Variations…

What works and what doesn't. Share design ideas, references and contacts for paipo board builders.
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Variations…

Unread post by nomastomas » Wed Aug 09, 2017 6:33 pm

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I’m fortunate to have customers that are both prone-riders and experimenters. My two pals from the Pacific Northwest contacted me recently, both asking for prone-board shapes differing from their CF G4s. Totally stoked with their G4s, they’re now looking for a little variety. These two boards couldn’t be any different. The first (board on the left) is a round-nose version of the G4...well, kinda. The bottom is G4 but the outline is fuller with a round nose for more planing area. A true grovel board, prone-rider style. With quad-fin boxes, this board can be surfed in a number of fin configurations including finless.
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Re: Variations…

Unread post by nomastomas » Fri Sep 08, 2017 6:33 pm

The irony of this shape is that its basically the original T-Belly outline with the G4 bottom. Ray worked out the problem of doing light tints on EPS, too!
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Re: Variations…

Unread post by krusher74 » Sat Oct 07, 2017 12:06 pm

any feedback from the owners yet?

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Unread post by nomastomas » Sat Oct 07, 2017 12:22 pm

Keith...check the "Variations...continued" thread for an initial report from the hull owner. We've had a major wave-drought here on the west coast since mid-July, so there has been little opportunity for any meaningful trials. I haven't had my new G5 in the water yet, and don't expect to until I return from Italy at the end of October. Of course, my being out of the country ensures that there will be great swell for the next 2 weeks!
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Re: Variations…

Unread post by SJB » Sat Oct 07, 2017 1:36 pm

Finally....C St today.
This report updated Saturday, October 7 at 06:58 AM
3-5 ft- waist to head high occ. 6
GOOD CONDITIONS

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Unread post by nomastomas » Sat Oct 07, 2017 3:15 pm

See? whadda I tell ya?
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Re: Variations…

Unread post by nomastomas » Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:06 pm

I'm calling this shape the G-OneFour. Here's the latest ride report from the owner:

"Bon Journo Thomas,
Got out with Daryl on Saturday,4 yo 6 feet my board handled awesome!
Heading straight down the wave and didn't pearl.Took high trim and held
tight! Thank you for another awesome board! I appreciate your
craftsmanship and attention to detail! The color,pin stripe and glass job
is impeccable!...!"
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