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by Nels
Sun May 02, 2021 2:43 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Flight
Replies: 2
Views: 131

Flight

I was watching a video of a wingsuit guy in the Swiss Alps and then this popped up. Kind of a jump from wingsuit to this but the face-first flying element is there in both. And while I was watching I could see exactly what I like about riding wave and where I'm at and what I want to get out of the w...
by Nels
Sun Mar 28, 2021 1:19 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Bali paipo
Replies: 6
Views: 249

Re: Bali paipo

Now those two boards actually "speak to me"...far more than the board in the vid.

Read that Kuta was a clothing brand apparently being brought back to life, so maybe just a sponsor sticker?
by Nels
Tue Mar 23, 2021 12:53 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Bali paipo
Replies: 6
Views: 249

Bali paipo

Somebody with a paipo in Bali...anybody from here? Just the one first wave but there's enough lead-in to check the board.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTzem2OhbEE
by Nels
Fri Feb 26, 2021 7:50 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: fin placement on bodyboard?!
Replies: 5
Views: 384

Re: fin placement on bodyboard?!

I'm kind of a finless type but I didn't want to leave you hanging out there. On a Frankenstein adaptation of a chunk of Wavestorm I placed the salvaged fins roughly like a mini simmons with the tips roughly to the squared off tail. So that was a couple of inches in from the rail. Untested to this po...
by Nels
Thu Feb 11, 2021 12:15 pm
Forum: Paipo Web Pages
Topic: Bellyak
Replies: 1
Views: 375

Re: Bellyak

I've seen that product for a couple of years now. Somebody sold one on craigslist out of Huntington or somewhere back then even though they seem to be an East Coast U.S. item. I'm a sucker for hybrid stuff and always have been...long enough to remember advice that a hybrid of anything probably doesn...
by Nels
Mon Nov 30, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Cornwall style board
Replies: 9
Views: 643

Re: Cornwall style board

The 12" width seemed plenty to turn my V Hull body shape into a more efficient planing surface... :roll: In fact that maybe is the most interesting part of this experiment. This isn't a "turning" design I wouldn't think. It gets you in quick and going fast, which is what I was looking...
by Nels
Mon Nov 30, 2020 1:57 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Cornwall style board
Replies: 9
Views: 643

Re: Cornwall style board

That's why I called it "Cornwall style board... ;) Roughly the real Cornwall boards are just shy of 48" long, 12" wide, and usually made of 1/2" ply of far better quality. I know they usually have a nice bend in the nose. That would have been helpful here but I didn't think the t...
by Nels
Sat Nov 28, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Cornwall style board
Replies: 9
Views: 643

Cornwall style board

Somebody posted a video clip from the Original Surfboard Company I think, of a rider on the Cornwall style belly boards. Over the long summer I poked around a lot, looking at that whole style of equipment. The Dick Pearce and Friends business had a bunch of stuff on social media, and I really liked ...
by Nels
Fri Oct 30, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Quad Concave Body Board Study
Replies: 88
Views: 5121

Re: Quad Concave Body Board Study

I also like the idea developed earlier in this thread of putting all the stiffness structures on the inside of a blank rather than the final outside shape. One benefit of having been around semi-forever and still having a halfway good memory : I recall reading an interview with Tom Morey 20 or 30 y...
by Nels
Mon Oct 26, 2020 2:12 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Quad Concave Body Board Study
Replies: 88
Views: 5121

Re: Quad Concave Body Board Study

Follow-up to previous post: Spent some time cruising the net looking at bodyboard stuff. Saw vids of boards with different bottoms, spent a fair bit of time poking around Bodyboardking I think it was from Australia. Man oh man...the variety of stuff available down there. Finally called up a currency...
by Nels
Sun Oct 25, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Quad Concave Body Board Study
Replies: 88
Views: 5121

Re: Quad Concave Body Board Study

bodyboard design had been very stagnant for 20 years, and that quad concave has given bodyboarders something "new" to justify a new board purchase. And I bet it has sold a lot of new boards. Whether it has a great deal of R&D behind it I don't know, but it's been out in a single form ...
by Nels
Fri Oct 23, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: yucca fins
Replies: 11
Views: 965

Re: yucca fins

Dig the colors, dig the vibe, even the clothes and crap. That said, they look like Vipers and those were instant pain merchants for me when trying on. Not sure my Duck Feet will last the winter, Churchills are aging. Wish it was easier to try fins. Mollusk in Santa Barbara closest to me but short of...
by Nels
Wed Oct 21, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Dreamtime
Replies: 4
Views: 480

Re: Dreamtime

Really enjoying some YouTube stuff on the TV these days since the BluRay provides a great interface I do the Roku box thing for watching youtube on the big TV. Mindboggling, especially these movies mentioned or linked to. I see stuff going on with waves that is almost hard to imagine even being abl...
by Nels
Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Quad Concave Body Board Study
Replies: 88
Views: 5121

Re: Quad Concave Body Board Study

find even being a prone rider I am goofy, being right-handed i feel better going left with my right hand on the outer rail. So I feel an asymmetrical board could be advantageous, that get you away from having to bother about sides being the same. I'm with you on the first sentence, but you lost me ...
by Nels
Tue Oct 13, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Dreamtime
Replies: 4
Views: 480

Dreamtime

Been a long year so far and for some of us in North America it's like a poop-storm that will not end. Might as well think positive though, right? I just ordered a winter wetsuit, finally. Was going to do it last winter but then the zombie apocalypse hit and you all know the rest. Flip or fly time. S...
by Nels
Mon Aug 31, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: End of an Era
Replies: 16
Views: 1676

Re: End of an Era

Perfect timing, since he wanted to attract a buyer. Nothing like a shop full of blanks in the racks to perpetuate the myth of a booming cottage industry. The harsh reality is a far different story. Timing the exit can be as, or more, important than the entry. The U.S. did enjoy a massive boom in ce...
by Nels
Mon Aug 17, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Travel Board
Replies: 14
Views: 1336

Re: Travel Board

I can imagine the weight. They had to close off both ends, so more glass, plus whatever joined them. And then just building to the stresses of a two-piece board. Once upon a time a board having weight was considered a good thing for certain applications. Now I just look at carrying the bloody things...
by Nels
Mon Aug 17, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Travel Board
Replies: 14
Views: 1336

Re: Travel Board

My actual experience with folding and hinges comes from a 1" by 6" folding table I made for the back of my truck, goes across from one camper shell rail to the other, for setting drink/food/kindle/cards on when camping. It flexes and can grab skin if unwary. Which brings up the other issue...
by Nels
Wed Aug 12, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Travel Board
Replies: 14
Views: 1336

Re: Travel Board

Have not made similar, for the reason that I can practically feel the pinching with flex on a hinged multi-piece board. I'm lazy and just went small 1 piece handboard, or mat. I'm sure you've seen other fastening methods for much larger or thicker craft. With something that thin there's going to be ...
by Nels
Tue Aug 11, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: End of an Era
Replies: 16
Views: 1676

Re: End of an Era

I recall a time a half-century ago when The Bigs ruled everything in surfboards. They went down hard. The world around us has barely started to change. I read that the sporting industries can't keep up with demand in North American Summer this year, but the economy has been riding on hope. Other tha...