ply and a few bits to screw on.
I’ll go with the Add-On version.
by SURFFOILS
Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: PAIPO Foils.
Replies: 38
Views: 4009

Re: PAIPO Foils.

7E5F897E-880B-4FE0-B851-036C90072F43.jpeg Paiops are better suited to foiling than their floppy cousins the boogie board. And I’ve always been inspired by Gilbert Lum who built his own simple foil. If something that simple works, what’s with all the hi tech carry on ? So here’s a simple foil kit. I...
by SURFFOILS
Fri Jun 29, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: PAIPO Foils.
Replies: 38
Views: 4009

Re: PAIPO Foils.

I suppose it’s the way the world works, someone works for decades to produce a personal achievement. And Years later a corporation comes along and exploits the same as their own invention and the world believes it’s true. But it’s like they don’t have Google on their computer ? If you make a claim a...
by SURFFOILS
Fri Jun 29, 2018 2:59 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: PAIPO Foils.
Replies: 38
Views: 4009

Re: PAIPO Foils.

https://www.surfertoday.com/bodyboardin ... -a-reality

Same video. Interesting that members here made prone foils 14 years ago but Hipsters have just invented them. therefew guys riding boogie foils since the
by SURFFOILS
Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: PAIPO Foils.
Replies: 38
Views: 4009

Re: PAIPO Foils.

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And possibly reduce weight by cutting out most of the side panels leaving just a front and rear support on each side for the foil.
by SURFFOILS
Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: PAIPO Foils.
Replies: 38
Views: 4009

Re: PAIPO Foils.

6CFD779B-C36C-4C33-983A-E6C9136833AC.jpeg CA10D0B9-4A33-4DBF-97E9-98B8FAE9EAE7.jpeg That’s the one, I don’t know how many he made but they pop up now and then in garage sales. They seem to have been well used and abused as surfcraft. My idea is to make a basic paipo with side supports holding a foi...
by SURFFOILS
Wed Jun 27, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: PAIPO Foils.
Replies: 38
Views: 4009

PAIPO Foils.

So take the earliest of surfcraft and add the latest fad...
It combines the inherent stability of prone riding with the instant acceleration of foiling.
Maybe a ‘one piece’ design that’s roto molded like a Belly Bogger.
by SURFFOILS
Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Bodyboards discuss (the soft paipo)
Replies: 52
Views: 6495

Re: Bodyboards discuss (the soft paipo)

Your boards are amazing Chrispi !
by SURFFOILS
Fri Sep 01, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: SR-72 canard H fin
Replies: 18
Views: 3866

Re: SR-72 canard H fin

Great work you two. Dave, what feeling did you get from the longer foils ?
CRISPI, do you think the two foils create a longer 'wheelbase' rather than a single, I'm using a length of 23 inches that's very stable.
Have you seen the current commercial foils with masts up to 3 feet deep ? Crazy.
by SURFFOILS
Fri Sep 01, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: My first mono rail Paipo in my signature style
Replies: 20
Views: 5103

Re: My first mono rail Paipo in my signature style

So how did it go ? What design elements did you feel working ?