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by GeoffreyLevens
Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: paipo 50 inch drop knee?
Replies: 17
Views: 1903

Re: paipo 50 inch drop knee?

I have always wondered how a paipo would work as a drop knee board. Since I am not a drop kneeer myself (I tried several times on a bodyboard but I have failed so far), I would be curious to know the result of your tests. I guess the board fins will help. With out fins my good bodyboarding friend c...
by GeoffreyLevens
Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Ocean Mag July 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 714

Re: Ocean Mag July 2018

Can click to and download the mag for free. Easy access
by GeoffreyLevens
Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Bodyboards discuss (the soft paipo)
Replies: 52
Views: 8098

Re: Bodyboards discuss (the soft paipo)

If iFoam is same or similar to what I bought about 25 years ago, shaped in keels and concave paipo, it has tremendous float and really is bomb proof. Shape it and ride it, no sealing or coating of any sort needed. The outfit I bought the board from has long since vanished by the called it "automobil...
by GeoffreyLevens
Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Bodyboards discuss (the soft paipo)
Replies: 52
Views: 8098

Re: Bodyboards discuss (the soft paipo)

"... I'm still on a quest to have a custom bodyboard made as similar to my paipo design as possible to see how similarly they ride give the different constructions." Now THAT would be interesting! Use a mailing tube to send them a construction paper template, and define the angle of the rails. They...
by GeoffreyLevens
Wed May 30, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Top vs Bottom Layers of Composite
Replies: 9
Views: 1977

Re: Top vs Bottom Layers of Composite

http://www.bertram31.com/proj/tips/core.htm According to that article tension strength is set mostly on the bottom skin. The top needs proportionally less skin to get the overall tension strength to prevent buckle and break. However, we also need enough load strength on top to prevent dents and din...
by GeoffreyLevens
Tue May 29, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: my first paipo 44
Replies: 74
Views: 10037

Re: my first paipo 44

If fiberglass or plastic breaks it generally leaves incredibly sharp and jagged edge(s)
by GeoffreyLevens
Tue May 29, 2018 6:00 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: my first paipo 44
Replies: 74
Views: 10037

Re: my first paipo 44

asier esnal wrote:Normal fins bought with those dangerous edges vs mine of aluminum fins
Your's look much safer!
by GeoffreyLevens
Mon May 28, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: my first paipo 44
Replies: 74
Views: 10037

Re: my first paipo 44

I much prefer a bicep leash with the plug about 8- 10" down from the nose. A shot from the tail down to the nose will show off the rocker better. They look like lethal weapons. Looking forward to hearing how they go. I once went over the falls on about a 5 foot wave and landed on my back on my fin....
by GeoffreyLevens
Tue May 22, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: my first paipo 44
Replies: 74
Views: 10037

Re: my first paipo 44

nomastomas wrote:The late take-off is our bread-and-butter, embrace it!
Dare I say it? Oh what the heck...bread and butter and all you need to add is jam!
by GeoffreyLevens
Sun May 20, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: my first paipo 44
Replies: 74
Views: 10037

Re: my first paipo 44

zensuni wrote:These aluminium fins definitely look like knifes to me, I hope I won't be in your way at the lineup :D
You won't be, no matter what. Even if you are you won't be heh-heh-heh :evil:
by GeoffreyLevens
Mon May 14, 2018 5:37 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: The latest paipo intervews
Replies: 9
Views: 1386

Re: The latest paipo intervews

Very much agree w/ Nels both about thoroughly enjoying the interviews and also about hating golf (played 9 holes once in high school about 1967 and that was it forever). Slater's wave pool is an amazing creation. Flawless, perfect waves one after another forever. And almost completely divorced from ...
by GeoffreyLevens
Sun May 06, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: 8ft waves with wind paipo?
Replies: 28
Views: 4058

Re: 8ft waves with wind paipo?

What about cork sheets? Variety of thicknesses available and likely from companies in Spain. Maybe once adhered to deck, squeegee in a very thin coat of polyurethane for increased water proof
by GeoffreyLevens
Fri May 04, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: 8ft waves with wind paipo?
Replies: 28
Views: 4058

Re: 8ft waves with wind paipo?

Long time ago, Dale Solomonson told me about series of experiments he did on hard kneelo. His were in the other direction, concave, but same idea--build the difference outside the glass job, w/ Bondo which sands pretty easily. Then take sand paper and files to beach. Go out, ride a few waves, come i...
by GeoffreyLevens
Thu May 03, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: 8ft waves with wind paipo?
Replies: 28
Views: 4058

Re: 8ft waves with wind paipo?

I think if you really want to learn to fly, and don't much care about crippling injury or death, get ye a squirrel suit. Might be wise to take a lesson along the way. :lol:
by GeoffreyLevens
Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:07 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: my first paipo 44
Replies: 74
Views: 10037

Re: my first paipo 44

In Spain it is illegal to take surfboards on motorcycles, in France if you can Too bad because so much more aerodynamic that way, less drag, less turbulence. How about 1 wheeled or 2 wheeled light trailer? Axel and wheel size of course could be less "heavy duty" depending on roads and distance you ...
by GeoffreyLevens
Fri Apr 27, 2018 5:54 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: my first paipo 44
Replies: 74
Views: 10037

Re: my first paipo 44

I had similar on small motorcycle (Honda 90 in 1970), horizontal board mount. Couple "U" shaped brackets attached by bolt on to the frame. Oops, just realized your pics above show the board surface perpendicular to direction of travel on the bike. Mine was side mounted so that it rode along one sid...
by GeoffreyLevens
Thu Apr 26, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: my first paipo 44
Replies: 74
Views: 10037

Re: my first paipo 44

I had similar on small motorcycle (Honda 90 in 1970), horizontal board mount. Couple "U" shaped brackets attached by bolt on to the frame. The main issue was cross winds! On the hwy out of town (Santa Cruz) getting passed by big trucks was a bit like a suicide attempt. Also, along the coast there, a...
by GeoffreyLevens
Thu Apr 26, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: my first paipo 44
Replies: 74
Views: 10037

Re: my first paipo 44

Huh...lot of food for thought but after a fast pass this morning on my way to who knows what the thought I had was twin fins for paipos...larger fins the closer to the centerline, smaller near the rails...to allow for wider tail width of paipos. Seems like there should be some kind of mathematical ...
by GeoffreyLevens
Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Evolution how it works
Replies: 10
Views: 2364

Re: Evolution how it works

Hilarious. If you leave 2 in the sand, you might just end up with 3, or at least eggs. Very vaguely reminds me of obscure board I briefly had in mid '90's. I was molded from almost literally "bomb proof" automobile bumper foam and had chine rails, molded "fins" like on your original posted above (th...