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by GeoffreyLevens
Fri Jan 06, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: Swim fins and the winter.
Replies: 7
Views: 2929

Re: Swim fins and the winter.

The only little inconvenience that remains is that the filpper being bigger than my natural size, it is also harder to paddle (more surface), but this is something I ll get used to I guess. Yes, just a bit more muscle development from using them and end result will be greater thrust/speed. I go luc...
by GeoffreyLevens
Sun Dec 25, 2016 10:51 am
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: Swim fins and the winter.
Replies: 7
Views: 2929

Re: Swim fins and the winter.

I lived in NorCal for some years and water temps only down to 8 or 9C at lowest. Always used Viper-7's w/ I think 5 ml booties. They fit inside just fine though I have small feet (size 7 US) and in warmer water I had to still wear the booties which was fine with me; Not bothered by them at all even ...
by GeoffreyLevens
Wed Dec 14, 2016 11:54 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Vagabondsurf.com has been archived
Replies: 4
Views: 1129

Re: Vagabondsurf.com has been archived

Excellent! there is a lot of treasure buried in there and easy to find so long as we have access :D
by GeoffreyLevens
Sun Nov 20, 2016 12:44 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Need feedbacks on the HPD XL
Replies: 51
Views: 9666

Re: Need feedbacks on the HPD XL

Don't these boards behave a lot like plywood when you lose them in that they rarely if ever get carried very far by the wave, popping back up right near you?
by GeoffreyLevens
Tue Nov 08, 2016 1:00 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: New plywood paipo
Replies: 12
Views: 2962

Re: New plywood paipo

I am hesitating on applying varnish or not, but I am afraid it makes the cork kind of crispy If you have a small piece of scrap to test on, try coat of thinned varnish, very firmly squeegeed in. Might not be too bad and surface I would think will soften back up with just a little use or rubbing, le...
by GeoffreyLevens
Tue Nov 01, 2016 10:04 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Need feedbacks on the HPD XL
Replies: 51
Views: 9666

Re: Need feedbacks on the HPD XL

The actual HPD company has newer model that is not guitar pick shaped. Having ridden a guitar pick plywood board a few times, I do not really like the outline though to be fair, it could have been just that the board overall was much too big for me. Anyway, check it out Hawaiian Paipo Designa~PAIPO ...
by GeoffreyLevens
Fri Oct 28, 2016 11:16 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: T-Belly Gen 4x
Replies: 54
Views: 13187

Re: T-Belly Gen 4x

Rod, I don't want to put words in someone else's mouth but I think he meant to compare all 3 of your diagrams as "normal rail" to this i.e. "chine rail"

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by GeoffreyLevens
Fri Sep 30, 2016 11:31 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Croatia~New 230 foot organ uses motion of the ocean...
Replies: 2
Views: 862

Re: Croatia~New 230 foot organ uses motion of the ocean...

No idea about the surf etc. You are hereby designated "The Scout"!
by GeoffreyLevens
Thu Sep 29, 2016 11:06 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Croatia~New 230 foot organ uses motion of the ocean...
Replies: 2
Views: 862

Croatia~New 230 foot organ uses motion of the ocean...

Croatia’s 230-Foot Organ Uses The Sea To Make Hauntingly Beautiful Music "If you ever travel to Croatia you don't want to miss the opportunity to listen to the 230-foot organ strategically placed so that it uses the sea to create a hauntingly beautiful melody unlike anything you've ever heard befor...
by GeoffreyLevens
Mon Sep 26, 2016 12:57 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: The latest melaleuca missile # 5
Replies: 20
Views: 3673

Re: The latest melaleuca missile # 5

Never rode it in big, powerful waves so do not know about ultimate strength, but I have installed old school FU long box in board that was thin enough that the tail end of the box was through on the deck and needed to be ground down and glassed over. Worked find as hard as I worked it anyway.
by GeoffreyLevens
Mon Sep 26, 2016 10:19 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: The latest melaleuca missile # 5
Replies: 20
Views: 3673

Re: The latest melaleuca missile # 5

I did wonder how twins would interact with the wings - might go well or work against each other. Like many of our boards - its a bit of an experiment. Bob Yes, I think fin placement w/ twins could be a very finicky deal vs the wings. If done just right the wings could act as canards or similar. May...
by GeoffreyLevens
Mon Sep 26, 2016 5:45 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: The latest melaleuca missile # 5
Replies: 20
Views: 3673

Re: The latest melaleuca missile # 5

That is beautiful with a whole lot going on in the shape! To me, looks like perfect thickness and rail thickness as well; I tend to like thin.
by GeoffreyLevens
Sun Sep 25, 2016 11:46 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: The latest melaleuca missile # 5
Replies: 20
Views: 3673

Re: The latest melaleuca missile # 5

That is a fine looking board! I'd be very curious how it would ride with small keels (either traditional 2 or more a "speed dialer" quad type set up) instead of as a single fin.
by GeoffreyLevens
Tue Sep 06, 2016 10:38 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Uh-oh Kelly Slater better look out--warm water too!
Replies: 14
Views: 3033

Re: Uh-oh Kelly Slater better look out--warm water too!

soulglider wrote:It's getting really hard to get motivated to go to the water anymore.
I actually moved to Colorado Rockies, that's how hard it got for me. I very much miss what used to be but not at all what is... Brief and rare visits only now and that to warm water warm climate.
by GeoffreyLevens
Mon Sep 05, 2016 5:31 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Uh-oh Kelly Slater better look out--warm water too!
Replies: 14
Views: 3033

Re: Uh-oh Kelly Slater better look out--warm water too!

Made the chorus of this old Mary Hopkin song pop back into my head Those were the days my friend We thought they'd never end We'd sing and dance forever and a day We'd live the life we choose We'd fight and never lose For we were young and sure to have our way. La la la la, Those were the days, oh y...
by GeoffreyLevens
Sun Sep 04, 2016 11:01 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Uh-oh Kelly Slater better look out--warm water too!
Replies: 14
Views: 3033

Re: Uh-oh Kelly Slater better look out--warm water too!

Can't remember who or when but old surf mag interview w/ well known surfer from 40's and 50's, now quite old and living on sail boat in Sea of Cortez. He said (approximate quote), "I feel very blessed to have lived when I did and will feel very fortunate to die when I do." As the saying goes, last o...
by GeoffreyLevens
Sat Aug 27, 2016 8:56 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Bodyplane/paipo
Replies: 26
Views: 10161

Re: Bodyplane/paipo

My friend from Hawaii told me how he and his friends--in their youth--would steal McDonald's food trays and use those as boards. And you see all the different types of Japanese and African handmade boards, & skimboards--this leads me to believe that anything works. True, depending on what you mean ...
by GeoffreyLevens
Fri Aug 12, 2016 10:27 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: It's prone but not a paipo
Replies: 16
Views: 3396

Re: It's prone but not a paipo

belly rider wrote:any body tried to figure out how to duck-dive one of those inflatables
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
I think you start w/ a pocket knife or at least large "hat" pin