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by Nels
Sat Dec 15, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Everybody wants to
Replies: 42
Views: 4262

Re: Everybody wants to

An update...basically this is something of a snotty lark of a project, I have no performance aspirations. I'm scratching an itch. The easily recognizable elements will either amuse or anger viewers on the beach, which is fine with me. Just not right now. I'm doing it for a laugh, and things aren't r...
by Nels
Sat Dec 15, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Wood Paipo
Replies: 16
Views: 4403

Re: Wood Paipo

Nice looking board!
by Nels
Sat Nov 24, 2018 2:29 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Vinyl Flooring Rolls + xps?
Replies: 6
Views: 654

Re: Vinyl Flooring Rolls + xps?

Not trying to hijack the thread...have you considered vinyl and naugahyde? First one is a marine vinyl material...some have a fuzzy material backing but some don't. Commonly used for outdoor furniture and boat upholstery. https://www.onlinefabricstore.net/spradling-heidi-soft-marine-peacock-vinyl-.h...
by Nels
Thu Nov 22, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Vinyl Flooring Rolls + xps?
Replies: 6
Views: 654

Re: Vinyl Flooring Rolls + xps?

My first thought is to squeegee it like resin (or spackle). The stuff won't self-level like more fluid resin though.
by Nels
Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Everybody wants to
Replies: 42
Views: 4262

Re: Everybody wants to

Wow, Nels, I have never seen so many Wavemaster/Wavestorm boards. It is freaking crazy. Ouch. It is like cheapo bodyboards for the masses but now the masses are out in the line-up going every which crazy way. It's nuts where I live and surf, Malibu to Ventura is the home territory. Nobody can say b...
by Nels
Sat Oct 27, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: orca fins? other symmetrical fins
Replies: 44
Views: 4434

Re: orca fins? other symmetrical fins

Wetsuits are the only other thing where fit is so important. It's tough when you don't have access to multiple fin makes and models. If they don't fit, they don't work...destroy your feet and you are out of the water for weeks or more. I'm lucky, Churchills fit me great, Duck Feet for power. Both re...
by Nels
Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: fiberglass/polyester + Cores PE, NRG , PP?
Replies: 16
Views: 1710

Re: fiberglass/polyester + Cores PE, NRG , PP?

one any bodyboards I have fixed I just use this https://www.solarez.com/product/sponge-rez/
That stuff melts EPS/styrofoam.
by Nels
Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Everybody wants to
Replies: 42
Views: 4262

Re: Everybody wants to

if you want to get those edges smooth try a hot clothes iron I'll have to see if we have one of those around the house; I wouldn't know offhand :lol: Seriously though I have to clean out a little resin seepage and then if we do have an iron I'll give it a go. I have to go way back in the mental fog...
by Nels
Sun Oct 21, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Everybody wants to
Replies: 42
Views: 4262

Re: Everybody wants to

Last bit...skin condition just as it was when I fetched it up out of the trash can at Zuma (the circles come from the cans weighing it down when I resined it on though). F18.jpg Deck-down view...notice the various curves all over the board. You can't even see the weird dents on the bottom skin. One ...
by Nels
Sun Oct 21, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Everybody wants to
Replies: 42
Views: 4262

Re: Everybody wants to

Almost ready to test this monster. It comes chest-high on me. Should be interesting to paddle out. So here's the latest... Took the advice and cut out deck skin from the donor part of the board. Tried to use a putty knife to separate it but that didn't work. In the end I used the piece of bottom ski...
by Nels
Sun Oct 21, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: fiberglass/polyester + Cores PE, NRG , PP?
Replies: 16
Views: 1710

Re: fiberglass/polyester + Cores PE, NRG , PP?

Original Boogie kits said "contact cement", which is what I used back then. Kind of rank stuff if I recall. I used epoxy resin to reattach the loose bottom skin and attach deck skin to the EPS foam on my Wavestorm project. I'm going to give that a full 5 day cure time, and then we'll see. Seems a bi...
by Nels
Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Everybody wants to
Replies: 42
Views: 4262

Re: Everybody wants to

For me, the one constant in life is the feeling that comes from being in the ocean. Everything else, family, friends, jobs, hobbies, interests, likes, dislikes, bikes, surfboards, is transitory. It's all pretty much transitory, I suppose. I would order that list like so: the people (family and frie...
by Nels
Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Everybody wants to
Replies: 42
Views: 4262

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 Nels
Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Everybody wants to
Replies: 42
Views: 4262

Re: Everybody wants to

They are the best selling board in the world! "the magic" of them is that the are the cheapest board you can buy coming straight out of china. They unfortunately fill the needs of the average cheap kook starting out in the sport. They are the plastic bag/single use water bottle of the surf industry...
by Nels
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Everybody wants to
Replies: 42
Views: 4262

Re: Everybody wants to

Thanks for the feedback, guys. The bottom skin is hdpe plastic i would not use that as a tail block ii will have hard edges, Use PE from the deck t I was figuring to sand the edges. I'm also not sure of the integrity of the deck skin since the board is thoroughly abused, but a quick test shows I mig...
by Nels
Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:27 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Am I asking for too much?
Replies: 13
Views: 1535

Re: Am I asking for too much?

It's so crowded most days that I've turned around because I couldn't find parking. Just trying to find something that would be fun without dodging longboards, standies and young whippersnappers... Glad to find out I'm not the only one "noticing" the batshit craziness we are awash in lately. I'm rig...
by Nels
Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Everybody wants to
Replies: 42
Views: 4262

Re: Everybody wants to

More photos... I'm going quick and dirty. This is the shape. I'm not going to try to skin it and reshape. It is what it is, sort of. Camera angle makes it look asymetrical...I'm no hipster; it's squared off, straight up and down. F7.jpg Closeup of the Wavestorm skin. Lots of little textures bits, pl...
by Nels
Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Everybody wants to
Replies: 42
Views: 4262

Re: Everybody wants to

These actually are EPS, not PE like bodyboards. I didn't think about using deck material; I cut bottom skin. The deck material of this board is a bit beat anyway...board was well-abused. More photos later.
by Nels
Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Everybody wants to
Replies: 42
Views: 4262

Everybody wants to

Everybody wants to, you know it's true! I yanked a broken Wavestorm out of a trash can at Zuma a couple of weeks ago, some kind of year-end flotsam from the surf school up by Trancas. It was only held together by the bottom skin when I got it. I've never forgotten the story and photo of the altered ...
by Nels
Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Am I asking for too much?
Replies: 13
Views: 1535

Re: Am I asking for too much?

Short of living within easy walking distance of your favorite surf break pretty much everyone has to deal with your equipment situation to one degree or another. I don't have that luxury of location, so over the decades I've gone the way you mention about having a variety of gear. Sometimes that has...