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by nomastomas
Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: T-Belly G6
Replies: 42
Views: 2733

Re: T-Belly G6

Managed to get in a nice session at Moonstone Beach in Cambria, CA this past Sat. Not as big as I'd hoped, but a fun 4-5ft. Nice little reef break with a solid left and an A-frame peak just a little north of that. I've gotten into the habit of making really late take-offs by just stretching out with...
by nomastomas
Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Paipo Web Pages
Topic: Leo Bellyboards Website
Replies: 1
Views: 1822

Re: Leo Bellyboards Website

I guess I need to increase my prices :D
by nomastomas
Wed Jul 24, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: slowmo video
Replies: 1
Views: 206

Re: slowmo video

Great stuff...really amazing. Clearly shows the benefit of finless riding in hollow waves. I have found that , with fins, I have to battle being drawn up the face to the lip. Not the case in slope-y waves, regardless of size. In those waves, fins are a definite advantage for moving up the face. Not ...
by nomastomas
Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: T-Belly G6
Replies: 42
Views: 2733

Re: T-Belly G6

I followed the same path, but shifted to the double on the G3. I think the double is more effective in directing and enhancing water flow then a wide single. Typically, the board is on one rail or the other. But this double exit concave is not new, nor my idea. It has been used for decades on the Bo...
by nomastomas
Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: New summer Groveler
Replies: 35
Views: 1972

Re: New summer Groveler

Still waiting for some decent waves to test the G6...summertime blues...
by nomastomas
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Latest board from Chris Garrett
Replies: 3
Views: 371

Re: Latest board from Chris Garrett

interesting...I like the bottom contours and the foil :D I like to use FCS Fusion plugs which come with a choice of fin cants, 0, 5 & 9 which allow me to counter the impact of the tail concaves on fin cant.
by nomastomas
Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: T-Belly G6
Replies: 42
Views: 2733

Re: T-Belly G6

That's interesting...I've never experienced that. It may be that the dual "exit concaves" I place on the bottom are doing their job and relieving the pressure beneath the tail, eliminating excess lift in this area. Lindsay Lord discuss this phenomenon in his book and which inspired Bob Simmons to in...
by nomastomas
Sat Jul 06, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: T-Belly G6
Replies: 42
Views: 2733

Re: T-Belly G6

With a deep deck concave and shallow bottom concave the G6 is 1.75" thick at the centerline and 2.25" thick out at 2.5" in from the rail. This configuration gives the TBs an "I-Beam" cross section which serves to eliminate flex (the enemy of speed), while making the deck more rider-friendly and addi...
by nomastomas
Thu Jul 04, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: New summer Groveler
Replies: 35
Views: 1972

Re: New summer Groveler

Certainly there are differences between heavy and light boards, its just that speed isn't one of them.
by nomastomas
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: T-Belly G6
Replies: 42
Views: 2733

Re: T-Belly G6

Extremely happy with the performance, even though the choppy, chest-high, late-afternoon session was far from the conditions the G6 is designed for. I was way over-finned with 5.1" rears and 4.7" fronts, and in these conditions with these fins, the G6 was a notch slower than the G5. But interestingl...
by nomastomas
Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: T-Belly G6
Replies: 42
Views: 2733

Re: T-Belly G6

A few more....
by nomastomas
Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: T-Belly G6
Replies: 42
Views: 2733

Re: T-Belly G6

Gloss coat was sanded today and I snapped a few photos before heading to the beach for a test run.
by nomastomas
Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: New summer Groveler
Replies: 35
Views: 1972

Re: New summer Groveler

Heavier total load (board+rider) perhaps, but there are so many other variables to consider/control, that it would be well beyond my ability to test.
by nomastomas
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: New summer Groveler
Replies: 35
Views: 1972

Re: New summer Groveler

I agree...planing area, volume, bottom & rail contours, tail design, flex and finally, board weight.
by nomastomas
Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: New summer Groveler
Replies: 35
Views: 1972

Re: New summer Groveler

Last Fall, I built two identical EPS/Epoxy 10-6 gliders using CNC shaping machine. One for a friend, which was glassed light, with a 1/4" basswood stringer, and weighed in at 17lb. The other for me, which was glassed much heavier with a 5-ply gun stringer (only 11' stringer available at the time), a...
by nomastomas
Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: New summer Groveler
Replies: 35
Views: 1972

Re: New summer Groveler

YES...exactly
by nomastomas
Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: New summer Groveler
Replies: 35
Views: 1972

Re: New summer Groveler

I use an ultralight 5ft "grom" leash and have never found "board flapping" to be a problem. And, yes, I do enjoy knowing that the hard shell and sharp-edged fins are far from my head/face when the ocean decides to rip the board out of my hands.
by nomastomas
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: New summer Groveler
Replies: 35
Views: 1972

Re: New summer Groveler

Lighter is better from a "feel" perspective. My 5lb G5 "feels" like riding nothing.
Leash belongs on the right rear corner attached to your ankle :D
by nomastomas
Sat May 18, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: T-Belly G6
Replies: 42
Views: 2733

Re: T-Belly G6

Finished the G6 today. Can't wait to get it glassed. Unlike it's predecessors, the bottom is flat, rail-to-rail in the mid-section instead of concave. This was a de-tuning of the bottom to reduce lift. Same convex nose and V tail, with dual exit concaves as the other TBs. This will be a quad fin and...
by nomastomas
Fri May 17, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: T-Belly G6
Replies: 42
Views: 2733

Re: T-Belly G6

The G6 arrived from Marko today, and I got a chance to hold it in my hands. I'M STOKED!! Photos tomorrow after I scrub it and fine tune it a bit.