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by bgreen
Thu May 16, 2019 5:47 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: TBG5
Replies: 99
Views: 28722

Re: TBG5

Here's another approach to riding choppy waves:

https://www.swellnet.com/news/design-ou ... -stop-four
by bgreen
Wed May 15, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: About the Forums - Read Me!
Topic: Transition to New Forum Software, This Forum's Data May Die
Replies: 10
Views: 5889

Re: Transition to New Forum Software, This Forum's Data May Die

Well done Rod - a lot of effort went on behind the scenes but for the rest of us, it was probably more like - the paipo forum is down.

Like paipo boards, the forum didn't die.
by bgreen
Tue May 07, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: paipo paulownia with rib?
Replies: 10
Views: 2902

Re: paipo paulownia with rib?

Rather than an external rib, why not just insert two stringers? It involves cutting your board and gluing in two stringers.
by bgreen
Sun May 05, 2019 3:58 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: paipo paulownia with rib?
Replies: 10
Views: 2902

Re: paipo paulownia with rib?

Tom Wegener vacuum bags a foam core to paulownia, as do others who make composite boards.


How thick is the paulownia and what method are you using to get the nose rocker?
by bgreen
Sun May 05, 2019 3:56 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: River surfing:Setting the record straight.
Replies: 12
Views: 2745

Re: River surfing:Setting the record straight.

This may be of interest. Arthur may have other info: https://apluse.de/rs/rs_hist_e.html John is a very helpful guy. Did Tom Pohaku Stone - https://www.facebook.com/PohakuforAHA Sledding - https://www.nationalgeographic.com/travel/intelligent-travel/2011/05/24/sledding-in-hawaii/ http://www.hawaiibc...
by bgreen
Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: River surfing:Setting the record straight.
Replies: 12
Views: 2745

Re: River surfing:Setting the record straight.

Uncle G, I did contact the Bishop Museum once but it was through a contact of John Clark. When I went to Oahu a couple of years ago, John organised for me to see the boards, both upstairs and downstairs (which aren't on display) .
by bgreen
Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:37 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: River surfing:Setting the record straight.
Replies: 12
Views: 2745

Re: River surfing:Setting the record straight.

Have you asked John himself (he would be the best bet) or contacted the Bishop museum?
by bgreen
Sun Apr 28, 2019 3:44 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: New (to me) stuff on Tom Wegener's site
Replies: 9
Views: 3225

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

I recently rode the board in 3-4+ waves. It drew a nice line and turned easy enough. It had a lot of flex.
krusher74 wrote:
bgreen wrote: Thanks for the plan pictures of toms design, IMO it looks to be very much leaning towards speeds down the line at the sacrifice or maneuverability.
by bgreen
Sun Apr 28, 2019 3:41 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: T-Belly G6
Replies: 42
Views: 10465

Re: T-Belly G6

I do the rail grab instinctively (my background is stand-up only) on certain waves, probably more on my backhand (going left). Dropping down a steep face and turning into a tube seem to be when I do it most.
by bgreen
Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: New (to me) stuff on Tom Wegener's site
Replies: 9
Views: 3225

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

The Indonesian photo suggested that as well but that was also what I was looking for. I could ask about a wider shaper, more curved outline.
by bgreen
Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Spring session
Replies: 4
Views: 2093

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: 2681

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: 3565

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: 3225

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: 1847

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: 865

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: 1560

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: 1507

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: 1684

Re: Fresh One

How does it ride?