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by krusher74
Sat Jun 23, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Godspeed Paipo # 1
Replies: 11
Views: 1391

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.
by krusher74
Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:11 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Need Advice on Build
Replies: 32
Views: 3274

Re: Need Advice on Build

Why dont you get some fins and try them on your 45" board. i have come from a Bodyboard back ground and now ride finless paipos. I found personally little i like about having fins, they did grip and help you get past a mush section. but for the drawbacks i found from them, i just prefer to be withou...
by krusher74
Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Need Advice on Build
Replies: 32
Views: 3274

Re: Need Advice on Build

I built this https://mypaipoboards.org/forum3/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=544 to make life easy you want about 25L or more buoyancy Thank you! Your thread answered my questions. I was torn between 1x2 or 1x3 lumber. Very nice work and :) board. How has it held up using just epoxy without the cloth? I sold ...
by krusher74
Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Bodyboards discuss (the soft paipo)
Replies: 52
Views: 5976

Re: Bodyboards discuss (the soft paipo)

OK... one out of how many bodyboard producers? ...This is technology is achieved by an AKU shaping machine, using process’ derived from the surfboard industry." Yes, of course...doing one by hand would be exceptionally labor-intensive. That's the first I've heard of a bodyboard blank being machine ...
by krusher74
Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Bodyboards discuss (the soft paipo)
Replies: 52
Views: 5976

Re: Bodyboards discuss (the soft paipo)

Its pretty clear that the lower cost of bodyboards compared to foam-and-glass is directly related to the labor required to produce them. While EPP foam can be shaped, apparently there is no demand for shapes that require much more than a little band saw work, and maybe a couple of "channels" scrubb...
by krusher74
Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Bodyboards discuss (the soft paipo)
Replies: 52
Views: 5976

Re: Bodyboards discuss (the soft paipo)

"... I'm still on a quest to have a custom bodyboard made as similar to my paipo design as possible to see how similarly they ride give the different constructions." Now THAT would be interesting! Use a mailing tube to send them a construction paper template, and define the angle of the rails. They...
by krusher74
Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Need Advice on Build
Replies: 32
Views: 3274

Re: Need Advice on Build

I built this viewtopic.php?f=4&t=544

to make life easy you want about 25L or more buoyancy
by krusher74
Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Bodyboards discuss (the soft paipo)
Replies: 52
Views: 5976

Re: Bodyboards discuss (the soft paipo)

"... I'm still on a quest to have a custom bodyboard made as similar to my paipo design as possible to see how similarly they ride give the different constructions." Now THAT would be interesting! Use a mailing tube to send them a construction paper template, and define the angle of the rails. They...
by krusher74
Thu May 31, 2018 2:35 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Finless T-Belly
Replies: 55
Views: 8549

Re: Finless T-Belly

Lots of interesting design elements going on there, will try to come have a go on it this winter! 8-)
by krusher74
Thu May 31, 2018 2:29 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Evolution how it works
Replies: 10
Views: 1885

Re: Evolution how it works

i'm guessing your going to have to move very far back on the board to get over the fins and make them the turn pivot point loosing speed and plane.

What was your design idea of the fins so far back?
by krusher74
Wed May 30, 2018 4:42 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Top vs Bottom Layers of Composite
Replies: 9
Views: 1465

Re: Top vs Bottom Layers of Composite

My first question would but what is your aim/need in straying from the standard glassing procedure that's tried and tested? Standard constructions are (stand up board) comp: 1 layer 4oz top and bottom. standard 1 4oz bottom 2 4oz top. heavy 1 6oz bottom 1 4oz plus 1 6oz top. I have used both standar...
by krusher74
Wed May 30, 2018 3:48 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: my first paipo 44
Replies: 74
Views: 7422

Re: my first paipo 44

Its very interesting to follow ones mans mission to builds some boards.

Could you video some waves that you are going to surf (no surfers needed) just so we can see what your going to try to surf.

que tengas un gran día :D
by krusher74
Wed May 30, 2018 3:40 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Bodyboards discuss (the soft paipo)
Replies: 52
Views: 5976

Re: Bodyboards discuss (the soft paipo)

I am with you on this, Krusher, as in my opinion the 42" boogie board already has so much more flotation than my 50" paipos. But, as you know, different strokes for different folks, from "SUP paipos" to "barely buoyant wood paipos." Yeah, I'm still on a quest to have a custom bodyboard made as simi...
by krusher74
Mon May 28, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: 8ft waves with wind paipo?
Replies: 28
Views: 3116

Re: 8ft waves with wind paipo?

There has been a lot of talk about this, pad, I have been looking and I have overinfusion, after reading almost 50 messages giving the search of the forum I could not find the answer to this pad. How do you see this pad to put on my paipos vima? I want to protect my ribs, it has 5mm thickness, stan...
by krusher74
Mon May 28, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Bodyboards discuss (the soft paipo)
Replies: 52
Views: 5976

Re: Bodyboards discuss (the soft paipo)

Its interesting to see how the average size paipo is viewed/owned and then projected on to bodyboards. 95% of bodyboards for 30 years have been in the 40-42" size range. Shaped and designed by many (some multi) world champions. The extra 5-10"s a lot of you guys would add to them would give them mor...
by krusher74
Sat Mar 31, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Bodyboards discuss (the soft paipo)
Replies: 52
Views: 5976

Bodyboards discuss (the soft paipo)

As nels had started discussion on the stagnation of design in bodyboards in another thread I thought i would restart that discussion here. Nels said "As one who has been involved since the 70's it has been no end of frustration that the designs have stayed so near to the original" So has it stayed s...
by krusher74
Mon Mar 19, 2018 4:00 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: TBG5
Replies: 99
Views: 15416

Re: TBG5

The interesting/frustrating thing about BBs is that they aren't mainstream. Boogieboards don't seem to stray too far from established parameters, with lots of test pilots in good waves. BBS and paipos on the other hand go in all sorts of directions. With all things BB, it is a very small market. El...
by krusher74
Sun Mar 18, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: TBG5
Replies: 99
Views: 15416

Re: TBG5

Coming from riding bodyboards, when designing the outlines of my paipos I have used tried and tested fave boards as templates and found that a paipo with the same template as a bodyboard performs the same as far as turning, Where is looses is on speed. Bodyboards have had a long time on the world st...