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by flojo
Thu Jun 19, 2014 3:06 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: New EPS Board
Replies: 22
Views: 5571

Re: New EPS Board

Hey jbw, did you treat the surface of your shaped blank with anything prior to glass job?
On other posts in this forum, I saw mention of spackle or micro balloons being applied.
Did you find this necessary?
by flojo
Mon Jun 16, 2014 9:15 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Frankenboard
Replies: 3
Views: 1183

Frankenboard

Ok, I had an old 5-10 kneeboard I was going to peel and shape down to a finned paipo. Poobah kindly suggested I leave the old glass on and just cut off the nose. {great suggestion} I have done that (9inches) and also cut some of the tail off. Then I crudely attached nose and tailblocks and here it i...
by flojo
Sun Jun 08, 2014 2:14 pm
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: Duckfeet/DaFin comparison (land-based early impressions)
Replies: 30
Views: 14278

Re: Duckfeet/DaFin comparison (land-based early impressions)

Have had a pair of duckfeet for awhile...good power but a tad uncomfortable and slow to accelerate for my skill level {moderate at best}. Bought a pair of dafins this morning and took out my mat in 3 foot beach break..Dafins were just much easier to use. Caught a lot of waves and quick turn aound ta...
by flojo
Fri May 30, 2014 11:50 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: bellyboard fins
Replies: 6
Views: 1975

Re: bellyboard fins

Poobah, that is a great idea!!!! Having stripped a lot of boards in my misspent youth, I wasn't looking forward to that part of it. thanks for the input on the nose rocker--I had no idea.

thanks!

flojo
by flojo
Fri May 30, 2014 9:45 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: New EPS Board
Replies: 22
Views: 5571

Re: New EPS Board

I like your board. What are the dimensions? Is there much rocker in it?
Any thoughts on it now you've had it for awhile? I'm thinking of a similar project.

Thanks
by flojo
Thu May 29, 2014 5:31 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Hess Peanut Shark paipo
Replies: 4
Views: 3426

Re: Hess Peanut Shark paipo

Hey Airboy..I am interested in the Hess peanut too. Are you still liking it? Do you mind if I ask your height/weight?

Thanks, flojo
by flojo
Thu May 29, 2014 12:36 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: bellyboard fins
Replies: 6
Views: 1975

bellyboard fins

Hi, I have an old kneeboard that I want to re-shape into a bellyboard. It has a quad fin set up and I intend to cannibalize parts to put two fins on the new bellyboard. The front two fins are larger and are only foiled on the outside surfaces of the fins, the inside surface is flat. The rear fins ar...
by flojo
Mon Apr 29, 2013 12:33 am
Forum: Paipo Web Pages
Topic: Carbon/Basalt F/G Eps Epoxy Paipo
Replies: 3
Views: 3999

Re: Carbon/Basalt F/G Eps Epoxy Paipo

how much are your paipos?
by flojo
Sun Apr 28, 2013 3:11 am
Forum: For Sale, Wanted or Trade
Topic: Austin Paipo for saile in Virginia Beach
Replies: 1
Views: 1723

Re: Austin Paipo for saile in Virginia Beach

what are the dimensions of your austin?
by flojo
Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:49 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Ebay Photo
Replies: 6
Views: 1972

Re: Ebay Photo

any idea where this photo was taken?
by flojo
Tue Apr 09, 2013 1:00 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Paipo volume and bouyancy
Replies: 20
Views: 9330

Re: Paipo volume and bouyancy

thanks !
by flojo
Wed Apr 03, 2013 1:12 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Paipo volume and bouyancy
Replies: 20
Views: 9330

Re: Paipo volume and bouyancy

ok-jbw-thanks for the info
by flojo
Mon Apr 01, 2013 11:57 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Paipo volume and bouyancy
Replies: 20
Views: 9330

Re: Paipo volume and bouyancy

thanks rod and ted for your responses- my above, short reply was to the info ted gave me about the placement of thickness-for some reason, I did not see rod's reply nor teds kind offer-Rod, thanks very much for the advice and info-and ted thank you for the offer I live in northern california, and ca...
by flojo
Mon Apr 01, 2013 11:44 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Paipo volume and bouyancy
Replies: 20
Views: 9330

Re: Paipo volume and bouyancy

well that makes sense-rather obvious-thanks again
by flojo
Sun Mar 31, 2013 11:04 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Paipo volume and bouyancy
Replies: 20
Views: 9330

Re: Paipo volume and bouyancy

Hey Ted, thanks for the info-i weigh 190 and am also a lousy duck diver -the malama kai sounds interesting I am a long time standup surfer who is getting really interested in paipos both wood and fiberglass but I really dont know anything about them- I have always preferred thinner boards and when I...
by flojo
Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:43 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Paipo volume and bouyancy
Replies: 20
Views: 9330

Re: Paipo volume and bouyancy

Hey Ted, how is the austin for duck diving-I have been thinking about getting one but have grown attached to the submersibility (dont think thats a word but you know what I mean) of the all wood boards- are you able to duck dive them or does one take a thrashing kicking out thru whitewater? thanks f...