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Re: Everybody wants to

Unread postby GeoffreyLevens » Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:04 pm

krusher74 wrote: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) i could probably see out my surfing days on it. :?

Easy on the junk food and beers and plenty of water time and you'll stay plenty lean
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Re: Everybody wants to

Unread postby Nels » Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:28 am

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) i could probably see out my surfing days on it.


It's funny how things go as years turn to decades. Technology (including design) changes, improves. Knowledge and understanding and experience improve things. Society makes inroads...travel becomes easier, new places open up, then new places fill. Old places go from full to forking insanity. If you spend enough time in an activity, eventually it becomes as much mental as physical. People come and go. Designs come and go and come again. Everything is a double-edged sword. There should come a time of reckoning, where we find ourselves examining just what the hell we're doing here, if it's still worth the sacrifices, if it's worth what we have sacrificed...and why we're doing it still right now. Things happen in life, it may not always be about fitness or commitment...

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Re: Everybody wants to

Unread postby GeoffreyLevens » Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:46 am

Nels wrote:Don't forget to Feed Your Head...

That for sure inclose 2nd place. But top of the list....feed your heart!
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Re: Everybody wants to

Unread postby nomastomas » Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:16 am

Nels wrote:
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) i could probably see out my surfing days on it.


It's funny how things go as years turn to decades. Technology (including design) changes, improves. Knowledge and understanding and experience improve things. Society makes inroads...travel becomes easier, new places open up, then new places fill. Old places go from full to forking insanity. If you spend enough time in an activity, eventually it becomes as much mental as physical. People come and go. Designs come and go and come again. Everything is a double-edged sword. There should come a time of reckoning, where we find ourselves examining just what the hell we're doing here, if it's still worth the sacrifices, if it's worth what we have sacrificed...and why we're doing it still right now. Things happen in life, it may not always be about fitness or commitment...

Don't forget to Feed Your Head...


For me, the one constant in life is the feeling that comes from being in the ocean. Everything else, family, friends, jobs, hobbies, interests, likes, dislikes, bikes, surfboards, is transitory. The feeling that comes from being in the ocean never changes. That feeling is purely right-brain, non-verbal and impossible to articulate. It re-charges my soul, no matter rough or gentle, or how warm or cold. And, having waves to ride is just the frosting on the cake. So, while I may passionately debate the virtues of this or that design, this or that material or construction technique, or complain about the wave size or the crowd size, I think that these things are secondary to the act of just being in the ocean.
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Re: Everybody wants to

Unread postby kage » Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:22 pm

For me, the one constant in life is the feeling that comes from being in the ocean. Everything else, family, friends, jobs, hobbies, interests, likes, dislikes, bikes, surfboards, is transitory. The feeling that comes from being in the ocean never changes. That feeling is purely right-brain, non-verbal and impossible to articulate. It re-charges my soul, no matter rough or gentle, or how warm or cold. And, having waves to ride is just the frosting on the cake. So, while I may passionately debate the virtues of this or that design, this or that material or construction technique, or complain about the wave size or the crowd size, I think that these things are secondary to the act of just being in the ocean.

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Re: Everybody wants to

Unread postby belly rider » Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:50 am

Yup the above sound like wise words from Confucius
Osoo I see the light -- toooo
Fully agree with very well worded frases
its all about the ride
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Re: Everybody wants to

Unread postby Nels » Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:32 pm

For me, the one constant in life is the feeling that comes from being in the ocean. Everything else, family, friends, jobs, hobbies, interests, likes, dislikes, bikes, surfboards, is transitory.


It's all pretty much transitory, I suppose. I would order that list like so: the people (family and friends) and the ocean. If I were to nitpick myself at this stage I might say People and Nature. Or People and Water? Not People In Water though, all you guys excepted. When I'm not in the ocean I'm thinking about it, never more so than when I'm around fresh water or desert dryness, both of which I enjoy, maybe some kind of yin/yang thing. When I find myself stuck in those horrible dry situations like work or a doctor's office - both of which I try to avoid like the plague - then my animal-brain reverts to the thought that as long as there is decent water out there for somebody to enjoy, I'm good.

Breaking it down to the essentials now eliminates almost all the toys for me. A good wetsuit and a decent pair of fins are the essentials, everything else is gravy. Barring that or tolerable conditions to go out in, I need to at least breathe it in.
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Re: Everybody wants to

Unread postby Nels » Sun Oct 21, 2018 3:40 pm

Almost ready to test this monster. It comes chest-high on me. Should be interesting to paddle out. So here's the latest...

Took the advice and cut out deck skin from the donor part of the board. Tried to use a putty knife to separate it but that didn't work. In the end I used the piece of bottom skin as a template and cut it with a box cutter, and to my surprise it peeled right up slick as snot.

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Used epoxy resin to reattach the loose bottom skin. Took overnight to adhere but seems solid.

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Three piece skin on the cut, precision weight system to hold it down.

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After final trim of the excess skin on the back.

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Re: Everybody wants to

Unread postby GeoffreyLevens » Sun Oct 21, 2018 3:46 pm

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.
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Re: Everybody wants to

Unread postby Nels » Sun Oct 21, 2018 3:47 pm

Last bit...skin condition just as it was when I fetched it up out of the trash can at Zuma (the circles come from the cans weighing it down when I resined it on though).

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Deck-down view...notice the various curves all over the board. You can't even see the weird dents on the bottom skin. One of the rails practically curves in and out. I laugh when I think about reading that various pro surfers can feel thickness variations of less than a quarter of an inch. In the Wavestorm world and especially in the Wavestorm Frankenstein world I suspect anything goes. And probably not well...

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