Need feedbacks on the HPD XL

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Re: Need feedbacks on the HPD XL

Unread postby bgreen » Sat Nov 19, 2016 1:57 pm

I don't think you specifically need large waves, ideally you need some power. I found mine hard to ride on a thin walled type of wave.

I didn't find a leash dangerous, perhaps where it was fitted and the type of leash contributed. Most people I know that ride this style of board don't use a leash.

I think it takes time to really be able to learn the potential of the design.
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Re: Need feedbacks on the HPD XL

Unread postby zensuni » Sun Nov 20, 2016 11:44 am

I received the board, I m impressed by the width :lol:
As expected it doesn t have a leash plug.
Do you think that gluing a classic surf leash plug would work ?
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Re: Need feedbacks on the HPD XL

Unread postby GeoffreyLevens » Sun Nov 20, 2016 12:44 pm

Don't these boards behave a lot like plywood when you lose them in that they rarely if ever get carried very far by the wave, popping back up right near you?
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Re: Need feedbacks on the HPD XL

Unread postby rodndtube » Sun Nov 20, 2016 7:39 pm

My guess is that the board has a rubber deck pad? Some do and some do not. Also, you might want to inquire with HPD to find out what kind of materials are used and whether it is advised or not to drill a hole. You don't want to drill through and have some water sucking material in the composite.
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Re: Need feedbacks on the HPD XL

Unread postby Papa Paepo o » Sun Nov 20, 2016 10:02 pm

zensuni wrote:I received the board, I m impressed by the width :lol:
As expected it doesn t have a leash plug.
Do you think that gluing a classic surf leash plug would work ?


Aloha, adding a leash-plug would have to be a custom made plug. The smallest (thickness) surf plug is 1/2" thick, how thick is your board?
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Re: Need feedbacks on the HPD XL

Unread postby Papa Paepo o » Sun Nov 20, 2016 10:25 pm

You got the message, using a leash will cause pull-over or drag under with the white wash. Just keep on riding your board, try using a nose pevit into the face, meaning shallow breaks try lifting outter rail n nose diving along the bottom face of the wave. To deep of a dive will hit the reef, got to do it gradually on size of waves.
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Re: Need feedbacks on the HPD XL

Unread postby Papa Paepo o » Sun Nov 20, 2016 10:50 pm

zensuni wrote:
Junkman wrote: You direct it from the tail


Do you mean it is a little bit like a bodyboard, where you really have to slice the wave's face to turn ?

Also, I'm quite short, 5,5 foot, I am concerned about the board (especially this XL model) being just too big for me.



Aloha, I have two XL HPD boards it's really light do to "composite material used", their great for steep take off but there's a theory behind it. when using a wider-tail, the trick is you need to slide the tail of the board left or right of what ever direction your heading. If your heading " rights" your right-side tail will be under your left hip, holding your board at one o'Clock and 7 o'Clock once your ready to head straight then you slide the board under you. It's what I called a "Stall" as you taking a drop down the face of a wave. Since I've now shape my own wood board I use multiple maneuvers with old style and my own maneuvers to help me taking any size surf.
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Re: Need feedbacks on the HPD XL

Unread postby Pes78 » Mon Nov 21, 2016 1:20 am

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Re: Need feedbacks on the HPD XL

Unread postby Junkman » Mon Nov 21, 2016 4:14 pm

[quote="Papa Paepo o"]I do shape Hawaiian Papa Paepo`o Boards,

Papa Paepo o - Great looking boards. Do you put any spoon or lift in the nose? Are your boards glassed?
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Re: Need feedbacks on the HPD XL

Unread postby Papa Paepo o » Mon Nov 21, 2016 10:07 pm

Aloha,
Mahalo, I'm not doing spoon boards just yet but I am working on the mould for couple of sizes. The boards that you see does have a nose-rocker with a nose contour for riders. I used to ride those type of boards before but now I just ride flat bottom. The photo you see there is a flat-bottom board, the board is shape to the persons body size that will give you an easy menauverbility which you can either do cut-back, drops, spinners, stalls or my favorite under-water take-off with a spinner or two.
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