Need feedbacks on the HPD XL

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Re: Need feedbacks on the HPD XL

Unread postby rodndtube » Thu Nov 03, 2016 7:54 pm

Like I mentioned, a bicep might be fine for a soft board, not that is way to close for a hard board snap-back. I don't get hit often (of course, I am using a quality 5 or 6 ft. leash!), but the last time I was using a 4 ft. leash, it snapped back on me after doing a Hawaiian pull-out (aka a duck dive pullout) through a wave (in Hawaii, no pun intended). The five stitches was no fun and ended a really nice session at Laniakea.

The longer leashes (6 ft) don't bother me but really come in handy at a few spots I ride on those larger days where a 4 ft. leash would just kill me.
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Re: Need feedbacks on the HPD XL

Unread postby Junkman » Thu Nov 03, 2016 10:13 pm

bgreen wrote:Junkman, where do you usually surf?


It really depends on the conditions/direction of the swell & wind. Oh, and my family & work obligations.

Don't want to broadcast specific locations, but I'd be happy to talk with you via PM - give me a shout.
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Re: Need feedbacks on the HPD XL

Unread postby bgreen » Fri Nov 04, 2016 4:21 am

Junkman,

I'll send a pm in a couple of minutes.

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Re: Need feedbacks on the HPD XL

Unread postby zensuni » Fri Nov 04, 2016 10:21 am

In a wipe out, is it better to hang on the board until the waves rips it from your hand or is it better to let it go and keep focusing on protecting the head ?
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Re: Need feedbacks on the HPD XL

Unread postby rodndtube » Fri Nov 04, 2016 10:33 am

It is also a responsibility to not harm others around you.
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Re: Need feedbacks on the HPD XL

Unread postby krusher74 » Fri Nov 04, 2016 10:46 am

zensuni wrote:In a wipe out, is it better to hang on the board until the waves rips it from your hand or is it better to let it go and keep focusing on protecting the head ?
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Hold on to it, the longer you keep doing this the better you will become at anticipating whats happening in that moment and learn how to move the board so you dont loose it at all. As you get better you can anticipate when a wave might close out or your going to fall and in that spilt second kick out/cut into the wave face/pull straight to minimise impact and the ammount the wave is hitting you.
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Re: Need feedbacks on the HPD XL

Unread postby kage » Mon Nov 07, 2016 12:51 pm

This may be a bit late, hope your board is still available. I ride HPDs about 90% of the time and like them a lot (obvs). I'm 5'6" and rode the XL for about 10 years and then switched to the mini. I like it better but I would recommend the XL too. I use a leash, no need to get into that issue here, but the difference between a leash on a plywood or HPD I think is probably minimal. As far as specific conditions (closeout, beachbreak, whatever) I think the rider has a lot more to do with the kind of waves they like to ride than the board. As long as I'm being contradictory I might as well add that I don't ride the HPD exclusively from the back. The takeoff is from wayyyy back and then shoot the board back up under your stomach. Key for me is keeping the location of the board very flexible from hanging over the front to kicking from the back. :D
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Re: Need feedbacks on the HPD XL

Unread postby Papa Paepo o » Wed Nov 16, 2016 11:53 pm

I do shape Hawaiian Papa Paepo`o Boards,
These are some of my boards, getting ready for the Makaha Paipo Contest.
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I also make these personal boards:
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No leash is needed, just gottah` find youself on any kind of wood board then you can ride like this...
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Let me know, you can find me on youtube, FB, IG... aloha...
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Re: Need feedbacks on the HPD XL

Unread postby Papa Paepo o » Thu Nov 17, 2016 12:12 am

kage wrote:This may be a bit late, hope your board is still available. I ride HPDs about 90% of the time and like them a lot (obvs). I'm 5'6" and rode the XL for about 10 years and then switched to the mini. I like it better but I would recommend the XL too. I use a leash, no need to get into that issue here, but the difference between a leash on a plywood or HPD I think is probably minimal. As far as specific conditions (closeout, beachbreak, whatever) I think the rider has a lot more to do with the kind of waves they like to ride than the board. As long as I'm being contradictory I might as well add that I don't ride the HPD exclusively from the back. The takeoff is from wayyyy back and then shoot the board back up under your stomach. Key for me is keeping the location of the board very flexible from hanging over the front to kicking from the back. :D


HPD boards or any "spoon-shapes" wood boards when taking off left or right, all you got to do is shift your tail out. Meaning if your going right, your right tail (meaning bottom-right) would be between your cruch, as going left you do the same left tail between legs. Depends on the width and legth of your board, wider and longer boards you need to add your inside knee. Exambles ...
Here's one of my heavy & wider board 3/4" thick x 48' lgth.x 3"nose x 36" tail :
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Angle your board when taking the drop, shifting your board left or right of directions, once your clear of drop slide the board under your body and track that face of water.....

B.L. a happy custumer picking up his Hawaiian Papa Paepo`o Board...
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Re: Need feedbacks on the HPD XL

Unread postby paolomorgia » Fri Nov 18, 2016 9:57 pm

Hello!

I have bought and surfed a XP model but only in small (2-3 ft) waves.

Very fast board but not easy to use.

I used a leash because I was surfing a reef and I was hit by the board on my head.

My impression: needs very large waves, DO NOT USE A LEASH, VERY DANGEROUS
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