hello from a new paipoboard rider

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hello from a new paipoboard rider

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hay yall

I am a 36 year old surfer from the Mornington peninsula Australia only surfing stand up until resonantly when I was on a mission to the hard were shop.
Out of the corner of my eye flashed a cheep sheet of ply wood 2'x4'x1/2" $20 so I bought it,This event changed something and I have surfed the ply board every day from then.THE THING IS SO FAST AND SMOOTH to ride!

I have a fair bit of history building surf craft as a hobbyist and plan on experimenting with the prone paipo side and will shear my development on this forum hope you don't mind.
Am very pleased to find this site look forward to learning about paipo design.
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Welcome to the dark side :twisted:
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spudnut wrote:Welcome to the dark side :twisted:
The Light Side... the dark side rides long boards!
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rodndtube wrote:
spudnut wrote:Welcome to the dark side :twisted:
The Light Side... the dark side rides long boards!
So I suppose next we are gonna drink wine spritzers? :lol:
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Hello Hydro-Skiper,

I believe there is a paipo rider on PI and BJ is on the west coast. Jamie Farfor surfed around the Mornington Peninsula and made paipo in the 60s based on the Paipo Nui boards.

I'm hoping to do a day trip to PI or the peninsula in May, as a side trip to Lorne.

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bgreen look me up and ill show you a good spot or two!
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I have some questions about my paipo board

it is getting fury on the botom should i seal it with something or fibre glass it ?

I was looking at other ply paipo's on this site and they are almost triangular in shape compared to my board which is still the same form as when I brought it ie rectangle shape, not knowing enough about paipo thought it would be dumb to molest it. Will it improve the speed or turning capabilities if i modify it the same as those triangular boards.
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the darker side ride sups. welcome to the fun site keep makeing them ply boards. I only have about 20 or so
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with your ply wood I would sand it smooth then put about 3 to 4 coats of spar varnish will be ok for about a year or so :)
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mrmike wrote:the darker side ride sups. welcome to the fun site keep makeing them ply boards. I only have about 20 or so
SUPs are the Black Side.
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Aloha Skip.
Paipo are the coolest. And only the coolest ride 'em
. ;)
Paipo surfer in repose,
Nose on the nose,
No grunting he-man pose.
See how fast he goes!
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Love your paipo poem in your sig line, Uncle Grumpy :)
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keep makeing them ply boards. I only have about 20 or so / im liking that statement :D

is their any advantages to riding a foam glass polly board ;) From my limited experienced :roll: the ply boards should have to be the fastest :D

having so much fun with those little smilies :lol: :oops:
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Welcome. Its been long proven that you can ride just about any shape of 3/8" - 3/4" plywood. However, my experience has been the "triangular" shaped boards are the most versatile performance/ maneuverability wise. With this style board, I found it made a big difference how the rear tail corners are shaped. Rounded was dramatically better than sharp or angular.

I've never been able to get into the foam/glass/skegged boards myself. The hard board plus skegs seems more of liability in the kinds of waves I've surfed most of my life (good chance of a slamming closeout barrel). It's obvious that some people get a lot of stoke out of those boards though.
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Hey Hydro, I'm over on the westside (Anglesea)! Welcome to the light side! I've been paipo-mad for a few years, check out www.wudsurf.com to see my shenanigans!
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BJ,

I liked the welsh photos and your historic finds. I suspect there are a few sheds in Victoria with these boards stashed away.

Here are two links to old photos of these boards being ridden in Victoria:

http://museumvictoria.com.au/collection ... sland-1934

http://www.slv.vic.gov.au/pictoria/gid/slv-pic-aab57373

Some more here old boards & surf photos:
http://home.brisnet.com.au/~bgreen/bgpa ... html#intro
http://home.brisnet.com.au/~bgreen/bgpa ... l#victoria

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That shore break is radical :o I have one of those nose flip boards hanging around my shed :lol:
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Soulglider,

I'd like to see the photos of the thin finless glass boards sometime.

Hydroskiper,

Send me a pm or go to the bottom of http://home.brisnet.com.au/~bgreen/bgpa ... html#intro and you'll find my e-mail address. When we go to Vic, if it's not work related, my wife likes two days in the city which is about all I tolerate and about a week down the coast. On one of the city days I thought I'd do an escape to the east.

I just checked, the guy who posted on Swaylocks from PI, used the name TomMW. Surfed all sorts of craft including trays.

Bob
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