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by nomastomas
Tue May 14, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: paipo single fin fcs 3d, choppy dais
Replies: 5
Views: 886

Re: paipo single fin fcs 3d, choppy dais

Belly Rider is very familiar with multi-foiled fins. Maybe he will give you some feedback.
by nomastomas
Mon May 13, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: New summer Groveler
Replies: 35
Views: 2531

Re: New summer Groveler

I like the bottom concave...very Lindsay Lorde/Bob Simmons. Nice transition from down rail in back to up rail in nose. Not easy to do with such a short distance. I'm interested to hear how the grooves in the tail affect control, assuming that's their purpose.
by nomastomas
Mon May 06, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: T-Belly G6
Replies: 42
Views: 3463

Re: T-Belly G6

I can't swap out hull form boards in the middle of a wave! If the hull is the appropriate length and volume for the riders height and body weight, there is no need. One simply lowers the leg(s) if added drag is desired, or raises them for maximum planing efficiency, all the while maintaining a posi...
by nomastomas
Mon May 06, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: Question about skegs
Replies: 9
Views: 1260

Re: Question about skegs

"on a given shape (let's pretend it is a basic bodyboard shape), would adding skegs allow the board to go faster by any way ?" There's no short answer to that question. There are just so many variables to consider. Wave conditions, bottom contours, board volume, not to mention the obvious fin foil a...
by nomastomas
Sun May 05, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: T-Belly G6
Replies: 42
Views: 3463

Re: T-Belly G6

I agree that extended legs can and do extend the "wetted surface". But that "extended surface" creates a lot more drag than the form drag of the hull. Its that extra drag of the legs and swim fins that can be used to control direction, much like dragging an oar in a canoe. Taken to the extreme we ha...
by nomastomas
Sun May 05, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: T-Belly G6
Replies: 42
Views: 3463

Re: T-Belly G6

Prone boards turn off the rear corner. My guess is that turning a prone board is more about rail shape,outline shape and presence or absence of fins than length.
by nomastomas
Sun May 05, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: T-Belly G6
Replies: 42
Views: 3463

Re: T-Belly G6

Asier, Have you read all of the threads I've posted on this forum? You'll find the answer there...
by nomastomas
Sat May 04, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: T-Belly G6
Replies: 42
Views: 3463

Re: T-Belly G6

“I find it is the opposite of surfboards. So, the bigger and heavier the wave the smaller the board you can ride. Since those waves give so much more speed you just increase your control by using a smaller board which is super helpful when making crucial late drops or bottom turns on slabby waves. F...
by nomastomas
Fri May 03, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: New summer Groveler
Replies: 35
Views: 2531

Re: New summer Groveler

Looking forward to seeing the finished shape!
by nomastomas
Fri May 03, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: T-Belly G6
Replies: 42
Views: 3463

Re: T-Belly G6

More bottom curve, yes...more outline curve, no.
by nomastomas
Thu May 02, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: T-Belly G6
Replies: 42
Views: 3463

Re: T-Belly G6

All things being equal, e.g. rocker, volume, rail shape, bottom contours, fin set up, etc, straighter rail line = more rail in wave face = more drag = less speed Drawing shows a comparison of a G5 with a Mach 7-7. The G5 is 49" in length and the Mach 7-7 is 42". The yaw angle for each relative to th...
by nomastomas
Wed May 01, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: T-Belly G6
Replies: 42
Views: 3463

Re: T-Belly G6

Good questions...The outline of TB needs to be considered relative to all of its other design features, which includes the use of fins. The outline shape of the finned TBs speaks to the difference between finned and finless prone-board shapes. The TB designs are driven by the use of fins for primary...
by nomastomas
Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: T-Belly G6
Replies: 42
Views: 3463

Re: T-Belly G6

When I stand up surf, my feet are pretty much on the stringer, with maybe my lead foot a little more towards the wave and my trailing foot a little more towards the beach side. If I stood on the rail, the board would roll over. Its enough to just put my weight on my toes or back on my heels. That's ...
by nomastomas
Mon Apr 22, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: T-Belly G6
Replies: 42
Views: 3463

Re: T-Belly G6

Ha! Could definitely use your feedback. I have a couple of lefts in mind that only need a solid summer Southy to light up.
by nomastomas
Sat Apr 20, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: T-Belly G6
Replies: 42
Views: 3463

T-Belly G6

I spent the past week refining designs for surfcraft at the extremes of the length continuum: a 12’ “glider” style surfboard and a 52” prone board. The prone board, dubbed the “G6”, is the latest iteration in the T-Belly line. As I’ve discussed elsewhere on this forum, the previous TBs were designed...
by nomastomas
Sun Mar 31, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: A new innovating construction approach...
Replies: 6
Views: 879

A new innovating construction approach...

Some guys up in the San Francisco Bay Area are having a lot of success using Unobtanium skins vacuumed-bagged to a Krytponite core using a whale-mucus-based bio-resin. The resin is not easy to come by, as you can imagine, what with open-ocean pursuit of the donor whale in a Zodiac, and a time-consum...
by nomastomas
Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: 4ft Freshie
Replies: 10
Views: 670

Re: 4ft Freshie

Awesome, but don't be afraid to use up to 5" twin fins if the surf is large enough. That shape will generate plenty of lift, especially in larger waves. Those boomerangs look pretty interesting. Lots of down-the-line projection in the larger stuff. I wish there was an FCS version of that fin.
by nomastomas
Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: 4ft Freshie
Replies: 10
Views: 670

Re: 4ft Freshie

If you're still going to use fins, will they be glassed on? Doesn't look like there is enough thickness for fin boxes, although could be the camera angle. You may have to go with the old school FCS "pots". Just a thought...
by nomastomas
Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Front fin(s) ?
Replies: 5
Views: 922

Re: Front fin(s) ?

Fins in the front will cause the tail to slide out as soon as they engage. Board will follow path of least resistance,
by nomastomas
Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: TBG5
Replies: 88
Views: 12727

Re: TBG5

The G5 has become my goto board on OH+ days. Ease of duck-diving is the primary reason, and, with no need to get to my feet, steep and/or late take-offs are much more manageable. In the past, I've been plague by excessive lift in larger surf, but I think I've discovered a solution. It occurred to me...