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by GeoffreyLevens
Fri Mar 06, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Mini Paipo a gather up at European Wooden Surfboard Meetup
Replies: 6
Views: 321

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

belly rider wrote:
Thu Mar 05, 2020 1:51 pm
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
Then you get double points for wisdom and survival! :twisted:
by GeoffreyLevens
Wed Mar 04, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Mini Paipo a gather up at European Wooden Surfboard Meetup
Replies: 6
Views: 321

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

Belly rider--bonus points for not strapping girlfriend to the roof on racks while board rides inside!
by GeoffreyLevens
Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Bending plywood Paipos
Replies: 4
Views: 375

Re: Bending plywood Paipos

The glue up your own I did once. Forget what glue I used but got thin sheets of luan I think. Laid each layer cross grain to the previous one. I used shims, 2X4's, etc on garage floor to create a "rocker table". Slathered on the glue and put the stack on the shims. Weighted w/ sand bags, kettlebells...
by GeoffreyLevens
Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Jeff Quam on paipo & hot curl boards
Replies: 4
Views: 407

Re: Jeff Quam on paipo & hot curl boards

Thanks for posting that! Jeff's comments about localism, effects of competition on surfing and approaches to wave riding, etc are things that really need to be heard a whole lot more in the general surfing community.
by GeoffreyLevens
Mon Nov 18, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Soft edge
Replies: 5
Views: 972

Re: Soft edge

CHRISPI wrote:
Mon Nov 18, 2019 2:56 pm
I feel making your own boards and riding then has got to be good for mind and body?
Very likely will help stave off senility over the years ;) And yes, if you can get to a facility that has constant almost identical waves peeling off from a machine, that's ideal.
by GeoffreyLevens
Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Soft edge
Replies: 5
Views: 972

Re: Soft edge

I know with hard fins on standup boards, tiny differences in trailing edge foil can make the difference between a loud "hummmm" and not. And almost certainly that hum is lost speed, drag of a detrimental type
by GeoffreyLevens
Fri Nov 01, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: Do swim fins generate drag significantly ?
Replies: 8
Views: 3194

Re: Do swim fins generate drag significantly ?

There are times when I'm moving around the line-up that I pull the nose of my 49" board under my chest, stop kick paddling and simply arm paddle (you know, swim). I'm always surprised at how quickly and smoothly I can move through the water, at least for short periods of time, when doing this. What...
by GeoffreyLevens
Sun Sep 01, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Immigrant board Mk2
Replies: 5
Views: 2702

Re: Immigrant board Mk2

Another option for removable/changeable wings could be morphed off the Greenough bolt on fin idea in attached .jpg's. Maybe flat metal strap bolted into wing, wrap around board and bold through. Only hard part really would be matching shape of wing edge to board rail for tight fit. Not sure of could...
by GeoffreyLevens
Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: PhillyViking & Atlantasurfer have been making some boards...
Replies: 3
Views: 2512

Re: PhillyViking & Atlantasurfer have been making some boards...

rodndtube wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:29 am
...there is a beauty in simplicity of design.
My mind gets drawn to complex, compound curves, magic edges, vee hidden inside double concave, etc. But in 50 years of riding waves, 100% of my best, most functional, most fun boards have all been simple simple simple
by GeoffreyLevens
Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: New summer Groveler
Replies: 36
Views: 8098

Re: New summer Groveler

I detect a noticeable difference in 5# vs 10# paipo boards. I too notice significant differences between light and heavier boards. On paipo, swing weight isn't much of thing the way it is on stand-up esp longboards, but remember, much of the time when riding you are at least partly unweighted which...
by GeoffreyLevens
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: The Immigrint board
Replies: 21
Views: 4403

Re: The Immigrint board

It was years ago so likely better design/materials now, but I had a no zip pull over (3mil, 5 mil) and though it was super warm and comfortable in the water, it was truly a bee-atch to get off over my head. I can remember two times when tired after a long go out that I just couldn't. Once in near pa...
by GeoffreyLevens
Fri May 31, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: Bodyboard Hydrofoil Video
Replies: 6
Views: 2737

Re: Bodyboard Hydrofoil Video

"I would heartily support close-quarters action on the beach or in the parking lot..."

That might take a village or at least a committee ;)
by GeoffreyLevens
Fri May 17, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: TBG5
Replies: 99
Views: 24065

Re: TBG5

Rod your theoretical 50" X 10" board would make a good weapon for hunting/spearing small game. Just make sure the nose has a nice, sharp point
by GeoffreyLevens
Fri May 17, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: TBG5
Replies: 99
Views: 24065

Re: TBG5

Can't remember who said/where I read, but quite a few years back I remember reading that GG style hulls, at very high speeds, will plain up on smaller and smaller area along the midline and lift out of the water. Not likely in continental US type waves, think Sunset, HI beach West swell type power. ...
by GeoffreyLevens
Mon May 06, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: T-Belly G6
Replies: 42
Views: 8604

Re: T-Belly G6

"The benefit, however, is extended surface (and subsurface) flexibility on-demand. I can't swap out hull form boards in the middle of a wave!"

Uh-oh, an advertisement for surfmats ;)
by GeoffreyLevens
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Spring session
Replies: 4
Views: 1789

Re: Spring session

Zensuni, I don't know if this would work so you'd want to test it on a sample piece of neoprene--there is a product called Vulkem116, some sort of silicon caulk, that dries rubbery and bonds very strongly to what you put it on when its fresh from the tube. Some people, used to be many, used it on th...
by GeoffreyLevens
Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: 45 biaxial degree fiberglass?
Replies: 9
Views: 2363

Re: 45 biaxial degree fiberglass?

I've never worked w/ cork but have read (and makes sense to me) that you can seal it pretty well without loosing is "soft", forgiving qualities. Squeeze on thinned epoxy so it dives into the crevices and leaves little to none on the surface. Probably would also work w/ varnish.
by GeoffreyLevens
Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: 45 biaxial degree fiberglass?
Replies: 9
Views: 2363

Re: 45 biaxial degree fiberglass?

That is the grace of this idea, there is no fiberglass in these parts. in fact you can laminate the fiber cork fiber cork eps in rectangular fiber and then cut with the template of the paipo, sand the edges at 90 degrees and paste the cork to make the rails. a Bodypo style but lighter thanks the co...
by GeoffreyLevens
Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: 45 biaxial degree fiberglass?
Replies: 9
Views: 2363

Re: 45 biaxial degree fiberglass?

Only issue could be that 2 light layers is stronger than one heavier one. Oh, and thicker/heavier cloth is more difficult to wrap on thin rails and corners etc.
by GeoffreyLevens
Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: A new innovating construction approach...
Replies: 6
Views: 1376

Re: A new innovating construction approach...

Sounds great...unless, well...if you have super powers and try to ride one you'd probably drown. ;)