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by Nels
Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Latest board from Chris Garrett
Replies: 3
Views: 153

Re: Latest board from Chris Garrett

That looks nice, Bob. Looks like it ought to go like a bat even without fins.
by Nels
Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: The Immigrint board
Replies: 21
Views: 843

Re: The Immigrint board

Modern times and social media have killed of prone riding for all but those interested in traveling the road less traveled. In the general media, bodyboarding is never portrayed as anything other than something you use without fins to jump from the sand onto white water and, "if you're a real surfe...
by Nels
Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: The Immigrint board
Replies: 21
Views: 843

Re: The Immigrint board

Regarding the crowd, this issue seems to occur in the whole europe
Let's face it...that issue is everywhere in the known surf world. If anybody figures out the solution, or a good work-around, please post.

Board looks interesting...
by Nels
Fri May 31, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: Bodyboard Hydrofoil Video
Replies: 5
Views: 156

Re: Bodyboard Hydrofoil Video

Looks like a great way to shred the skin of your shinny-shin-shins... While it's great to look at, mystifying to me how it actually works and works so well from what the vid shows (mostly because I just don't care), I'd hate to be "sharing" a peak with somebody on one. If somebody is looking for a c...
by Nels
Sat May 04, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: River surfing:Setting the record straight.
Replies: 12
Views: 586

Re: River surfing:Setting the record straight.

I know you are interested in stationary river surfing - but I also know people surfed river tidal bore waves in the 1960's. The first I read of it was Rod Sumpter on the Severn River in the UK in maybe 1968, Surfer Magazine article. They have one in Atlantic Canada too. Possible people in those area...
by Nels
Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: River surfing:Setting the record straight.
Replies: 12
Views: 586

Re: River surfing:Setting the record straight.

I don't have first-hand knowledge, just memory from media, but maybe it would be of help. There was a trip of bodyboarders to I think the Snake River to ride river waves. I would assume locals had already done this, certainly kayakers. If memory serves Ben Severson was one of the Bodyboarders. Not s...
by Nels
Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Paipo Gathering - Sa/Su/Mo, Oct 5-7, 2019 El Capitan SP
Replies: 18
Views: 611

Re: Paipo Gathering - Sa/Su/Mo, Oct 5-7, 2019 El Capitan SP

Not sure if San Simeon has showers but during the 2013/2015 camp-out the site was overrun and restrooms were trashed by late Saturday afternoon. Sadly...weekends in San Luis Obispo County see a heavy influx of campers from inland SLO and the Central Valley. Full zoo saturation is obtainable. I can'...
by Nels
Tue Apr 02, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Paipo Gathering - Sa/Su/Mo, Oct 5-7, 2019 El Capitan SP
Replies: 18
Views: 611

Re: Paipo Gathering - Sa/Su/Mo, Oct 5-7, 2019 El Capitan SP

Just general comments here primarily about south of Santa Barbara....California is currently out of drought so many places that didn't have water do now. Have to check parks because many took out things like beach showers if that's important to you; that's the rinse-off showers, not camp showers. So...
by Nels
Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Paipo Gathering - Sa/Su/Mo, Oct 5-7, 2019 El Capitan SP
Replies: 18
Views: 611

Re: Paipo Gathering - Sa/Su/Mo, Oct 5-7, 2019 El Capitan SP

I can't make plans that far out, period. That's a fantastic time for southern California though. Best time of year, IMO. North of Santa Barbara gets a bit sketchy until heart of winter, but there isn't much available south of there above Malibu. Leo Carrillo to the south burned to the ground and I c...
by Nels
Fri Mar 22, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: aluminium sheet+ eps/xps board
Replies: 12
Views: 672

Re: aluminium sheet+ eps/xps board

Aluminum could make a deadly material if dinged into a jagged edge. It also conducts heat so that could be an issue on sunny days, at least for wax retention, if that is an issue. That said, double layers increase weight, although I think it would be very strong. AL comes in various tempers, which a...
by Nels
Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: hanplane templates ? measures?
Replies: 5
Views: 500

Re: hanplane templates ? measures?

I'm kind of getting from the posts that this topic is more about what I think of as "mini paipos" rather than the typical bodysurfing handplane. Having had experience with both I can tell you they are very different. I've built a mini paipo out of wood that worked better than a mini bodyboard that e...
by Nels
Sat Mar 02, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: tunnel fins in bellyboard?
Replies: 5
Views: 452

Re: tunnel fins in bellyboard?

Don't worry about going crazy. You will be in good company.

Posted in 2003 I think...photos are deck-down, looking at the underside of the boards

https://mypaipoboards.org/vagabondsurf/ ... ewT_Y.html
by Nels
Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Everybody wants to
Replies: 42
Views: 2484

Re: Everybody wants to

Done...-ish! Final dimensions are 55.5" length, 20.5" at the tail, widepoint is still 22.5" roughly at the widest point. The two surviving fins went in roughly as a mini-simmons placement. No test run yet, need to get through the storm cycles and get the water cleaned up. Wah wah, I know, but we lit...
by Nels
Fri Feb 01, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: For Sale, Wanted or Trade
Topic: Paipo for sale
Replies: 12
Views: 972

Re: Paipo for sale

I've got to have a shoulder replacement surgery (ugh) Sorry to hear that. Don't know if it's on your near horizon but if you get it done let us know how it all goes. I have a family member that may be heading in that direction at some point. Hearing real-life accounts to go with the more clinical o...
by Nels
Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: Do swim fins generate drag significantly ?
Replies: 6
Views: 729

Re: Do swim fins generate drag significantly ?

My unscientific observation: If it increases propulsion when kicking in the water, it increases drag when riding.

Options seem to include narrower profile fins like Duck Feet and Vipers, larger board to allow you to pull your feet out of water, or large enough board to arm paddle without fins.
by Nels
Sat Dec 15, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Everybody wants to
Replies: 42
Views: 2484

Re: Everybody wants to

Yes...need to let the cosmic vibrations clear up when the air gets that fouled up. I can't bring myself to finish this project when people around me have lost so much. The Malibu coast is pretty much a non-stop Entitlement Expo now, but one needs to be human. Otherwise I guess we'd all just go to Co...
by Nels
Sat Dec 15, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Everybody wants to
Replies: 42
Views: 2484

Re: Everybody wants to

An update...basically this is something of a snotty lark of a project, I have no performance aspirations. I'm scratching an itch. The easily recognizable elements will either amuse or anger viewers on the beach, which is fine with me. Just not right now. I'm doing it for a laugh, and things aren't r...
by Nels
Sat Dec 15, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Wood Paipo
Replies: 11
Views: 960

Re: Wood Paipo

Nice looking board!
by Nels
Sat Nov 24, 2018 2:29 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Vinyl Flooring Rolls + xps?
Replies: 6
Views: 407

Re: Vinyl Flooring Rolls + xps?

Not trying to hijack the thread...have you considered vinyl and naugahyde? First one is a marine vinyl material...some have a fuzzy material backing but some don't. Commonly used for outdoor furniture and boat upholstery. https://www.onlinefabricstore.net/spradling-heidi-soft-marine-peacock-vinyl-.h...