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by Nels
Thu Jan 20, 2022 6:57 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Basics.
Replies: 11
Views: 2096

Re: Basics.

Next time you are in the water try riding that backward...with the squared off end forward. Not joking. I'm assuming the rails are parallel (can't really tell from photo) but if the tail is narrower than the rounded end even better. Didn't catch the dimensions you were working with but there are no ...
by Nels
Wed Jan 19, 2022 6:34 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Monolith 2001: XLPE
Replies: 37
Views: 6590

Re: Monolith 2001: XLPE

Fat tail like that is good for catching waves and going fast but yeah, turning has challenges. I rode a board for a while back in the 70's that had a really fat wide diamond tail but my guess from misty memory is it was probably 12"-14" a foot up. Maybe 16" max. Great board for the ti...
by Nels
Tue Jan 18, 2022 6:19 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Monolith 2001: XLPE
Replies: 37
Views: 6590

Re: Monolith 2001: XLPE

Looks like it goes fast from that spray line. And like you have most of the rail buried. Video please!
by Nels
Mon Oct 18, 2021 2:21 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: A Ripple in the Force
Replies: 21
Views: 6375

Re: A Ripple in the Force

Thanks for posting that stuff, fantastic, especially to see those boards.

Maybe we need to update the old Endless Summer/Phil Edwards lines about "being here yesterday" or "an hour ago"...

You should have been here half a century ago!
by Nels
Sun Oct 17, 2021 8:33 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: A Ripple in the Force
Replies: 21
Views: 6375

Re: A Ripple in the Force

Another fun one...who knew at the time the 1970's were going to be such a hoot?

https://eos.surf/video/entry/tom-morey-boogie-72/
by Nels
Sun Oct 17, 2021 8:23 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: A Ripple in the Force
Replies: 21
Views: 6375

Re: A Ripple in the Force

Morey was also engaged with innovating removable skegs (board fins). Forgot all about that, good call Rod. W.A.V.E. Set fins. Via the Mactavish/Greenough connection I suppose Greenough fins were commercially available through them. Stage IV - that was a good fin on a 7'9" Morey Pope I had back...
by Nels
Sat Oct 16, 2021 1:55 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: A Ripple in the Force
Replies: 21
Views: 6375

Re: A Ripple in the Force

I too was sad to read the news. I didn't know Morey at all other than a passing email communication a couple of decades ago but I've known of him my entire surfing life. I'm an "old surfer" at this stage, and lately I try to keep my peanut gallery comments on most anything wave-riding to m...
by Nels
Sat Sep 18, 2021 11:27 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Prone Foil
Replies: 4
Views: 2876

Re: Prone Foil

Thanks for posting the link. Between that vid and the "boogie foil" series that came up after I think I got my questions answered. I like the idea of the feeling of "flight" but that looks awkward, uncomfortable, and without flow...beyond the suggested vid where the person just r...
by Nels
Thu Sep 09, 2021 7:37 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Prone Foil
Replies: 4
Views: 2876

Prone Foil

So I was watching the videos of Hamilton riding Chicama on foil boards...has anybody around here actually tried riding a modern foil board prone?
by Nels
Sun Aug 22, 2021 3:47 pm
Forum: Paipo Web Pages
Topic: Paipo Slippah
Replies: 6
Views: 4444

Re: Paipo Slippah

So if I put Geoffrey's & Nels insights together, the leather comes from drunken masochistic cattle.
They seem like the only logical explanations. Nothing but the best for surfers!
by Nels
Sat Aug 21, 2021 12:22 pm
Forum: Paipo Web Pages
Topic: Paipo Slippah
Replies: 6
Views: 4444

Re: Paipo Slippah

bgreen wrote: ↑Fri Aug 20, 2021 12:41 pm
I'm not sure what "responsibly sourced" leather is
I think that's when the cow cuts strips of its own hide for at least $15 USD an hour...
by Nels
Tue Aug 17, 2021 5:06 pm
Forum: Paipo Web Pages
Topic: Paipo Slippah
Replies: 6
Views: 4444

Re: Paipo Slippah

Just noticed you posted this less than an hour before I saw the ad the other day...great minds or something etc.

As much as this product doesn't resonate with me despite the "paipo" word...it's probably better than those sandals with bottle openers...
by Nels
Sat Aug 14, 2021 10:37 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: The Paipo
Replies: 3
Views: 2866

The Paipo

https://www.reef.com/s/ReefUS/paipo.html#email-signup

Everything about "paipo" gets me excited. Usually.
by Nels
Wed Jul 07, 2021 6:18 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Vintage Paipo footage
Replies: 1
Views: 2396

Vintage Paipo footage

I'm sure this has been posted here somewhere but I couldn't find it offhand this afternoon. From January of this year. Id I missed it, maybe somebody else did too. Worth the time.

Paipo 1958-1965.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mAp48UqnizI
by Nels
Sun May 02, 2021 2:43 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Flight
Replies: 2
Views: 1766

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: 2397

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: 2397

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: 2520

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: 2010

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: 2124

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...