Sectional Board for travel

What works and what doesn't. Share design ideas, references and contacts for paipo board builders.
PhillyViking
Big Wave Charger
Posts: 40
Joined: Sat Aug 20, 2011 8:38 am

Sectional Board for travel

Unread post by PhillyViking » Sun Apr 06, 2014 5:30 pm

Here is food for thought on the question of how to make boards more travel thrifty .. A board the breaks down into sections.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAD0Gt-V82U

Atlantasurfer
Big Wave Charger
Posts: 96
Joined: Tue Nov 08, 2011 10:30 pm
City: Atlanta
State or Province: GA
Country: U.S.
Interests: books, beer, and breaking waves
Location: Georgia hills

Re: Sectional Board for travel

Unread post by Atlantasurfer » Wed Apr 09, 2014 10:48 am

The key question is, will this Beater make a good paipo? Has anyone tried it as a prone board? In one of the interviews (I think) a guy on the East Coast was making soft kneeboards that also worked as paipos. What was his name?

User avatar
rodndtube
Big Wave Charger
Posts: 1042
Joined: Thu Aug 18, 2011 10:34 pm
City: Arbutus Land
State or Province: Maryland
Country: USA
Interests: Waveriding, travel and the Paipo Research Project
Location: Maryland, USA & Where the Waves Are Breaking
Contact:

Re: Sectional Board for travel

Unread post by rodndtube » Sat Apr 12, 2014 2:12 pm

Rob DiStefano in the Other Links section of the home page, "Hybridz"
http://mypaipoboards.org/index.shtml#OTHER_LINKS
rodNDtube
"Prone to ride"
I love my papa li`ili`i

"The sea doth wash away all human ills."
-- Euripides.

User avatar
OG-AZN
Big Wave Charger
Posts: 138
Joined: Tue Oct 11, 2011 8:28 pm
City: Oakland
State or Province: CA
Country: USA

Re: Sectional Board for travel

Unread post by OG-AZN » Sun Apr 13, 2014 5:56 pm

Atlantasurfer wrote:The key question is, will this Beater make a good paipo? Has anyone tried it as a prone board?
You can ride these kinds of boards prone, but I find them awkward compared to a regular boogie due to the shape and increased length & thickness. If you're using swim fins, these boards are fun as a kneeboard or drop knee board. Despite how easy the "Beater" team riders make it look, stand up surfing / paddling these boards w/o fins is a lot of work if there's a tough paddle at the spot you're riding or you have to compete for waves.

I think the "travel beater" is a great concept and could take off with more refinement. However, the ride experience w/ these things is definitely more bodyboard rather than traditional paipo, imho.

PhillyViking
Big Wave Charger
Posts: 40
Joined: Sat Aug 20, 2011 8:38 am

Re: Sectional Board for travel

Unread post by PhillyViking » Sun Apr 13, 2014 9:22 pm

I posted the link more to discuss the idea of a sectional board then the specifics of a beater. However, I tried one a couple years ago .. it felt to bulky for paipo objectives. I am not sure that the sectional approach would hold up under stress but the idea of running rods inside of tubes does make sense if one was trying to go down the sectional route.

User avatar
rodndtube
Big Wave Charger
Posts: 1042
Joined: Thu Aug 18, 2011 10:34 pm
City: Arbutus Land
State or Province: Maryland
Country: USA
Interests: Waveriding, travel and the Paipo Research Project
Location: Maryland, USA & Where the Waves Are Breaking
Contact:

Re: Sectional Board for travel

Unread post by rodndtube » Mon Apr 14, 2014 10:56 pm

David... sounds like a good spring project! Go to it!!! I'll test ride the board this summer :)
rodNDtube
"Prone to ride"
I love my papa li`ili`i

"The sea doth wash away all human ills."
-- Euripides.

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 7 guests