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by zensuni
Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: New (to me) stuff on Tom Wegener's site
Replies: 9
Views: 1378

Re: New (to me) stuff on Tom Wegener's site

krusher74 wrote:Plus updated info and new models on his other prone craft
https://www.tomwegenersurfboards.com/mo ... ellyboards
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The "big wave surfie" looks interesting, although I find that mixing foam and wood is a strange idea.
by zensuni
Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:32 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: 45 biaxial degree fiberglass?
Replies: 9
Views: 1015

Re: 45 biaxial degree fiberglass?

I like the idea of having cork rails, could be a little bit safer than hard rails. I plan to do something like that this weekend, I will make a mini paipo made of 2 plywood sheets, plus a cork sheet sandwiched in between. The cork sheet will be a little bigger than the plywood sheets, so if the boar...
by zensuni
Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:42 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: aluminium sheet+ eps/xps board
Replies: 12
Views: 965

Re: aluminium sheet+ eps/xps board

Plywood (1 cm tick) has a lot of downsides, but it does flex quite well if the board is not too wide.
by zensuni
Wed Mar 27, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: aluminium sheet+ eps/xps board
Replies: 12
Views: 965

Re: aluminium sheet+ eps/xps board

I think that is a wise decision not to use aluminium in the board making process.
It sounds dangerous, more than wood. Also, what would be the advantage ?
by zensuni
Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:17 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Front fin(s) ?
Replies: 5
Views: 942

Re: Front fin(s) ?

I haven"t tried it, it was more a wonder than a project :D . I have another "project" in mind which is to kneeboard my paipo, or even better, to "drop knee" it. At my latest session there was a bodyboarder riding "drop knee", I though it looked fun but the classic bodyboard doesn't seem to provide p...
by zensuni
Sat Mar 23, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Spring session
Replies: 4
Views: 749

Spring session

Hi there, After a long winter with only a few sessions at weird repli spots, I had a nice spring session Today, nice conditions. Still the same old Atlantic beach break :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFMLsVIj99g I lost the board twice, once after a wipeout, but the board wasn't far from me, and ...
by zensuni
Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: hanplane templates ? measures?
Replies: 5
Views: 616

Re: hanplane templates ? measures?

I don't have a lot of experience in the handplanes field, I tried it once only, I shaped one from a piece of pine plank and rode it. That was fun, but I got plenty of water projections in the face. It could probably have been avoided or at least limited by shaping the bottom differently. Having said...
by zensuni
Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: 4ft Freshie
Replies: 10
Views: 687

Re: 4ft Freshie

Great look, I like the rails paterns
by zensuni
Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Front fin(s) ?
Replies: 5
Views: 942

Front fin(s) ?

On my long and narrow plywood paipo, when I turn, I feel like the pivot point is at the front of the board, the back of the board just reacts by "drifting". This is when I ride on a very forward position. It doesn't always turns this way (in a gently drifting move), sometimes it just side slips (so ...
by zensuni
Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Technique: Riding position
Replies: 31
Views: 9024

Re: Technique: Riding position

A great video of Jarrett riding "Malolo-style":
https://youtu.be/uNcqjd-RF_4?t=735
by zensuni
Wed Jan 30, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Technique: Riding position
Replies: 31
Views: 9024

Re: Riding position

And, a respectful question for those that employ the "superman' technique…why? I have a hard time envisioning, let alone experiencing benefit from that on paipos… obviously a standard and totally functional approach in body surfing as in your hand becomes a planing surface, but I'm stumped on how o...
by zensuni
Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: Do swim fins generate drag significantly ?
Replies: 6
Views: 941

Do swim fins generate drag significantly ?

I was wondering, do swim fins generate drag significantly ? I thought about that the other day, as I was riding a very small, weak wave. I was wearing asymetric fins, Churchill like model, oversized to balance the tick winter socks (short rider but XL fins). As I was riding I could feel the flippers...
by zensuni
Thu Jan 24, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Anybody has paipo videos to share ?
Replies: 2
Views: 599

Re: Anybody has paipo videos to share ?

OG-AZN, I think these are ones of the first paipo videos I watched on youtube a few years ago.
I remember I was thinking "that looks crazy dangerous", but I was impressed especially by the tube views.
Riding nasty waves on a piece of plywood, that's the spirit :)
by zensuni
Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Anybody has paipo videos to share ?
Replies: 2
Views: 599

Anybody has paipo videos to share ?

I think the title sums it up :)
by zensuni
Sat Dec 29, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: A couple of waves in Galicia, Spain
Replies: 23
Views: 2544

Re: A couple of waves in Galicia, Spain

A foggy session this morning: https://youtu.be/C9sFLRV_wVE The fogg was crazy, I think it is due to the temperature that dropped down very quickly during the night. I was with my son, it was complicated at times to find each other after a wave. Also, it was hard to appreciate the size of incoming wa...
by zensuni
Sat Dec 29, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: A couple of waves in Galicia, Spain
Replies: 23
Views: 2544

Re: A couple of waves in Galicia, Spain

Ted, thanks for the HPD tips, will try that.
by zensuni
Fri Dec 28, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: How to add plywood skegs to a finless plywood board ?
Replies: 5
Views: 611

How to add plywood skegs to a finless plywood board ?

Along the sessions, I realize that my finless plywood board is great in small, nice peeling waves, but sometimes when the waves get bigger, when they section, when I need to do some quick turns, then the board lacks some control. No real side slipping issue, but it turns by drifting more than biting...
by zensuni
Tue Dec 25, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: paipo choppy big waves, make it
Replies: 9
Views: 929

Re: paipo choppy big waves, make it

That's crazy, I like it :lol:
The huge V botom might generate a lot of drag and prevent the board to perform quick turns, but maybe that's not a big problem for the kind of waves you have in mind.
At least it should avoid side slipping !
If you shot a gopro video please post a link :)
by zensuni
Mon Dec 17, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: A couple of waves in Galicia, Spain
Replies: 23
Views: 2544

Re: A couple of waves in Galicia, Spain

GeoffreyLevens wrote:Nice! Plenty there for a good time. And then of course, you get to warm up with "2nd breakfast".
2nd breakfast is part of the after surf routine, indeed :)
by zensuni
Mon Dec 17, 2018 5:01 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: A couple of waves in Galicia, Spain
Replies: 23
Views: 2544

Re: A couple of waves in Galicia, Spain

Hello there, I have time to kill in front of my computer Today, so I will tell you the story of my yesterday's session. A Sunday morning in France, in an estuary spot. It is a 2h drive trip, not sure it is worth it, as always. But, as always when it is wintertime, I've been stuck home by the bad wea...