Travel Beater Tri-Sect

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Travel Beater Tri-Sect

Unread post by rodndtube » Sun May 20, 2012 12:04 pm

Interesting project. I would love to see this adapted to a fiberglass/foam paipo.
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Re: Travel Beater Tri-Sect

Unread post by Uncle Grumpy » Sun May 20, 2012 12:34 pm

Silly.
Just get a mat. 8-)
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Re: Travel Beater Tri-Sect

Unread post by rodndtube » Sun May 20, 2012 5:32 pm

Speaking for myself, I would much prefer a board similar to what I ride. Mats would be an easy, simple way to go but then that begs the question -- why doesn't everyone ride a mat or simply bodysurf.

The challenge is out there -- can anyone engineer and build a good paipo bisect?
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Re: Travel Beater Tri-Sect

Unread post by mrmike » Sun May 20, 2012 9:53 pm

MATS ARE COOL AND SUPPER FAST

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Re: Travel Beater Tri-Sect

Unread post by rodndtube » Sun May 20, 2012 11:53 pm

I am not anti-mat, so don't get me wrong. However, much of my surfing is done while traveling and riding my board of choice is my preference. In the last couple of years it has become more difficult to travel on the airlines with luggage much less surfing boards. Even our small paipos are now under attack. Hence, a bisect paipo would be a nice option for a travel board.

As of now I have one board parked in Puerto Rico and one board parked in Costa Rica. Parking additional boards isn't practical although I might park one of my old Ashton paipos in Central Atlantic Florida.
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Re: Travel Beater Tri-Sect

Unread post by bgreen » Mon May 21, 2012 6:53 am

I'm with Rod on this one. After extortionist charges from an airline I got myself a bisectable paipo.Works great in all conditions. Only bummer was when my luggage was misplaced so I didn't have the mechanism to join the two halves of the board together.

Why not a mat? I'm a very ordinary mat rider. Rocks and mats don't get on well together. I prefer to ride a paipo especially in waves of consequence.

Having said this, I think the escape options are reducing. I recently found out the airline (QANTAS) which previosuly didn't charge for a full size paipo, is now determing charges by weight AND by pieces. Previously, no charge for two pieces of luggage under the available weight limit. No longer, $30 each way. I felt a little less ripped off because I took 11kg of paipo with me.


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Unread post by soulglider » Mon May 21, 2012 10:20 am

when traveling i bring my ryobi electric jig saw a brush and a one pint can of clear acrylic, flippers and a wetsuit or jams. i have made at least six boards in my motel room the night before i surf and then i leave it behind when i leave, with a note on how to ride it. passing it on....
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Re: Travel Beater Tri-Sect

Unread post by mrmike » Mon May 21, 2012 10:33 am

I like it use it and pass it on recycleing at its best

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Unread post by rodndtube » Mon May 21, 2012 11:10 am

soulglider wrote:when traveling i bring my ryobi electric jig saw a brush and a one pint can of clear acrylic, flippers and a wetsuit or jams. i have made at least six boards in my motel room the night before i surf and then i leave it behind when i leave, with a note on how to ride it. passing it on....
With all that weight and chemicals you have already (1) paid some extra airline fees and/or (2) been arrested by TSA!

Yeah, one can only imagine how the mats would have held up at some of the reefy (coral and lava) breaks that I frequent. And, they just are not the same for this surfrider.

So, the challenge is not in changing my mind on surf craft during travels, but how to innovate the technology -- with a shaper that can make one's paipo board.
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Unread post by Uncle Grumpy » Mon May 21, 2012 11:12 am

A proper wood or plywood PAIPO board can easily be sized to fit in a suitcase.
But some folks just ain't happy unless they've got some foam and fins. :geek:
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Unread post by soulglider » Mon May 21, 2012 11:17 am

as soon a i wrote my above post i thought, hey, hey, since i'm only using the board for a week or less (usually), why even use finish on it?

i just evolved a little, and without any pain!
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Re: Travel Beater Tri-Sect

Unread post by rodndtube » Mon May 21, 2012 11:30 am

Uncle Grumpy wrote:A proper wood or plywood PAIPO board can easily be sized to fit in a suitcase.
But some folks just ain't happy unless they've got some foam and fins. :geek:
You got that right... NOT HAPPY!!!

That suitcase sized wood paipo you're suggesting would be more the size of a hand gun given today's travel bag rules.
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Unread post by mrmike » Mon May 21, 2012 5:06 pm

I travel lite this and a pair of fins and a surf mat in one bag this is all you need you can buy yourself a tooth brush at the airport :D
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Re: Travel Beater Tri-Sect

Unread post by Poobah » Mon May 21, 2012 9:34 pm

I don't want a board that comes in 3 pieces. I just want one that slides like a trombone.

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Unread post by bgreen » Tue May 22, 2012 5:20 am

Then there are the folks who like foam, but not fins.

Rod, if I haven't already sent bisect photos, e-mail me. Also, there have been a number of posts on Swaylocks about bi/trisect boards.

http://www2.swaylocks.com/forums/anothe ... avel-board
http://www2.swaylocks.com/node/1018123
http://www2.swaylocks.com/forums/pope-bisect-surfboards
http://www2.swaylocks.com/node/1028608
http://www2.swaylocks.com/forums/anothe ... l-compsand
http://www2.swaylocks.com/node/1025797

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Unread post by rodndtube » Tue May 22, 2012 12:05 pm

Interesting implementation: http://www.abc.net.au/tv/newinventors/txt/s2538185.htm
It appears that the joining sections were exposed foam and not fiberglassed but I really couldn't tell.

BobG, I have seen a couple of your photos but they were mostly lo-resolution. How has that board been holding up in a wide range of wave conditions? How does the integrity of the joint hold up under stress (e.g., big wave slams)?
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Unread post by bgreen » Tue May 22, 2012 4:32 pm

Rod,

I can send better photos. The board has been surfed in very solid sized reef breaks (SW France, Ireland) including some quite choppy as well as windy offshore days. No problems at all.

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Unread post by rodndtube » Tue May 22, 2012 5:18 pm

bgreen wrote:Rod,

I can send better photos. The board has been surfed in very solid sized reef breaks (SW France, Ireland) including some quite choppy as well as windy offshore days. No problems at all.

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Please send along with a description of the technology of the implementation.
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Unread post by Uncle Grumpy » Tue May 22, 2012 5:44 pm

rodndtube wrote:
bgreen wrote:Rod,

I can send better photos. The board has been surfed in very solid sized reef breaks (SW France, Ireland) including some quite choppy as well as windy offshore days. No problems at all.

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Please send along with a description of the technology of the implementation.
Post that stuff up here for all to see!
Just cuz I tease don't mean I ain't interested. Sounds like a worthwhile idea if that's yer style.
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Re: Travel Beater Bi-Sect (photo 1)

Unread post by bgreen » Wed May 23, 2012 4:31 am

Visible in the photo is one of two carbon fibre tubes - about 19 3/4" long, one set is about 1mm thick, the set I use is about 3mm thick. Each rod has a small hole in it, to reduce suction when removing. Ends are slightly rounded.

The black is a thin strip of rubber, cushioning the join and forming a seal.

The larger diameter hole, takes the male part form the other half, while th esmaller hole has a thread and takes the stainless bolt that is screwed in 45 degrees from the side. These same fittings are found on the other side of the second rod.

The design isn't mine, but Jason Oliver's - http://www.jasonoliverwoodensurfboards.com.au/
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