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Re: New (to me) stuff on Tom Wegener's site

The Indonesian photo suggested that as well but that was also what I was looking for. I could ask about a wider shaper, more curved outline.
by bgreen
Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:47 pm
 
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: New (to me) stuff on Tom Wegener's site
Replies: 8
Views: 299

Re: Spring session

First wave looked like a nice long ride.
by bgreen
Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:53 am
 
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Spring session
Replies: 3
Views: 98

Re: 45 biaxial degree fiberglass?

See the cork deck on two of my boards in the Tom Wegener thread. http://mypaipoboards.org/forum3/viewtop ... =850#p8573
by bgreen
Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:50 am
 
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: 45 biaxial degree fiberglass?
Replies: 9
Views: 81

Re: Question about skegs

This is a good opportunity to test your theory
by bgreen
Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:47 am
 
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: Question about skegs
Replies: 5
Views: 96

Re: New (to me) stuff on Tom Wegener's site

There's nothing particularity strange about a composite design. I had one made by Tom but have only surfed it in very small conditions. I'm planning to surf it over Easter. Mine has a cork deck, wood bottom. BWS-bottom.jpg BWS-deck.jpg BWS_foil.jpg BWS_tailView.jpg I have another composite board tha...
by bgreen
Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:46 am
 
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: New (to me) stuff on Tom Wegener's site
Replies: 8
Views: 299

Re: Newport Paipo

Swim fins aren't essential. It will also depend on how much float your board has and weight distribution. Very thin-nosed and finless boards can be difficult without swim fins. They have pros and cons. I f you're not used to wearing them there is a period of conditioning required and finding what su...
by bgreen
Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:58 pm
 
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Newport Paipo
Replies: 4
Views: 69

Re: tunnel fins in bellyboard?

Both John Mellor and Surffoils post on Swaylocks, Surffoils sometimes drops by here. He is working on fibreglass flippers, at present. No tube fins, but wave face contact thoughts: https://www.swellnet.com/news/swellnet-dispatch/2019/01/23/watch-explaining-creature https://www.swellnet.com/news/desi...
by bgreen
Sun Mar 03, 2019 4:27 pm
 
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: tunnel fins in bellyboard?
Replies: 5
Views: 84

Re: Front fin(s) ?

Have you worked this out.

The solution is more in body weight distribution and keeping the rail engaged. This probably happens most in fat waves.
by bgreen
Sun Mar 03, 2019 4:24 pm
 
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Front fin(s) ?
Replies: 5
Views: 175

Re: paipo choppy big waves, make it

Hola Asner, I was recently in contact with Larry Goddard who made a distinction between skipping when you are going really fast (like a stone thrown in a lake) bouncing, when riding choppy waves. Combine the two and it is tough. His solution was to not ride windy waves and seek out smooth faces, wit...
by bgreen
Sun Mar 03, 2019 4:23 pm
 
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: paipo choppy big waves, make it
Replies: 9
Views: 336

Re: Fresh One

How does it ride?
by bgreen
Sat Dec 29, 2018 3:21 pm
 
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Fresh One
Replies: 3
Views: 156

Re: How to add plywood skegs to a finless plywood board ?

I've never tried to do this, but there have been a variety of approaches: See, question 3: http://mypaipoboards.org/interviews/DaveAndrews/DaveAndrews_2016-0716.shtml Q 21 - looks like fibreglassed in: http://mypaipoboards.org/interviews/BryanHayden/BHayden_2010-0113.shtml These look set into the wo...
by bgreen
Sat Dec 29, 2018 3:11 pm
 
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: How to add plywood skegs to a finless plywood board ?
Replies: 5
Views: 274

Re: Everybody wants to

For some recovering will take a lifetime - it's hard to anticipate the effects of natural disasters until you are confronted by one.

Sooner or later the ocean will call.
by bgreen
Mon Dec 24, 2018 8:08 am
 
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Everybody wants to
Replies: 42
Views: 1345

Re: paipo choppy big waves, make it

Do you think you'll be able to turn it?
by bgreen
Mon Dec 24, 2018 8:03 am
 
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: paipo choppy big waves, make it
Replies: 9
Views: 336

Re: paulownia + polyester+ fiberglass: rocker and flex

I don't reckon you can go past: http://www.surfmats.com/

Paul posts anywhere
by bgreen
Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:57 pm
 
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: paulownia + polyester+ fiberglass: rocker and flex
Replies: 48
Views: 1050

Re: paulownia + polyester+ fiberglass: rocker and flex

18-20" is ok. The no rocker issue - some rocker helps but the boards flex is an aspect. I have a fibreglass board with no rocker and it nosedives once the wave gets hollow. Donostia - I've been there 4 times but never surfed there. That footage shows a variety of waves. The bodyboarder's wave w...
by bgreen
Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:04 pm
 
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: paulownia + polyester+ fiberglass: rocker and flex
Replies: 48
Views: 1050

Re: paulownia + polyester+ fiberglass: rocker and flex

Communication even between English speakers can be difficult. I've had people in NZ, Canada and the US not be able to understand me. It's often helpful to translate something and then translate it back into the original language and see if it makes sense. Rod and I have done a couple of bi-lingual i...
by bgreen
Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:39 am
 
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: paulownia + polyester+ fiberglass: rocker and flex
Replies: 48
Views: 1050

Re: paulownia + polyester+ fiberglass: rocker and flex

Thanks Geoffrey, this may have been explained previously and I missed it.

Time will tell whether working cross grained is a good idea or not.

If the boards are too heavy, consider, working with the grain and a different finish.

How they surf will be the test.
by bgreen
Sat Dec 01, 2018 8:30 pm
 
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: paulownia + polyester+ fiberglass: rocker and flex
Replies: 48
Views: 1050

Re: paulownia + polyester+ fiberglass: rocker and flex

Ok, if I understand you correctly, you are saying you needed to glass the board, because the wood is too weak. It is a light wood but shouldn't be too soft (you shouldn't be able to squeeze it and make a dent). Try the board - you'll soon know if it works or not. If it doesn't paddle too well, it ma...
by bgreen
Sat Dec 01, 2018 6:25 am
 
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: paulownia + polyester+ fiberglass: rocker and flex
Replies: 48
Views: 1050

Re: paulownia + polyester+ fiberglass: rocker and flex

Do you use google translate? I'm not sure what you mean by: "if I do not give fiberglass part by just touching it,"

You'll find these thin wood boards don't spin out like foam boards or boogie might. They are a different craft and sit in the water more.

The real test is in the water.
by bgreen
Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:49 pm
 
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: paulownia + polyester+ fiberglass: rocker and flex
Replies: 48
Views: 1050

Re: paulownia + polyester+ fiberglass: rocker and flex

Treat it as an experiment. Try it without fins. It may be too heavy as you don't need to even glass pauwlonia. Oiling them can give a good finish.

Without fins and fibreglass these are low flotation boards - they will have their place. You won't be outpaddling SUPs.
by bgreen
Fri Nov 30, 2018 4:55 pm
 
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: paulownia + polyester+ fiberglass: rocker and flex
Replies: 48
Views: 1050

Re: 44.25 paipo

I'm a bit lost with all the ideas. I think Nomastomas has some sound advice. What is the design that you think works best, so far?
by bgreen
Sun Nov 25, 2018 4:21 pm
 
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: 44.25 paipo
Replies: 30
Views: 864

Re: Greetings from the Island thats not an Island.

It's a story most can relate to. A bit of an experiment and then before you know it, it takes over. The aspects I find interesting is that it's a journey done on your own - there are no role models, how to videos, media presence. It's something you have to figure out on your own. The re-discovery of...
by bgreen
Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:42 pm
 
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Greetings from the Island thats not an Island.
Replies: 11
Views: 1524

Re: orca fins? other symmetrical fins

Dave,

Thanks. I get it now. Those earlier photos made the strap look larger - just the perspective.

Rod,

Perhaps you should post in Spanish - a bit is getting lost in translation.

Bob
by bgreen
Wed Oct 24, 2018 5:21 pm
 
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: orca fins? other symmetrical fins
Replies: 44
Views: 981

Re: orca fins? other symmetrical fins

It looked like a show? How does your foot fit into the fin?
by bgreen
Tue Oct 23, 2018 3:20 pm
 
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: orca fins? other symmetrical fins
Replies: 44
Views: 981

Re: quad fins 44.25 paipo

It will be interesting to hear your experience. I rode this board a few times.

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It was fun on fuller, down the line waves, but it didn't hold an edge in a tube as well as my current board. The board is a lot thicker than it looks - about 3".
by bgreen
Tue Oct 23, 2018 3:18 pm
 
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: 44.25 paipo
Replies: 30
Views: 864

Re: fiberglass/polyester + Cores PE, NRG , PP?

My suggestion would again be,a sk on the Swaylocks site. There are French and Spanish pro and backyard board builders who can give you info.
by bgreen
Tue Oct 23, 2018 3:13 pm
 
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: fiberglass/polyester + Cores PE, NRG , PP?
Replies: 16
Views: 488

Re: orca fins? other symmetrical fins

Thanks Dave, Regarding an instagram account I'm pretty sure I don't have one. I may have a pinterest account but don't use it. To many accounts. A FB account is more than enough for me. How do you find the pockets in more solid waves? Do they ever come off? I never really had problems with fins comi...
by bgreen
Mon Oct 22, 2018 4:15 pm
 
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: orca fins? other symmetrical fins
Replies: 44
Views: 981

Re: Everybody wants to

Now to hear how it goes. Look out.
by bgreen
Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:41 pm
 
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Everybody wants to
Replies: 42
Views: 1345

Re: orca fins? other symmetrical fins

Bellyrider,

I tried looking at your photos but the message said - "This account is private".

Is there a link to a website?

I tried diving fins once - they worked fine. I knew a few guys who use them, but never heard of these new high tech versions.

Bob
by bgreen
Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:40 pm
 
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: orca fins? other symmetrical fins
Replies: 44
Views: 981

Re: NE england one day strike mission.

Is this a place that specialises in puddings? My memory you've got a pretty small car. Someone else drove?
by bgreen
Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:34 pm
 
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: NE england one day strike mission.
Replies: 5
Views: 271

Re: fiberglass/polyester + Cores PE, NRG , PP?

Why don't you ask on Swaylocks - someone there will know
by bgreen
Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:31 pm
 
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: fiberglass/polyester + Cores PE, NRG , PP?
Replies: 16
Views: 488

Re: Am I asking for too much?

I think there are at least three dimensions here: a board to catch an unbroken wave, closeouts and a board to catch junky waves. It depends on what you want to do on the wave. I've seen foil boarders ride unbroken waves and jump from wave to wave. A mal can glide along. A short paipo in the a recent...
by bgreen
Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:08 pm
 
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Am I asking for too much?
Replies: 13
Views: 481

Re: orca fins? other symmetrical fins

Fins are such a personal thing. I've tried lots of different types and not liked most of them.

I keep coming back to Churchills - despite the newer sizes being smaller and the rubber hard.
by bgreen
Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:24 pm
 
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: orca fins? other symmetrical fins
Replies: 44
Views: 981

Re: A couple of waves in Galicia, Spain

I have started to get the hang of using a GoPro. Most of my efforts have been unsuccessful - including upside down footage. I think the helmet has the most potential to generate better quality footage and be less intrusive to the surfing experience. They can be fun to capture the feel of a surf expe...
by bgreen
Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:22 pm
 
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: A couple of waves in Galicia, Spain
Replies: 23
Views: 1214

Re: Everybody wants to

Hello Nels,

I had the recent experience of trying a thick BB. It was a finless board. It was fun down the line but as soon as it got tuby - goodnight Irene.

I also didn't like the feeling that it rode more above the water.

Having said that, you've got nothing to lose with your experiment.

Bob
by bgreen
Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:11 pm
 
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Everybody wants to
Replies: 42
Views: 1345

Re: Need Advice on Build

I'll put forward the view that a wood board can be put on the rail - Sean Ross at Pipeline is a prime example. Its more a question of wave rather than board volume. I think the issue is that wood boards are often ridden in mushy/junk waves. The recent video showed guys having fun in junk waves, but ...
by bgreen
Fri Sep 28, 2018 4:06 am
 
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Need Advice on Build
Replies: 32
Views: 1997

Re: Finless observations

I was watching some footage of Derek Hynd, and it included what would be considered standard lines drawn on a surfboard and quite different lines, such as tail drifting in the lip and controlled slides. I've never really tried doing the latter but it thinking about this, while standing you have your...
by bgreen
Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:58 pm
 
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Finless observations
Replies: 8
Views: 431

Re: Finless observations

Nomas,

These were really fun waves, ideally suited to long speed lines and tube-riding. I want to pay more attention to the subtleties of riding finless.

Chris Garrett who has been shaping my latest boards sent me half a photo of a channel bottom. It will be interesting to see how it rides.

Bob
by bgreen
Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:39 am
 
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Finless observations
Replies: 8
Views: 431

Re: Huuricane lane surf

Did you take any photos of the paipo action/riders?
by bgreen
Tue Sep 04, 2018 3:30 am
 
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Huuricane lane surf
Replies: 2
Views: 212

Re: versions of gus acosta?

Just to clarify. This isn't my board. I found the board on a search. I believe it was made for a guy from Oregon. No more details were available when Rod tried to find out more.
by bgreen
Fri Aug 31, 2018 6:26 pm
 
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: versions of gus acosta?
Replies: 16
Views: 693

Finless observations

I had the pleasure to try my board finless at J-Bay. Here are some photos from a small day. Leg and flipper movement in this sequence is obvious. Fins1.jpg Fins2.jpg Fins3.jpg I tried the board twice with small 2" twin fins. The first time was a different spot, which was fuller and was a turnin...
by bgreen
Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:12 am
 
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Finless observations
Replies: 8
Views: 431

Re: versions of gus acosta?

I don't know if there is any Acosta influence, however the design kinda reminded me of Gus' concept. This board was made by Steve Pendarvis: http://www.pendo.com/

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by bgreen
Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:02 am
 
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: versions of gus acosta?
Replies: 16
Views: 693

Re: Yater

I'v e been in contact with a Santa Barbara guy who is a lifetime BB rider and some of his first boards were Yaters.

Uncle G can you post the FB link itself? thanks
by bgreen
Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:43 am
 
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Yater
Replies: 3
Views: 261

Re: PAIPO Foils.

There are gems further south of Lacanau. A warmer weather escape for Chrispi.
by bgreen
Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:00 am
 
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: PAIPO Foils.
Replies: 38
Views: 1871

Re: PAIPO Foils.

Besides the British museum, the other attraction is that it is close to Ireland.

Har to imagine that the creativity will stop.
by bgreen
Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:28 am
 
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: PAIPO Foils.
Replies: 38
Views: 1871

Re: A couple of waves in Galicia, Spain

Despite the conditions it looked like your board was getting some speed up.

Whereabouts in Galicia was this?
by bgreen
Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:25 am
 
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: A couple of waves in Galicia, Spain
Replies: 23
Views: 1214

Re: Finless T-Belly

Nomas,

It's always interesting trying the same design with and without fins.

If you dip your feet in the finless world again, I'd try a board without channels. John Galera's boards have a single channel but they are a very different design.

Bob
by bgreen
Wed Jul 25, 2018 3:32 am
 
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Finless T-Belly
Replies: 55
Views: 6282

Re: PAIPO Foils.

Don't put any weight on my opinion - it was my 2 bobs worth.
by bgreen
Fri Jul 20, 2018 6:31 pm
 
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: PAIPO Foils.
Replies: 38
Views: 1871

Gilbert Lum paipo surfer

Surffoils post got me curious about Gilbert Lum. Here are few sites with information about him. While it's most of the content is about the Diamond Head garden project, this itself, tells you a lot about him and his connection to the earth & sea. http://the.honoluluadvertiser.com/article/2004/Au...
by bgreen
Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:30 pm
 
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Gilbert Lum paipo surfer
Replies: 0
Views: 180
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