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by bgreen
Mon Apr 20, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Finless surfing by John Galera
Replies: 3
Views: 764

Re: Finless surfing by John Galera

I've watched this many times.

Dropping with the lip on a big wave is a tough takeoff.

The slide occurs, after the lip hit the wave face above him. Given the wave size, most boards would have had a tough time.

Watch it a few times, the stoke spreads.
by bgreen
Fri Apr 17, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Finless surfing by John Galera
Replies: 3
Views: 764

Finless surfing by John Galera

If you click on this link https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1XztB08WcrOwUR13E75iavNUbvlSXK0JZ you'll go to a gallery of video shot by John Galera. John Galera.MOV is the file of particular interest (five rows down on the left). If you get an error, download it and then play it. A close up exper...
by bgreen
Fri Apr 17, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: And this too shall pass...but not soon enough
Replies: 9
Views: 1083

Re: And this too shall pass...but not soon enough

I'm no golf player, but did you ever speak to Dermott, the owner of Seasons Lodge that backs onto the golf course?
by bgreen
Fri Apr 17, 2020 4:30 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: New board
Replies: 14
Views: 2193

Re: New board

Seldom, I'll see if I can get a link to John Galera's video.
by bgreen
Wed Apr 15, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: New board
Replies: 14
Views: 2193

Re: New board

I recall a wave, a while ago, at a long lined point on my fastest board. The problem wasn't holding a high line on a steep face, it was breaking the high line because of the speed. Putting aside the ability to do more acute turns, finless boards can have two problems. One is the momentary loss of co...
by bgreen
Wed Apr 15, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: And this too shall pass...but not soon enough
Replies: 9
Views: 1083

Re: And this too shall pass...but not soon enough

Gday Krusher,

I'm envious. When all is done and dusted, it would be good to catch up and have a wave or two.

Is the cafe/surf shop still open?

Bob
by bgreen
Fri Apr 10, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: And this too shall pass...but not soon enough
Replies: 9
Views: 1083

Re: And this too shall pass...but not soon enough

I'm pessimistic about when this will end - seems like it is 6 months, but the start of the 6 months keeps changing with talk of tougher restrictions. Non-essential travel is banned, though my idea of essential travel doesn't match the government line. A good time to be living near the coast, though....
by bgreen
Tue Feb 25, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: For Sale, Wanted or Trade
Topic: Paipo from WWII 1940s
Replies: 4
Views: 1385

Re: Paipo from WWII 1940s

If you really want a price Randy Rarick is probably the guy. He's on FB. Did the woman say when he used it in Hawaii? What does the bottom look like?
by bgreen
Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Bending plywood Paipos
Replies: 5
Views: 1601

Re: Bending plywood Paipos

Why don't you send some photos. I've never tried to bend plywood, but the archives have some information. Your husband is a lucky guy. There are 3 basic methods to bend ply: 1) soak as you did, 2) steam and 3) clamp. 1) From Poobah 2010 http://rodndtube.com/paipo/forum/viewtopic.php?t=881 I've been ...
by bgreen
Thu Jan 23, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Mini Paipo a gather up at European Wooden Surfboard Meetup
Replies: 6
Views: 1288

Re: Mini Paipo a gather up at European Wooden Surfboard Meetup

Nice selection of boards at http://medswells.appspot.com/european-w ... day-1.html

Does surfing the Mediterranean require a different board?
by bgreen
Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:00 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: New board
Replies: 14
Views: 2193

Re: New board

Jeff Quam had something to say about following the line of the wave.


I have also ridden this board extensively, predominately finned, but it rides fine finless. It has a more traditional BB bottom.
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by bgreen
Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: New board
Replies: 14
Views: 2193

Re: New board

I'll see what Chris says about altering fin cant. I know there isn't much thickness in the boards. Regarding the utility off fins. I've never had any problems in steep/hollow waves. The two instances where I recall the tail noticeably losing grip, but not totally, was when doing a bottom turn and go...
by bgreen
Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:36 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: New board
Replies: 14
Views: 2193

Re: New board

Dimensions are similar to other boards: 54 x 21 x 1 7/8". So far it's been ridden finless, which I'll probably stick to. I'm not entirely sure that it is suited to fins. The couple of times I rode the previous version with fins, they didn't seem to interact well with the wings. I'd talked to the sha...
by bgreen
Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: New board
Replies: 14
Views: 2193

Re: New board

Sort of fortunately I saw this happen - I was on the bus moving between terminals when I saw my boards fall off the luggage trolley and go under the wheel of the cart. If I hadn't seen it I would have got to the destination and gone - what the %$&* happened to my boards. The airline were good about ...
by bgreen
Sat Jan 04, 2020 1:09 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Calling all Europeans
Replies: 2
Views: 1060

Re: Calling all Europeans

Scroll down six cards on this page: https://www.surfresearch.com.au/rPC.html

Lots of interesting stuff here.
by bgreen
Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: New board
Replies: 14
Views: 2193

New board

The latest board - intended to replicate board 7. I only had one wave in a very crowded surf and it went pretty well.
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The reason I got this one, was an airline luggage cart ran over my previous two boards.
by bgreen
Fri Jan 03, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Calling all Europeans
Replies: 2
Views: 1060

Calling all Europeans

It has taken a while, but I am in the process of updating my website of the past and some present history of early prone surfing in continental Europe. http://home.brisnet.com.au/~bgreen/Europe/index2.shtml I'm looking for old photos of boards, people surfing or making them and any information about...
by bgreen
Thu Dec 26, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: happy whatevers and merry xmas
Replies: 2
Views: 1013

Re: happy whatevers and merry xmas

Gday Kage,

All the best to you as well.

2019 was a very mixed year.

I was hoping to post some next board photos but the board is waiting to be sanded (it is a duplicate of a board that had an unhappy meeting with a airline transfer cart).

Bob