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by GeoffreyLevens
Sun Sep 30, 2012 9:51 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Xylem Malama Kai paipo
Replies: 45
Views: 18904

Re: Xylem Malama Kai paipo

Definitely fins out of the water except to touch as needed to hold a line! Though even on a bodyboard I tend to lift them out. By bb is long for my height though so maybe I ride in more bodysurf style...I do also end up keeping head and chest low to the board, carry over from riding mats. Thank's fo...
by GeoffreyLevens
Sat Sep 29, 2012 9:04 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Xylem Malama Kai paipo
Replies: 45
Views: 18904

Re: Xylem Malama Kai paipo

Watching the video again, looks like length of board is very approximately distance from shoulders to knees...
by GeoffreyLevens
Sat Sep 29, 2012 8:53 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Know this wood?
Replies: 5
Views: 1734

Re: Know this wood?

Have to eat chocolate before and after riding it...
by GeoffreyLevens
Sat Sep 29, 2012 5:03 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Xylem Malama Kai paipo
Replies: 45
Views: 18904

Re: Xylem Malama Kai paipo

For sure the rolled bottom will help hold and rider reports from tuning alaia seem to also indicate a strong effect from getting the rails thinned/knifed enough and squared off nice and clean. So I'm voting for both in combo
by GeoffreyLevens
Sat Sep 29, 2012 1:09 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Xylem Malama Kai paipo
Replies: 45
Views: 18904

Re: Xylem Malama Kai paipo

Ted/Josh, how tall are you guys? I always think paipo should be somehow scaled to body height, esp torso length as #1 consideration though not sure of how to define parameters i.e. what you get in terms of the ride if this ratio vs that ratio
by GeoffreyLevens
Sat Sep 29, 2012 1:07 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Know this wood?
Replies: 5
Views: 1734

Re: Know this wood?

Thank you Unc, maybe I should suck on it before finishing it out!
by GeoffreyLevens
Fri Sep 28, 2012 3:06 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Know this wood?
Replies: 5
Views: 1734

Know this wood?

Anyone know anything about Brosimum utile. Other Common Names: Sande, Amapa doce, Avichuri, Caucho macho, Cow tree, Mastate, Palo de vaca HomeDepot has a "project panel" 2 pack of 3/4" X 1/4 sheet plywood made from it for $30. Strength, water resistance, etc vs standard pine or whatever plywood usua...
by GeoffreyLevens
Fri Sep 28, 2012 1:28 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Xylem Malama Kai paipo
Replies: 45
Views: 18904

Re: Xylem Malama Kai paipo

Thanks Spudy, great slide show! Bottom sort of reminds me of Tony Staples or Rick Hamon "egg" from the 70's San Diego beaches. Makes me drool a bit.
by GeoffreyLevens
Fri Sep 28, 2012 9:32 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Xylem Malama Kai paipo
Replies: 45
Views: 18904

Re: Xylem Malama Kai paipo

Is the bottom on the Xylem board a smooth curve all the way across or does it have flat (or flatter) area down the middle?
by GeoffreyLevens
Fri Sep 07, 2012 10:51 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Unyielding Sliver of Wood Yields Great Results!
Replies: 9
Views: 2895

Re: Unyielding Sliver of Wood Yields Great Results!

I took Geoff's suggestion to heart and rode the board this morning in small but punchy surf about waist high. It's a keeper all the way around. :D STILL STOKED Just looking at pics of the board I had a feeling it would go really really well in almost anything you would ever ride a paipo in! Happy t...
by GeoffreyLevens
Sat Sep 01, 2012 12:55 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Unyielding Sliver of Wood Yields Great Results!
Replies: 9
Views: 2895

Re: Unyielding Sliver of Wood Yields Great Results!

Beaut! The expression on your face says it all. The aprés sesh fat city look.
by GeoffreyLevens
Sat Sep 01, 2012 12:51 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Balsa Twin Fin
Replies: 34
Views: 13419

Re: Balsa Twin Fin

Loved the ride report! So accounting for actual finished thickness, about 1" rocker in front and nada, totally flat out the back?
by GeoffreyLevens
Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:50 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Balsa Twin Fin
Replies: 34
Views: 13419

Re: Balsa Twin Fin

Just for fun sometime though you might get inspired (ya never know) to take it out on a smaller, "more typical" day, just to see.... ;)
by GeoffreyLevens
Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:16 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Balsa Twin Fin
Replies: 34
Views: 13419

Re: Balsa Twin Fin

Looking good! Very interested in getting your ride report since you usually ride alaia type boards yes? so you have a particular perspective and a feeling/response you are used to that is different from most. Maybe kind of funny to say "most" in terms of paipo riders since the entire world crew isn'...
by GeoffreyLevens
Tue May 08, 2012 11:32 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Space Quad Displacement Hull
Replies: 21
Views: 7210

Re: Space Quad Displacement Hull

soulglider wrote:standard setup, standard fins, but with 1" lopped off the bottom of each fin.
LIkely holding power boost from gentle flipper touch here and there plus the rails/bottom have so much more grip on wave face than a more "normal" wave riding vehicle...
by GeoffreyLevens
Tue May 08, 2012 10:41 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Space Quad Displacement Hull
Replies: 21
Views: 7210

Re: Space Quad Displacement Hull

Very cool about the quad being such a success! Do you use pretty much "standard" quad alignments and spacing? Or Soulglider "secret sauce"?
by GeoffreyLevens
Sat May 05, 2012 6:11 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Space Quad Displacement Hull
Replies: 21
Views: 7210

Re: Space Quad Displacement Hull

soulglider wrote:The andrieni reference is dead on.
I can see why you'd love the way it rides!
by GeoffreyLevens
Sat May 05, 2012 4:29 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Space Quad Displacement Hull
Replies: 21
Views: 7210

Re: Space Quad Displacement Hull

Thanks SG, reminds me of an extreme looking Andreini I saw at Mollusk in San Francisco. From what I know, the deepest part of the hull is sort of the sweet spot for driving those long long accelerating turns. Do you shift it back to move the sweet spot more under your hips? Or leave it more forward ...
by GeoffreyLevens
Sat May 05, 2012 10:29 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Space Quad Displacement Hull
Replies: 21
Views: 7210

Re: Space Quad Displacement Hull

Looking good! Would love to test that one, too bad we live on opposite sides of the world.

Did you round off the very thin edge of the rails or square them sort of alaia like w/ and edge top and bottom?
by GeoffreyLevens
Fri Apr 20, 2012 9:04 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Wegener Paipo
Replies: 7
Views: 2684

Re: Wegener Paipo

Just went back and re read that Wegener interview. Really fine! Thank you again for doing that Bob!