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by GeoffreyLevens
Sun Jun 01, 2014 11:42 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: My new SDF surfboard Paipo
Replies: 67
Views: 27000

Re: My new SDF surfboard Paipo

Just read your interview with Bob. Great stuff! Brings up question or two. You have already posted most of relevant dims but I'd love to know nose rocker is you set straight edge along bottom so that it shows the 1/4 inch tail rocker you mentioned, what is the nose rocker? Also, big part of riding d...
by GeoffreyLevens
Sun Jun 01, 2014 10:55 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: New paipo interview
Replies: 8
Views: 2709

Re: New paipo interview

Thank you Bob and Keith! Great interview.
by GeoffreyLevens
Thu May 22, 2014 11:03 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Cool downs and leg cramps
Replies: 11
Views: 3228

Re: Cool downs and leg cramps

Actually stretching before INCREASES chance of injury. You want to get muscles warmed up, blood flowing etc but not stretched. Stretch AFTER the work, surfing, gym, whatever. Stretching on non-surf days is also helpful overall. And nutritional factors can effect cramping, things like various mineral...
by GeoffreyLevens
Tue May 13, 2014 10:18 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Soft Top Mega Platter
Replies: 5
Views: 1958

Re: Soft Top Mega Platter

He surfs year round WITHOUT wetsuit. He only wears a wetsuit hood. I saw him out February wetsuitless.
Forget the board. I want to know what kind of vitamins he is using!?!?!!!
by GeoffreyLevens
Tue Apr 15, 2014 11:41 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: An Old Mini Simmons "Mega Platter" video
Replies: 4
Views: 1591

Re: An Old Mini Simmons "Mega Platter" video

Looks like really worked well! Even the very tiny, flatter waves, lots of glide carrying speed into the flats for cutbacks but still plenty maneuverable.
by GeoffreyLevens
Wed Mar 26, 2014 7:56 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Costa Rica 2014
Replies: 9
Views: 3302

Re: Costa Rica 2014

Did for several years and love it! Last few have lived in Arizona then Colorado Rockies and now Andes in Ecuador. Much more focused on meditation it seems but I like to keep tuned in to the mental bits as someday I have a feeling that "I'll be back." (be sure to read that last part with an Austrian ...
by GeoffreyLevens
Wed Mar 26, 2014 6:14 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Costa Rica 2014
Replies: 9
Views: 3302

Re: Costa Rica 2014

David, ever try swimming a mat out uninflated and blow it up outside? The time spent blowing might be more than compensated for by the faster easier trip out, depends on conditions etc.
by GeoffreyLevens
Fri Mar 21, 2014 2:45 pm
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: Asymmetrical vs Symmetrical swim fins
Replies: 11
Views: 6562

Re: Asymmetrical vs Symmetrical swim fins

I had some ProForce fins I got at a thrift shop in Tucson of all places for $2. Fit like a glove. They were amazingly comfortable and easy to kick with. Worked moderately well but lacked much of the drive/acceleration and top end speed of my Viper-7's
by GeoffreyLevens
Thu Mar 13, 2014 11:13 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Fun on a Monday...
Replies: 12
Views: 3295

Re: Fun on a Monday...

Maybe you mentioned this elsewhere, but on those "big" boards do use mostly arms, mostly legs, or what paddling out and around and catching waves?
by GeoffreyLevens
Thu Feb 20, 2014 10:13 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Thin build, flexible with strength.
Replies: 47
Views: 12966

Re: Thin build, flexible with strength.

airboy808 wrote:How did the Dale S. board work? Did you see it in action GJ?
You meant GL yes? Never saw it, only remembering telling me about its catastrophic failure which I think led to trip to the ER
by GeoffreyLevens
Wed Feb 19, 2014 12:48 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Thin build, flexible with strength.
Replies: 47
Views: 12966

Re: Thin build, flexible with strength.

Thank you Bob! That is the very board. And of course after riding it (and snapping it) Dale had many changes in mind if he ever did a next iteration.
by GeoffreyLevens
Tue Feb 18, 2014 10:31 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Thin build, flexible with strength.
Replies: 47
Views: 12966

Re: Thin build, flexible with strength.

Don't know where to access photos but many years ago, Dale Solomonson built a guitar pick style paipo of only carbon fiber glass and epoxy. He then added closed cell foam pad to deck for removable extra floatation. You can shape in full rails (Greenough Velos style) w/ super thin body of any shape a...
by GeoffreyLevens
Thu Feb 06, 2014 6:01 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Anyone ridden a Hawaii Paipo Design XP
Replies: 16
Views: 5752

Re: Anyone ridden a Hawaii Paipo Design XP

I haven't seen hardly any old people in the month I have been here though I did see quite a few up in Cotacachi while there. To answer your on topic question--depends on if the dog knocked it over or if it is propped against padding and well secured. And I guess all that depends on who's garage it is!
by GeoffreyLevens
Wed Feb 05, 2014 4:40 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Anyone ridden a Hawaii Paipo Design XP
Replies: 16
Views: 5752

Re: Anyone ridden a Hawaii Paipo Design XP

So far as I know at this point, old sliver mining town for one thing, xpat/gringo magnet for last quite a few years. Lot of hippie types here, vegan raw fooders, backpackers passing through. Strange mix. Some say the Ecuadorians do not like expats all that much as they have been doing so much real e...
by GeoffreyLevens
Wed Feb 05, 2014 9:27 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Anyone ridden a Hawaii Paipo Design XP
Replies: 16
Views: 5752

Re: Anyone ridden a Hawaii Paipo Design XP

Bob, been in Ecuador about 5 weeks. First 4 in northern Andes in Cotacachi getting my residence visa squared away w/ help of excellent lawyer. Past month in Southern Andes in Vilcabamba living at Vipassana meditation center. And that last bit is a clue. As I get older and start looking increasingly ...
by GeoffreyLevens
Mon Feb 03, 2014 5:36 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Anyone ridden a Hawaii Paipo Design XP
Replies: 16
Views: 5752

Re: Anyone ridden a Hawaii Paipo Design XP

Thanks Bob though currently I am living in the mtns of Southern Ecuador about 15 hours bus ride from good surf. And they seldom stop for pee breaks!
by GeoffreyLevens
Mon Feb 03, 2014 6:57 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Anyone ridden a Hawaii Paipo Design XP
Replies: 16
Views: 5752

Re: Anyone ridden a Hawaii Paipo Design XP

HIs site redesign looks GREAT! No way to contact on there, yet but if you talk to him soon, tell him at least some of "the public" likes it! I'm lookkng forward to any ride reports from test pilot because I like that more parallel outline a lot more I think. I made a pretty flat plywood "guitar pick...
by GeoffreyLevens
Mon Dec 30, 2013 10:07 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: First Paipo Build
Replies: 20
Views: 5115

Re: First Paipo Build

[quote] More important is how thick./quote]
Isn't that what she said?
by GeoffreyLevens
Sat Nov 16, 2013 9:26 pm
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: fin Savers?
Replies: 6
Views: 3535

Re: fin Savers?

I've made my own that worked very well. Couple blown out, useless surf leashes wherever you can find them; can't even remember where or how I got mine. Cut off the leash and just make connectors from nylon webbing, backpack strap sort of material. As long as the velcro is good they will last for years
by GeoffreyLevens
Sat Nov 16, 2013 8:54 am
Forum: Paipo Web Pages
Topic: Cool Mat Website
Replies: 1
Views: 2230

Re: Cool Mat Website

Duckdiving a mat is a skill for sure and only good in small surf. Grab front corners and shove down hard with body sort of lifted off mat; that forces the air towards the rear so front collapses and sinks. Really similar to ducking a hard board only that you can't shove w/ with your knee. Bigger sur...