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by nomastomas
Sat Apr 10, 2021 11:04 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: TBG7
Replies: 16
Views: 314

Re: TBG7

"Getting in earlier..." is always a tough one on a prone board. You could go "Mega", as some have, Skiff comes to mind. Problem for me with a Mega- design is paddling out on bigger days without the ability to duck-dive easily. I've just come to accept the air-drop and wear UDTs.
by nomastomas
Fri Apr 09, 2021 11:57 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: TBG7
Replies: 16
Views: 314

Re: TBG7

Short answer...depends. I have a specific formula for length based upon the rider's height, so I always start with a specific length. Then I consider volume, which I normally base upon the rider's weight but might adjust up or down depending upon wave condition, rider experience, etc. The width of m...
by nomastomas
Fri Apr 02, 2021 11:43 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: TBG7
Replies: 16
Views: 314

Re: TBG7

Cut blanks have finally been delivered, but unfortunately, I'm still in Portland. Should be able to finish-shape them next week and and get a couple of photos posted. FWIW, The surfing industry in the US is seriously backlogged. It took me 7 weeks to get blanks that normally take only 2 weeks to get...
by nomastomas
Fri Apr 02, 2021 11:31 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: THE PHAETON F-44 BARRELHAWK
Replies: 5
Views: 44

Re: THE PHAETON F-44 BARRELHAWK

Some serious finnage there...even for me
by nomastomas
Sat Mar 27, 2021 11:19 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: TBG7
Replies: 16
Views: 314

Re: TBG7

Actually, I just checked the numbers and the rocker is 1/16" @ 12" up from tail, goes to 0" at 16" up and stays there until 29" up where it goes to 1/16" until 32" up. So, for you Lindsay Lord fans, the "water plane" is 22.5"W x 40"L (Overall le...
by nomastomas
Fri Mar 26, 2021 6:44 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: TBG7
Replies: 16
Views: 314

Re: TBG7

About 1/2"...although I will bring the bottom up to the deck when I finish shape it, which will add another 1/4" or so of rocker. Final rocker measurement not as important as the actual bottom curve. I like rocker that rises slowly for the first 6" or so, and then begins to accelerate...
by nomastomas
Thu Mar 25, 2021 11:15 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: TBG7
Replies: 16
Views: 314

Re: TBG7

I still don't have the cut shapes back from Marko, but here's a drawing of the 48"er taken from Aku G7_Profile_48in.jpg Dark line is profile at centerline, while red line is profile at rail. As can be seen, centerline rocker is flatter than rail rocker. Tail concaves definitely flatten bottom r...
by nomastomas
Tue Mar 09, 2021 1:26 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: TBG7
Replies: 16
Views: 314

Re: TBG7

On custom boards, the volume target varies with the weight of the rider. I use a formula I derived from pure trial-and-error going back to the G3. The formula produces the optimum volume for a particular rider when rider weight is known. Of course there is a +/- factor, such that a given volume will...
by nomastomas
Fri Mar 05, 2021 7:01 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: fin placement on bodyboard?!
Replies: 5
Views: 207

Re: fin placement on bodyboard?!

As for me, the only reason I would surf a finless board is if nothing else was available...surfed finless body boards for over 30yrs, beginning in the late 70s...thrill is gone. But don't let me stop anyone else from having the experience. Heck, I still body surf when all I have is my fins... Posted...
by nomastomas
Fri Mar 05, 2021 6:45 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: TBG7
Replies: 16
Views: 314

Re: TBG7

Hmmm....I posted a reply to this a couple of days ago...where'd it go? Anyhow...thanks for the props...Dims are 48"x22-1/2"x2" 23L Rider is 6-0 170lb 60-ish. Twin fins are set 9-3/4" up, 1-1/4" from rail and 1/4" toe, 5-deg cant. Fins are set just behind "hip"...
by nomastomas
Mon Feb 22, 2021 2:58 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: TBG7
Replies: 16
Views: 314

Re: TBG7

I just picked up this board from the glasser. It's the precursor of the new G7. It was the first PU/PE T-Belly that I've done in about 10 years. I forgot how much finishing the stringer can slow you down. I used the ultra-light "Red" density Millennium 5-0WS blank for this shape. Millenium...
by nomastomas
Sat Feb 20, 2021 4:47 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: TBG7
Replies: 16
Views: 314

TBG7

I've put a lot of thought into the G5 design over the past 7 months, removing features and adding features. With the return of my glasser, the door to eps shapes was re-opened, and I decided that it was time to settle on a new design, the "G7". Basically, I removed the bottom rail bevel/co...
by nomastomas
Sat Feb 20, 2021 4:12 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: TBG5
Replies: 120
Views: 33937

Re: TBG5

Got some good news the other day...my epoxy glasser is back in the biz, at least part-time. He's actually finishing a PU core G5 this weekend for me. I've made some major tweaks in the design in anticipation of going back to EPS, and will start a new "G7" thread. I still ride my G5 regular...
by nomastomas
Sun Jan 24, 2021 9:12 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Hot Curl Prone Board
Replies: 17
Views: 5115

Re: Hot Curl Prone Board

Never got around to building it....got side-tracked by kneeboarding and building kneeboards. Maybe this year...
by nomastomas
Fri Jan 15, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: TBG5
Replies: 120
Views: 33937

Re: TBG5

I don't think so, he's a local Ventura guy, lifelong surfer. While riding the G5, he was having trouble over-turning and doing inadvertent 360s and kick-outs as a result of muscle memory related to turning his Bonzer. The combination of the curvy outline and the location of the fins make the G5/G6 t...
by nomastomas
Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:23 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: TBG5
Replies: 120
Views: 33937

Re: TBG5

G5-PU Progress Note: Customer Order for G5 twin received Shape Aku File created Blank Aku File created Machinist buy in obtained Glasser buy-in obtained PU Blank ordered from Millennium Foam and maybe delivered today Probably 5 wks out from completion. This particular customer has been riding one of...
by nomastomas
Mon Dec 28, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Does it sound like a good paipo ?
Replies: 7
Views: 463

Re: Does it sound like a good paipo ?

my $0.02...the shape pictured is pretty well-executed with a wide-point forward outline, beveled rail allows concave deck, bottom contours appear to be belly-to-flat with exit concave out the tail. All good stuff... but I would not surf this board with fins unless all I wanted to do was go fast in a...
by nomastomas
Thu Dec 17, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: New Blank
Replies: 7
Views: 558

Re: New Blank

Pes... While I haven't pulled the trigger on ordering a new blank, I've had great support from Millennium. The guy I worked with is Seth (seth.bishop@millenniumelastomers.com) I think they have worked out the kinks in logistics that may have plagued them earlier.
by nomastomas
Thu Nov 26, 2020 12:11 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Interesting thread on Sway's
Replies: 1
Views: 269

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 "...
by nomastomas
Sat Nov 14, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Pipeline, O`ahu North Shore
Replies: 4
Views: 537

Re: Pipeline, O`ahu North Shore

Nice!