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by bgreen
Sun Jul 07, 2019 3:29 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: T-Belly G6
Replies: 41
Views: 2043

Re: T-Belly G6

The thickness flow of my boards keeps changing - its now more evenly distributed than Larry's original. Also a bit more tail lift., though less than a standard board.
by bgreen
Sun Jul 07, 2019 3:27 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Bordeaux surfing exhibition with plankys
Replies: 0
Views: 42

Bordeaux surfing exhibition with plankys

The latest Surf Blurb (edited by Jeremy Lemarie) posted a piece on an exhibition dedicated to surfing, hosted by the Aquitaine Museum in Bordeaux from June 2019 to January 2020. It may be worth checking out. Jeremy said he might write a piece on planks. We also have an interview in the pipeline with...
by bgreen
Fri Jul 05, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Latest board from Chris Garrett
Replies: 3
Views: 153

Latest board from Chris Garrett

Here is my latest board by Chris Garrett AKA Phantom northern NSW. MM8-deck.jpg MM8_profile.jpg MM8_3.jpg MM8.jpg It is a little thicker than the previous board and the concaves are deeper. It is 54" x 21' A bit over 1 7/8 at it's thickest. It rides a bit different to the previous board, but I need ...
by bgreen
Fri Jul 05, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: T-Belly G6
Replies: 41
Views: 2043

Re: T-Belly G6

How thick is this board? I have a new double concave - I'll post some photos up in a separate thread. Interesting to see we both started ata Goddard style board and have gone in divergent paths.
by bgreen
Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: The Immigrint board
Replies: 21
Views: 842

Re: The Immigrint board

If you aren't flexible in the shoulders or have had shoulder injury, a back zip is way easier.
by bgreen
Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:56 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: New summer Groveler
Replies: 34
Views: 1344

Re: New summer Groveler

An alternate take. I have a board that I think is too heavy. It's not responsive in smaller conditions and is a momentum board - once it gets going it barges through all manner of sections, collapsing tubes. It is not a lively/responsive board. Where weight comes from the glass job, a lighter board ...
by bgreen
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: New summer Groveler
Replies: 34
Views: 1344

Re: New summer Groveler

My new board (as yet not ridden) is more like 7-8 lbs. They have heavier glass jobs for travelling and I don't find it slows the board (perhaps other than in small weak waves). They possibly sit more in the wave face. I tried a leash on the leg, too much board flapping around and longer to regain po...
by bgreen
Fri May 31, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: New summer Groveler
Replies: 34
Views: 1344

Re: New summer Groveler

I look forward to seeing more photos.
by bgreen
Fri May 31, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: Question about skegs
Replies: 9
Views: 764

Re: Question about skegs

I have 2 boards that I have ridden both finless and finned. I can't say I notice any increase in speed when I ride them finned. There can be less control and the turns aren't as tight finless, but no loss in speed. As Nomas noted above, a lot of variables are at play that can influence speed. In sma...
by bgreen
Fri May 31, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: Bodyboard Hydrofoil Video
Replies: 5
Views: 156

Re: Bodyboard Hydrofoil Video

Surfoils is the guy to ask about these. I tried one of the early prototypes and my crook back didn't appreciate it too much. What I found interesting was the footage near the end where there were a couple of bigger waves. On one the ride was clipped, so presumably it wasn't a great ride and on anoth...
by bgreen
Mon May 20, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Greetings from the Island thats not an Island.
Replies: 15
Views: 2464

Re: Greetings from the Island thats not an Island.

Uncle G how does the board go compared to the concave bottom.

Photos I took of boards at Bishop museum. Looked convex to me.
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by bgreen
Thu May 16, 2019 5:47 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: TBG5
Replies: 87
Views: 11080

Re: TBG5

Here's another approach to riding choppy waves:

https://www.swellnet.com/news/design-ou ... -stop-four
by bgreen
Wed May 15, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: About the Forums - Read Me!
Topic: Transition to New Forum Software, This Forum's Data May Die
Replies: 10
Views: 1954

Re: Transition to New Forum Software, This Forum's Data May Die

Well done Rod - a lot of effort went on behind the scenes but for the rest of us, it was probably more like - the paipo forum is down.

Like paipo boards, the forum didn't die.
by bgreen
Tue May 07, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: paipo paulownia with rib?
Replies: 10
Views: 728

Re: paipo paulownia with rib?

Rather than an external rib, why not just insert two stringers? It involves cutting your board and gluing in two stringers.
by bgreen
Sun May 05, 2019 3:58 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: paipo paulownia with rib?
Replies: 10
Views: 728

Re: paipo paulownia with rib?

Tom Wegener vacuum bags a foam core to paulownia, as do others who make composite boards.


How thick is the paulownia and what method are you using to get the nose rocker?
by bgreen
Sun May 05, 2019 3:56 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: River surfing:Setting the record straight.
Replies: 12
Views: 586

Re: River surfing:Setting the record straight.

This may be of interest. Arthur may have other info: https://apluse.de/rs/rs_hist_e.html John is a very helpful guy. Did Tom Pohaku Stone - https://www.facebook.com/PohakuforAHA Sledding - https://www.nationalgeographic.com/travel/intelligent-travel/2011/05/24/sledding-in-hawaii/ http://www.hawaiibc...
by bgreen
Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: River surfing:Setting the record straight.
Replies: 12
Views: 586

Re: River surfing:Setting the record straight.

Uncle G, I did contact the Bishop Museum once but it was through a contact of John Clark. When I went to Oahu a couple of years ago, John organised for me to see the boards, both upstairs and downstairs (which aren't on display) .
by bgreen
Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:37 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: River surfing:Setting the record straight.
Replies: 12
Views: 586

Re: River surfing:Setting the record straight.

Have you asked John himself (he would be the best bet) or contacted the Bishop museum?
by bgreen
Sun Apr 28, 2019 3:44 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: New (to me) stuff on Tom Wegener's site
Replies: 9
Views: 996

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

I recently rode the board in 3-4+ waves. It drew a nice line and turned easy enough. It had a lot of flex.
krusher74 wrote:
bgreen wrote: Thanks for the plan pictures of toms design, IMO it looks to be very much leaning towards speeds down the line at the sacrifice or maneuverability.
by bgreen
Sun Apr 28, 2019 3:41 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: T-Belly G6
Replies: 41
Views: 2043

Re: T-Belly G6

I do the rail grab instinctively (my background is stand-up only) on certain waves, probably more on my backhand (going left). Dropping down a steep face and turning into a tube seem to be when I do it most.