Search found 358 matches

by GeoffreyLevens
Mon Dec 19, 2011 4:57 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: A difference between designing a paipo and other boards
Replies: 32
Views: 9796

Re: A difference between designing a paipo and other boards

Have you ever tried one of these thinned waaaaay out, basically like a GG kneelo spoon? Probably not so great in smaller, weaker waves but duck diving ease could make it worth it for juice...
by GeoffreyLevens
Mon Dec 19, 2011 4:07 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: A difference between designing a paipo and other boards
Replies: 32
Views: 9796

Re: A difference between designing a paipo and other boards

Soulglider, does the rocker change along with where the deepest part of hull is? Foot boards have that flat(ish) rocker area in front of fin for about 18 inches or so then a little lift in the tail. Do you continue the curve of the front rocker further back and then run it flat off the tail sort of ...
by GeoffreyLevens
Mon Dec 12, 2011 11:15 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Pirate Fish Alaia Remo II
Replies: 20
Views: 5884

Re: Pirate Fish Alaia Remo II

If you wanted to go there, I would think the most efficient and functional way would be just build it like a GG spoon ie shape foam plug, glass bottom w/ 4-6 layers, shape out deck foam to final spoon shape and then glass deck. Fine tuning of glass thickness with grinder as needed... Right. Instead...
by GeoffreyLevens
Sun Dec 11, 2011 1:24 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Pirate Fish Alaia Remo II
Replies: 20
Views: 5884

Re: Pirate Fish Alaia Remo II

Plywood will hold up better for sure but that is why I mentioned fiber glass etc above. You want not only flex and memory but the ability to hold up under repeated flexing. Even glassed, any core will eventually break down. Greenough used balsa in the rails of his early spoons and I think eventually...
by GeoffreyLevens
Sun Dec 04, 2011 12:49 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Pirate Fish Alaia Remo II
Replies: 20
Views: 5884

Re: Pirate Fish Alaia Remo II

Do you think its possible to laminate a few layers together to get a stiffer board for the same thickness or even thinner ? Something like 10 or 12 layers of wood veneer with glass in between or maybe a foam core with the multiple veneer layers built up around the rails like on a Greenough spoon ? ...
by GeoffreyLevens
Sun Dec 04, 2011 11:18 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: a good day for ear plugs
Replies: 21
Views: 5443

Re: a good day for ear plugs

When I was living North of SF (Sonoma coast) we had occasional periods in the upper 40's. I would get an ice cream headache just getting my feet in the water!
by GeoffreyLevens
Thu Dec 01, 2011 11:35 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Pirate Fish Alaia Remo II
Replies: 20
Views: 5884

Re: Pirate Fish Alaia Remo II

Gotta love those replays. And you can run them slomo with varied musical sound tracks. Just be careful while driving your car ;)
by GeoffreyLevens
Wed Nov 30, 2011 12:18 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Pirate Fish Alaia Remo II
Replies: 20
Views: 5884

Re: Pirate Fish Alaia Remo II

Lookin' good! "Anxiously awaiting" the ride report...
by GeoffreyLevens
Wed Nov 23, 2011 6:08 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Wishbone Board
Replies: 11
Views: 3887

Re: Wishbone Board

HAH! With UDT's instead of your feet moving and your body staying more or less still, your feet will stay almost stationary and your body will gyrate.
by GeoffreyLevens
Sat Nov 12, 2011 1:51 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Blue Plate Special
Replies: 58
Views: 16785

Re: Blue Plate Special

Hmmm, roll or vee up front would definitely mitigate some of the bounce and probably slow you down as well. I know though, that mats with their very soft flex, love texture and small bumps (emphasis on small!). On that sort of surface they seem to go even faster than on really smooth glassy waves. C...
by GeoffreyLevens
Fri Nov 11, 2011 6:56 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Blue Plate Special
Replies: 58
Views: 16785

Re: Blue Plate Special

Best way I know to quantify roll is use a level straight edge across bottom of board and measure difference between stringer and apex of rail ie the very widest point at that part of the board. Don't know if I said that clearly, its clear to me! Of course another variable is what you do with that di...
by GeoffreyLevens
Tue Nov 08, 2011 9:53 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Visit to Hawaii
Replies: 13
Views: 4133

Re: Visit to Hawaii

Thanks Rod! Yes, a resized WA could be great esp in some waves that really call for go go go
by GeoffreyLevens
Tue Nov 08, 2011 11:57 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Visit to Hawaii
Replies: 13
Views: 4133

Re: Visit to Hawaii

Doesn't Big Island have a bit colder water to because the steeper, volcanic mtns. run-off a lot more direct rain water? I was told that anyway.

Ok now, give it up! Let's hear an unbiased (HAH as if there were such a thing) report on the Wave Arrow...
by GeoffreyLevens
Fri Nov 04, 2011 10:55 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Alaia for prone riding
Replies: 25
Views: 7701

Re: Alaia for prone riding

Uncle Grumpy is da Man around here for that. BJ Shearsby aka Kid also but I don't think he has migrated from old forum yet, proly too busy w/ his kidlet and surfing. This is from Tom Wegener's site The Finley Model alaia (Japan – Hina) This is my favorite style alaia because it works great both for ...
by GeoffreyLevens
Mon Oct 24, 2011 10:15 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Blue Plate Special
Replies: 58
Views: 16785

Re: Blue Plate Special

Loved this quote from the Safidy interview "If they barked, it was "stand up." I only do, if they reward me with ice cream." Me, I need sardines, or maybe a burrito, then I'll stand... He says his boards are totally different from stand-up but actual description and photos look pretty much like poin...
by GeoffreyLevens
Sun Oct 23, 2011 2:43 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Blue Plate Special
Replies: 58
Views: 16785

Re: Blue Plate Special

Proneman on Swaylocks I think often rides an 8 or 9 footer prone...
by GeoffreyLevens
Fri Oct 21, 2011 9:08 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Blue Plate Special
Replies: 58
Views: 16785

Re: Blue Plate Special

Might be fun to put in the center box as well as plugs for the twins and you could switch back an forth with all else the same.
by GeoffreyLevens
Sat Oct 01, 2011 10:25 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Mini Pig
Replies: 8
Views: 3354

Re: Mini Pig

I like. Hull deeper back a bit makes good sense since for stand-up you want deepest part under your front foot or between your feet. So under your "gut" makes sense for best leverage.