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by krusher74
Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: paipo 50 inch drop knee?
Replies: 17
Views: 1251

Re: paipo 50 inch drop knee?

I have always wondered how a paipo would work as a drop knee board. Since I am not a drop kneeer myself (I tried several times on a bodyboard but I have failed so far), I would be curious to know the result of your tests. I guess the board fins will help. With out fins my good bodyboarding friend c...
by krusher74
Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: paipo 50 inch drop knee?
Replies: 17
Views: 1251

Re: paipo 50 inch drop knee?

I have always wondered how a paipo would work as a drop knee board. Since I am not a drop kneeer myself (I tried several times on a bodyboard but I have failed so far), I would be curious to know the result of your tests. I guess the board fins will help. With out fins my good bodyboarding friend c...
by krusher74
Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Bodyboards discuss (the soft paipo)
Replies: 52
Views: 5974

Re: Bodyboards discuss (the soft paipo)

nice video showing if your gonna surf like this I dont think a hard board is an option :?

https://vimeo.com/280147307?ref=fb-share&1
by krusher74
Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: paipo 50 inch drop knee?
Replies: 17
Views: 1251

Re: paipo 50 inch drop knee?

You have done the same as me , my best body board is 41.5. I used this as template and now have 43"paipo. (more nose) Your tail rocker at 1" may be too much , bodyboards have 0 but can flex, I think i have 1/4" on mt paipo, your 1" will be slower but maybe better for control. You can snap, carve or ...
by krusher74
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: paipo 50 inch drop knee?
Replies: 17
Views: 1251

Re: paipo 50 inch drop knee?

In the bodyboard world most of the top DK riders just use a pretty standard 42" board, some of the legends use a 43" with the wide point set further back as the pivot point to turn it further back when on the knee than prone. My friend who is a good Dker tried my finless paipo and really struggled t...
by krusher74
Sun Jul 15, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Finless T-Belly
Replies: 55
Views: 8541

Re: Finless T-Belly

Feel it on the legs where the board ends. Having spent the last almost 50 years of life in the racing industry, I, in my mind called it turbulence and attributed it to the fast moving water under the board, accelerated by the channels hitting a low pressure area behind the board creating a swirling...
by krusher74
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Bodyboards discuss (the soft paipo)
Replies: 52
Views: 5974

Re: Bodyboards discuss (the soft paipo)

So after bodyboards having very little changes in hull design since i have been riding them for 25 years there seems to be a "new design" on the block. I'm seems pretty much every board company (since most of them come out of the same factory) have added a quad channel to thier line up. But interest...
by krusher74
Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Finless T-Belly
Replies: 55
Views: 8541

Re: Finless T-Belly

OK, I'll chime in. I have the sister FX. I think Thomas built his because I was talking to him about doing a finless board. Some background I'm a old guy who had to give up stand up because of loss of function after two knee replacements. I sold everything and was about to shoot myself when I disco...
by krusher74
Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:33 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Finless T-Belly
Replies: 55
Views: 8541

Re: Finless T-Belly

So with a twin fins or quad the outer fins being single foil like plane wing can give lift. But central fins being twin foil would just create drag? :?

Tried these Thomas https://vimeo.com/24847687 (rastas "spiral" talk sounds like a loads of hippy bullshit to me. lol)
by krusher74
Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Finless T-Belly
Replies: 55
Views: 8541

Re: Finless T-Belly

Interesting to hear feedback on the finless. (the FX looks to have a lot of curve in the template which would slow it up?) The only experience I had was with the one fin-able board I had, when I took the fins out it felt much faster to me. But the perception of speed can be an odd thing. I think as ...
by krusher74
Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Leo belly boards
Replies: 9
Views: 1165

Re: Leo belly boards

krusher74 wrote:I sent their facebook page a message with a link to this post if they wanted to come tell us about there boards, but no show so far
They said they could not access/join the forum. So no info comming I guess.
by krusher74
Fri Jun 29, 2018 5:41 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: PAIPO Foils.
Replies: 38
Views: 3507

Re: PAIPO Foils.

Yeah, whats with a the hipster inventions of this have have already been invented.

Ive seen kickstarters for handboards like some just invented them!!!
by krusher74
Thu Jun 28, 2018 2:30 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Leo belly boards
Replies: 9
Views: 1165

Re: Leo belly boards

I sent their facebook page a message with a link to this post if they wanted to come tell us about there boards, but no show so far
by krusher74
Wed Jun 27, 2018 1:59 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Bodyboards discuss (the soft paipo)
Replies: 52
Views: 5974

Re: Bodyboards discuss (the soft paipo)

If iFoam is same or similar to what I bought about 25 years ago, shaped in keels and concave paipo, it has tremendous float and really is bomb proof. Shape it and ride it, no sealing or coating of any sort needed. The outfit I bought the board from has long since vanished by the called it "automobi...
by krusher74
Wed Jun 27, 2018 1:15 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Leo belly boards
Replies: 9
Views: 1165

Leo belly boards

So-cal board maker I found .

http://www.bellyboard.com/
by krusher74
Sun Jun 24, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Godspeed Paipo # 1
Replies: 11
Views: 1386

Re: Godspeed Paipo # 1

It looks like its gonna be low on the volume size (depending on your weight) so its gonna be on the harder end for wave catching, if you want life easier get some more volume in the centre maybe. but should be good as it is on peaky beachies with some power. Thanks for the insight. I searched all o...