Blue Plate Special

What works and what doesn't. Share design ideas, references and contacts for paipo board builders.
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Re: Blue Plate Special

Unread post by skiff » Thu Oct 20, 2011 9:59 am

This board was an earlier concept....same virtual template (but with more of a nose beak...), but with a flatter bottom and the twin fins.
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Re: Blue Plate Special

Unread post by skiff » Thu Oct 20, 2011 10:01 am

View of the rocker. These boards were all built by starting with a 'fish' blank from US Blanks. Same dims; 6-3 x 29
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Re: Blue Plate Special

Unread post by skiff » Thu Oct 20, 2011 10:02 am

It's interesting to be somewhere and trade off from the single fin to the twinnie? Very different results, though both have their plusses and minuses.
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Re: Blue Plate Special

Unread post by skiff » Thu Oct 20, 2011 10:03 am

I prefer glass on fins for a variety of reasons.
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Re: Blue Plate Special

Unread post by skiff » Fri Oct 21, 2011 8:17 pm

We've had a surge of interest around here by parties from Santa Barbara through Monterey? Our local shaper, Shane Stoneman, has orders for five of these platters, and I watched him rough one out this morning...
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Re: Blue Plate Special

Unread post by skiff » Fri Oct 21, 2011 8:21 pm

Three will be twin fins, and two of the set will employ the big single fin, the Greenough 9.75" paddle fin. The more guys on these the better, can't wait to hear all the reactions as they start getting used this coming Fall and Winter.
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Re: Blue Plate Special

Unread post by GeoffreyLevens » Fri Oct 21, 2011 9:08 pm

Might be fun to put in the center box as well as plugs for the twins and you could switch back an forth with all else the same.

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Re: Blue Plate Special

Unread post by SJB » Fri Oct 21, 2011 10:21 pm

How much does Shane Stomeman charge for one of these "platters"? Contact detail for Shane?

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Re: Blue Plate Special

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Re: Blue Plate Special

Unread post by skiff » Sun Oct 23, 2011 12:08 am

That's him. He's been very open to this whole design experiment, and his translations have been spot on. I'd highly reccomend him to anyone wanting to branch out to this type of wave riding tool, and you can contact him directly through his website.
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Re: Blue Plate Special

Unread post by smells » Sun Oct 23, 2011 9:40 am

i've played with bigger boards up into the 5-6' to 5'8 range by upto 25" wide. its definitely a different ride. i've done them in displacement hull bottoms, hull to flat to spiral vee, flat to vee, twin, single, quad. they werent anywhere near as maneuverable as my 4-2' - 5'0 range. they were faster down the line but i found my self out running a wave. my whole existence on these things is the barrel. the deeper and longer the better. i get nothing from cutbacks but, "dammit!" "I coulda been in that curl...." but, to each there own. the "project" is always a fun thing. keep going....have you tried a SUP prone yet?

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Re: Blue Plate Special

Unread post by SJB » Sun Oct 23, 2011 11:37 am

Ride a SUP prone!!!! OK Smells....now you have gone way TOO far out of the box. Made me laugh though.

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Re: Blue Plate Special

Unread post by skiff » Sun Oct 23, 2011 11:49 am

The beauty of all of this is that there is room for everyone's idea of what their 'perfect' board is, their perfect ride, their perfect utilization of the wave. Obviously, we're all going to have different takes on what all this mix should be?
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Re: Blue Plate Special

Unread post by GeoffreyLevens » Sun Oct 23, 2011 2:43 pm

Proneman on Swaylocks I think often rides an 8 or 9 footer prone...

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Re: Blue Plate Special

Unread post by smells » Mon Oct 24, 2011 9:17 am

skiff. you're absolutely right, you're bloody well right...the magic in feeling is the magic we want to feel.

geo. i heard the proneman did it just to fLIck with the dropper inners. he screams down the line and people are to afraid to drop in on a big ole train haulin' as.

ride what you want.....and i'll be happy

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Re: Blue Plate Special

Unread post by Uncle Grumpy » Mon Oct 24, 2011 12:33 pm

Paipo surfer in repose,
Nose on the nose,
No grunting he-man pose.
See how fast he goes!
What is it he knows?

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Re: Blue Plate Special

Unread post by GeoffreyLevens » Mon Oct 24, 2011 10:15 pm

Loved this quote from the Safidy interview
"If they barked, it was "stand up." I only do, if they reward me with ice cream."

Me, I need sardines, or maybe a burrito, then I'll stand...

He says his boards are totally different from stand-up but actual description and photos look pretty much like point break specialty hulls to me! Nice, I like...

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Re: Blue Plate Special

Unread post by skiff » Wed Oct 26, 2011 11:03 pm

It's almost like this paipo niche has self-divided into two camps: those that ride the much smaller boards, and create for themselves what is in many ways a kind of 'bodysurfing experience'....? Body in the wave, legs dangling, totally in the pocket....? And the 'prone' guys, who seem to be more surfboard oriented, whatever type of board that is (and it seems to be way different for each guy)...? More board oriented, less body in the water, surfboard principles coming into play?
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Re: Blue Plate Special

Unread post by skiff » Wed Oct 26, 2011 11:05 pm

We can all argue, obsess, defend, and rail about the minutae, but in the end, it's simple time in the water that can validate most any approach, and isn't that the beauty of it?
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Re: Blue Plate Special

Unread post by skiff » Wed Oct 26, 2011 11:13 pm

Lots of waves to create the exact experience you are looking for....
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