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by GeoffreyLevens
Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: orca fins? other symmetrical fins
Replies: 44
Views: 5007

Re: orca fins? other symmetrical fins

rodndtube wrote:About ten years ago, Hydro had 3 models: Hydro Finz Originals, Hydro Techs and Hydro Tech 2.
Pretty sure it was Hydro Techs I had. Nice to know they have a useful model out.
by GeoffreyLevens
Thu Oct 25, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: orca fins? other symmetrical fins
Replies: 44
Views: 5007

Re: orca fins? other symmetrical fins

My two cents on Hydro Tech 2, great material, probably could go barefoot in warm waters, very soft and supple, and a wide and tall foot pocket. They must have done some serious re-tooling and sourced different materials. I had a pair about 10 or 12 years ago (guess they could have been Hydro Tech 1...
by GeoffreyLevens
Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Everybody wants to
Replies: 42
Views: 4606

Re: Everybody wants to

Nels is on the case:

A Board-Building Contest You Should Check Out - Surfer Magazine
https://apple.news/AOvzN-sbPTZKyOxGbDJd-6g
by GeoffreyLevens
Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Everybody wants to
Replies: 42
Views: 4606

Re: Everybody wants to

"In the Wavestorm world and especially in the Wavestorm Frankenstein world I suspect anything goes. And probably not well..."

That's priceless! And a testament to the modern market place.
by GeoffreyLevens
Sun Oct 21, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Everybody wants to
Replies: 42
Views: 4606

Re: Everybody wants to

That's my kind of precision weight system! Works great.

Those are some mighty boxy rails on that beast. Interesting to see how it rides. I suspect fins on it will be mandatory.
by GeoffreyLevens
Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: orca fins? other symmetrical fins
Replies: 44
Views: 5007

Re: orca fins? other symmetrical fins

I thought I might mention what I have learned from the creative Italians as a useful technique that can be applied to rubber fin "shoes" that fit tight and or need to be loosened up a bit I would expect no less from the creators of pizza! I have pondered in the past how expand stiff rubber foot poc...
by GeoffreyLevens
Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Everybody wants to
Replies: 42
Views: 4606

Re: Everybody wants to

Nels wrote:Don't forget to Feed Your Head...
That for sure inclose 2nd place. But top of the list....feed your heart!
by GeoffreyLevens
Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Everybody wants to
Replies: 42
Views: 4606

Re: Everybody wants to

i'n 5 years i think i have nailed down my paipo design to something i think i could ride for the rest of my days, as I feel the weakest link now is my skill, the board will do what ever I want with out and fight back. So I think now if i constructed one from light enough paulowina (and dont get fat...
by GeoffreyLevens
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Everybody wants to
Replies: 42
Views: 4606

Re: Everybody wants to

To amend my post above, I think Morey's creation of the bb is one of the most brilliant ideas in surfing and have greatly enjoyed riding them. Materials is the problem. Once they die, and everything dies, what happens to it. Also, what resources are used to create it in the first place. We now have ...
by GeoffreyLevens
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Everybody wants to
Replies: 42
Views: 4606

Re: Everybody wants to

The boogie/bodyboard industry have their own wave storm, its the sub $50 bought by the inlanders one week a year beach holiday for the the kids. Here are 600 snapped one left on just a few southern English beaches this summer :( That certainly highlights the enviro disaster that is surfing except f...
by GeoffreyLevens
Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Speaking of surfmats
Replies: 1
Views: 1309

Speaking of surfmats

Weren't we? Nice pulled back POV so you can see what's going on, quality waves....

https://www.dropbox.com/s/sdjm2gss8mhy9 ... o.mp4?dl=0
by GeoffreyLevens
Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Am I asking for too much?
Replies: 13
Views: 1682

Re: Am I asking for too much?

Nels wrote:Whitewater....the final frontier.
I do remember as a young child having an absolutely ecstatic, wonderful time ducking under whitewater. Maybe there's something in that to consider!
by GeoffreyLevens
Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Am I asking for too much?
Replies: 13
Views: 1682

Re: Am I asking for too much?

I vote surfmat! I have ridden both foam and wood paipo, short and long standup, high performance, cruisers, hulls, the works. Hands down the most versatile overall fun has been the mats. From teeny ankle slappers to well overhead (standup) they go great. Of course they are best in lined up point sur...
by GeoffreyLevens
Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Everybody wants to
Replies: 42
Views: 4606

Re: Everybody wants to

Never even seen or felt one in person so no idea of top skin texture? but I've cleaned some pretty nasty wax off boards just by leaving them deck up in the sun for an hour or so and then shaving w/ putty knife. Obvious I know. What's up with this beast? Toe in on fins will create wee bit of drag but...
by GeoffreyLevens
Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Can't help myself
Replies: 62
Views: 11237

Re: Can't help myself

To be my usual broken record I ride finless, so when I hear "I didn't have a big enough fin" I feel that more than having a fin too small its more, your maybe not engaging the fin you have, from either it being on the wrong place on the board or you not positioned on the board to engage the fin. On...
by GeoffreyLevens
Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Finless wide open
Replies: 4
Views: 1672

Re: Finless wide open

Mighty impressive minimalist tube riding. It would be great fun if we could time machine back to pre-Euro invasion Hawaii and turn them on to this. They could easily adapt to canoe launch instead of SUP. Have to experiment to see if kapa cloth would be strong enough for the foot straps...
by GeoffreyLevens
Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Sorry I have been away
Replies: 10
Views: 2272

Re: Sorry I have been away

Close tie for me
by GeoffreyLevens
Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Finless observations
Replies: 8
Views: 1119

Re: Finless observations

Yes, always fascinating that though they are all "surfing", how they feel and their dynamics are quite different from each other.
by GeoffreyLevens
Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: TP Displacement Hull Board
Replies: 14
Views: 1528

Re: TP Displacement Hull Board

ADisplacement hulls are technically difficult to hand shape despite their simple appearance. After shaping a fairly traditional fish shape and a Greenough style edge board (kneelo) I tried shaping a full on displacement hull board. Went to Mollusk surf shop and fondled several and once I really sta...
by GeoffreyLevens
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: TP Displacement Hull Board
Replies: 14
Views: 1528

Re: TP Displacement Hull Board

I once had a Greg Liddle hull that was very deep. At least to my eye the rocker looked perfect. I wouldn't say that it "plowed" but it was difficult to get it started, to drop in on waves that weren't super powerful, and it just was not fast unless really in the pocket of a solid wave. Mush burgers ...