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by GeoffreyLevens
Mon May 03, 2021 10:07 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Newport paipo for $5
Replies: 2
Views: 135

Re: Newport paipo for $5

Looked to be in great condition but I was most impressed by the auctioneers "vocal stylings"!
by GeoffreyLevens
Wed Nov 04, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: yucca fins
Replies: 11
Views: 954

Re: yucca fins

Don't know if I am understanding the above Geoffrey message correctly Always go to the source. ALWAYS! https://yuccafins.com/products/yucca-fins-soft-flex-scraps We are very excited to release the Scraps fin. After a year of tinkering we found a way to take our manufacturing waste rubber and grind ...
by GeoffreyLevens
Tue Nov 03, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: yucca fins
Replies: 11
Views: 954

Re: yucca fins

GeoffreyLevens wrote: Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:35 amFunny as hell that they charge same $$$ for ones made out of their "scraps" aka trash
To clarify, that comment was made tongue firmly in cheek. I think it's nothing but wonderful to reduce the waste stream and a good product is a good product.
by GeoffreyLevens
Thu Oct 29, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: TBG5
Replies: 120
Views: 34922

Re: TBG5

I also realized the with PU foam being less buoyant than EPS, I would have to adjust my formula for volume. So, now instead of 23L, I'm targeting 25L Yes, density is key. Think liter of feathers vs liter of lead to cite an extreme example. Even same material, 2 lb EPS at same volume will float a lo...
by GeoffreyLevens
Mon Oct 26, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Dreamtime
Replies: 4
Views: 473

Re: Dreamtime

There's an old saying about pioneers (these days we'd call them invaders) getting arrows in their backs. In GG's case maybe more like cramps in his shoulders.
by GeoffreyLevens
Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: yucca fins
Replies: 11
Views: 954

Re: yucca fins

Have not. Nice they have various flex options. Funny as hell that they charge same $$$ for ones made out of their "scraps" aka trash
by GeoffreyLevens
Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Quad Concave Body Board Study
Replies: 88
Views: 5099

Re: Quad Concave Body Board Study

PhillyViking wrote: Fri Oct 16, 2020 7:16 amThe mat's squishyiness is a great feature when you do a big air drop to a flat landing.
I used to call my mat "Buffy" in honor of lying on top of Sarah Michelle Gellar i.e. a bit squishy but still firm and nubile er I mean mobile :twisted:
by GeoffreyLevens
Thu Oct 15, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Quad Concave Body Board Study
Replies: 88
Views: 5099

Re: Quad Concave Body Board Study

However, a mat can shape shift whereas a rigid board can not, Many of my best rides ever were on a mat Yes, that's. That is why you must shaped some rocker into a more or less rigid paipo and a mat does not need any. Mats you "shape during the ride" as needed. Paipo you have to decide on ...
by GeoffreyLevens
Wed Oct 14, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Quad Concave Body Board Study
Replies: 88
Views: 5099

Re: Quad Concave Body Board Study

Surfmats have totally blunt/square noses and in several years of riding one I never had a single issue w/ it pushing water. On length/width: Dale Solomonson once quoted Greenough to me about how one of his favorite things about mats was that the "throttle, brakes, are steering were all in the s...
by GeoffreyLevens
Wed Oct 07, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: New board
Replies: 4
Views: 546

Re: New board

Papa Paepo o wrote: Tue Oct 06, 2020 10:06 pm Wow, X-wind fighter looks pretty impressive there.... can't wait to see this board in action, I ment video action.... agree?
I'm thinking an X-wing fighter hooked up with an orca and this is their love child!
by GeoffreyLevens
Sun Sep 20, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: Getting Churchill fins to fit
Replies: 12
Views: 1129

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: 12
Views: 1129

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: 401

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: 692

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: 692

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: 692

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: 16
Views: 1641

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: 1025

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: 1078

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: 3446

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.