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by nomastomas
Mon Apr 22, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: T-Belly G6
Replies: 42
Views: 8041

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: 8041

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: 1298

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: 1100

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: 1100

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: 1359

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: 99
Views: 22471

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...
by nomastomas
Tue Nov 20, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: 44.25 paipo
Replies: 30
Views: 2610

Re: 44.25 paipo

The way I see it, the typical prone board outline coupled with a relatively flat bottom is a very efficient planing surface. Volume (typically derived through adjustments in thickness) needs to be modulated to match wave size and power, and rider weight. Bottom contours, fins, deck contours, rail sh...
by nomastomas
Fri Oct 19, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: NE england one day strike mission.
Replies: 5
Views: 1681

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: 4413

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: 4413

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: 2610

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: 2610

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: 2610

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: 4413

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: 2610

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: 1597

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: 11029

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: 1458

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: 1070

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