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by nomastomas
Mon Aug 31, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: End of an Era
Replies: 14
Views: 393

Re: End of an Era

Perfect timing, since he wanted to attract a buyer. Nothing like a shop full of blanks in the racks to perpetuate the myth of a booming cottage industry. The harsh reality is a far different story.
by nomastomas
Tue Aug 11, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: End of an Era
Replies: 14
Views: 393

Re: End of an Era

Pez --thanks for the tip. I'll keep it in mind

Thumper--I may be forced to do the same. Haven't glassed a board since 1967...ironically, that was a broken LB re-shaped into, you guessed it, a belly board!
by nomastomas
Tue Aug 11, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: End of an Era
Replies: 14
Views: 393

Re: End of an Era

Amen...
by nomastomas
Mon Aug 10, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: End of an Era
Replies: 14
Views: 393

Re: End of an Era

All of the big players like FCD, Roberts and CI do their own epoxy lams, but not anyone elses. Several months ago, there was a young shaper in the shop from Nor Cal setting up 3 eps LBs for lamination. He told me Lucke's shop was the only shop north of LA doing epoxy lams for the general public. Tha...
by nomastomas
Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: End of an Era
Replies: 14
Views: 393

Re: End of an Era

Just eps-core boards, of which belly boards make up the majority, followed by my kneeboards. EPS is also a personal preference; 4 of the 6 boards in my quiver are eps...2 prone boards, a kneeboard and a longboard.
by nomastomas
Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:21 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: End of an Era
Replies: 14
Views: 393

End of an Era

I got the disappointing news today that my glasser for the last 10 years, has sold his business, and that the new owner will not be offering lamaniantion services. While there are are plenty of polyester resin laminatinators in my neck of the woods, there are no other epoxy resin laminators. Epoxy l...
by nomastomas
Tue Apr 14, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: New board
Replies: 14
Views: 2544

Re: New board

Been a while Keith...Probably the most obvious example is holding a high line on a steep face. A finless board can get there, but has difficulty staying there. A properly finned board can get there and stay there. Personal experience and reports from customers support this. I frequently get reports ...
by nomastomas
Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: New board
Replies: 14
Views: 2544

Re: New board

"Regarding the utility of fins..." just depends on where you want to surf on the wave. Finless boards take different lines than finned boards, but either line can be "fun".
by nomastomas
Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: New board
Replies: 14
Views: 2544

Re: New board

The bottom of your board is very similar to how I shape the T-Bellys. What you refer to as "wings" are essentially the sides of what I call "exit concaves". That curved surface presents quite a challenge for mounting fins. The problem is, if the fin-box (or plug) is installed flush with the surface,...
by nomastomas
Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Jeff Quam on paipo & hot curl boards
Replies: 4
Views: 1365

Re: Jeff Quam on paipo & hot curl boards

Yes...
by nomastomas
Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: New board
Replies: 14
Views: 2544

Re: New board

Nice! What are the dims? What size fins do you plan to run?
by nomastomas
Fri Nov 01, 2019 2:04 am
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: Do swim fins generate drag significantly ?
Replies: 8
Views: 4402

Re: Do swim fins generate drag significantly ?

My theory is that maybe I had reached the minimal planing speed for the board, but not for the fins somewhat. The other day I was out on my G5 in barely 3ft surf. It was a very clean, dawn patrol session, and I was out because I was eager to try my new Duck Feet fins. There are times when I'm movin...
by nomastomas
Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: TBG5
Replies: 99
Views: 29725

Re: TBG5

No...watching your board bounce around on the rocks is horrific. :o
by nomastomas
Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: TBG5
Replies: 99
Views: 29725

Re: TBG5

Rod - After last minute discussion with customer, 3 went to Laguna, CA and 2 went to Oldsmar, FL

Krusher - It's what I recommend for hard surface boards with hard fins.
by nomastomas
Wed Oct 16, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: TBG5
Replies: 99
Views: 29725

Re: TBG5

Here are five G5s that are headed to Florida. This photo shows the scalability of the G5 design. Intended riders range in height from 6'2" to 5'6", and in weight from 230lb to 140lbs. Lengths are 52", 50", 46" and 45".
by nomastomas
Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Hot Curl Prone Board
Replies: 15
Views: 4401

Re: Hot Curl Prone Board

I hoping it will be more of an enhanced bodysurfing experience, finding bliss in the pocket of that hot curl, as opposed to a cut and slash shred-session. Definitely a pointbreak shape...and I just happen to have one close by.
by nomastomas
Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Hot Curl Prone Board
Replies: 15
Views: 4401

Re: Hot Curl Prone Board

I read that, too, but I'm not buying the "transformation from displacement to planing hull" either, because other than splitting the tail, the design of the hull remains the same, with belly and up-rails throughout. Flatten the bottom rail-to-rail and change the rail shape to a more 60/40 or down-ra...
by nomastomas
Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Hot Curl Prone Board
Replies: 15
Views: 4401

Re: Hot Curl Prone Board

Just the bottom tail of Roger Hall''s shape...McTavish has also done a Double Hot Curl
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by nomastomas
Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Hot Curl Prone Board
Replies: 15
Views: 4401

Re: Hot Curl Prone Board

My research has uncovered some "Dual Hot Curl" shapes, which is essentially a finless twin V-tail shape. May be more applicable to a prone board...trying not to get distracted
by nomastomas
Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Hot Curl Prone Board
Replies: 15
Views: 4401

Re: Hot Curl Prone Board

I'll need to do a "proof of concept" first...but I have five G5s to get shipped to Florida first. Oh, and there will need to be some waves to ride, too...where are the waves?