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by skiff
Sat Jul 16, 2016 11:47 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: As good as it gets.
Replies: 5
Views: 1474

Re: As good as it gets.

From a few days ago.............there were actually TWO prone riders in the lineup at the same time...........I think that must be some kind of record-
by skiff
Tue Feb 16, 2016 5:22 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Mega Platter 2.0...asymmetrical...?
Replies: 78
Views: 15914

Re: Mega Platter 2.0...asymmetrical...?

We were on a tight schedule as far as leaving, and so he only had time to catch two prone waves and then that last bomber 'stand up' wave; then he paddled back over and gave me the board. The excitement in his face was absolutely classic. Good to try new things!
by skiff
Mon Feb 15, 2016 5:04 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Mega Platter 2.0...asymmetrical...?
Replies: 78
Views: 15914

Re: Mega Platter 2.0...asymmetrical...?

Krusher- I'm not sure it would fit into any of those three categories...............these things are pretty 'stand apart'...? But for sure, it feels like I'm making more progress in the performance areas so maybe it would be closest to a performance shortboard.................though at 73 liters of ...
by skiff
Tue Jan 05, 2016 1:20 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Mega Platter 2.0...asymmetrical...?
Replies: 78
Views: 15914

Re: Mega Platter 2.0...asymmetrical...?

Animals seem to prefer it as well.
by skiff
Mon Jan 04, 2016 11:29 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Mega Platter 2.0...asymmetrical...?
Replies: 78
Views: 15914

Re: Mega Platter 2.0...asymmetrical...?

Here's a few quick photos from the day, beautiful weather and environment for the first test run-
by skiff
Sat Jan 02, 2016 2:06 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: TBG5 Step Up
Replies: 108
Views: 20532

Re: TBG5 Step Up

Yes: for one......me. The basic tenet of the 'edge' board design is to simply create a narrower board once it's up on plane, increasing speed, etc. It's a wider board at slower speeds for floatation and catching waves, but once it's up on plane, the board lifts up, and begins running on the narrower...
by skiff
Sat Jan 02, 2016 1:28 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: TBG5 Step Up
Replies: 108
Views: 20532

Re: TBG5 Step Up

Nomas, the link you posted from the alleyfishfry blog detailed what are called 'Edge Boards'. Virtually all of Greenough's spoons were edge boards, and Bob Duncan of Wilderness still makes them, and you used to be able to buy 'em off the rack there in Ventura. The edge board design has been around f...
by skiff
Thu Dec 31, 2015 1:09 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Mega Platter 2.0...asymmetrical...?
Replies: 78
Views: 15914

Re: Mega Platter 2.0...asymmetrical...?

The shorter rail (cutback side) is 3" shorter than the bottom turn rail. Fin size? Just going with what I've been experimenting with on the 'regular templated' boards, which is the Rasta keel fin for the cutback rail, and a Futures quad (half of) for the bottom turn rail. This is just what I've 'sta...
by skiff
Wed Dec 30, 2015 7:55 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Mega Platter 2.0...asymmetrical...?
Replies: 78
Views: 15914

Re: Mega Platter 2.0...asymmetrical...?

Well, no photos to show of my finally finding a suitable venue to take the 'asymmetrical' Mega Platter out, but I did get 'er out yesterday, and I'm ready to gauge the board and it's somewhat kinky design as an unqualified success. We happened onto a high quality situation, and had offshore winds fo...
by skiff
Fri Dec 11, 2015 6:32 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Mega Platter 2.0...asymmetrical...?
Replies: 78
Views: 15914

Re: Mega Platter 2.0...asymmetrical...?

Here's some shots of 'er; just finished putting the rubber pad on. Surf is currently 20'+, so once the ocean gets reasonable again, we'll give it a go.
by skiff
Fri Dec 11, 2015 6:26 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: mike's finished boat
Replies: 18
Views: 4716

Re: mike's finished boat

Mike- UNBELIEVABLE job, a work of functional art; the best kind. Congratulations...!
by skiff
Fri Dec 04, 2015 7:10 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Mega Platter 2.0...asymmetrical...?
Replies: 78
Views: 15914

Re: Mega Platter 2.0...asymmetrical...?

PES- Yes, the channels are a new addition as well. I've got a buddy who was raving about his L-41 with 'em so we worked to incorporate them into this design. It should be quite a game changer for me, and a few steps 'forward' which is nice. Let me know when you're heading up this way and with a litt...
by skiff
Fri Dec 04, 2015 1:01 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Mega Platter 2.0...asymmetrical...?
Replies: 78
Views: 15914

Re: Mega Platter 2.0...asymmetrical...?

Some photos are filtering in.............the board is done. They're rounding up some appropriate fins, and I'll schedule a trip to Santa Cruz next week to pick it up-
by skiff
Fri Dec 04, 2015 10:51 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Mega Platter 2.0...asymmetrical...?
Replies: 78
Views: 15914

Re: Mega Platter 2.0...asymmetrical...?

Yes, a Radon can be a help w/ surf procurement in 2015, and that's the fact, Jack...
by skiff
Thu Dec 03, 2015 11:39 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Mega Platter 2.0...asymmetrical...?
Replies: 78
Views: 15914

Re: Mega Platter 2.0...asymmetrical...?

SG- Sure, the Radon family is very well known throughout Santa Barbara. The patriarch, Ron Sr. 'invented' the Radon Boat company, and that design hull has been a staple in SB and beyond. My boat, the one used to access the above waves..... is a Radon, built by one/some/part of the family when they h...
by skiff
Thu Dec 03, 2015 12:49 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Mega Platter 2.0...asymmetrical...?
Replies: 78
Views: 15914

Re: Mega Platter 2.0...asymmetrical...?

Nice little swell these last few days....Had the 'asymm' fin setup on the standard M. Platter, good day for some experimentation in anticipation of the new board delivery...
by skiff
Tue Nov 24, 2015 10:35 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Mega Platter 2.0...asymmetrical...?
Replies: 78
Views: 15914

Re: Mega Platter 2.0...asymmetrical...?

Nope, haven't tried that yet.
by skiff
Tue Nov 24, 2015 1:00 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Mega Platter 2.0...asymmetrical...?
Replies: 78
Views: 15914

Re: Mega Platter 2.0...asymmetrical...?

Please explain to me, when I am laying down, which side is dominant???
by skiff
Sun Nov 22, 2015 11:19 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Mega Platter 2.0...asymmetrical...?
Replies: 78
Views: 15914

Re: Mega Platter 2.0...asymmetrical...?

Bob- Yes, moving the fins around to create an asymmetrical was just the cheap way to begin the experiment. With pad, drive to Santa Cruz to pick the board up, and everything, the MP's are close to $800+, so before I invested that kind of money I had to know that this would be a worthwhile avenue to ...
by skiff
Sat Nov 21, 2015 6:17 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Mega Platter 2.0...asymmetrical...?
Replies: 78
Views: 15914

Re: Mega Platter 2.0...asymmetrical...?

Unfortunately, that's highly classified information, and not to be discussed in an open forum on the internet.