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by bgreen
Fri Aug 31, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: versions of gus acosta?
Replies: 16
Views: 1609

Re: versions of gus acosta?

Just to clarify. This isn't my board. I found the board on a search. I believe it was made for a guy from Oregon. No more details were available when Rod tried to find out more.
by bgreen
Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Finless observations
Replies: 8
Views: 1048

Finless observations

I had the pleasure to try my board finless at J-Bay. Here are some photos from a small day. Leg and flipper movement in this sequence is obvious. Fins1.jpg Fins2.jpg Fins3.jpg I tried the board twice with small 2" twin fins. The first time was a different spot, which was fuller and was a turning ori...
by bgreen
Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: versions of gus acosta?
Replies: 16
Views: 1609

Re: versions of gus acosta?

I don't know if there is any Acosta influence, however the design kinda reminded me of Gus' concept. This board was made by Steve Pendarvis: http://www.pendo.com/
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by bgreen
Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Yater
Replies: 3
Views: 897

Re: Yater

I'v e been in contact with a Santa Barbara guy who is a lifetime BB rider and some of his first boards were Yaters.

Uncle G can you post the FB link itself? thanks
by bgreen
Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: PAIPO Foils.
Replies: 38
Views: 4350

Re: PAIPO Foils.

There are gems further south of Lacanau. A warmer weather escape for Chrispi.
by bgreen
Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: PAIPO Foils.
Replies: 38
Views: 4350

Re: PAIPO Foils.

Besides the British museum, the other attraction is that it is close to Ireland.

Har to imagine that the creativity will stop.
by bgreen
Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: A couple of waves in Galicia, Spain
Replies: 23
Views: 4065

Re: A couple of waves in Galicia, Spain

Despite the conditions it looked like your board was getting some speed up.

Whereabouts in Galicia was this?
by bgreen
Wed Jul 25, 2018 3:32 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Finless T-Belly
Replies: 55
Views: 9335

Re: Finless T-Belly

Nomas,

It's always interesting trying the same design with and without fins.

If you dip your feet in the finless world again, I'd try a board without channels. John Galera's boards have a single channel but they are a very different design.

Bob
by bgreen
Fri Jul 20, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: PAIPO Foils.
Replies: 38
Views: 4350

Re: PAIPO Foils.

Don't put any weight on my opinion - it was my 2 bobs worth.
by bgreen
Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Gilbert Lum paipo surfer
Replies: 0
Views: 1293

Gilbert Lum paipo surfer

Surffoils post got me curious about Gilbert Lum. Here are few sites with information about him. While it's most of the content is about the Diamond Head garden project, this itself, tells you a lot about him and his connection to the earth & sea. http://the.honoluluadvertiser.com/article/2004/Aug/06...
by bgreen
Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: PAIPO Foils.
Replies: 38
Views: 4350

Re: PAIPO Foils.

G'day Brett,

From a pragmatic point of view I'd say add on. Given the cost of a board and uncertainty about whether Id like the experience or it suits conditions, I'd go removable. Unless there is another plan up your sleeve about board type. Gilbert Lum's board looks pretty unique.
by bgreen
Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Finless T-Belly
Replies: 55
Views: 9335

Re: Finless T-Belly

Daryl, It's good to hear BBs kept you interested in life and surfing. Feel it on the legs where the board ends. Having spent the last almost 50 years of life in the racing industry, I, in my mind called it turbulence and attributed it to the fast moving water under the board, accelerated by the chan...
by bgreen
Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Finless T-Belly
Replies: 55
Views: 9335

Re: Finless T-Belly

Thanks for the update. I agree that a finless board draws different lines (and different finless boards draw different lines). Whether the FX performs as well as any finless board is a big call. I've gone down a few different board design paths, one of these paths started with one of Larry Goddard's...
by bgreen
Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:28 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: TBG5
Replies: 99
Views: 21725

Re: TBG5

Hello Nomas,

How is the finless branch of the family tree going?

Bob
by bgreen
Thu Jun 28, 2018 4:58 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: PAIPO Foils.
Replies: 38
Views: 4350

Re: PAIPO Foils.

Thanks Brett.

I'm assuming the foil is at the rear.

Regarding producing them, have you ridden anything like this?

My mate was experimenting with HDPE, the stuff they make breadboards from.

Regards

Bob
by bgreen
Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Leo belly boards
Replies: 9
Views: 1342

Re: Leo belly boards

Who is the other guy behind it, besides the shaper?
by bgreen
Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: PAIPO Foils.
Replies: 38
Views: 4350

Re: PAIPO Foils.

By way of explanation below is a bellybogger created by Dick Ash: http://mypaipoboards.org/interviews/Dic ... 9-09.shtml
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by bgreen
Wed Jun 27, 2018 5:44 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Leo belly boards
Replies: 9
Views: 1342

Re: Leo belly boards

From the web-site : "Born from the short-board era of the 70's, influential shapers like Mike Hynon, Dick Brewer, Sam Hawk, Herbie Fletcher and more.... began to shape fiberglass bellyboards for prone riders. This surfboard inspired culture started the evolution of the bellyboard into what you see h...
by bgreen
Sun Jun 24, 2018 2:55 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Godspeed Paipo # 1
Replies: 11
Views: 1608

Re: Godspeed Paipo # 1

The degree of flotation is a sort of personal thing (Sean Ross surfed pipeline on small ply boards). At 68 kg and fit, 21 litres should be fine. I was out in some softer topped sort of waves that went from deep to shallow water and standup boards were getting the waves. If yo're surfing waves with a...
by bgreen
Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Evolution how it works
Replies: 10
Views: 2074

Re: Evolution how it works

So what's next?