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by bgreen
Thu Nov 26, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Interesting thread on Sway's
Replies: 1
Views: 19

Re: Interesting thread on Sway's

Thanks for posting this.
by bgreen
Tue Nov 17, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Nose thickness
Replies: 16
Views: 310

Re: Nose thickness

I don't have a "too vertically" I can take off straight on a wave to the point of air dropping and not have a problem nose-diving. By straight, do you mean straight facing to shore? I much prefer to be on the board when I kick into a wave than behind the board and pulling up onto the board as the w...
by bgreen
Mon Nov 16, 2020 5:53 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Nose thickness
Replies: 16
Views: 310

Re: Nose thickness

I don't experience any problems with pearling the nose ever, which is why I am an advocate of the shorter board. If you go too vertical on a take-off, what happens? I dusted off the HPD yesterday. I'm not a fan of having to push forward onto the board,at take-off. If you rode one all the time, I gu...
by bgreen
Sat Nov 07, 2020 4:23 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Nose thickness
Replies: 16
Views: 310

Re: Nose thickness

Nomas,

Most decks are standard flat/rolled, the bottom has concaves. The pale blue boards, has a scooped out deck - the initial thinking was a flextail/spoon.

Some bottom photos: https://mypaipoboards.org/forum3/viewto ... =923#p9049
by bgreen
Sat Nov 07, 2020 2:03 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Nose thickness
Replies: 16
Views: 310

Re: Nose thickness

Finless? The two white book-ends, the bonzer and the handled Quam, have only been ridden with fins. Of the remaining boards,you'll see only the orange board with a set of fins (small rounded keels). This board has fins because it draws a really long line and requires effort to do a cutback. The boar...
by bgreen
Thu Nov 05, 2020 4:47 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Nose thickness
Replies: 16
Views: 310

Re: Nose thickness

Foil.png
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.
by bgreen
Tue Nov 03, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Nose thickness
Replies: 16
Views: 310

Nose thickness

My favourite board is the dark green one. It has a foil more like a surfboard foil, with more volume in the nose area. The yellow board is the oldest and most similar to Larry's original design. It was # 2 in the series and thinner than the original. Excluding the red and the white boards, all the o...
by bgreen
Tue Nov 03, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: TBG5
Replies: 114
Views: 31255

Re: TBG5

I'll start a new thread on nose thickness, so as to avoid the hijack.
by bgreen
Tue Nov 03, 2020 7:14 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: TBG5
Replies: 114
Views: 31255

Re: TBG5

The style of board I mostly ride was based on one of Larry Goddard's shapes, as were some of Nomas' early BBs. Larry favoured a thin nose, because he said the nose didn't do anything. I found these boards, nose-dived at speed, something Larry also found, at times. My current boards have more thickne...
by bgreen
Mon Nov 02, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Handsfree selfie stick
Replies: 10
Views: 219

Re: Handsfree selfie stick

Chrispi,

Any thoughts on a GoPro mount set-up that would work on a BB - shooting forward?

Helmet mounts seem most successful. The standard deckmount seems to low and you get water coming off the rails. A wrist fitting has similar problems.

Bob
by bgreen
Mon Nov 02, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: yucca fins
Replies: 10
Views: 287

Re: yucca fins

matsurfers FB page had a big discussion on Yuccas. This link should take you to it.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/matsurf ... 344548257/
by bgreen
Mon Nov 02, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Pipeline, O`ahu North Shore
Replies: 4
Views: 213

Re: Pipeline, O`ahu North Shore

Jarrett,

The parallel arm hold position is noticeable. Do you reckon it works better on these type of waves?

Bob
by bgreen
Mon Nov 02, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: TBG5
Replies: 114
Views: 31255

Re: TBG5

Nomas, Good to hear that you may have a glasser. The flat area where you allowed for finboxes reminded me of this board. Wings_finished.jpg H2_bottom.jpg I have been very content with my current board, but with the world situation, I was looking at this board that I added the wings to and thinking o...
by bgreen
Wed Oct 21, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: Getting Churchill fins to fit
Replies: 7
Views: 386

Re: Getting Churchill fins to fit

The footpocket is the correct size, same as I've had for years. The problem is that the footstrap doesn't have enough give. After a few weeks of suspension, I can get my feet into them. Apparently a Churchill rep, recommended to the retailer, using hot water. It does make fitting them in a store, a ...
by bgreen
Mon Sep 21, 2020 7:08 am
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: Getting Churchill fins to fit
Replies: 7
Views: 386

Re: Getting Churchill fins to fit

I got my foot into the left fin this morning. Gravity is working. I'll keep trying over the next few weeks.
by bgreen
Sun Sep 20, 2020 1:10 am
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: Getting Churchill fins to fit
Replies: 7
Views: 386

Re: Getting Churchill fins to fit

Thanks Geoffrey. The other pair eventually stretched enough. I might keep trying each day.
by bgreen
Sat Sep 19, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: Getting Churchill fins to fit
Replies: 7
Views: 386

Getting Churchill fins to fit

As a long time Churchill fin user, the current sizing is a source of frustration. I can't get my feet into the latest pair. Last year, I tried a few pairs of the same size, at the same shop. One pair I could get my feet into, another pair I couldn't. I'm considering soaking in warm water for a while...
by bgreen
Tue Sep 01, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: tales-of-the-boogie-men
Replies: 2
Views: 314

tales-of-the-boogie-men

This video is avilable in a range of sites, here's one:

https://failover.coastalwatch.com/video ... w-lid-vid-

Looks more interesting than most.
by bgreen
Tue Sep 01, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: fringesurfer.tv
Replies: 7
Views: 415

Re: fringesurfer.tv

I think the wave quality can be interpreted in a few different ways. On one level Tom is saying you can have fun riding nearly anything on a BB. On another, I suspect there was a narrow filming window. The video with Warren Pfeiffer included quite a few waves of him riding in the whitewater. So it c...
by bgreen
Tue Sep 01, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Travel Board
Replies: 14
Views: 759

Re: Travel Board

I should clarify.

Credit for the bisect design goes to:

https://jasonoliverwoodensurfboards.blogspot.com/

The board itself, is a copy of one of John Galera's.