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by bgreen
Thu Dec 22, 2011 5:51 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Pirate Fish Alaia Remo II
Replies: 20
Views: 6379

Re: Pirate Fish Alaia Remo II

and the chart's are looking promising for xmas.
by bgreen
Wed Dec 21, 2011 8:34 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Anyone talented at photoshop?
Replies: 0
Views: 886

Anyone talented at photoshop?

Anyone talented at using photoshop? We have some photos that were taken from 70s slides and they could do with some cleaning up for an interview.

Bob
by bgreen
Sun Dec 18, 2011 4:14 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: A difference between designing a paipo and other boards
Replies: 32
Views: 10396

Re: A difference between designing a paipo and other boards

Soulglider, so does your displacement hull design differ in any significant way from a longer hull ? How do you turn your board?

Inquiring minds like detail.

Bob
by bgreen
Sat Dec 17, 2011 5:44 pm
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: Fin recommendations
Replies: 39
Views: 19350

Re: Fin recommendations

I bought a set of fins yesterday because I wanted to see if a different fin would more easily allow turns at speed. The previous fins were foiled both sides and wanted to go straight ahead while I wanted to turn. So they were cut right down and while an improvment, I wanted to know if I could do bet...
by bgreen
Sat Dec 17, 2011 4:11 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: A difference between designing a paipo and other boards
Replies: 32
Views: 10396

Re: A difference between designing a paipo and other boards

Rod, This issue of thickness distribution seems to play an important role in how far forward/back you ride. Your comment about - you may as well be handplaning, raises the issue of the HPD, which is more like sophisticated bodysurfing. While Paipojim (thanks) has way more experience riding a HPD tha...
by bgreen
Sat Dec 17, 2011 4:02 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: A difference between designing a paipo and other boards
Replies: 32
Views: 10396

Re: A difference between designing a paipo and other boards

Rod, Thanks. It's interesting in some of the photos that I have of me surfing that the front section of the board isn't in the water. Larry Goddard's boards have no thickness in the nose it is all in the rear half. Chest back - planing sweet spot? What sort of rail are you referring to as 'upturned'...
by bgreen
Fri Dec 16, 2011 9:58 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: A difference between designing a paipo and other boards
Replies: 32
Views: 10396

Re: A difference between designing a paipo and other boards

Rod,

You're not getting away with a quick answer. Specifically, how do reckon rocker, rail design and skegs differ? Difference in planing spot - ok, where do you think it should be - further forward? Of course, this will vary with board length etc.

Bob
by bgreen
Fri Dec 16, 2011 6:45 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: A difference between designing a paipo and other boards
Replies: 32
Views: 10396

A difference between designing a paipo and other boards

I've been thinking about this for a while, particularly as I am exposed to a variety of people who ride paipo. A fundamental issue design difference between paipo and stand-up boards seems to be that paipo can be turned from the nose. Wally Froiseth added handgrips which have been duplicated by a ra...
by bgreen
Fri Dec 16, 2011 6:32 pm
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: Fin recommendations
Replies: 39
Views: 19350

Re: Fin recommendations

I ride my board with fins and finless but took the fins for a spin yesterday. The main reason was I wanted to see how they went on a wave that goes full and needs a big-cutback to link with the next section. The fins are D-ish, with lots of speed they didn't turn great. The larger fins tracked too m...
by bgreen
Fri Dec 16, 2011 6:27 pm
Forum: For Sale, Wanted or Trade
Topic: Are there any Commercial Paipos available on the market ?
Replies: 51
Views: 16408

Re: Are there any Commercial Paipos available on the market

I think a reasonable argument can be made for the bellybogger being considered a paipo: 1) prototypes pre-dated the Morey boogie board 2) despite the rotomoulding its origins are in paipo boards & other boards of Dicks I have seen photos suggest a strong paipo interest 3) not high on flotation 4) it...
by bgreen
Wed Dec 14, 2011 4:19 am
Forum: For Sale, Wanted or Trade
Topic: Are there any Commercial Paipos available on the market ?
Replies: 51
Views: 16408

Re: Are there any Commercial Paipos available on the market

Paipo Nui & HPD were commercial enterprises. HPD is still going. Gus Acosta makes his Wave Arrows. Austin keeps Rod in paipos. For Australia & historical material see http://home.brisnet.org.au/~bgreen/bgpage/ In Oz Dick Ash of bellybogger fame was probably the largest scale. Jamie Farfor (has suppl...
by bgreen
Mon Dec 12, 2011 4:05 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Pirate Fish Alaia Remo II
Replies: 20
Views: 6379

Re: Pirate Fish Alaia Remo II

The theory is fine of using the current rather than fighting it, but the north NSW/south Qld points can get a sweep that runs south to north that just carries you away from the take-off area in seconds. Jump off the rocks and in a second you can be 100yards from where you started. Sometimes you can ...
by bgreen
Sun Dec 11, 2011 7:18 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Today's Oregon Paipo Pics
Replies: 9
Views: 3036

Re: Today's Oregon Paipo Pics

What sort of board are you riding ?

Bob
by bgreen
Sun Dec 11, 2011 7:16 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Pirate Fish Alaia Remo II
Replies: 20
Views: 6379

Re: Pirate Fish Alaia Remo II

I recently met Dave Jackman who has been interviewed for the paipo interview series. At some stage, an updated interview will be posted, more photos and details about Dave's construction method. He vacuum bagged a thin foam core inside a thin fibreglass shell. I think getting a very thin and stiff b...
by bgreen
Mon Nov 28, 2011 4:17 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Gluing Foam?
Replies: 8
Views: 2659

Re: Gluing Foam?

I've only done floor repairs with cork. What do you use to work with it for shaping and what would you seal it with - varnish?

Bob
by bgreen
Sat Nov 26, 2011 4:55 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Gluing Foam?
Replies: 8
Views: 2659

Re: Gluing Foam?

On my recent trip to NZ I met Dave Jackman. He glues EVA foam to fibreglass using F2 glue. One of the purposes of the EVA is added buoyancy.

Bob
by bgreen
Sat Nov 12, 2011 6:39 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Visit to Hawaii
Replies: 13
Views: 4449

Re: Visit to Hawaii

Spudnut,


Send me a pm and I'll send some photos when I get home. The desig isn't mind so i'd rather not post too much detail publically.


Bob
by bgreen
Fri Nov 11, 2011 4:22 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Blue Plate Special
Replies: 58
Views: 17739

Re: Blue Plate Special

Skiff, The issue of reducing bounce is an interesting one. I''ve had two boards made from the same template - Larry Goddard's makaha master. Second board was thinner than the first to add duck-diving (and allow surfing in conditions where there aren't easy channels or where there are plenty of clean...
by bgreen
Fri Nov 11, 2011 3:28 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Visit to Hawaii
Replies: 13
Views: 4449

Re: Visit to Hawaii

Rod,

Have i ever sent you photos of my bisect board? It has stood up well in double-overhead waves and some pretty choppy, heavy waves.

Bob