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by GeoffreyLevens
Mon Nov 18, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Soft edge
Replies: 3
Views: 356

Re: Soft edge

CHRISPI wrote:
Mon Nov 18, 2019 2:56 pm
I feel making your own boards and riding then has got to be good for mind and body?
Very likely will help stave off senility over the years ;) And yes, if you can get to a facility that has constant almost identical waves peeling off from a machine, that's ideal.
by GeoffreyLevens
Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Soft edge
Replies: 3
Views: 356

Re: Soft edge

I know with hard fins on standup boards, tiny differences in trailing edge foil can make the difference between a loud "hummmm" and not. And almost certainly that hum is lost speed, drag of a detrimental type
by GeoffreyLevens
Fri Nov 01, 2019 11:01 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 ?

There are times when I'm moving around the line-up that I pull the nose of my 49" board under my chest, stop kick paddling and simply arm paddle (you know, swim). I'm always surprised at how quickly and smoothly I can move through the water, at least for short periods of time, when doing this. What...
by GeoffreyLevens
Sun Sep 01, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Immigrant board Mk2
Replies: 5
Views: 1771

Re: Immigrant board Mk2

Another option for removable/changeable wings could be morphed off the Greenough bolt on fin idea in attached .jpg's. Maybe flat metal strap bolted into wing, wrap around board and bold through. Only hard part really would be matching shape of wing edge to board rail for tight fit. Not sure of could...
by GeoffreyLevens
Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: PhillyViking & Atlantasurfer have been making some boards...
Replies: 3
Views: 1628

Re: PhillyViking & Atlantasurfer have been making some boards...

rodndtube wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:29 am
...there is a beauty in simplicity of design.
My mind gets drawn to complex, compound curves, magic edges, vee hidden inside double concave, etc. But in 50 years of riding waves, 100% of my best, most functional, most fun boards have all been simple simple simple
by GeoffreyLevens
Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: New summer Groveler
Replies: 36
Views: 5521

Re: New summer Groveler

I detect a noticeable difference in 5# vs 10# paipo boards. I too notice significant differences between light and heavier boards. On paipo, swing weight isn't much of thing the way it is on stand-up esp longboards, but remember, much of the time when riding you are at least partly unweighted which...
by GeoffreyLevens
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: The Immigrint board
Replies: 21
Views: 3308

Re: The Immigrint board

It was years ago so likely better design/materials now, but I had a no zip pull over (3mil, 5 mil) and though it was super warm and comfortable in the water, it was truly a bee-atch to get off over my head. I can remember two times when tired after a long go out that I just couldn't. Once in near pa...
by GeoffreyLevens
Fri May 31, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: Bodyboard Hydrofoil Video
Replies: 6
Views: 2000

Re: Bodyboard Hydrofoil Video

"I would heartily support close-quarters action on the beach or in the parking lot..."

That might take a village or at least a committee ;)
by GeoffreyLevens
Fri May 17, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: TBG5
Replies: 99
Views: 18652

Re: TBG5

Rod your theoretical 50" X 10" board would make a good weapon for hunting/spearing small game. Just make sure the nose has a nice, sharp point
by GeoffreyLevens
Fri May 17, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: TBG5
Replies: 99
Views: 18652

Re: TBG5

Can't remember who said/where I read, but quite a few years back I remember reading that GG style hulls, at very high speeds, will plain up on smaller and smaller area along the midline and lift out of the water. Not likely in continental US type waves, think Sunset, HI beach West swell type power. ...
by GeoffreyLevens
Mon May 06, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: T-Belly G6
Replies: 42
Views: 6306

Re: T-Belly G6

"The benefit, however, is extended surface (and subsurface) flexibility on-demand. I can't swap out hull form boards in the middle of a wave!"

Uh-oh, an advertisement for surfmats ;)
by GeoffreyLevens
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Spring session
Replies: 4
Views: 1343

Re: Spring session

Zensuni, I don't know if this would work so you'd want to test it on a sample piece of neoprene--there is a product called Vulkem116, some sort of silicon caulk, that dries rubbery and bonds very strongly to what you put it on when its fresh from the tube. Some people, used to be many, used it on th...
by GeoffreyLevens
Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: 45 biaxial degree fiberglass?
Replies: 9
Views: 1749

Re: 45 biaxial degree fiberglass?

I've never worked w/ cork but have read (and makes sense to me) that you can seal it pretty well without loosing is "soft", forgiving qualities. Squeeze on thinned epoxy so it dives into the crevices and leaves little to none on the surface. Probably would also work w/ varnish.
by GeoffreyLevens
Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: 45 biaxial degree fiberglass?
Replies: 9
Views: 1749

Re: 45 biaxial degree fiberglass?

That is the grace of this idea, there is no fiberglass in these parts. in fact you can laminate the fiber cork fiber cork eps in rectangular fiber and then cut with the template of the paipo, sand the edges at 90 degrees and paste the cork to make the rails. a Bodypo style but lighter thanks the co...
by GeoffreyLevens
Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: 45 biaxial degree fiberglass?
Replies: 9
Views: 1749

Re: 45 biaxial degree fiberglass?

Only issue could be that 2 light layers is stronger than one heavier one. Oh, and thicker/heavier cloth is more difficult to wrap on thin rails and corners etc.
by GeoffreyLevens
Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: A new innovating construction approach...
Replies: 6
Views: 1142

Re: A new innovating construction approach...

Sounds great...unless, well...if you have super powers and try to ride one you'd probably drown. ;)
by GeoffreyLevens
Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: hanplane templates ? measures?
Replies: 5
Views: 758

Re: hanplane templates ? measures?

Just my opinion but I don't think handplanes need a fin....your body acts as the "surfboard" and the handplane is the fin. The can be any size. It is really just a matter of personal preference. 18 inches is plenty long enough and width is also important to how it handles
by GeoffreyLevens
Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Front fin(s) ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1200

Re: Front fin(s) ?

I think maybe better performance if you can figure out prone weight shift to engage the rail more. Not sure if easier or harder to do prone vs standing but here's a really nice standing version, I may have posted previously somewhere here

https://youtu.be/UvYqok4jrW0
by GeoffreyLevens
Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Technique: Riding position
Replies: 31
Views: 10255

Re: Technique: Riding position

Hunting youtube for "action" of your Papa Paepo'o style I found the below video. Doesn't show you riding but the smile on that little face made my day. My childhood intros to water fun were a bit traumatic so I always love seeing someone that young having so much fun with great support and guidance ...
by GeoffreyLevens
Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:11 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 ?

Quick note on Viper fins fit. When I lived in Sonoma County in NorCal it was cold water all the time. I just bought up a size from that suggested by my shoe size and wore 5 mil booties in them. Perfect comfort and all the rest of the Viper benefits.