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by GeoffreyLevens
Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: TP Displacement Hull Board
Replies: 14
Views: 1700

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: 1700

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 ...
by GeoffreyLevens
Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Sorry I have been away
Replies: 10
Views: 2508

Re: Sorry I have been away

Forrest musta read Zap Comix! And no worries SJB, it's not age, it's all the fun you had getting to that age.... Heh, me right there with ya. Who? What? When???
by GeoffreyLevens
Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Sorry I have been away
Replies: 10
Views: 2508

Re: Sorry I have been away

SJB wrote:....as Forrest said SheeeeIIIIItttttt happens......keep on surfin.
I thought that was Mr. Natural. WHAT?!? You don't remember Zap Comix?
by GeoffreyLevens
Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: TP Displacement Hull Board
Replies: 14
Views: 1700

Re: TP Displacement Hull Board

That is beautiful! In my stand-up experience, many hulls are built too "deep" and tend to bog unless there's tons of power in the wave. Yours appears to be subtle enough to just do the job which is perfect I think. In all shapes, but maybe even more so when dealing w/ convex bottom contours, a littl...
by GeoffreyLevens
Fri Sep 07, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: TP Displacement Hull Board
Replies: 14
Views: 1700

Re: TP Displacement Hull Board

Daryl D wrote:The ride description is accurate. That's exactly why I wanted to do the project and got more than expected.
That is great to hear. I never went that direction w/ prone craft due to my skepticism. My loss.
by GeoffreyLevens
Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: TP Displacement Hull Board
Replies: 14
Views: 1700

Re: TP Displacement Hull Board

I however prefer most of the board to be a planing hull as i don't like the way a full planning hull cuts through and then jump out of the water (watch greenough riding a spoon) I've never ridden a full displacement hull prone but I suspect the feeling and maybe even the actual effect, does not tra...
by GeoffreyLevens
Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: versions of gus acosta?
Replies: 16
Views: 1931

Re: versions of gus acosta?

That's a LOT of fin seems to me. With the vacuum rails and that much concave, I would bet it would fly with no fins at all as well as hold in just tine.
by GeoffreyLevens
Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Plywood and cork
Replies: 12
Views: 1901

Re: Plywood and cork

I have never worked with cork but might be you could seal it and prevent a lot water weight from saturation. Squeegee on so super thin, multiple coats of....something, epoxy perhaps. That might act like the spackle cheater undercoat used when glassing EPS foam to prevent the resin from running all t...
by GeoffreyLevens
Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: versions of gus acosta?
Replies: 16
Views: 1931

Re: versions of gus acosta?

Video seemed like even without fins the board powered around soup pretty well, held an edge. I know with concaves there's a lot of variation in effect from small variations in the shape of the concave, esp the transitions to flat on either side. And of course all that interacts w/ rails and the tran...
by GeoffreyLevens
Wed Aug 22, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: versions of gus acosta?
Replies: 16
Views: 1931

Re: versions of gus acosta?

If only interested in tail shape that is totally fine. But I do think a great deal, if not most, of his design in in the bottom contours
by GeoffreyLevens
Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Plywood and cork
Replies: 12
Views: 1901

Re: Plywood and cork

I think having the plywood on the outsides of the sandwich, you may still have pretty darn hard edges if/when they impact your body. I do like the idea of experimenting with sandwich construction using easy to source materials!
by GeoffreyLevens
Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: PAIPO Foils.
Replies: 38
Views: 5172

Re: PAIPO Foils.

SURFFOILS wrote:Who would emigrate to the UK ?
I would because....Black Pudding Bwa-ha-ha. Pure nasty on a plate
by GeoffreyLevens
Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: A couple of waves in Galicia, Spain
Replies: 23
Views: 4823

Re: A couple of waves in Galicia, Spain

"long/narrow/flat" = Alaia! This video (one of my most favorite surf vids) is standup but really a master class in how that sort of board works, what kind of lines it likes to draw. Some variations will undoubtedly show up for prone riding but still.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvYqok4jrW0 Ro...
by GeoffreyLevens
Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: paipo 50 inch drop knee?
Replies: 17
Views: 1782

Re: paipo 50 inch drop knee?

And don't forget Tom Wegener's Albacore

https://www.theinertia.com/surf/tom-weg ... ss-projec/
by GeoffreyLevens
Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: paipo 50 inch drop knee?
Replies: 17
Views: 1782

Re: paipo 50 inch drop knee?

Channels have some of that effect, depending a lot on how they are shaped i.e. rounded transition to the flat part of bottom of board holds, sharp edge transition releases and I don't know but may hold less than plain flat. Even on 6 foot alaia with significant channel running down the center of the...
by GeoffreyLevens
Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Bodyboards discuss (the soft paipo)
Replies: 52
Views: 7805

Re: Bodyboards discuss (the soft paipo)

Beautiful camera work to me. Must admit I"m not a fan of the GoPro POV stuff, esp in tiny surf where you can't really seem much of anything. This though, made me happy just watching Interesting wave I think at 4:24 where only contact points w/ board are hands and a very small area of his inside hip....
by GeoffreyLevens
Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: paipo 50 inch drop knee?
Replies: 17
Views: 1782

Re: paipo 50 inch drop knee?

zensuni wrote:If the board has fins you can even kneeboard it if big enough, although maybe the drop knee stance allows better control, I don't know
People sometimes surf standup on regular bodyboards so I would imagine you could also kneeboard!

https://youtu.be/121rDxTmxdw
by GeoffreyLevens
Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: paipo 50 inch drop knee?
Replies: 17
Views: 1782

Re: paipo 50 inch drop knee?

I have always wondered how a paipo would work as a drop knee board. Since I am not a drop kneeer myself (I tried several times on a bodyboard but I have failed so far), I would be curious to know the result of your tests. I guess the board fins will help. With out fins my good bodyboarding friend c...
by GeoffreyLevens
Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Ocean Mag July 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 688

Re: Ocean Mag July 2018

Can click to and download the mag for free. Easy access