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by bgreen
Thu May 19, 2022 11:40 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Any Victorians
Replies: 0
Views: 9

Any Victorians

I'm heading down to Victoria for 10 days, east and west coasts.

Let me know if you wanted to catch up for a surf.
by bgreen
Tue May 10, 2022 8:49 am
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: yucca fins
Replies: 13
Views: 3533

Re: yucca fins

by bgreen
Mon May 09, 2022 7:54 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Monolith 2001: XLPE
Replies: 31
Views: 4346

Re: Monolith 2001: XLPE

Look forward to seeing the finished boards
by bgreen
Sun May 08, 2022 1:29 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Facebook page
Replies: 0
Views: 27

Facebook page

Gday, I'd noticed a few bellyboard/paipo related posts in kneeboard and vintage surfboard collector sites, so thought why not a BB page (there are a couple of traditional UK BB pages). Rod had a Facebook page that was gathering dust, so I suggested an update and have posted some stuff there. If you'...
by bgreen
Fri May 06, 2022 5:29 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Monolith 2001: XLPE
Replies: 31
Views: 4346

Re: Monolith 2001: XLPE

The shape itself looks like a standard bodyboard.

Is it going to have the channel like your earlier photos?
by bgreen
Sun Apr 24, 2022 8:11 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Monolith 2001: XLPE
Replies: 31
Views: 4346

Re: Monolith 2001: XLPE

" This XLPE eliminates the need for glassing." - how is it sealed?
by bgreen
Fri Mar 25, 2022 3:52 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Bob's Paipo
Replies: 16
Views: 1117

Re: Bob's Paipo

I had about 10 days surfing to test the board. It went way better than I thought it would: catches waves easily, handles a steep drop, holds an edge in the barrel and turns well. One thing I was less sure about was that it didn't seem to plane as well as my other boards. However, when I rode a wave ...
by bgreen
Tue Mar 15, 2022 9:38 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Mini Paipos
Replies: 21
Views: 4528

Re: Mini Paipos

Woohoo
by bgreen
Tue Mar 15, 2022 9:37 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Bob's Paipo
Replies: 16
Views: 1117

Re: Bob's Paipo

Gday Rod,

Mercury powered. No foil required.

Bob
by bgreen
Fri Mar 04, 2022 4:04 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Bob's Paipo
Replies: 16
Views: 1117

Re: Bob's Paipo

Thanks Harry.

The board looks like it is levitating in the bottom photo, ready to blast off.

Bob
by bgreen
Fri Feb 25, 2022 5:35 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Mini Paipos
Replies: 21
Views: 4528

Re: Mini Paipos

So how was it swimming into them? Looks to be a peaky wave.
by bgreen
Mon Jan 10, 2022 4:01 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Bob's Paipo
Replies: 16
Views: 1117

Re: Bob's Paipo

Ted wrote: Sat Jan 08, 2022 10:08 pm Looks like fun! Just hide it out back so wifey won't notice.
My wife will be ok with the finished board. She wasn't enthused about half a broken board from the side of the road. The aesthetics will be all due to Harry, my shaping errors will be well concealed.
by bgreen
Tue Jan 04, 2022 4:52 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Bob's Paipo
Replies: 16
Views: 1117

Re: Bob's Paipo

Thanks Harry.

Looks like the board will fall apart before the plug comes out. My plugs usually are 90 degrees to the stringer, so it will be interesting to see if this direction works better. The more important experimental part is the tail. Lots to ponder over on this one.
by bgreen
Fri Dec 24, 2021 1:06 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Bob's Paipo
Replies: 16
Views: 1117

Re: Bob's Paipo

Thanks Harry.

Looking good. The board will put me to shame. I can walk down to the surf, no-one will pay me attention, they'll be stunned by the glass job.

Looking forward to what 2022 brings.

Thanks again.
by bgreen
Wed Dec 22, 2021 8:02 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Bob's Paipo
Replies: 16
Views: 1117

Re: Bob's Paipo

Thanks Harry for both the thread and the offer of glassing. Not so sure about the famous bit. Ok, the back story. I was walking to my car after a surf and see a guy with a broken longboard. He was trying to break the fins out. He asked if I wanted the tail half, I declined, as I didn't think my wife...
by bgreen
Wed Dec 08, 2021 3:34 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Basics.
Replies: 11
Views: 1277

Re: Basics.

Gday, I'm no expert but don't apply a second/third coat etc until the coat you applied is completely dry. It shouldn't be tacky. Unlike applying by hand or cloth, you can't smooth out overspray so don't go heavy with spray, just nice even coats. A non-fibrecloth can be used to deal with pool. You ar...
by bgreen
Wed Dec 08, 2021 5:47 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Prone surfing champion
Replies: 2
Views: 495

Prone surfing champion

I didn't know it was a category, but a positive story of bouncing back:

https://magicseaweed.com/news/reckless- ... -wo/12640/
by bgreen
Fri Nov 26, 2021 7:52 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Mike Stewart - Shipstern. Lots of interesting finless technique on show
Replies: 1
Views: 414

Mike Stewart - Shipstern. Lots of interesting finless technique on show

I found this video interesting on a number of counts: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=woTKncdIAtU

Look at his legs - at time only one or neither are in contact with the board, but they are in contact with the wave face.
by bgreen
Sat Nov 13, 2021 3:57 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Hand Plane Peahi
Replies: 4
Views: 615

Re: Hand Plane Peahi

From the look of it, I wondered if it was motorised but apparently not: https://www.taylorsmistakehandski.com/p ... e-handski/

A beast of a handplane, crossing barriers with the label handski.
by bgreen
Tue Nov 09, 2021 3:44 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Tom Morey sign on the Big Island
Replies: 0
Views: 715

Tom Morey sign on the Big Island

I read a sign had been installed on the BIg Island commemorating Tom Morey and the boogie board, one side, on the other information about paipo boards. This link depicts the sign at Honis Beach Park: https://kauainownews.com/2021/11/06/wave-riders-pay-tribute-to-tom-morey-creator-of-the-modern-day-b...