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by zensuni
Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:09 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: The Misfit
Replies: 8
Views: 817

Re: The Misfit

I am not competent to talk about the technical choices but I do love the "angular" look of this board
by zensuni
Wed Aug 22, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: versions of gus acosta?
Replies: 16
Views: 1219

Re: versions of gus acosta?

I checked out the Gus Acosta interview, the board looks like this one:
https://youtu.be/LQzulsVOjII
by zensuni
Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:48 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: versions of gus acosta?
Replies: 16
Views: 1219

Re: versions of gus acosta?

The skegs seem to be quite forward on this one, it is close to a kneeboard shape.
by zensuni
Mon Aug 20, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Plywood and cork
Replies: 12
Views: 1181

Re: Plywood and cork

Another option would be to replace the cork sheet by this recycled rubber sheet:
https://www.leroymerlin.fr/v3/p/produit ... 1400791687
Less natural for sure, less buoyant, but maybe more resistant ?
by zensuni
Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Plywood and cork
Replies: 12
Views: 1181

Re: Plywood and cork

Another annoying thing with regular plywood paipos is the fragility of the edge. Mine keeps to get dings on the edge, I always have to re apply some varnish to fix it. I hope the kork edge wil help with that.
by zensuni
Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:53 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Plywood and cork
Replies: 12
Views: 1181

Plywood and cork

I have a new project in mind. I would like to make a plywood board that would minimize the inherent plywood boards flaws. Which are, to me, the lack of buoyancy, and these dangerous hard edges. So, my plan is to make a sandwich: - the bottom layer will be a 1cm plywood sheet, the same one that I wou...
by zensuni
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: A couple of waves in Galicia, Spain
Replies: 23
Views: 2467

Re: A couple of waves in Galicia, Spain

When I first started riding the alaia style boards it took me about six months of regular use before I felt like I had it figured out. Completely different from other craft. I was thinking of making a new plywood board with that kind of dimensions (150cm x 40cm), my current is only 120cm long. How ...
by zensuni
Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:57 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: A couple of waves in Galicia, Spain
Replies: 23
Views: 2467

Re: A couple of waves in Galicia, Spain

Could it be that the HPD needs to be ridden farther up than most paipo riders are used to? It could be that, sometimes I ride it farther up like "superman style", but when it gets too hollow I instinctively position myself backward, like regular bodyboard stance, so that I can use the leverage effe...
by zensuni
Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: A couple of waves in Galicia, Spain
Replies: 23
Views: 2467

Re: A couple of waves in Galicia, Spain

I rode my HPD board this afternoon. That board is definitly more complicated to turn than my plywood board, I have been using this board occasionally for 2 years and every time I am still struggling to make a turn and avoid side slipping. I feel like I need to lift the outside rail, like on a bodybo...
by zensuni
Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:47 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Soloshot 3 testing.
Replies: 3
Views: 477

Re: Soloshot 3 testing.

The result is great quality, but aren't you scarded that your camera would be stolen while you are in the water ? By the way, nice rides, I like the spins and the cut backs. Regarding the trademarks, there is a free software I use that doesn't put trademarks, it is called davinci resolve or somethin...
by zensuni
Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: PAIPO Foils.
Replies: 38
Views: 3286

Re: PAIPO Foils.

I have a tiny shed to work in. I have never surfed in water colder than 19c, I think getting used a full wetsuit is going to be a problem. I see Keith spends most off of his surf time outside the UK. It is going to be a stressful life change I wouldn't worry too much about that, I wear a wetsuit al...
by zensuni
Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:06 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Bodyboards discuss (the soft paipo)
Replies: 52
Views: 5758

Re: Bodyboards discuss (the soft paipo)

This board might be a fun soft paipo.
It is a soft top, it is finless, it has quite an alaia shape, could be a fun subtitute to an alaia when it is small.
The model is seaglass albacore.
seaglass_albacore_56.jpg
by zensuni
Sun Aug 05, 2018 2:08 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: A couple of waves in Galicia, Spain
Replies: 23
Views: 2467

Re: A couple of waves in Galicia, Spain

"long/narrow/flat" = Alaia! This video (one of my most favorite surf vids) is standup but really a master class in how that sort of board works, what kind of lines it likes to draw. Some variations will undoubtedly show up for prone riding but still.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvYqok4jrW0 R...
by zensuni
Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:48 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: A couple of waves in Galicia, Spain
Replies: 23
Views: 2467

Re: A couple of waves in Galicia, Spain

It was at Pantin beach, a famous beach break of the region. Regarding the speed, the long / narrow / flat combo seems to work fine in that kind of conditions, although at times I had to "pump" and paddle in flat sections. On the first wave I performed a funny "bottom turn" (to avoid a collision), th...
by zensuni
Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Bodyboards discuss (the soft paipo)
Replies: 52
Views: 5758

Re: Bodyboards discuss (the soft paipo)

Great video indeed, the power generated by these huge tubing waves seems so hard to handle on a skegless board, and yet he manages to do it.
In small waves one would slightly drag a flipper in the water to increase control, this guy in these powerfull waves drags the entire legs :lol:
by zensuni
Sun Jul 29, 2018 6:41 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: A couple of waves in Galicia, Spain
Replies: 23
Views: 2467

A couple of waves in Galicia, Spain

Hi there, I just spent a few days in Galicia, Spain. We had small waves, not hollow, but that was fun to surf there, plus the region is beautiful. Since the house was in front of the beach, I managed to film a couple of waves riden by me on the paipo: https://youtu.be/LskIlVWE8PQ I had a bodyboard, ...
by zensuni
Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:48 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: paipo 50 inch drop knee?
Replies: 17
Views: 1184

Re: paipo 50 inch drop knee?

If the board has fins you can even kneeboard it if big enough, although maybe the drop knee stance allows better control, I don't know People sometimes surf standup on regular bodyboards so I would imagine you could also kneeboard! https://youtu.be/121rDxTmxdw Standup or drop knee, you still have s...
by zensuni
Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: paipo 50 inch drop knee?
Replies: 17
Views: 1184

Re: paipo 50 inch drop knee?

If the board has fins you can even kneeboard it if big enough, although maybe the drop knee stance allows better control, I don't know
by zensuni
Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:18 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: paipo 50 inch drop knee?
Replies: 17
Views: 1184

Re: paipo 50 inch drop knee?

I have always wondered how a paipo would work as a drop knee board. Since I am not a drop kneeer myself (I tried several times on a bodyboard but I have failed so far), I would be curious to know the result of your tests. I guess the board fins will help.
by zensuni
Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Tubing on a paipo
Replies: 0
Views: 656

Tubing on a paipo

Yesterday I had a fun session, small waves, low tide, but plenty of little peaks with hollow peeling waves, not too crowded. For the first time I was able to get some "micro tubes"...and most important I was able to exit properly a few times ! My son who saw me "tubing" while he was paddling out was...