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by belly rider
Tue Feb 02, 2021 9:49 am
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: Getting Churchill fins to fit
Replies: 12
Views: 1133

Re: Getting Churchill fins to fit

Bgreen-- Silicone jell serves as a nutrient to rubber and a natural "softener"
LIGHT heat serves to allow the rubber to mold/stretch a bit while silicone "nutrients" help soften and mold the rubber shoes
As far as gravity-- I don't quite understand what you mean by that
by belly rider
Tue Jan 19, 2021 12:27 pm
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: Getting Churchill fins to fit
Replies: 12
Views: 1133

Re: Getting Churchill fins to fit

hi bgreen I just read your trailer I work in the rubber industry When I have problems fitting my fins I do the following 1) Buy a tube of silicone jell -- from a dive shop (they use it to keep "O" Rings soft and from drying out) 2) Buy tennis balls and stuff two per each fin inside the sho...
by belly rider
Wed Dec 16, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: TBG5
Replies: 120
Views: 34972

Re: TBG5

Thanks Thomas for your elaborate explanation. This helps us common folks understand better the complications of building, shaping, glassing boards I started researching UK shapers and found one out of Jersey on which I am taking a gamble on my next two boards He is using a new foam (not PU nor EPS) ...
by belly rider
Thu Nov 05, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Nose thickness
Replies: 16
Views: 874

Re: Nose thickness

Thomas one of my best board noses amongst the boards you built for me was on the Kevlar Carbon board I noticed the nose is thinner while you kept the foam volume more in the area under the main body trunk The thinner nose allows me for a much better and easier duck dive. Gripping the board in this a...
by belly rider
Thu Nov 05, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: TBG5
Replies: 120
Views: 34972

Re: TBG5

"(so as not to scare off the new CNC machinist and the new glasser)" Thomas I am still puzzled by the "Glassers/laminating" world and now you through a new curve ball to me when you mention that CNC machinist are basically fussy and can create problems when dealing with a shapers...
by belly rider
Thu Nov 05, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: yucca fins
Replies: 11
Views: 960

Re: yucca fins

Yes Geoffrey you are right I just went by what I read here above on your statement So let me be more specific -- as long as the "scraps" recycled are all from the same rubber compound then everything is fine However if the Rubber compounds used to achieve different flex on the fin product ...
by belly rider
Fri Oct 23, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: yucca fins
Replies: 11
Views: 960

Re: yucca fins

Don't know if I am understanding the above Geoffrey message correctly But if they are made from recycled rubber materials please beware that recycling rubber material is NOT recommended as the rubber compounds all differ from each other and they chemically can not bond perfectly Therefore, over time...
by belly rider
Thu Sep 24, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: June 3, 2020, O`ahu Southshores @ "HIGH SURF ADVISORY"....
Replies: 2
Views: 1045

Re: June 3, 2020, O`ahu Southshores @ "HIGH SURF ADVISORY"....

Absolutely great pics and south coast action
Really enjoyed your post pictures
by belly rider
Thu Sep 24, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: End of an Era
Replies: 16
Views: 1655

Re: End of an Era

Thanks Rodndtube for your solidarity Thomas I just hope you have a chance to hook up with another laminator You know I would like to commission you two more MPH boards-- but we are stuck in an "impasse" -- until hopefully you find an Epoxy laminator lab where to take your boards Good luck ...
by belly rider
Mon Aug 31, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: End of an Era
Replies: 16
Views: 1655

Re: End of an Era

Thomas so sorry about the above news The frustration extends out to us clients as well It takes years to find a good shaper and then we get this kind of disappointing news and the uncertainty that the future might bring I heard that during the covid shut down the government sent checks out to famili...
by belly rider
Mon Aug 31, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Travel Board
Replies: 14
Views: 1336

Re: Travel Board

bgreen. that bisect board of yours looks great
Good Job
by belly rider
Mon Aug 31, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: british invasion
Replies: 6
Views: 899

Re: british invasion

Paul let is know how it rides in those Atlantic waves
by belly rider
Thu Mar 05, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Mini Paipo a gather up at European Wooden Surfboard Meetup
Replies: 6
Views: 1810

Re: Mini Paipo a gather up at European Wooden Surfboard Meetup

Geoffrey that was a good one got to admit but my hot tempered Italian girlfriend would make me pay a high price for that one
Thomas Nomas knows her and can testify to these words
by belly rider
Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Jeff Quam on paipo & hot curl boards
Replies: 4
Views: 1591

Re: Jeff Quam on paipo & hot curl boards

thanks for the post Good one
by belly rider
Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Mini Paipo a gather up at European Wooden Surfboard Meetup
Replies: 6
Views: 1810

Re: Mini Paipo a gather up at European Wooden Surfboard Meetup

I call it the Med (mediterranean) Madness its a fickle enclosed sea The waves can get oceanic quality in locations like Sardenia -- probably the best and most consistent place for waves in this enclosed sea Israel seems to be classified as having good med madness North Africa must have its share of ...
by belly rider
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: New board
Replies: 14
Views: 3092

Re: New board

Darn airlines I hate the way they handle our luggage despite it being a surfboard or a suitcase
by belly rider
Fri Nov 01, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: TBG5
Replies: 120
Views: 34972

Re: TBG5

I premer leg leashes and buy the 5' COMPETITION extra thin one
Never really experienced tangling as I am tall 6'2" and my long legs probably keep the leash stretched enough to avoid wrapping around
by belly rider
Wed Oct 23, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: TBG5
Replies: 120
Views: 34972

Re: TBG5

great looking line up of Floridian boards
by belly rider
Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Hot Curl Prone Board
Replies: 17
Views: 5336

Re: Hot Curl Prone Board

WAVES the Med Madness is ONNN finally look at my instagram photo-s Finally after a long as ever flat spell the Mediterranean delivered nice waves Pictures posted are from Marina di Pietrasanta pier in Toscana Now I am wondering if that Siciliano side of the boot got its share too there must be a Sic...
by belly rider
Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Wood Paipo
Replies: 16
Views: 7145

Re: Wood Paipo

float like a butterfly and sting like a bee
and here comes the punch ......
I am also having fun with your foam TC