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by bgreen
Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Spring session
Replies: 4
Views: 1543

Re: Spring session

First wave looked like a nice long ride.
by bgreen
Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: 45 biaxial degree fiberglass?
Replies: 9
Views: 2042

Re: 45 biaxial degree fiberglass?

See the cork deck on two of my boards in the Tom Wegener thread. http://mypaipoboards.org/forum3/viewtop ... =850#p8573
by bgreen
Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: Question about skegs
Replies: 9
Views: 2621

Re: Question about skegs

This is a good opportunity to test your theory
by bgreen
Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: New (to me) stuff on Tom Wegener's site
Replies: 9
Views: 2358

Re: New (to me) stuff on Tom Wegener's site

There's nothing particularity strange about a composite design. I had one made by Tom but have only surfed it in very small conditions. I'm planning to surf it over Easter. Mine has a cork deck, wood bottom. BWS-bottom.jpg BWS-deck.jpg BWS_foil.jpg BWS_tailView.jpg I have another composite board tha...
by bgreen
Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Newport Paipo
Replies: 4
Views: 1321

Re: Newport Paipo

Swim fins aren't essential. It will also depend on how much float your board has and weight distribution. Very thin-nosed and finless boards can be difficult without swim fins. They have pros and cons. I f you're not used to wearing them there is a period of conditioning required and finding what su...
by bgreen
Sun Mar 03, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: tunnel fins in bellyboard?
Replies: 5
Views: 690

Re: tunnel fins in bellyboard?

Both John Mellor and Surffoils post on Swaylocks, Surffoils sometimes drops by here. He is working on fibreglass flippers, at present. No tube fins, but wave face contact thoughts: https://www.swellnet.com/news/swellnet-dispatch/2019/01/23/watch-explaining-creature https://www.swellnet.com/news/desi...
by bgreen
Sun Mar 03, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Front fin(s) ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1304

Re: Front fin(s) ?

Have you worked this out.

The solution is more in body weight distribution and keeping the rail engaged. This probably happens most in fat waves.
by bgreen
Sun Mar 03, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: paipo choppy big waves, make it
Replies: 9
Views: 1191

Re: paipo choppy big waves, make it

Hola Asner, I was recently in contact with Larry Goddard who made a distinction between skipping when you are going really fast (like a stone thrown in a lake) bouncing, when riding choppy waves. Combine the two and it is tough. His solution was to not ride windy waves and seek out smooth faces, wit...
by bgreen
Sat Dec 29, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Fresh One
Replies: 3
Views: 1320

Re: Fresh One

How does it ride?
by bgreen
Sat Dec 29, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: How to add plywood skegs to a finless plywood board ?
Replies: 5
Views: 964

Re: How to add plywood skegs to a finless plywood board ?

I've never tried to do this, but there have been a variety of approaches: See, question 3: http://mypaipoboards.org/interviews/DaveAndrews/DaveAndrews_2016-0716.shtml Q 21 - looks like fibreglassed in: http://mypaipoboards.org/interviews/BryanHayden/BHayden_2010-0113.shtml These look set into the wo...
by bgreen
Mon Dec 24, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Everybody wants to
Replies: 42
Views: 4257

Re: Everybody wants to

For some recovering will take a lifetime - it's hard to anticipate the effects of natural disasters until you are confronted by one.

Sooner or later the ocean will call.
by bgreen
Mon Dec 24, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: paipo choppy big waves, make it
Replies: 9
Views: 1191

Re: paipo choppy big waves, make it

Do you think you'll be able to turn it?
by bgreen
Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: paulownia + polyester+ fiberglass: rocker and flex
Replies: 48
Views: 3603

Re: paulownia + polyester+ fiberglass: rocker and flex

I don't reckon you can go past: http://www.surfmats.com/

Paul posts anywhere
by bgreen
Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: paulownia + polyester+ fiberglass: rocker and flex
Replies: 48
Views: 3603

Re: paulownia + polyester+ fiberglass: rocker and flex

18-20" is ok. The no rocker issue - some rocker helps but the boards flex is an aspect. I have a fibreglass board with no rocker and it nosedives once the wave gets hollow. Donostia - I've been there 4 times but never surfed there. That footage shows a variety of waves. The bodyboarder's wave would ...
by bgreen
Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: paulownia + polyester+ fiberglass: rocker and flex
Replies: 48
Views: 3603

Re: paulownia + polyester+ fiberglass: rocker and flex

Communication even between English speakers can be difficult. I've had people in NZ, Canada and the US not be able to understand me. It's often helpful to translate something and then translate it back into the original language and see if it makes sense. Rod and I have done a couple of bi-lingual i...
by bgreen
Sat Dec 01, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: paulownia + polyester+ fiberglass: rocker and flex
Replies: 48
Views: 3603

Re: paulownia + polyester+ fiberglass: rocker and flex

Thanks Geoffrey, this may have been explained previously and I missed it.

Time will tell whether working cross grained is a good idea or not.

If the boards are too heavy, consider, working with the grain and a different finish.

How they surf will be the test.
by bgreen
Sat Dec 01, 2018 6:25 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: paulownia + polyester+ fiberglass: rocker and flex
Replies: 48
Views: 3603

Re: paulownia + polyester+ fiberglass: rocker and flex

Ok, if I understand you correctly, you are saying you needed to glass the board, because the wood is too weak. It is a light wood but shouldn't be too soft (you shouldn't be able to squeeze it and make a dent). Try the board - you'll soon know if it works or not. If it doesn't paddle too well, it ma...
by bgreen
Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: paulownia + polyester+ fiberglass: rocker and flex
Replies: 48
Views: 3603

Re: paulownia + polyester+ fiberglass: rocker and flex

Do you use google translate? I'm not sure what you mean by: "if I do not give fiberglass part by just touching it,"

You'll find these thin wood boards don't spin out like foam boards or boogie might. They are a different craft and sit in the water more.

The real test is in the water.
by bgreen
Fri Nov 30, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: paulownia + polyester+ fiberglass: rocker and flex
Replies: 48
Views: 3603

Re: paulownia + polyester+ fiberglass: rocker and flex

Treat it as an experiment. Try it without fins. It may be too heavy as you don't need to even glass pauwlonia. Oiling them can give a good finish.

Without fins and fibreglass these are low flotation boards - they will have their place. You won't be outpaddling SUPs.