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by GeoffreyLevens
Wed Aug 10, 2016 12:02 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: It's prone but not a paipo
Replies: 16
Views: 3396

Re: It's prone but not a paipo

Here's a low tech alternative, erm sort of

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vLJdG1r1yM
by GeoffreyLevens
Tue Jul 26, 2016 10:37 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: It's prone but not a paipo
Replies: 16
Views: 3396

Re: It's prone but not a paipo

If it is not now, could be made electric-->almost silent and near zero emissions
by GeoffreyLevens
Mon Jul 25, 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

soulglider wrote:to each their own! i see it as a KOOK KILLER! sorry (not really!)
Hmmmm, needs some kind of very difficult to undo attachment thingy though then it should work just fine. :evil:
by GeoffreyLevens
Sun Jul 24, 2016 10:19 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: It's prone but not a paipo
Replies: 16
Views: 3396

Re: It's prone but not a paipo

Hmmm, prone jet ski. At least jet skis have redeeming quality of being able to do rescue in heavy surf.


These I think just plain nasty bit of business!
by GeoffreyLevens
Fri Jun 10, 2016 10:16 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: which resin for plywood ?
Replies: 9
Views: 2683

Re: which resin for plywood ?

We do have various degrees of snark here. I think it's a legit question and yes, poly will work just fine. Just in case, depending on oil content of wood, might want to apply a very thin "cheater coat" of resin first to semi-seal it, then after that is fully set, do whatever is next. Glass will add ...
by GeoffreyLevens
Tue Jun 07, 2016 10:22 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: What's your favorite board for small days ?
Replies: 18
Views: 4995

Re: What's your favorite board for small days ?

Yes and do read that riding guide I posted link to as it can be very helpful. When actually in the water on your mat, your mantra should likely be "Less is More" as a reminder to make all control actions gentle, fairly small, and smoooooooooth.

Soon enough you will likely be saying :o :o :o
by GeoffreyLevens
Sat Jun 04, 2016 10:44 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: What's your favorite board for small days ?
Replies: 18
Views: 4995

Re: What's your favorite board for small days ?

Careful, Zensuni. You may soon be so addicted that your hard boards gather dust! :lol: :twisted: :lol:

If you haven't seen it, this guide will be very helpful indeed

http://surfmats.com/riders-guide.html
by GeoffreyLevens
Thu May 26, 2016 10:11 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: What's your favorite board for small days ?
Replies: 18
Views: 4995

Re: What's your favorite board for small days ?

Surf mat--super comfortable for long go outs, up out of water so warm but most of all easy to catch waves and super fast and maneuverable even in tiny gutless mushburgers. Really no down side at all
by GeoffreyLevens
Sun May 22, 2016 10:11 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Krusher surfboards paulowina paipo
Replies: 10
Views: 2863

Re: Krusher surfboards paulowina paipo

Worst case, if you have sun, a magnifying glass+patience+steady hand will get you a logo!
by GeoffreyLevens
Mon May 16, 2016 4:25 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Can you kneeride a plywood paipo ?
Replies: 8
Views: 2837

Re: Can you kneeride a plywood paipo ?

Atlantasurfer and Bob those are both great fun! I went to college in Santa Cruz starting in 1968 and had a wee fish kneelo shaped for my out of an old board I stripped; John Mel did the deed as he was one of the to go-to shapers around so I went to him. One of the best boards I ever had! But pretty ...
by GeoffreyLevens
Sat May 14, 2016 10:46 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Can you kneeride a plywood paipo ?
Replies: 8
Views: 2837

Re: Can you kneeride a plywood paipo ?

I did it for a year or so in .ate 60's inspired by a friend. Very narrow (base and tip) and fairly shallow glassed on fin, board was only about 40" or so long and 18-19" wide (just sort of guessing but in that ball park. Did not work much in small mush but once a bit of juice under it, very fast and...
by GeoffreyLevens
Tue May 10, 2016 10:35 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Which paipo for hollow waves ?
Replies: 123
Views: 24597

Re: Which paipo for hollow waves ?

Josh Klein, the Xylem Surfboards guy, makes a small hole a couple of inches from the nose and knots the end of the "leash cord" after slipping it through the cord hole and fastens the other end of the leach to his wrist or biceps. I did this many years ago on fiberglass spoon kneeboard. Many years!...
by GeoffreyLevens
Fri May 06, 2016 10:24 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Very latest wing board
Replies: 100
Views: 18936

Re: Very latest wing board

1967 went to San Onofre on really big South swell (8 ft faces maybe) with my high school science teacher who was a total mad mad former pro football player, surf rat Chinese-Hawaiian from HI. He road a balsa paipo shaped like a milder version of the yellow board. Totally ripped, high speed carves al...
by GeoffreyLevens
Sun May 01, 2016 12:27 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Very latest wing board
Replies: 100
Views: 18936

Re: Very latest wing board

That looks like a heck of a good time!
by GeoffreyLevens
Sun Mar 13, 2016 5:29 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Which paipo for hollow waves ?
Replies: 123
Views: 24597

Re: Which paipo for hollow waves ?

When the wave slows down or gets weak, try pushing the board forward and kick hard, just like you would when taking off. Pull the board back under you when you regain speed. Paipos can transition flat sections as well as any longboard or SUP doing that. Very similar to mat surfing tech for super ea...
by GeoffreyLevens
Fri Mar 11, 2016 3:23 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Which paipo for hollow waves ?
Replies: 123
Views: 24597

Re: Which paipo for hollow waves ?

Didn't I read in one of the interviews someone saying that so far as they know (growing up and riding that way) Superman style was just that, only for style, done because it was closest to what they had done bodysurfing but not for any functional reason?
by GeoffreyLevens
Sat Mar 05, 2016 11:41 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Grabbing the rail
Replies: 10
Views: 3081

Re: Grabbing the rail

In my limited mat experience I found hand on the rail not to work, (tried and failed) found hands both on the nose to work better, squeezing the outer nose on bottom turns. Different body mechanics but same same. If you find you can drive on a rail, hold an edge in hollows, it is working. End resul...
by GeoffreyLevens
Fri Mar 04, 2016 1:17 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Grabbing the rail
Replies: 10
Views: 3081

Re: Grabbing the rail

It is a standard mat technique. Grabbing the side opposite the wave creates a pressure build-up on the wave face's side to create an edge and hold the wall. Guess you might also say that most mat riders use mats at "low inflation" as they seldom fully inflate their mats. The mats are as floppy as t...
by GeoffreyLevens
Mon Feb 29, 2016 11:45 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Which paipo for hollow waves ?
Replies: 123
Views: 24597

Re: Which paipo for hollow waves ?

zensuni wrote: That said, I tend to avoid crowded lineups..
This of course begs the question, "If you get an insane, truly epic ride and no one else is there to see it...do you still get coolness points?"
(See "tree falling in forest" and the noise factor vs audience.) :lol:
by GeoffreyLevens
Fri Feb 26, 2016 1:13 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Which paipo for hollow waves ?
Replies: 123
Views: 24597

Re: Which paipo for hollow waves ?

Limp absorbs the bumps MUCH better ! I remember Dale Solomonson telling me he loved those original ones, in many ways much closer to his surf mats and that he thought Morey ruined them when he stiffened them up, took all the "life" out of them and also slowed them down and his perception was that th...