Which paipo for hollow waves ?

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Re: Which paipo for hollow waves ?

Unread post by Uncle Grumpy » Wed May 18, 2016 12:52 pm

These guys are a Euro source for locally grown Paulownia, the sine qua non of wooden paipo materials.
http://wood-alaia-surf.paulownia.ws/
Paipo surfer in repose,
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See how fast he goes!
What is it he knows?

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Re: Which paipo for hollow waves ?

Unread post by bgreen » Sun Jun 05, 2016 3:47 am

Zensuni,

It took me a while. This board has obviously had a hard life. You can see on the close-up how the darker hardwood has broken. The hardwood is glued into the whole.
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bgreen wrote:
zensuni wrote:Bob, I am intrigued by your wooden leash system, do you have a picture ?
As I mentioned the idea came from Tom Wegener.

Bob

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Re: Which paipo for hollow waves ?

Unread post by zensuni » Mon Jun 06, 2016 3:06 am

Thanks for the pictures Bob,
I see, the piece of iron prevents the leash to chafe the wood, which is an issue on my basic hole system (I have to re apply varnish sometimes).
Nice shape by the way !

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Re: Which paipo for hollow waves ?

Unread post by bgreen » Tue Jun 07, 2016 8:11 am

Zensuni,

The dark material isn't iron - it's a hardwood disk glued into a hole made by a brad bit.

Bob

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