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by nomastomas
Fri Oct 19, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: NE england one day strike mission.
Replies: 5
Views: 819

Re: NE england one day strike mission.

"Fortune favors the bold" You planning a "strike mission" to the US West Coast this winter? El Nino conditions are being predicted...
by nomastomas
Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Everybody wants to
Replies: 42
Views: 3159

Re: Everybody wants to

i'n 5 years i think i have nailed down my paipo design to something i think i could ride for the rest of my days, as I feel the weakest link now is my skill, the board will do what ever I want with out and fight back. So I think now if i constructed one from light enough paulowina (and dont get fat...
by nomastomas
Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Everybody wants to
Replies: 42
Views: 3159

Re: Everybody wants to

Just curious Uncle G...do you feel the same way about the the foam paipo a.k.a. Morey Boogie Board?
by nomastomas
Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: 44.25 paipo
Replies: 30
Views: 1916

Re: quad fins 44.25 paipo

There's almost too much information on fin template combinations. McKee uses the FCS fin nomenclature to help identify potential quad fin sets. Its a little tricky at first, but once you realize x3 fins are small, x5 fins are medium and x7 fins are large it's a bit easier to understand. So, M5 fins ...
by nomastomas
Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: 44.25 paipo
Replies: 30
Views: 1916

Re: quad fins 44.25 paipo

Short answer is yes, but McKee goes into great detail regarding the various FCS templates and How they function in quad set ups.
by nomastomas
Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: 44.25 paipo
Replies: 30
Views: 1916

Re: quad fins 44.25 paipo

1/8" front and 0" rear favors speed over turning.
1/4" front and 1/8" rear favors turning over speed.
But also...
Larger fin front and smaller fin rear favors drive
Larger fin rear and smaller fin front more pivot-y turns.
by nomastomas
Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Everybody wants to
Replies: 42
Views: 3159

Re: Everybody wants to

You might want to consider placing the fins where your hips will be when riding, to avoid what Keith is referring to. A bigger issue might be the lopsided foil, with too much foam in the tail.
by nomastomas
Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: 44.25 paipo
Replies: 30
Views: 1916

Re: quad fins 44.25 paipo

I suggest you study McKee's Quatro Formula. It's not just about fin placement, but individual fin template as well. He lays it all out.
by nomastomas
Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Am I asking for too much?
Replies: 13
Views: 1135

Re: Am I asking for too much?

Bottom line with small closeouts is that they will remain small closeouts. If they have no power you're not going to be doing much other than experience getting wet and soaking up being in the water. The thicker the board the less sensitivity/more out of the water you are. While I agree with Bob fo...
by nomastomas
Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Can't help myself
Replies: 62
Views: 9631

Re: Can't help myself

Lots of good design-related issues being brought up in this thread. Here’s my $0.02: Every good, i.e. “workable” design is an integration of all its functional elements, e.g. outline, bottom contours, rocker, fin placement, finless, etc. It’s very “Gestalt-ish”, where the whole is greater than the s...
by nomastomas
Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Art Brewer Riding Kelly's Wave
Replies: 3
Views: 703

Re: Art Brewer Riding Kelly's Wave

That vid is awesome on a couple of levels...
by nomastomas
Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Finless observations
Replies: 8
Views: 818

Re: Finless observations

"I want to pay more attention to the subtleties of riding finless" YES, riding finless requires much more finesse (and patience) than riding with fins. I've never been accused of being patient... :P
by nomastomas
Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: TP Displacement Hull Board
Replies: 14
Views: 1148

Re: TP Displacement Hull Board

All surfcraft have "form" drag, some more than others. Drag is not always "bad" and is required to achieve control. Question becomes "At what point, and under what (wave) conditions does that form drag become more of an impediment than an enhancement to performance?" One of the advantages of using A...
by nomastomas
Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Finless observations
Replies: 8
Views: 818

Re: Finless observations

Hard to find fault with speeding along in trim on a wave like that, regardless of what you got going on the bottom.
by nomastomas
Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:24 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: TP Displacement Hull Board
Replies: 14
Views: 1148

Re: TP Displacement Hull Board

"Plowing" is almost always a nose rocker problem. Entry rocker has to be smooth, continuous (parabolic) curve, with no abrupt changes. Smooth transitions can be can be hard to achieve in a shape with such short length. "Belly" or convex rail-to-rail curve doesn't cause plowing.
by nomastomas
Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: TP Displacement Hull Board
Replies: 14
Views: 1148

Re: TP Displacement Hull Board

Aesthetically, I think the T-Belly Hull is one of the most elegant looking shapes I've done. Functionally, Daryl's ride reports have be frothing for a similar shape. Great winter board for California right points. Ride is similar to the ride characteristics of the tri-hull "Manta" I did a couple of ...
by nomastomas
Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: The Misfit
Replies: 8
Views: 817

Re: The Misfit

The TBG5 is what I call a modern planing hull, which is designed to ride above the water rather than through it, i.e. displacement hull. This shape is essentially the TBG5 stretched out to 5'6" and widened to 23". Rocker has been increased at both ends. This is necessary whenever you lengthen a shap...
by nomastomas
Sun Sep 02, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: The Misfit
Replies: 8
Views: 817

Re: The Misfit

Pad on deck, fins on bottom...
by nomastomas
Sun Sep 02, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: The Misfit
Replies: 8
Views: 817

Re: The Misfit

Thanks Keith...I try to focus on what works best. Form follows function
Prone riders are not as hung up on the “current fashion”. Maybe kneelo guys are the same.
by nomastomas
Sun Sep 02, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: The Misfit
Replies: 8
Views: 817

The Misfit

This one is a 'tweener, falling somewhere between a proneboard and a kneeboard. Dimensions are 5'6" x 23" x 2" 38L. The fin array is set for a knee rider, which is how I intend to use it. Kneelo guys like to have the fins located where their ankles fall (or vice versa) At least that what I've been t...