Plywood paipo video

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Plywood paipo video

Unread postby zensuni » Fri May 19, 2017 3:26 pm

Hi there,
Here is a POV video of my new plywood paipo in action:
https://youtu.be/MAid5e9Dw5k
and the slow motion version of the first wave: https://youtu.be/ipyeiJJWV50
Here is the board:
paipo.jpg


So far I am quite happy with this design. It is very easy to catch waves with, and it is easier to control than my HPD paipo.
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Re: Plywood paipo video

Unread postby rodndtube » Sat May 20, 2017 11:20 am

Nice clean conditions!

So, tell us how the board is different from your HPD paipo (especially since there are so many different HPD designs).
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Re: Plywood paipo video

Unread postby zensuni » Sat May 20, 2017 1:44 pm

Indeed, nice conditions, powerful enough to have fun but still in my comfort zone.
The HPD I have is the XL, my plywood board has a similar length, the bottom is a little less wide and the nose is way more narrow.
I like the HPD but I find it very hard to turn, I struggle to engage the rail in the face of the wave.
This plywood board works better for me for what I do, which is basically holding a line and going fast.
I don't really grab the outside rail, I mostly use my arms to balance my body weight. Since the nose is quite narrow, most of the time it is enough, the nose turns and the tail will follow.
Also, the narrow nose makes it easier to grab the board to exit the wave.
I think my next board will have more a classic bodyboard shape, for when I want to do a little more maneuvers.
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Re: Plywood paipo video

Unread postby bgreen » Sun May 21, 2017 5:19 am

Zensuni,

I think the answer is in your e-mail: "I like the HPD but I find it very hard to turn, I struggle to engage the rail in the face of the wave ..... I don't really grab the outside rail",

Grabbing the outside rail will engage the inside rail. Combned with hip pressure it will tun..

Having said that, it also depends on what type of waves you are trying to ride on it. Small, mushy waves won't suit this type of boar.

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P.S the translation is progressing. I'm now trying to translate the English captions into French.
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Re: Plywood paipo video

Unread postby Papa Paepo o » Sun Dec 10, 2017 3:34 pm

zensuni wrote:Hi there,
Here is a POV video of my new plywood paipo in action:
https://youtu.be/MAid5e9Dw5k
and the slow motion version of the first wave: https://youtu.be/ipyeiJJWV50
Here is the board:
paipo.jpg


So far I am quite happy with this design. It is very easy to catch waves with, and it is easier to control than my HPD paipo.




HPD boards cause of it's spoon shape wide tail rider must maneuver their body left or right by shifting the board as you taking off from the lip holding that edge as you take the drop pulling up as you straightened up for the shoulder or heading up the face slide the board again to do a cut-back. Riding a spoon boards takes skills and talent, once you achieved all types of wood board, YOU CAN RIDE ANYTHING JUST LIKE ME.
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