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by nomastomas
Fri Jan 15, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: TBG5
Replies: 119
Views: 32707

Re: TBG5

I don't think so, he's a local Ventura guy, lifelong surfer. While riding the G5, he was having trouble over-turning and doing inadvertent 360s and kick-outs as a result of muscle memory related to turning his Bonzer. The combination of the curvy outline and the location of the fins make the G5/G6 t...
by nomastomas
Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:23 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: TBG5
Replies: 119
Views: 32707

Re: TBG5

G5-PU Progress Note: Customer Order for G5 twin received Shape Aku File created Blank Aku File created Machinist buy in obtained Glasser buy-in obtained PU Blank ordered from Millennium Foam and maybe delivered today Probably 5 wks out from completion. This particular customer has been riding one of...
by nomastomas
Mon Dec 28, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Does it sound like a good paipo ?
Replies: 5
Views: 231

Re: Does it sound like a good paipo ?

my $0.02...the shape pictured is pretty well-executed with a wide-point forward outline, beveled rail allows concave deck, bottom contours appear to be belly-to-flat with exit concave out the tail. All good stuff... but I would not surf this board with fins unless all I wanted to do was go fast in a...
by nomastomas
Thu Dec 17, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: New Blank
Replies: 7
Views: 413

Re: New Blank

Pes... While I haven't pulled the trigger on ordering a new blank, I've had great support from Millennium. The guy I worked with is Seth (seth.bishop@millenniumelastomers.com) I think they have worked out the kinks in logistics that may have plagued them earlier.
by nomastomas
Thu Nov 26, 2020 12:11 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Interesting thread on Sway's
Replies: 1
Views: 193

Interesting thread on Sway's

https://www.swaylocks.com/forum/109358/stoneburners-assist-build-48-12-body-board I like the modular concept of the "channel cartridge", which would allow experimentation with outline, rocker, rail shape, etc while maintaining the same or almost the same bottom contour. Not bad for a "...
by nomastomas
Sat Nov 14, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Pipeline, O`ahu North Shore
Replies: 4
Views: 425

Re: Pipeline, O`ahu North Shore

Nice!
by nomastomas
Fri Nov 13, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: New Blank
Replies: 7
Views: 413

Re: New Blank

Oops! That was for EPS...PU a little less than $47
by nomastomas
Fri Nov 13, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: New Blank
Replies: 7
Views: 413

Re: New Blank

The 5-3 is $58, so the 5-0 would be a little less. http://stores.millenniumfoam.com/53-to-62-long-4/
by nomastomas
Fri Nov 13, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: New Blank
Replies: 7
Views: 413

Re: New Blank

KRusher Rincon Rocket...
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...why I love Aku
by nomastomas
Thu Nov 12, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: New Blank
Replies: 7
Views: 413

New Blank

Anyone still hand-shaping prone-boards using polyurethane (PU) foam? In my effort to convert from EPS to PU core, I came across this new offering from Millennial Foam (millennialfoam.com). It's a blank designed for use in shaping wake surfboards, and it has the width and thickness needed for prone-b...
by nomastomas
Sun Nov 08, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: TBG5
Replies: 119
Views: 32707

Re: TBG5

David, let me try to clarify...most surfboard CNC machinist are experienced with machining molded surfboard blanks. Occasionally, they will machine a "slab cut" of eps, which is a rectangular shaped blank, with a rocker already cut (imagine a block of eps 4'Hx4'Wx8'-12'L. A hot wire is use...
by nomastomas
Sat Nov 07, 2020 3:12 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Nose thickness
Replies: 16
Views: 584

Re: Nose thickness

The first board in this series was 2 1/2 - 2 11/16 - 1 3/4; the board previous to this one was 1 3/4 - 1 3/4 - 1, so changes recently are more subtle and in the distribution. I would estimate that this board is under 22L, and as such it would be way too thin for me. But, it would yield really thin ...
by nomastomas
Thu Nov 05, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Nose thickness
Replies: 16
Views: 584

Re: Nose thickness

Yes, less volume in the front third of the shape is easier to duck-dive. Less "area" is also easier to submerge, e.g. narrow pointy nose vs. wide blunt nose
by nomastomas
Thu Nov 05, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Nose thickness
Replies: 16
Views: 584

Re: Nose thickness

Finless?
by nomastomas
Wed Nov 04, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Nose thickness
Replies: 16
Views: 584

Re: Nose thickness

One other point, I consider rider mass and intended use in determining target volume. So, a larger rider in smaller waves would get more volume than a smaller rider in smaller waves. And nose thickness would vary accordingly; thicker nose for larger rider and vice versa.
by nomastomas
Wed Nov 04, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Nose thickness
Replies: 16
Views: 584

Re: Nose thickness

This is my latest G5 profile. With no deck concave, and only 3/16" bottom concave, it is an accurate representation of the thickness flow from nose to tail (foil). Keep in mind that this is how the blank will come off the CNC machine and that the extreme ends will be thinned out 1/4" or so...
by nomastomas
Mon Nov 02, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: TBG5
Replies: 119
Views: 32707

Re: TBG5

Bob...I prefer a relatively thin nose and a thin tail, with max thickness at or just above center. thin nose for lighter swingweight and easier duck diving; thin tail to sink into wave face when taking off and making turns. Keith...If it was 10% lighter (less mass) it would be by definition 10% more...
by nomastomas
Thu Oct 29, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: TBG5
Replies: 119
Views: 32707

Re: TBG5

from my understanding of physics two items of 23L will have the same buoyancy, the only differing factor will be weight. So is the PU board going to have that much more weight to make it need 2L more volume to float the same? Actually, weight or "mass" is a critical factor in determining ...
by nomastomas
Sat Oct 24, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: TBG5
Replies: 119
Views: 32707

Re: TBG5

Length based totally on intended rider height. I’m 5-10 and ride a 49”.
by nomastomas
Fri Oct 23, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: TBG5
Replies: 119
Views: 32707

Re: TBG5

Its been almost a year since my last G5 post, so I thought I would provide an update. First off, I continue to enjoy riding the G5, and always leave the water with a smile. I've pretty much settled on the old FCS "H2" Quad fin set as the best choice for all-around California waves. Since t...