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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: 2043

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: 18653

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: 18653

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: 18653

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: 1476

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: 1476

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: 1476

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: 1476

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: 1476

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?
by nomastomas
Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Hot Curl Prone Board
Replies: 15
Views: 1476

Re: Hot Curl Prone Board

Here's the tail-view of the Quam/Martin design that inspired it hotcurl.jpeg ..., so not quite as deep as the 8’0 x 15 1/2 x 21 7/8 x 16 1/2 x 2 7/8 original, but at 3" pretty deep by prone board standards. I found that it was virtually impossible to go deeper without putting a major kink in the rai...
by nomastomas
Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Hot Curl Prone Board
Replies: 15
Views: 1476

Hot Curl Prone Board

Shaper’s tend to be very visually-oriented individuals. We prefer to “see” something rather than read about it; we would rather look at a map than follow written directions. We are quick to see spatial relationships and have good visual memory. When Jeff Quam presented his Hot Curl board as part of ...
by nomastomas
Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Paipo Gathering - Sa/Su/Mo, Oct 5-7, 2019 El Capitan SP
Replies: 47
Views: 5679

Re: Paipo Gathering - Sa/Su/Mo, Oct 5-7, 2019 El Capitan SP

I thoroughly enjoyed the "Gathering", and meeting RodnDTube, Dr. Robert and Jeff Quam, while renewing my acquaintance with Pes. I especially enjoyed the lively discussion on Sunday morning. While I was looking forward to actually riding some of the shapes I've only read about over the past 8 yrs, th...
by nomastomas
Sat Oct 05, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Paipo Gathering - Sa/Su/Mo, Oct 5-7, 2019 El Capitan SP
Replies: 47
Views: 5679

Re: Paipo Gathering - Sa/Su/Mo, Oct 5-7, 2019 El Capitan SP

Sat 4:30p....uh, where is everybody ?
by nomastomas
Mon Sep 30, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Paipo Gathering - Sa/Su/Mo, Oct 5-7, 2019 El Capitan SP
Replies: 47
Views: 5679

Re: Paipo Gathering - Sa/Su/Mo, Oct 5-7, 2019 El Capitan SP

Day Use Parking is only allowed until sunset...after that, parking available in the The Extra Vehicle parking lot. located at the end of the main park road near the Del Mar RV camping area. With Pes bringing brats, I'm going to bring some hot dogs and buns, a squeeze bottle of catsup & mustard, roll...
by nomastomas
Mon Sep 30, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Paipo Gathering - Sa/Su/Mo, Oct 5-7, 2019 El Capitan SP
Replies: 47
Views: 5679

Re: Paipo Gathering - Sa/Su/Mo, Oct 5-7, 2019 El Capitan SP

If Kage isn't going, will we lose #46?

Rod (#43)
Kage (#46)
Pez
Nels (possible, if can)
Dr. Robert
Thomas 805-856-8554
by nomastomas
Mon Sep 30, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Paipo Gathering - Sa/Su/Mo, Oct 5-7, 2019 El Capitan SP
Replies: 47
Views: 5679

Re: Paipo Gathering - Sa/Su/Mo, Oct 5-7, 2019 El Capitan SP

Sat afternoon thru Sun afternoon. Will stay longer if there's any surf, but not optimistic. How many vehicles allowed per camp site? Can you park overnight in the day use area?
by nomastomas
Wed Sep 25, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Paipo Gathering - Sa/Su/Mo, Oct 5-7, 2019 El Capitan SP
Replies: 47
Views: 5679

Re: Paipo Gathering - Sa/Su/Mo, Oct 5-7, 2019 El Capitan SP

Did someone say "ribs" on Sat night? I'll be there and I'll bring the beer...
by nomastomas
Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: T-Belly G6
Replies: 42
Views: 6306

Re: T-Belly G6

Managed to get in a nice session at Moonstone Beach in Cambria, CA this past Sat. Not as big as I'd hoped, but a fun 4-5ft. Nice little reef break with a solid left and an A-frame peak just a little north of that. I've gotten into the habit of making really late take-offs by just stretching out with...
by nomastomas
Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Paipo Web Pages
Topic: Leo Bellyboards Website
Replies: 1
Views: 3343

Re: Leo Bellyboards Website

I guess I need to increase my prices :D
by nomastomas
Wed Jul 24, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: slowmo video
Replies: 1
Views: 1333

Re: slowmo video

Great stuff...really amazing. Clearly shows the benefit of finless riding in hollow waves. I have found that , with fins, I have to battle being drawn up the face to the lip. Not the case in slope-y waves, regardless of size. In those waves, fins are a definite advantage for moving up the face. Not ...