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by GeoffreyLevens
Thu May 03, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: 8ft waves with wind paipo?
Replies: 28
Views: 4173

Re: 8ft waves with wind paipo?

I think if you really want to learn to fly, and don't much care about crippling injury or death, get ye a squirrel suit. Might be wise to take a lesson along the way. :lol:
by GeoffreyLevens
Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:07 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: my first paipo 44
Replies: 74
Views: 10366

Re: my first paipo 44

In Spain it is illegal to take surfboards on motorcycles, in France if you can Too bad because so much more aerodynamic that way, less drag, less turbulence. How about 1 wheeled or 2 wheeled light trailer? Axel and wheel size of course could be less "heavy duty" depending on roads and distance you ...
by GeoffreyLevens
Fri Apr 27, 2018 5:54 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: my first paipo 44
Replies: 74
Views: 10366

Re: my first paipo 44

I had similar on small motorcycle (Honda 90 in 1970), horizontal board mount. Couple "U" shaped brackets attached by bolt on to the frame. Oops, just realized your pics above show the board surface perpendicular to direction of travel on the bike. Mine was side mounted so that it rode along one sid...
by GeoffreyLevens
Thu Apr 26, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: my first paipo 44
Replies: 74
Views: 10366

Re: my first paipo 44

I had similar on small motorcycle (Honda 90 in 1970), horizontal board mount. Couple "U" shaped brackets attached by bolt on to the frame. The main issue was cross winds! On the hwy out of town (Santa Cruz) getting passed by big trucks was a bit like a suicide attempt. Also, along the coast there, a...
by GeoffreyLevens
Thu Apr 26, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: my first paipo 44
Replies: 74
Views: 10366

Re: my first paipo 44

Huh...lot of food for thought but after a fast pass this morning on my way to who knows what the thought I had was twin fins for paipos...larger fins the closer to the centerline, smaller near the rails...to allow for wider tail width of paipos. Seems like there should be some kind of mathematical ...
by GeoffreyLevens
Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Evolution how it works
Replies: 10
Views: 2436

Re: Evolution how it works

Hilarious. If you leave 2 in the sand, you might just end up with 3, or at least eggs. Very vaguely reminds me of obscure board I briefly had in mid '90's. I was molded from almost literally "bomb proof" automobile bumper foam and had chine rails, molded "fins" like on your original posted above (th...
by GeoffreyLevens
Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: my first paipo 44
Replies: 74
Views: 10366

Re: my first paipo 44

Bill Thrailkill (who posts on Swaylocks) and others have done this before. It is called a 'twingle' if the fins are relatively close 1 or 2 inches (25-50mm). AKA "double single". Like at this link...

https://goo.gl/images/G6bweg
by GeoffreyLevens
Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Bodyboards discuss (the soft paipo)
Replies: 52
Views: 8341

Re: Bodyboards discuss (the soft paipo)

rodndtube wrote:And, true, one just can't find paipo rentals!!!
Though I have seen several people kneeling and prone riding full sized, old school long boards and actually ripping smallish surf on them. Probably not doable in really big waves...
by GeoffreyLevens
Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Bodyboards discuss (the soft paipo)
Replies: 52
Views: 8341

Re: Bodyboards discuss (the soft paipo)

Does look like the Boogmat is plenty stiff in juice waves. Could be fun in small surf and certainly easy to transport! Looks like maybe does not roll up. Just maybe gets flatter https://hubboards.com/collections/boards/products/hubb-lite-boog-mat-large?variant=46615377283 The Hubb Lite Large Boog Ma...
by GeoffreyLevens
Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Inverse Rail Board
Replies: 11
Views: 2548

Re: Inverse Rail Board

My eyes certainly like the look of it! Looking forward to a ride report.
by GeoffreyLevens
Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Inverse Rail Board
Replies: 11
Views: 2548

Re: Inverse Rail Board

I'm thinking a couple extra layers of 4 oz. glass on deck side towards the rails in back (compression of glass in turns) might be beneficial both for longevity and also for more snappy flex of the "wings"
by GeoffreyLevens
Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Mermaid Tails
Replies: 17
Views: 3406

Re: Mermaid Tails

Yeah, probably just change your password should do it. AND if you use that password anywhere else...change it there as well
by GeoffreyLevens
Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:09 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Mermaid Tails
Replies: 17
Views: 3406

Re: Mermaid Tails

Oooo, ya been hacked??? It does happen... Maybe it's the same Koreans or whoever hijack the Swaylocks forums every few days...
by GeoffreyLevens
Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Mermaid Tails
Replies: 17
Views: 3406

Re: Mermaid Tails

CHRISPI wrote:What does it take to be obviously abnormal
Apologetically being yourself will very often earn you that merit badge ;)
by GeoffreyLevens
Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Mermaid Tails
Replies: 17
Views: 3406

Re: Mermaid Tails

With entire working surface of fin(s) as single unit though, there is no chance of ankle rotation or loss of area from deformation. One big, slightly cupped surface maybe more thrust than 1/2 and 1/2 with split???
by GeoffreyLevens
Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Mermaid Tails
Replies: 17
Views: 3406

Re: Mermaid Tails

If you are going to build something from scratch you might consider creating a two piece design that could separate and be used when needed, and lock together when you wanted to swim like a mermaid (who doesn't want to do that lol). Excellent idea! Just reach down and pop a lever of some sort for e...
by GeoffreyLevens
Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:09 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Mermaid Tails
Replies: 17
Views: 3406

Re: Mermaid Tails

Step out of system would need to be designed so it remained locked on in a blender thrashing wipe out. Big fin area=lot of leverage the water will have to rip it off your feet
by GeoffreyLevens
Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:49 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: 4'10
Replies: 17
Views: 3824

Re: 4'10

I feel like the concave deck makes a ridge outside of it on the rail, riding finless i'm usually over right on the rail, with my hip and elbow, would be interesting to see this ridden. I guess it would be more like greenough on a spoon. What's the board thickness in the middle? In films and stills ...
by GeoffreyLevens
Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: 4'10
Replies: 17
Views: 3824

Re: 4'10

Looks to me as if it is on the racks w/ deck down so round deck and complex concave within a concave bottom
by GeoffreyLevens
Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: SDF paipo rincon rocket 002
Replies: 14
Views: 3395

Re: SDF paipo rincon rocket 002

Now that's proper use of CNC tech, reproduction of a magic board!... ...and, what would be "improper" use of CNC tech? ;) Buzzing out hundreds of identical mediocre shapes using poor quality foam, then having low wage non-surfers scrub smooth and do crappy glass jobs on them. Ideally all that would...