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by nomastomas
Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: 44.25 paipo
Replies: 30
Views: 3304

Re: quad fins 44.25 paipo

I suggest you study McKee's Quatro Formula. It's not just about fin placement, but individual fin template as well. He lays it all out.
by nomastomas
Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Am I asking for too much?
Replies: 13
Views: 2001

Re: Am I asking for too much?

Bottom line with small closeouts is that they will remain small closeouts. If they have no power you're not going to be doing much other than experience getting wet and soaking up being in the water. The thicker the board the less sensitivity/more out of the water you are. While I agree with Bob fo...
by nomastomas
Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Can't help myself
Replies: 62
Views: 12309

Re: Can't help myself

Lots of good design-related issues being brought up in this thread. Here’s my $0.02: Every good, i.e. “workable” design is an integration of all its functional elements, e.g. outline, bottom contours, rocker, fin placement, finless, etc. It’s very “Gestalt-ish”, where the whole is greater than the s...
by nomastomas
Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Art Brewer Riding Kelly's Wave
Replies: 3
Views: 1676

Re: Art Brewer Riding Kelly's Wave

That vid is awesome on a couple of levels...
by nomastomas
Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Finless observations
Replies: 8
Views: 1327

Re: Finless observations

"I want to pay more attention to the subtleties of riding finless" YES, riding finless requires much more finesse (and patience) than riding with fins. I've never been accused of being patient... :P
by nomastomas
Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: TP Displacement Hull Board
Replies: 14
Views: 1805

Re: TP Displacement Hull Board

All surfcraft have "form" drag, some more than others. Drag is not always "bad" and is required to achieve control. Question becomes "At what point, and under what (wave) conditions does that form drag become more of an impediment than an enhancement to performance?" One of the advantages of using A...
by nomastomas
Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Finless observations
Replies: 8
Views: 1327

Re: Finless observations

Hard to find fault with speeding along in trim on a wave like that, regardless of what you got going on the bottom.
by nomastomas
Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:24 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: TP Displacement Hull Board
Replies: 14
Views: 1805

Re: TP Displacement Hull Board

"Plowing" is almost always a nose rocker problem. Entry rocker has to be smooth, continuous (parabolic) curve, with no abrupt changes. Smooth transitions can be can be hard to achieve in a shape with such short length. "Belly" or convex rail-to-rail curve doesn't cause plowing.
by nomastomas
Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: TP Displacement Hull Board
Replies: 14
Views: 1805

Re: TP Displacement Hull Board

Aesthetically, I think the T-Belly Hull is one of the most elegant looking shapes I've done. Functionally, Daryl's ride reports have be frothing for a similar shape. Great winter board for California right points. Ride is similar to the ride characteristics of the tri-hull "Manta" I did a couple of ...
by nomastomas
Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: The Misfit
Replies: 8
Views: 1340

Re: The Misfit

The TBG5 is what I call a modern planing hull, which is designed to ride above the water rather than through it, i.e. displacement hull. This shape is essentially the TBG5 stretched out to 5'6" and widened to 23". Rocker has been increased at both ends. This is necessary whenever you lengthen a shap...
by nomastomas
Sun Sep 02, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: The Misfit
Replies: 8
Views: 1340

Re: The Misfit

Pad on deck, fins on bottom...
by nomastomas
Sun Sep 02, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: The Misfit
Replies: 8
Views: 1340

Re: The Misfit

Thanks Keith...I try to focus on what works best. Form follows function
Prone riders are not as hung up on the “current fashion”. Maybe kneelo guys are the same.
by nomastomas
Sun Sep 02, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: The Misfit
Replies: 8
Views: 1340

The Misfit

This one is a 'tweener, falling somewhere between a proneboard and a kneeboard. Dimensions are 5'6" x 23" x 2" 38L. The fin array is set for a knee rider, which is how I intend to use it. Kneelo guys like to have the fins located where their ankles fall (or vice versa) At least that what I've been t...
by nomastomas
Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Soloshot 3 testing.
Replies: 3
Views: 733

Re: Soloshot 3 testing.

I know that shape!! Good stuff, Keith. I'll have to check out the Solo Shot
by nomastomas
Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: TBXL
Replies: 18
Views: 3716

Re: TBXL

The one thing I found from bodyboarding over the years is the the bigger the wave the smaller the board I prefer. I haven't had the time to devote to the XL design and testing, but I think Keith is on to something here. Going smaller as wave size increases reduces planing area, which in turn reduce...
by nomastomas
Tue Jul 24, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Finless T-Belly
Replies: 55
Views: 10506

Re: Finless T-Belly

Yeah, I know...I should get some red fins :lol:
by nomastomas
Mon Jul 23, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Finless T-Belly
Replies: 55
Views: 10506

Re: Finless T-Belly

I fixed the FX....
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Rides more like the G5 now, just not as fast.
by nomastomas
Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Bodyboards discuss (the soft paipo)
Replies: 52
Views: 8094

Re: Bodyboards discuss (the soft paipo)

Leg/fin dragging is a good example of drag applied in the service of control....The Waikiki beach boys use to drag their feet to initiate a turn on their skeg-less paddle boards, modern SUPers and surf kayakers drag their paddles for a similar reason.
by nomastomas
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Finless T-Belly
Replies: 55
Views: 10506

Re: Finless T-Belly

The "waggle" is what I call it, and I experienced it the most when I would duck dive. Very pronounced and unsettling, almost enough to pull the board from my grip. Very odd; no explanation for it. Never felt it when riding, though. Sorry Keith, I've already sold the FX to BellyRider, but intend to a...
by nomastomas
Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Finless T-Belly
Replies: 55
Views: 10506

Re: Finless T-Belly

The lack of scientific rigor plagues all surfcraft design theory. And, yes, we are all left with mostly subjective data on which we hang our design theories. Subjectively, I can say that surfing finned is to me more enjoyable than surfing finless, regardless of the size of the surfcraft in question....