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by nomastomas
Thu Nov 26, 2020 12:11 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Interesting thread on Sway's
Replies: 1
Views: 19

Interesting thread on Sway's

https://www.swaylocks.com/forum/109358/stoneburners-assist-build-48-12-body-board I like the modular concept of the "channel cartridge", which would allow experimentation with outline, rocker, rail shape, etc while maintaining the same or almost the same bottom contour. Not bad for a "finless" desig...
by nomastomas
Sat Nov 14, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Pipeline, O`ahu North Shore
Replies: 4
Views: 213

Re: Pipeline, O`ahu North Shore

Nice!
by nomastomas
Fri Nov 13, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: New Blank
Replies: 4
Views: 161

Re: New Blank

Oops! That was for EPS...PU a little less than $47
by nomastomas
Fri Nov 13, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: New Blank
Replies: 4
Views: 161

Re: New Blank

The 5-3 is $58, so the 5-0 would be a little less. http://stores.millenniumfoam.com/53-to-62-long-4/
by nomastomas
Fri Nov 13, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: New Blank
Replies: 4
Views: 161

Re: New Blank

KRusher Rincon Rocket...
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...why I love Aku
by nomastomas
Thu Nov 12, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: New Blank
Replies: 4
Views: 161

New Blank

Anyone still hand-shaping prone-boards using polyurethane (PU) foam? In my effort to convert from EPS to PU core, I came across this new offering from Millennial Foam (millennialfoam.com). It's a blank designed for use in shaping wake surfboards, and it has the width and thickness needed for prone-b...
by nomastomas
Sun Nov 08, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: TBG5
Replies: 114
Views: 31255

Re: TBG5

David, let me try to clarify...most surfboard CNC machinist are experienced with machining molded surfboard blanks. Occasionally, they will machine a "slab cut" of eps, which is a rectangular shaped blank, with a rocker already cut (imagine a block of eps 4'Hx4'Wx8'-12'L. A hot wire is used like a c...
by nomastomas
Sat Nov 07, 2020 3:12 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Nose thickness
Replies: 16
Views: 310

Re: Nose thickness

The first board in this series was 2 1/2 - 2 11/16 - 1 3/4; the board previous to this one was 1 3/4 - 1 3/4 - 1, so changes recently are more subtle and in the distribution. I would estimate that this board is under 22L, and as such it would be way too thin for me. But, it would yield really thin ...
by nomastomas
Thu Nov 05, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Nose thickness
Replies: 16
Views: 310

Re: Nose thickness

Yes, less volume in the front third of the shape is easier to duck-dive. Less "area" is also easier to submerge, e.g. narrow pointy nose vs. wide blunt nose
by nomastomas
Thu Nov 05, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Nose thickness
Replies: 16
Views: 310

Re: Nose thickness

Finless?
by nomastomas
Wed Nov 04, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Nose thickness
Replies: 16
Views: 310

Re: Nose thickness

One other point, I consider rider mass and intended use in determining target volume. So, a larger rider in smaller waves would get more volume than a smaller rider in smaller waves. And nose thickness would vary accordingly; thicker nose for larger rider and vice versa.
by nomastomas
Wed Nov 04, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Nose thickness
Replies: 16
Views: 310

Re: Nose thickness

This is my latest G5 profile. With no deck concave, and only 3/16" bottom concave, it is an accurate representation of the thickness flow from nose to tail (foil). Keep in mind that this is how the blank will come off the CNC machine and that the extreme ends will be thinned out 1/4" or so. Typicall...
by nomastomas
Mon Nov 02, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: TBG5
Replies: 114
Views: 31255

Re: TBG5

Bob...I prefer a relatively thin nose and a thin tail, with max thickness at or just above center. thin nose for lighter swingweight and easier duck diving; thin tail to sink into wave face when taking off and making turns. Keith...If it was 10% lighter (less mass) it would be by definition 10% more...
by nomastomas
Thu Oct 29, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: TBG5
Replies: 114
Views: 31255

Re: TBG5

from my understanding of physics two items of 23L will have the same buoyancy, the only differing factor will be weight. So is the PU board going to have that much more weight to make it need 2L more volume to float the same? Actually, weight or "mass" is a critical factor in determining buoyancy. ...
by nomastomas
Sat Oct 24, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: TBG5
Replies: 114
Views: 31255

Re: TBG5

Length based totally on intended rider height. I’m 5-10 and ride a 49”.
by nomastomas
Fri Oct 23, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: TBG5
Replies: 114
Views: 31255

Re: TBG5

Its been almost a year since my last G5 post, so I thought I would provide an update. First off, I continue to enjoy riding the G5, and always leave the water with a smile. I've pretty much settled on the old FCS "H2" Quad fin set as the best choice for all-around California waves. Since the loss of...
by nomastomas
Mon Aug 31, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: End of an Era
Replies: 16
Views: 1053

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: 16
Views: 1053

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: 16
Views: 1053

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: 16
Views: 1053

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...