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by GeoffreyLevens
Sun Sep 20, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: Getting Churchill fins to fit
Replies: 3
Views: 15

Re: Getting Churchill fins to fit

And ya never know, maybe your feet will shrink ;)
I hope the fins do stretch for you!
by GeoffreyLevens
Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: Getting Churchill fins to fit
Replies: 3
Views: 15

Re: Getting Churchill fins to fit

In the past, with Vipers, I've bought a size up so they are a loose sloppy fit but I can get my foot in. Then I glued neoprene on the inner side of the heel strap and wore various thickness of fin socks to make them fit right. I would see if I could exchange the ones you've got for big you need to g...
by GeoffreyLevens
Sat Sep 05, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Pre Dawn
Replies: 1
Views: 45

Re: Pre Dawn

Definitely. That and sunset, though sunset is generally MUCH more crowded. But first and last light are the best!
by GeoffreyLevens
Mon Aug 31, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: fringesurfer.tv
Replies: 7
Views: 110

Re: fringesurfer.tv

I got inspired so went to Tom's site and emailed him a msg saying just that, that I very much enjoyed Love Letter To Prone and I it would be great to see him riding some quality surf. Maybe something will shake loose!
by GeoffreyLevens
Mon Aug 31, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: fringesurfer.tv
Replies: 7
Views: 110

Re: fringesurfer.tv

Just watched the Wegener segment again and I did not see that. True, pretty crappy, tiny waves, but most by far he was trimming or turning. I'd love to see him ride one of those boards in some "real" surf i.e. 4-6 foot barrels with good shape.
by GeoffreyLevens
Sun Aug 23, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: fringesurfer.tv
Replies: 7
Views: 110

Re: fringesurfer.tv

GOLDMINE! Thanks for linking that!!!
by GeoffreyLevens
Wed Aug 12, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: End of an Era
Replies: 14
Views: 393

Re: End of an Era

I've glassed a few and found it not very hard to do, both poly and epoxy. Sanding however...a bit of a bugger in my opinion, both to get it "right" and also just in terms of the misery.
by GeoffreyLevens
Mon Jul 20, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Take it where you get it...Proneman?
Replies: 3
Views: 707

Re: Take it where you get it...Proneman?

And note, it is well overhead!
by GeoffreyLevens
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: The Wall Paipo?
Replies: 4
Views: 692

Re: The Wall Paipo?

Also noteworthy how early he was in the wave and effortlessly planning for a long time on a very flat roller.
by GeoffreyLevens
Tue May 05, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: fish the movie
Replies: 28
Views: 2359

Re: fish the movie

GOOD LORD! I couldn't watch more than than the first 30 seconds or so. I think that might be perfect viewing after shooting up on meth.
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: 1516

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: 1516

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: 5
Views: 1912

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: 1365

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: 6
Views: 2339

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: 6
Views: 2339

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: 4402

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: 3485

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: 3259

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: 10371

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...