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by bgreen
Wed Oct 24, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: orca fins? other symmetrical fins
Replies: 44
Views: 5257

Re: orca fins? other symmetrical fins

Dave,

Thanks. I get it now. Those earlier photos made the strap look larger - just the perspective.

Rod,

Perhaps you should post in Spanish - a bit is getting lost in translation.

Bob
by bgreen
Tue Oct 23, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: orca fins? other symmetrical fins
Replies: 44
Views: 5257

Re: orca fins? other symmetrical fins

It looked like a show? How does your foot fit into the fin?
by bgreen
Tue Oct 23, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: 44.25 paipo
Replies: 30
Views: 2802

Re: quad fins 44.25 paipo

It will be interesting to hear your experience. I rode this board a few times.
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It was fun on fuller, down the line waves, but it didn't hold an edge in a tube as well as my current board. The board is a lot thicker than it looks - about 3".
by bgreen
Tue Oct 23, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: fiberglass/polyester + Cores PE, NRG , PP?
Replies: 16
Views: 1913

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

My suggestion would again be,a sk on the Swaylocks site. There are French and Spanish pro and backyard board builders who can give you info.
by bgreen
Mon Oct 22, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: orca fins? other symmetrical fins
Replies: 44
Views: 5257

Re: orca fins? other symmetrical fins

Thanks Dave, Regarding an instagram account I'm pretty sure I don't have one. I may have a pinterest account but don't use it. To many accounts. A FB account is more than enough for me. How do you find the pockets in more solid waves? Do they ever come off? I never really had problems with fins comi...
by bgreen
Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Everybody wants to
Replies: 42
Views: 4724

Re: Everybody wants to

Now to hear how it goes. Look out.
by bgreen
Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: orca fins? other symmetrical fins
Replies: 44
Views: 5257

Re: orca fins? other symmetrical fins

Bellyrider,

I tried looking at your photos but the message said - "This account is private".

Is there a link to a website?

I tried diving fins once - they worked fine. I knew a few guys who use them, but never heard of these new high tech versions.

Bob
by bgreen
Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: NE england one day strike mission.
Replies: 5
Views: 1854

Re: NE england one day strike mission.

Is this a place that specialises in puddings? My memory you've got a pretty small car. Someone else drove?
by bgreen
Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: fiberglass/polyester + Cores PE, NRG , PP?
Replies: 16
Views: 1913

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

Why don't you ask on Swaylocks - someone there will know
by bgreen
Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Am I asking for too much?
Replies: 13
Views: 1728

Re: Am I asking for too much?

I think there are at least three dimensions here: a board to catch an unbroken wave, closeouts and a board to catch junky waves. It depends on what you want to do on the wave. I've seen foil boarders ride unbroken waves and jump from wave to wave. A mal can glide along. A short paipo in the a recent...
by bgreen
Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: orca fins? other symmetrical fins
Replies: 44
Views: 5257

Re: orca fins? other symmetrical fins

Fins are such a personal thing. I've tried lots of different types and not liked most of them.

I keep coming back to Churchills - despite the newer sizes being smaller and the rubber hard.
by bgreen
Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: A couple of waves in Galicia, Spain
Replies: 23
Views: 4521

Re: A couple of waves in Galicia, Spain

I have started to get the hang of using a GoPro. Most of my efforts have been unsuccessful - including upside down footage. I think the helmet has the most potential to generate better quality footage and be less intrusive to the surfing experience. They can be fun to capture the feel of a surf expe...
by bgreen
Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Everybody wants to
Replies: 42
Views: 4724

Re: Everybody wants to

Hello Nels,

I had the recent experience of trying a thick BB. It was a finless board. It was fun down the line but as soon as it got tuby - goodnight Irene.

I also didn't like the feeling that it rode more above the water.

Having said that, you've got nothing to lose with your experiment.

Bob
by bgreen
Fri Sep 28, 2018 4:06 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Need Advice on Build
Replies: 32
Views: 4242

Re: Need Advice on Build

I'll put forward the view that a wood board can be put on the rail - Sean Ross at Pipeline is a prime example. Its more a question of wave rather than board volume. I think the issue is that wood boards are often ridden in mushy/junk waves. The recent video showed guys having fun in junk waves, but ...
by bgreen
Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Finless observations
Replies: 8
Views: 1148

Re: Finless observations

I was watching some footage of Derek Hynd, and it included what would be considered standard lines drawn on a surfboard and quite different lines, such as tail drifting in the lip and controlled slides. I've never really tried doing the latter but it thinking about this, while standing you have your...
by bgreen
Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:39 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Finless observations
Replies: 8
Views: 1148

Re: Finless observations

Nomas,

These were really fun waves, ideally suited to long speed lines and tube-riding. I want to pay more attention to the subtleties of riding finless.

Chris Garrett who has been shaping my latest boards sent me half a photo of a channel bottom. It will be interesting to see how it rides.

Bob
by bgreen
Tue Sep 04, 2018 3:30 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Huuricane lane surf
Replies: 2
Views: 1500

Re: Huuricane lane surf

Did you take any photos of the paipo action/riders?
by bgreen
Fri Aug 31, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: versions of gus acosta?
Replies: 16
Views: 1782

Re: versions of gus acosta?

Just to clarify. This isn't my board. I found the board on a search. I believe it was made for a guy from Oregon. No more details were available when Rod tried to find out more.
by bgreen
Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Finless observations
Replies: 8
Views: 1148

Finless observations

I had the pleasure to try my board finless at J-Bay. Here are some photos from a small day. Leg and flipper movement in this sequence is obvious. Fins1.jpg Fins2.jpg Fins3.jpg I tried the board twice with small 2" twin fins. The first time was a different spot, which was fuller and was a turning ori...
by bgreen
Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: versions of gus acosta?
Replies: 16
Views: 1782

Re: versions of gus acosta?

I don't know if there is any Acosta influence, however the design kinda reminded me of Gus' concept. This board was made by Steve Pendarvis: http://www.pendo.com/
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