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Re: Are there any Commercial Paipos available on the market

Words and their meanings change with time and location. When I was young (here in Northern California)we always called fiberglass surfboards that you surf laying down "Bellyboards". The soft foam boards that came along later, have been called "bodyboards" by the general public. (...
by jbw4600
Wed Dec 28, 2011 6:43 pm
 
Forum: For Sale, Wanted or Trade
Topic: Are there any Commercial Paipos available on the market ?
Replies: 51
Views: 12365

Re: Are there any Commercial Paipos available on the market

I don't think you need to use words like "bullshit" in this forum. This is just a friendly discussion.
by jbw4600
Mon Dec 26, 2011 4:57 pm
 
Forum: For Sale, Wanted or Trade
Topic: Are there any Commercial Paipos available on the market ?
Replies: 51
Views: 12365

Re: Fin recommendations

Rod, thanks for your input. I borrow some fins from my son when he comes home for Xmas. Also I went to John Mels' shop last weekend and he has a Futures fin testing tree. You can borrow fins to try out. That should be fun. Another company that makes fins is True Ames. They make fins for booth FCS, F...
by jbw4600
Fri Dec 16, 2011 5:01 pm
 
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: Fin recommendations
Replies: 39
Views: 16101

Re: Fin recommendations

Here are the fins I have been using. They are Futures T1 twin fins. They have 4.8 bases and 5.15 height. They hold really well and seem to turn ok. This is first time I have had fins in 30 years, so I am pretty new. I am also getting used to riding a bigger board. I am going to try some smaller Al M...
by jbw4600
Thu Dec 15, 2011 12:16 am
 
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: Fin recommendations
Replies: 39
Views: 16101

Re: New T Belly Board

I wanted to report to you guys how my new board rides. First I rode on some small 1-3 foot waves. It rode pretty well but I was brand new to the board. Then I rode it on some overhead plus closed surf. I had some difficulty. I kept pearling at the bottom of the wave. But it pretty was closed out and...
by jbw4600
Sun Dec 04, 2011 6:34 pm
 
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: New T Belly Board
Replies: 29
Views: 8210

Re: New T Belly Board

The shape is based on Larry Goddard's Maili Marauder. I wanted a wider board and Goddard designed 40 different designs and rode in big waves. Check his interview on mypaipoboards site. I wanted 51 inches and 22 inches wide. I told him how big I was and what kind of waves I ride and he did the rest. ...
by jbw4600
Thu Nov 17, 2011 5:46 pm
 
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: New T Belly Board
Replies: 29
Views: 8210

Re: New T Belly Board

Here is my new from Thomas Patrick's blog.http://tp4surf.blogspot.com/.
by jbw4600
Thu Nov 17, 2011 2:26 am
 
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: New T Belly Board
Replies: 29
Views: 8210

Re: New T Belly Board

Spudnut thanks for your offer. I live 6 1/2 hours from Ojai. So I am not sure if will pick it up or have it shipped. I'll let you know. I'll post photos when I get it.
by jbw4600
Tue Nov 15, 2011 3:00 pm
 
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: New T Belly Board
Replies: 29
Views: 8210

Re: New T Belly Board

No, This board is designed and shaped by Thomas Patrick Surfboards in Ojai, CA --- http://www.thomaspatricksurfboards.com. He has built a 2 or 3 other paipoboards. He has some pictures on his blog. It is based off Larry Goddard designs. See the Larry Goddard interview here on this site. It just look...
by jbw4600
Mon Nov 14, 2011 2:43 pm
 
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: New T Belly Board
Replies: 29
Views: 8210

New T Belly Board

Next week I will hopefully receive or pick up my Paipo/belly board. Thomas Patrick Surfboards is making mine. It is based off the Larry Goddard Maili Marauder. I've attached the spec sheet. I thought you might to see it. I've gone a little wider (22") than the Austin boards. I am 6 ft 213lbs. I...
by jbw4600
Tue Nov 08, 2011 8:30 pm
 
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: New T Belly Board
Replies: 29
Views: 8210
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