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by GeoffreyLevens
Wed May 30, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Top vs Bottom Layers of Composite
Replies: 9
Views: 1749

Re: Top vs Bottom Layers of Composite

http://www.bertram31.com/proj/tips/core.htm According to that article tension strength is set mostly on the bottom skin. The top needs proportionally less skin to get the overall tension strength to prevent buckle and break. However, we also need enough load strength on top to prevent dents and din...
by GeoffreyLevens
Tue May 29, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: my first paipo 44
Replies: 74
Views: 8819

Re: my first paipo 44

If fiberglass or plastic breaks it generally leaves incredibly sharp and jagged edge(s)
by GeoffreyLevens
Tue May 29, 2018 6:00 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: my first paipo 44
Replies: 74
Views: 8819

Re: my first paipo 44

asier esnal wrote:Normal fins bought with those dangerous edges vs mine of aluminum fins
Your's look much safer!
by GeoffreyLevens
Mon May 28, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: my first paipo 44
Replies: 74
Views: 8819

Re: my first paipo 44

I much prefer a bicep leash with the plug about 8- 10" down from the nose. A shot from the tail down to the nose will show off the rocker better. They look like lethal weapons. Looking forward to hearing how they go. I once went over the falls on about a 5 foot wave and landed on my back on my fin....
by GeoffreyLevens
Tue May 22, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: my first paipo 44
Replies: 74
Views: 8819

Re: my first paipo 44

nomastomas wrote:The late take-off is our bread-and-butter, embrace it!
Dare I say it? Oh what the heck...bread and butter and all you need to add is jam!
by GeoffreyLevens
Sun May 20, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: my first paipo 44
Replies: 74
Views: 8819

Re: my first paipo 44

zensuni wrote:These aluminium fins definitely look like knifes to me, I hope I won't be in your way at the lineup :D
You won't be, no matter what. Even if you are you won't be heh-heh-heh :evil:
by GeoffreyLevens
Mon May 14, 2018 5:37 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: The latest paipo intervews
Replies: 9
Views: 1213

Re: The latest paipo intervews

Very much agree w/ Nels both about thoroughly enjoying the interviews and also about hating golf (played 9 holes once in high school about 1967 and that was it forever). Slater's wave pool is an amazing creation. Flawless, perfect waves one after another forever. And almost completely divorced from ...
by GeoffreyLevens
Sun May 06, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: 8ft waves with wind paipo?
Replies: 28
Views: 3632

Re: 8ft waves with wind paipo?

What about cork sheets? Variety of thicknesses available and likely from companies in Spain. Maybe once adhered to deck, squeegee in a very thin coat of polyurethane for increased water proof
by GeoffreyLevens
Fri May 04, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: 8ft waves with wind paipo?
Replies: 28
Views: 3632

Re: 8ft waves with wind paipo?

Long time ago, Dale Solomonson told me about series of experiments he did on hard kneelo. His were in the other direction, concave, but same idea--build the difference outside the glass job, w/ Bondo which sands pretty easily. Then take sand paper and files to beach. Go out, ride a few waves, come i...
by GeoffreyLevens
Thu May 03, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: 8ft waves with wind paipo?
Replies: 28
Views: 3632

Re: 8ft waves with wind paipo?

I think if you really want to learn to fly, and don't much care about crippling injury or death, get ye a squirrel suit. Might be wise to take a lesson along the way. :lol:
by GeoffreyLevens
Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:07 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: my first paipo 44
Replies: 74
Views: 8819

Re: my first paipo 44

In Spain it is illegal to take surfboards on motorcycles, in France if you can Too bad because so much more aerodynamic that way, less drag, less turbulence. How about 1 wheeled or 2 wheeled light trailer? Axel and wheel size of course could be less "heavy duty" depending on roads and distance you ...
by GeoffreyLevens
Fri Apr 27, 2018 5:54 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: my first paipo 44
Replies: 74
Views: 8819

Re: my first paipo 44

I had similar on small motorcycle (Honda 90 in 1970), horizontal board mount. Couple "U" shaped brackets attached by bolt on to the frame. Oops, just realized your pics above show the board surface perpendicular to direction of travel on the bike. Mine was side mounted so that it rode along one sid...
by GeoffreyLevens
Thu Apr 26, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: my first paipo 44
Replies: 74
Views: 8819

Re: my first paipo 44

I had similar on small motorcycle (Honda 90 in 1970), horizontal board mount. Couple "U" shaped brackets attached by bolt on to the frame. The main issue was cross winds! On the hwy out of town (Santa Cruz) getting passed by big trucks was a bit like a suicide attempt. Also, along the coast there, a...
by GeoffreyLevens
Thu Apr 26, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: my first paipo 44
Replies: 74
Views: 8819

Re: my first paipo 44

Huh...lot of food for thought but after a fast pass this morning on my way to who knows what the thought I had was twin fins for paipos...larger fins the closer to the centerline, smaller near the rails...to allow for wider tail width of paipos. Seems like there should be some kind of mathematical ...
by GeoffreyLevens
Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Evolution how it works
Replies: 10
Views: 2143

Re: Evolution how it works

Hilarious. If you leave 2 in the sand, you might just end up with 3, or at least eggs. Very vaguely reminds me of obscure board I briefly had in mid '90's. I was molded from almost literally "bomb proof" automobile bumper foam and had chine rails, molded "fins" like on your original posted above (th...
by GeoffreyLevens
Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: my first paipo 44
Replies: 74
Views: 8819

Re: my first paipo 44

Bill Thrailkill (who posts on Swaylocks) and others have done this before. It is called a 'twingle' if the fins are relatively close 1 or 2 inches (25-50mm). AKA "double single". Like at this link...

https://goo.gl/images/G6bweg
by GeoffreyLevens
Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Bodyboards discuss (the soft paipo)
Replies: 52
Views: 7201

Re: Bodyboards discuss (the soft paipo)

rodndtube wrote:And, true, one just can't find paipo rentals!!!
Though I have seen several people kneeling and prone riding full sized, old school long boards and actually ripping smallish surf on them. Probably not doable in really big waves...
by GeoffreyLevens
Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Bodyboards discuss (the soft paipo)
Replies: 52
Views: 7201

Re: Bodyboards discuss (the soft paipo)

Does look like the Boogmat is plenty stiff in juice waves. Could be fun in small surf and certainly easy to transport! Looks like maybe does not roll up. Just maybe gets flatter https://hubboards.com/collections/boards/products/hubb-lite-boog-mat-large?variant=46615377283 The Hubb Lite Large Boog Ma...
by GeoffreyLevens
Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Inverse Rail Board
Replies: 11
Views: 2288

Re: Inverse Rail Board

My eyes certainly like the look of it! Looking forward to a ride report.