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by bgreen
Mon Dec 11, 2023 6:33 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: The latest paipo interview
Replies: 2
Views: 28022

The latest paipo interview

Here is the latest paipo interview, with Michael Drury, a long term rider of bellyboards:

https://mypaipoboards.org/interviews/Mi ... 1107.shtml
by bgreen
Mon Dec 11, 2023 6:32 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: River Surfing Paipos & Bellyboards
Replies: 15
Views: 80645

Re: River Surfing Paipos & Bellyboards

Well made and cool looking boards. That bench is just what you need to make these boards. Whether in the surf or river, these boards need some push, because of their low volume. A simple piece of wood can be a lot of fun, though harder work if there is a current or a long paddle.
by bgreen
Sat Sep 09, 2023 5:47 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: TBXL
Replies: 22
Views: 202686

Re: TBXL

Thanks Nomas. The wide point is an issue often not given enough thought.
by bgreen
Sun Aug 27, 2023 8:13 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Duckdiving tips for plypo newbie (& boards built)
Replies: 1
Views: 40276

Re: Duckdiving tips for plypo newbie (& boards built)

You may have resolved this question. Low volume boards duckdive easily, though require a good set of legs to deal with currents and long distances. The paipo nui style boards actually get a glide going underwater. Finless boards of low bouyancy are hard to arm paddle in a traditional sense. One arm ...
by bgreen
Sun Aug 27, 2023 8:09 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: TBXL
Replies: 22
Views: 202686

Re: TBXL

Nomas,

So have your thinking about a big wave paipo changed much?
by bgreen
Thu Mar 23, 2023 4:19 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Strip plank build
Replies: 3
Views: 47858

Re: Strip plank build

Also search: wegener + strip planking
by bgreen
Wed Mar 22, 2023 6:00 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Strip plank build
Replies: 3
Views: 47858

Re: Strip plank build

I asked Global Ernie, he suggested: "I think the simplest approach is to buy one 8x4 sheet of 3mm marine ply. Cut into four pieces 4 x 2 and then use the glue up process to form whatever rocker/nose/tail lift you desire, the glue will hold the curve permanently. Draw on your plan shape and cut ...
by bgreen
Sat Feb 11, 2023 1:05 am
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: Dorsal Swim Fins
Replies: 13
Views: 102505

Re: Dorsal Swim Fins

I read some reviews, complaints about weight and small sizing.

How does the overall length compare to a Churchill and Duckfeet?
by bgreen
Fri Jan 13, 2023 8:23 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Monolith 2001: XLPE
Replies: 47
Views: 522360

Re: Monolith 2001: XLPE

Thanks. I'm looking into XPS.
by bgreen
Fri Jan 13, 2023 2:14 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Monolith 2001: XLPE
Replies: 47
Views: 522360

Re: Monolith 2001: XLPE

Thanks Bill.

It only needs to last a few days. I wasn't thinking of sandwich as all this needs to fit into a suitcase.

Where do you buy your XLPE? My searches seem to only identify cable suppliers.
by bgreen
Thu Jan 12, 2023 1:48 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Monolith 2001: XLPE
Replies: 47
Views: 522360

Re: Monolith 2001: XLPE

do you know if you could ride a board of Divinycell and wood, without fibreglassing it?
by bgreen
Mon Oct 17, 2022 4:09 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Adding Cork Deck
Replies: 6
Views: 25702

Re: Adding Cork Deck

I ride a couple of boards with cork decks. The decks certainly get wet but on a fibreglass board I've not noticed an appreciable increase in weight. Conversely, on a thin board I don't think there would be a significant increase in flotation.
by bgreen
Mon Oct 17, 2022 4:05 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Sumatra
Replies: 5
Views: 24830

Re: Sumatra

Pohnpei sure looks nice, but I'm committed to a Mentawi trip, near where Thumpa has in mind.

http://www.pohnpeisurfclub.com/surf
by bgreen
Wed Aug 31, 2022 7:34 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Hansen Statoglas
Replies: 1
Views: 17784

Re: Hansen Statoglas

by bgreen
Wed Aug 24, 2022 7:00 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Sumatra
Replies: 5
Views: 24830

Re: Sumatra

Never been there, but have been thinking of a trip to the central Mentawis. If you are into FB, there is a surf trips, that can be helpful, but a lot of sort operators https://www.facebook.com/groups/2646492055407776 There is also this group - I've never personally accessed it : https://www.facebook...
by bgreen
Thu Aug 04, 2022 6:58 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Ahiboard relaunch
Replies: 2
Views: 21462

Re: Ahiboard relaunch

Interesting.

I'm not sure how serious they take it when you scroll down the photos: https://www.ahiboard.com/pages/photos
by bgreen
Fri Jul 29, 2022 3:33 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Latest paipo interview
Replies: 0
Views: 47265

Latest paipo interview

Here is the latest paipo interview with the late Jacky Rott, a French surfing pioneer: https://mypaipoboards.org/interviews/JackyRott/JackyRott_Eng_2022-04_26.shtml . A tribute to Jacky Rott is also included in Gerard Decoster's temporary exhibition: http://surfing-memory.com/la-collection-boardvisi...
by bgreen
Wed Jul 20, 2022 4:50 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Paepo’o - my boards
Replies: 5
Views: 24942

Re: Paepo’o - my boards

I was curious about the white butterfly like shapes on the boards (like bow tie pasta, farfelle). On one board they look like stitches across a crack.
Is this there function or is it design? They look heavy or are thye lighter than they look. Either way, looks like you're having fun on them.
by bgreen
Wed Jul 20, 2022 2:13 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Calf cramping
Replies: 16
Views: 108429

Re: Calf cramping

It really isn't a simple story. There is a large literature on this: https://journals.lww.com/acsm-csmr/fulltext/2008/07001/muscle_cramps_during_exercise_is_it_fatigue_or.9.aspx "And as empirical evidence grows, it is becoming increasingly clear that there are two distinct and dissimilar genera...
by bgreen
Thu Jun 30, 2022 4:33 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Monolith 2001: XLPE
Replies: 47
Views: 522360

Re: Monolith 2001: XLPE

As they say, more testing required.

What do they look like finished?