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by airboy808
Wed Sep 04, 2013 7:48 pm
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: Paddle Air Chest Protector
Replies: 3
Views: 2924

Re: Paddle Air Chest Protector

Look up Casey of Cove Pads. He does knee pads and got a set on my flexspoon. He has a smooth option and a kung fu grip option. Pad is soft but not to soft and it does not seem to tear up skin. At least on my knees and when I compare it to a regular trac pad for surfing. Those surfing trac pads can r...
by airboy808
Thu Aug 29, 2013 5:31 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: HPD Flex Paipos - Small
Replies: 21
Views: 10925

Re: HPD Flex Paipos - Small

Never tried the SR but Paul shared when designing the SR they worked from stiffest and took a little material out to make it flex. Then a little more. Versus on the V1 above he started with the most flex he could make in a paipo. Tail on the V1 is thin like 1/8" versus the upper rails by the nose or...
by airboy808
Wed Aug 28, 2013 7:36 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: HPD Flex Paipos - Small
Replies: 21
Views: 10925

Re: HPD Flex Paipos - Small

That looks fun and nuts. Looks like super soft flex.

Wonder how a body board deck and surfmat bottom where mat rails wrap around body board deck rails. Think SurfFoils was working on something like that or something similar at one time.
by airboy808
Wed Aug 28, 2013 11:49 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: HPD Flex Paipos - Small
Replies: 21
Views: 10925

Re: HPD Flex Paipos - Small

Really wish Dale was still building watercraft.
by airboy808
Mon Aug 26, 2013 8:31 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: HPD Flex Paipos - Small
Replies: 21
Views: 10925

Re: HPD Flex Paipos - Small

He has a new design available but it is not on the site. It is 40" long 23" nose and 24" at hips/tail. Think body board shape but with spoon nose. Friend got to borrow a demo but there were no waves. As for the flex Paul suggested we start from most flexy and then stiffen up as we go. So V2 is stiff...
by airboy808
Sun Aug 25, 2013 7:08 pm
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: New vipers are out.
Replies: 7
Views: 3818

Re: New vipers are out.

check the design section started a thread
by airboy808
Sun Aug 25, 2013 7:07 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: HPD Flex Paipos - Small
Replies: 21
Views: 10925

HPD Flex Paipos - Small

Paul and I had discussed at length about flex and concepts of flex. I had a purchased a HPD XLPlus from him and took it out a few times. I reported back to him how it compared to my Paipo Nui restored board. I loved the playifulness of my Paipo Nui and the smaller platform. Dims on the Paipo Nui was...
by airboy808
Sat Aug 24, 2013 3:07 pm
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: New vipers are out.
Replies: 7
Views: 3818

Re: New vipers are out.

Took them up with my new hpd flex paipo small. Conditions were high tide, about thigh high, some side trades. Can feel the more thrust compared to my DaFins. I think there may be more on tap if the foot pocket fit tighter. I think I bought the wrong size at XL. I must be a small 11 so a vectors L. W...
by airboy808
Fri Aug 23, 2013 7:52 pm
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: New vipers are out.
Replies: 7
Views: 3818

Re: New vipers are out.

Got a set of the new vector vipers 7s all yellow. First time with vipers so no previous experience. Did some in pool comparisons between the DaFin and the vector7s. On avg (3 tries) it took 18 kicks to get across with the DaFin and 15 kicks with the vector7s. Also felt faster with vector 7s. Not sur...