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by zensuni
Sat Dec 29, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: A couple of waves in Galicia, Spain
Replies: 23
Views: 4609

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: 1129

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: 1345

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: 4609

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: 4609

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...
by zensuni
Sat Dec 15, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Fresh One
Replies: 3
Views: 1597

Re: Fresh One

I like the look of this board, is it finless ?
by zensuni
Wed Dec 12, 2018 5:25 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: paulownia + polyester+ fiberglass: rocker and flex
Replies: 48
Views: 4106

Re: paulownia + polyester+ fiberglass: rocker and flex

asier esnal wrote:You said it right, there are 2 parallel longboard fins.
I wonder how this setup would work on a paipo, and in general, how single fins work on paipo boards
by zensuni
Tue Dec 11, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: A couple of waves in Galicia, Spain
Replies: 23
Views: 4609

Re: A couple of waves in Galicia, Spain

rodndtube wrote:Nice ride on the wave that never really broke!
Thanks, I love these "no breaking" waves :)
by zensuni
Tue Dec 11, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: paulownia + polyester+ fiberglass: rocker and flex
Replies: 48
Views: 4106

Re: paulownia + polyester+ fiberglass: rocker and flex

I had a krypt surf mat for 2 years, I loved it, the learning process was quite hard (that was the "side slipping" part I was referring to), but after a lot of sessions I was as confortable rinding the mat than my paipo or my bodyboard. Then the krypt mat was destroyed (my fault), I bought a 4gears f...
by zensuni
Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: paulownia + polyester+ fiberglass: rocker and flex
Replies: 48
Views: 4106

Re: paulownia + polyester+ fiberglass: rocker and flex

Nice boards, interresting fins setup, 2 parralels longboard fins ?
by zensuni
Sun Dec 09, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: paulownia + polyester+ fiberglass: rocker and flex
Replies: 48
Views: 4106

Re: paulownia + polyester+ fiberglass: rocker and flex

Nice waves in the video ! Now I understand why you need some rocker. Big choppy and windy waves, probably not the ideal conditions for a flat plywood finless board indeed... A surfmat might be fun in these conditions, but if you don't like side slipping, forget it :lol: These waves remind me this vi...
by zensuni
Sun Dec 09, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: paulownia + polyester+ fiberglass: rocker and flex
Replies: 48
Views: 4106

Re: paulownia + polyester+ fiberglass: rocker and flex

"I did try an HPD paipo..." Never an HPD but made same outline out of plywood once. Seemed to me that the board required huge body position shifts so that my hip was always almost right on top of one rail or the other and hand on airborne rail used to drive the weighted rail into the wave face. Tha...
by zensuni
Sun Dec 09, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: paulownia + polyester+ fiberglass: rocker and flex
Replies: 48
Views: 4106

Re: paulownia + polyester+ fiberglass: rocker and flex

I have not had time to try the last paipo of 18 width that I have made. but what measures do you recommend me to go without fins, if board of paulownia is 18mm thick = 0.7in? my measurements are 1.77m high and 75kg weight = 69.6in, high and 165lb es no he tenido tiempo de probar la última tabla de ...
by zensuni
Sat Dec 08, 2018 4:26 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: A couple of waves in Galicia, Spain
Replies: 23
Views: 4609

Re: A couple of waves in Galicia, Spain

Another couple of small waves from my last summer trip in Galicia
Still the same finless plywood board
https://youtu.be/7xY8HL6MfTI
by zensuni
Sat Dec 08, 2018 4:21 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: paulownia + polyester+ fiberglass: rocker and flex
Replies: 48
Views: 4106

Re: paulownia + polyester+ fiberglass: rocker and flex

I do not like the paipos without fins, nor the bodyboard, I hate the lateral displacements and skids The side slipping you described might be due to the board being quite large. If you try a finless board that is narrower and longer you will see that the inside rail actually behaves like a fin as l...
by zensuni
Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:50 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: A couple of waves in Galicia, Spain
Replies: 23
Views: 4609

Re: A couple of waves in Galicia, Spain

Just a single wave shot during the last weekend, in an estuary in France:
https://youtu.be/Dn5ZKcb-CtU
I like this place, waves are smaller, but when it gets a little bigger it produces dirty, choppy, yet fun waves, in brown water.
by zensuni
Sun Nov 11, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: 44.25 paipo
Replies: 30
Views: 2897

Re: 44.25 paipo

I'm not a shaper, although here's my theory: the rails are very tick and rounded, so it makes it difficult to bite the wave face. Also, the board is wide but not that long, so you don't have much rail surface to bite the wave. Regarding the chop, the tickness and the buyancy don't help either. A thi...
by zensuni
Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:24 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Greetings from the Island thats not an Island.
Replies: 18
Views: 7077

Re: Greetings from the Island thats not an Island.

Too bad I don't have access to pawlonia here in France (unless to order it from Spain). I do have access to poplar plywood however, which worked well in small waves for my current board (4 ft). They sell 5 ft sheets too, maybe I could try a 5 ft poplar plywood board. That would be a cheap prone long...
by zensuni
Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Greetings from the Island thats not an Island.
Replies: 18
Views: 7077

Re: Greetings from the Island thats not an Island.

"it was like riding a longboard boogie board "
I like this comparison. The great feeling of trimming down the line, drawing a clean line, but prone. But yet,6', isn't it a bit too long ?
by zensuni
Sat Oct 27, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Am I asking for too much?
Replies: 13
Views: 1773

Re: Am I asking for too much?

Small but clean waves with a curl, I would go for a plywood paipo, with more or less a UK bellyboard shape, meaning narrow, long and flat. This is my all around board, I can catch really small waves on it. It is easy to ride, it is fast, it fits in micro barrels and being closed out is kind of fun, ...