It's prone but not a paipo

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It's prone but not a paipo

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It does duckdive ok & is fast, but there are some drawbacks:

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Re: It's prone but not a paipo

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no,no, no
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Hmmm, prone jet ski. At least jet skis have redeeming quality of being able to do rescue in heavy surf.


These I think just plain nasty bit of business!
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Re: It's prone but not a paipo

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Image
Paipo surfer in repose,
Nose on the nose,
No grunting he-man pose.
See how fast he goes!
What is it he knows?
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to each their own! i see it as a KOOK KILLER! sorry (not really!)
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soulglider wrote:to each their own! i see it as a KOOK KILLER! sorry (not really!)
Hmmmm, needs some kind of very difficult to undo attachment thingy though then it should work just fine. :evil:
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Looks like fun for what they were showing, and I think that might be a lot of fun for "flying" underwater...I could see that low in kelp beds, for instance. Can't imagine it wouldn't be loud though, and I'd hate that at least on the surface. Unacceptable in the surf zone. In the extreme. Zero tolerance. It's only been a few decades since the advent of jet skis and I' not sure I'm over that yet...
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The underwater dimension would be an interesting one but in addition to the emissions etc, this is at the opposite extreme of the easily accessible/affordable piece of wood you can plane on. Such craft would be pretty much the exclusive domain of the well-off.
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If it is not now, could be made electric-->almost silent and near zero emissions
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bgreen wrote:The underwater dimension would be an interesting one but in addition to the emissions etc, this is at the opposite extreme of the easily accessible/affordable piece of wood you can plane on. Such craft would be pretty much the exclusive domain of the well-off.
You invention, Bob? ;)
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Sign of the Apocalypse...
"This is a paipo site...isn't it?"
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starting at $9,000 its not exactly affordable!
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damn with that price tag i'll let you figure out the math on how many custom made paipo's you can have built by top shapers
or how many you can build yourself by buying top material
Additionally what kind of exercise can you get by getting dragged in the water by a machine
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Here's a low tech alternative, erm sort of

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vLJdG1r1yM
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Re: It's prone but not a paipo

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This is a well-known solid French Beachbreak. It must have been a nightmare trying to get these things through the line-up.

What do you call a 7 fin floater? Amazing how those things took the drop.

Unlikely to catch on but pretty insane stuff all the same.

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Re: It's prone but not a paipo

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any body tried to figure out how to duck-dive one of those inflatables
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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belly rider wrote:any body tried to figure out how to duck-dive one of those inflatables
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
I think you start w/ a pocket knife or at least large "hat" pin
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