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by GeoffreyLevens
Tue Oct 29, 2013 10:57 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Wedge wars.
Replies: 6
Views: 2172

Re: Wedge wars.

This was going on when I was in high school, 1967-68 around there. Much worse I am sure as more and more rats in a small box but not a new war at all
by GeoffreyLevens
Mon Aug 26, 2013 11:25 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: HPD Flex Paipos - Small
Replies: 21
Views: 10983

Re: HPD Flex Paipos - Small

Too bad Dale is pretty much off the radar. He made flex design "guitar pick" paipo many years ago from carbon fiber. Don't remember much detail though. Also told me on tele that he almost got himself killed once when a glass/flex design failed catastrophically under load in beefy surf. Think razor s...
by GeoffreyLevens
Mon Aug 26, 2013 11:21 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Pacific Ocean water quality
Replies: 9
Views: 2870

Re: Pacific Ocean water quality

rodndtube wrote:Maybe the beneficial side effect will be to cleanse the polluted waters of SoCal?
Do you mean as in "eliminating the hordes of surfers due to early death"?
by GeoffreyLevens
Sun Aug 25, 2013 9:56 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: HPD Flex Paipos - Small
Replies: 21
Views: 10983

Re: HPD Flex Paipos - Small

Love the experimental spirit! My first reaction, halfway through your post, when I saw the instagram vid was, "YIKES!" Had a feeling it was just a it too much. Fiber glass thin enough to flex that much just won't hold up. Wave forces are so much greater than we can tell from dry land and hand flexin...
by GeoffreyLevens
Tue Aug 06, 2013 1:14 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: 1947 Hermosa Beach surf movie
Replies: 1
Views: 743

1947 Hermosa Beach surf movie

Maybe linked here before but I don't remember it. This was just linked on surfmatters.com

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_H2cSOMcDo
Surfing: "Riders of the California Surf" 1947 Hermosa Pix
Lot of fun stuff going on! Paipo, mats, planks...
by GeoffreyLevens
Sun Aug 04, 2013 2:57 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Latest Paipo Interview is GREAT!
Replies: 3
Views: 1277

Latest Paipo Interview is GREAT!

Did not see that Bob posted this here (yet). Great fun and some very interesting design considerations

http://mypaipoboards.org/interviews/Jef ... 0713.shtml

Be sure to watch the video linked at the very end. And go directly to VIMEO for best viewing

http://vimeo.com/71420656
by GeoffreyLevens
Mon Jun 24, 2013 10:26 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Wavejet bodyboard
Replies: 7
Views: 3311

Re: Wavejet bodyboard

I think great fun for a quadriplegic but not for me. For me a big part of the fun and draw of surfing in general is to get away from technology and civilization as much as possible. The tech and all is necessary to some extent to get there but I REALLY don't want to have it with me in the water. Plu...
by GeoffreyLevens
Sat Jun 08, 2013 3:36 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Finless or Not?
Replies: 39
Views: 11066

Re: Finless or Not?

i love this quote; everything works, its a matter of "IF" you like the way it works~unknown Another variation: Late 60's was hanging out in WIlderness shop in SB harassing Greenough and fingering Velo while he did all rope glass lay-up for new fin. Every question I asked him he answered with "Every...
by GeoffreyLevens
Sun Mar 31, 2013 12:21 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Mega Platter Redux
Replies: 35
Views: 10315

Re: Mega Platter Redux

Elbow pads are a good idea! Not sure about using the full deck pad in tropical or warm waters and how it interacts with skin. I always wear a rash guard of some kind. It would save on wax! Now... if I would only get my eyes fixed ;) I have always worn a rash guard or tee shirt in the "olden days" i...
by GeoffreyLevens
Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:48 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Paipo Building Advice
Replies: 14
Views: 4811

Re: Paipo Building Advice

I have done the "early in" on a mat a couple times by shear luck. I hung way off the back and stiffened my body so I basically had one looooong rail line, mat and me and kicked big deep power kicks. As I felt the wave a bit I kept kicking HARD and gradually reeled the mat in. Of course, the water fl...
by GeoffreyLevens
Sun Jan 27, 2013 5:09 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: a little Paipoporn
Replies: 5
Views: 1701

Re: a little Paipoporn

Uncle Grumpy wrote:Every board I've seen and all I've read; GG's Velo's were all very close to 5' X 22"
My 2¢
Except for some of the later edge boards got narrower by a fair bit...I think
by GeoffreyLevens
Sun Dec 09, 2012 12:02 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: John Galera nofin on Youtube
Replies: 19
Views: 5574

Re: John Galera nofin on Youtube

A rolled bottom of equal width to a flat bottom will have less planning area so be somewhat slower but since the added curves are perpendicular to the water flow should not be pushing water I don't think. In a turn, somewhat different dynamics of course.
by GeoffreyLevens
Sun Dec 09, 2012 11:59 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: John Galera nofin on Youtube
Replies: 19
Views: 5574

Re: John Galera nofin on Youtube

Soulglider, no apology needed! That was an excellent and well informed rant and I loved reading it!!!
by GeoffreyLevens
Mon Oct 22, 2012 11:17 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Deus Ex Machina Bellyboard
Replies: 8
Views: 2547

Re: Deus Ex Machina Bellyboard

Ackkkk, surf politics...
by GeoffreyLevens
Sun Oct 21, 2012 11:06 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Deus Ex Machina Bellyboard
Replies: 8
Views: 2547

Re: Deus Ex Machina Bellyboard

Bob, what is relationship between the makers/sellers and Larry G.? Did not see any credit given except his post but if you look at the outline and profile shots the duplication is obvious...
by GeoffreyLevens
Wed Oct 03, 2012 8:48 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Saterday project
Replies: 36
Views: 16567

Re: Saterday project

I have noticed that big difference in flex depending on how you orient the board on the stock. Mostly dreaming I fear. Haven't decided to actually build yet. I have yet to test the "Osserman" clone I made awhile back in any sort of reasonable waves. Few and far between from where I live now but a tr...
by GeoffreyLevens
Wed Oct 03, 2012 10:17 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Saterday project
Replies: 36
Views: 16567

Re: Saterday project

Thanks UG. I was a bit "on notice" in m mind about the crudeness of CDX as I have seen the voids etc. Could get very very lucky and unknowingly cut a paipo size piece that was sound but not too likely. You'd need some sort of high tech and expensive medical type scanner to do that on purpose :lol: I...
by GeoffreyLevens
Tue Oct 02, 2012 5:26 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Saterday project
Replies: 36
Views: 16567

Re: Saterday project

You are better off not using birch ply at all. As stated above, it's the wood not the glue. The wood they make that ply out of is like thick hard paper and it sucks up water like a towel. None of it is exterior rated. And it comes from Russia. What you want to look for is anything exterior rated, g...
by GeoffreyLevens
Sun Sep 30, 2012 5:31 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Xylem Malama Kai paipo
Replies: 45
Views: 18904

Re: Xylem Malama Kai paipo

Thanks, that puts it at 46" for me. Conflict of interest between that and how long I can have it and hide it in a box and slip it in under the radar on airlines as regular checked baggage. Most seem to limit at right around 62 total inches outside (L + W+ H) and of course it will need 1.5-2 inches f...