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by zensuni
Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Speaking of surfmats
Replies: 1
Views: 1338

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: 1562

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: 4511

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: 1731

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: 1145

Re: Finless observations

Controled slides are definitely part of the finless fun
by zensuni
Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:09 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: The Misfit
Replies: 8
Views: 1182

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: 1778

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: 1778

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: 1714

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: 1714

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: 1714

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: 4511

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: 4511

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: 4511

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: 647

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: 4743

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: 7309

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: 4511

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: 4511

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: 7309

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: