Paipo rideshare

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Paipo rideshare

Unread post by Ted » Sat Dec 17, 2011 5:25 pm

Whenever I ride my paipo, people want to know what it is and how it rides. People in lineup are always stoked to try it out.

I know there are people out there who want try riding paipo, but can't find a board to ride. If you want to ride my boards, PM me. If you have boards ride, post here.

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Re: Paipo rideshare

Unread post by rodndtube » Sat Dec 17, 2011 6:57 pm

Good thread to start-up, Ted. Both Ted and I enjoyed sharing out board with a sponge stoker near Kailua-Kona, Big Island, back in early November. Both of our boards were very similar Austins, 50" RPM Checkered models. Ted's was the Black/Red.

How do you like your new 44" version?

Austin Baseline Model (Orange Matter)
Austin Checkered RPM (narrower, thinner)
Freeline Fish Twin Fin, 50"
Ashton Green Disk V, 50"

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Re: Paipo rideshare

Unread post by ClanB » Sun Dec 18, 2011 8:39 pm

And..what is your favorite board Rod? You too Ted.

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Re: Paipo rideshare

Unread post by rodndtube » Mon Dec 19, 2011 1:19 am

ClanB wrote:And..what is your favorite board Rod? You too Ted.
Austin Baseline Model (Orange Matter) - East Coast, weaker waves or with flat sections to make
Austin Checkered RPM (narrower, thinner) - good reef breaks, tropical juice
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Re: Paipo rideshare

Unread post by SJB » Wed Dec 21, 2011 11:51 am

Hey Ted......I am also wondering if you have had a chance to try out your new 44 inch Austin and how it compares with the standard 50 inch in the water?

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Re: Paipo rideshare

Unread post by Ted » Thu Dec 22, 2011 2:45 am

The 44" Austin hasn't arrived yet. (I told Austin no hurry, since my work schedule is lousy till after the new year.)
There is also no surf here now, so work doesn't seem super painful.

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Unread post by PaipoRick » Sun Dec 25, 2011 11:35 am

Paipo 90, aka Red. Pre adoption name "Red Machine IV"
Austin baseline, aka "Azul"

When I first rode Azul I was on the fence about it. Red seems more responsive. After talking to Rod I tweaked the fins a bit, which helped. At POGP 2011 I did more tweaking, setting Azul up as a thruster using 3 fins of the same size. Wow, that really made the board shine. I did more tweaking but found that the thruster combo did the trick. I spent the rest of the trip riding it as a thruster.

Red is the first paipo that I rode and it's a fun board still. My daughter will be using this one now.

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Unread post by ClanB » Sun Dec 25, 2011 1:53 pm

Any pics of Azul?

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Re: Paipo rideshare

Unread post by ClanB » Sun Dec 25, 2011 5:41 pm

Thanks Rick..very nice board! What type of waves do you ride with that board?

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Re: Paipo rideshare

Unread post by PaipoRick » Sun Dec 25, 2011 6:14 pm

Typical east coast (usually hatteras) bars. During my last trip I shared a nice spot with Rod. One afternoon I went out solo at a nice little right that I had all to myself, lovely mini barrels that gave me enough shade so I didn't get sunburned. :) But the thruster combo, once I realized that the board wasn't going to slide out from under me, was perfect. I was out at another spot in June with a different setup and much larger, hollow waves and i had a hell of a time not sliding out.

I did take it with me to the Gulf Coast (FL) last spring, I had a couple of days riding some beach break with it. Not the best surf but I got wet, which is all that matters. It was fun but as the swell changed I was dropping into 1' deep water.

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Re: Paipo rideshare

Unread post by Ted » Sat Dec 31, 2011 5:34 am

The 44" Austin just arrived. Austin shipped a 3" center fin and 3" side bites. I installed a funboard nose guard and will install Surfmore XM clear grip.

Here is a link: https://plus.google.com/photos/1150799 ... banner=pwa

There is no surf, so I don't know how it rides.

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Re: Paipo rideshare

Unread post by OG-AZN » Sat Dec 31, 2011 7:31 am

If anyone is planning on surfing the the San Francisco or North San Mateo County areas, I have a few home built plywood paipos I'd be happy to share.

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