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by zensuni
Sat Dec 15, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Fresh One
Replies: 3
Views: 641

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: 2704

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: 2466

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: 2704

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: 2704

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: 2704

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: 2704

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: 2704

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: 2466

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: 2704

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: 2466

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: 1916

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: 17
Views: 3272

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: 17
Views: 3272

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: 1135

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, ...
by zensuni
Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Speaking of surfmats
Replies: 1
Views: 557

Re: Speaking of surfmats

Nice !
by zensuni
Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Art Brewer Riding Kelly's Wave
Replies: 3
Views: 710

Re: Art Brewer Riding Kelly's Wave

The crazy ride, the look on his face, that's a great video :)
by zensuni
Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:02 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: A couple of waves in Galicia, Spain
Replies: 23
Views: 2466

Re: A couple of waves in Galicia, Spain

Hi there Yesterday I had a fun paipo session, early morning, empty peak (very rare!), nice waves by my standards. A lot of closeouts but nice long lines. I took the gopro on a stick to film some videos: https://youtu.be/8DMDxrTcXbI The stick is a pain in the ass to surf with, I might use a classic "...
by zensuni
Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Finless wide open
Replies: 4
Views: 769

Re: Finless wide open

I like Fred Compagnon's videos. Besides this alaia vid, he made other ones where he also rides a sponge pretty well, prone and drop knee. He has some interresting gopro shots, deep in the tube, using a long stick. He seems to like alternative surfcrafts, I wonder why he hasn't tried to ride paipos a...
by zensuni
Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Finless observations
Replies: 8
Views: 818

Re: Finless observations

Controled slides are definitely part of the finless fun