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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: 1224

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: 5416

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: 1483

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: 4608

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: 4608

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: 4608

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: 4608

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: 4608

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: 4608

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: 4608

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.
by bgreen
Sun Nov 25, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: 44.25 paipo
Replies: 30
Views: 3244

Re: 44.25 paipo

I'm a bit lost with all the ideas. I think Nomastomas has some sound advice. What is the design that you think works best, so far?
by bgreen
Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Greetings from the Island thats not an Island.
Replies: 18
Views: 7555

Re: Greetings from the Island thats not an Island.

It's a story most can relate to. A bit of an experiment and then before you know it, it takes over. The aspects I find interesting is that it's a journey done on your own - there are no role models, how to videos, media presence. It's something you have to figure out on your own. The re-discovery of...
by bgreen
Wed Oct 24, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: orca fins? other symmetrical fins
Replies: 44
Views: 6092

Re: orca fins? other symmetrical fins

Dave,

Thanks. I get it now. Those earlier photos made the strap look larger - just the perspective.

Rod,

Perhaps you should post in Spanish - a bit is getting lost in translation.

Bob
by bgreen
Tue Oct 23, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: orca fins? other symmetrical fins
Replies: 44
Views: 6092

Re: orca fins? other symmetrical fins

It looked like a show? How does your foot fit into the fin?
by bgreen
Tue Oct 23, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: 44.25 paipo
Replies: 30
Views: 3244

Re: quad fins 44.25 paipo

It will be interesting to hear your experience. I rode this board a few times.
Garrett2.jpg
Garrett5.jpg
It was fun on fuller, down the line waves, but it didn't hold an edge in a tube as well as my current board. The board is a lot thicker than it looks - about 3".
by bgreen
Tue Oct 23, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: fiberglass/polyester + Cores PE, NRG , PP?
Replies: 16
Views: 2179

Re: fiberglass/polyester + Cores PE, NRG , PP?

My suggestion would again be,a sk on the Swaylocks site. There are French and Spanish pro and backyard board builders who can give you info.
by bgreen
Mon Oct 22, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: orca fins? other symmetrical fins
Replies: 44
Views: 6092

Re: orca fins? other symmetrical fins

Thanks Dave, Regarding an instagram account I'm pretty sure I don't have one. I may have a pinterest account but don't use it. To many accounts. A FB account is more than enough for me. How do you find the pockets in more solid waves? Do they ever come off? I never really had problems with fins comi...
by bgreen
Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Everybody wants to
Replies: 42
Views: 5416

Re: Everybody wants to

Now to hear how it goes. Look out.
by bgreen
Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: orca fins? other symmetrical fins
Replies: 44
Views: 6092

Re: orca fins? other symmetrical fins

Bellyrider,

I tried looking at your photos but the message said - "This account is private".

Is there a link to a website?

I tried diving fins once - they worked fine. I knew a few guys who use them, but never heard of these new high tech versions.

Bob
by bgreen
Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: NE england one day strike mission.
Replies: 5
Views: 1979

Re: NE england one day strike mission.

Is this a place that specialises in puddings? My memory you've got a pretty small car. Someone else drove?