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by GeoffreyLevens
Tue Apr 10, 2012 11:49 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Paipo Rider on a Book Cover
Replies: 9
Views: 3098

Re: Paipo Rider on a Book Cover

Somehow, I might hesitate to drop in on an outrigger!!!
by GeoffreyLevens
Mon Apr 02, 2012 9:33 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Paipo eye-candy
Replies: 15
Views: 4896

Re: Paipo eye-candy

Great prices! How soft is the soft? Like a conventional bodyboard w/ carbon rods inside?
by GeoffreyLevens
Fri Mar 16, 2012 12:14 pm
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: Leash for fiberglass paipo/bellyboard?????
Replies: 22
Views: 8219

Re: Leash for fiberglass paipo/bellyboard?????

I have ridden bodyboard w/ leg leash attached to nose plug. Just used leash from my footie board, no issues as it seemed long enough to stay out of my way.
by GeoffreyLevens
Sat Mar 03, 2012 1:23 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Pumpkin Seed
Replies: 11
Views: 3653

Re: Pumpkin Seed

Surprising to me it would need/be able to use that large of a fin. I would be very tempted to try it w/ a much smaller version, sort of proportionate. Esp since having legs/flippers if needed to recover tail slide if it starts to pop out and slide. If it would still hold you would get even more spee...
by GeoffreyLevens
Fri Feb 17, 2012 12:18 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Vote for Me!!!
Replies: 14
Views: 4497

Re: Vote for Me!!!

Erm...just leave the site, clear all cookies and then go back. Have not tried that...yet...but it should work Bwa-ha-ha

Rod for Supremeo Presidenté for life!!!
by GeoffreyLevens
Wed Feb 08, 2012 12:19 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: sealing plywood
Replies: 6
Views: 3277

Re: sealing plywood

Quick and dirty for experimental boards-paraffin driven in w/ heat gun or stolen wife's hair dryer. Be sure to get plenty into the edges/end grain parts.
by GeoffreyLevens
Mon Feb 06, 2012 12:26 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Another bellyboard video!
Replies: 6
Views: 2472

Re: Another bellyboard video!

Totally bitchen! Loved the shot of your tandem ride w/ the two grins at once.

Wish I had someone to push me into waves now and then :lol:
by GeoffreyLevens
Mon Jan 30, 2012 4:21 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Credit where credit is due (rant).
Replies: 23
Views: 8342

Re: Credit where credit is due (rant).

Definitely Rod for this site and Bob Green for the encyclopedia of info and history, and all those folks he has interviewed. Dale Solomonson got me lying down and interested in plywood and Nels gave me some serious bump in the paipo direction both personally and with his site vagabondsurfer.com and ...
by GeoffreyLevens
Sat Jan 28, 2012 11:47 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Building A Paipo
Replies: 10
Views: 3990

Re: Building A Paipo

it was only 3/8" thick but I glassed the bottom with 4oz S glass with epoxi My experience w/ broken surfboards is that they generally buckle on the deck. Laminated fiber glass is weakest under compression, the "inside angle" of a bend. So I think maybe stronger to glass the deck if only doing one s...
by GeoffreyLevens
Fri Jan 27, 2012 11:52 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Building A Paipo
Replies: 10
Views: 3990

Re: Building A Paipo

Mike, great photo! Esp with the sepia tint, except for the wetsuit could be any time from somewhere in the future to waaaaaay back in the past.
by GeoffreyLevens
Wed Jan 18, 2012 1:16 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Father to son!
Replies: 7
Views: 3238

Re: Father to son!

It doesn't get any better than that!
by GeoffreyLevens
Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:57 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Oahu
Replies: 31
Views: 10476

Re: Oahu

Whole big swaths of Cali north of SF Bay area, lots of semi and fully secret points that can really fire on the right swell, with plenty white sharks shopping for sleek, black, torpedo shapes to bite on. I lived in Sebastopol for over 10 years. Lots I loved and things I really didn't. Too cold in th...
by GeoffreyLevens
Sat Jan 07, 2012 1:24 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: The next big thing
Replies: 15
Views: 4668

Re: The next big thing

Soulglider, try decaff
by GeoffreyLevens
Wed Dec 28, 2011 6:36 pm
Forum: For Sale, Wanted or Trade
Topic: Are there any Commercial Paipos available on the market ?
Replies: 51
Views: 15173

Re: Are there any Commercial Paipos available on the market

Booger = nose candy

bodyboard = what the ambulance guys strap you to after you do a head plant in booming shore break, whatever you are riding

Oh, wait... that's a body board, two words
by GeoffreyLevens
Mon Dec 26, 2011 6:14 pm
Forum: For Sale, Wanted or Trade
Topic: Are there any Commercial Paipos available on the market ?
Replies: 51
Views: 15173

Re: Are there any Commercial Paipos available on the market

I don't think you need to use words like "bullshit" in this forum. This is just a friendly discussion. "Well, he's just an excitable boy" "Excitable Boy" (Warren Zevon & LeRoy P. Marinell) Well, he went down to dinner in his Sunday best Excitable boy, they all said And he rubbed the pot roast all o...
by GeoffreyLevens
Wed Dec 21, 2011 2:39 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: A difference between designing a paipo and other boards
Replies: 32
Views: 9868

Re: A difference between designing a paipo and other boards

soulglider wrote:Thats what im talkin about
Almost better than sex!
by GeoffreyLevens
Wed Dec 21, 2011 11:28 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: A difference between designing a paipo and other boards
Replies: 32
Views: 9868

Re: A difference between designing a paipo and other boards

I used to ride stand-up spoons aka hulls, shaped by various shapers. And I can tell you there is a feeling, coming out of the hole, that you just do not get on more conventional shapes including thrusters. A very different kind of acceleration feeling that does feel, in the case of more rigid stand-...
by GeoffreyLevens
Tue Dec 20, 2011 1:00 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: A difference between designing a paipo and other boards
Replies: 32
Views: 9868

Re: A difference between designing a paipo and other boards

Very different flex characteristcs as well w/ carbon-epoxy, stiffer, snappier, better memory
by GeoffreyLevens
Tue Dec 20, 2011 11:47 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: A difference between designing a paipo and other boards
Replies: 32
Views: 9868

Re: A difference between designing a paipo and other boards

We are not only on the same page but in the same sentence! "Twist like a dish towel" flex is a spot on image.

I love the simplicity and low cost of plywood but this twist-o-flex is something you can really dial in w/ fiberglass
by GeoffreyLevens
Mon Dec 19, 2011 9:01 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: A difference between designing a paipo and other boards
Replies: 32
Views: 9868

Re: A difference between designing a paipo and other boards

What I learned from Dale was that more recent iterations of GG design was torsional flex is what really gives you drive and any more than minimal longitudinal flex creates drag. A little long was is ok but if you have good snappy torsional flex that will change your rocker line in a turn but not bog...