MY PAIPO BOARDS
Four Decades of Paipos
Green Machine I
Paipo-60 was made from an old long board (Sidewinder by Homesy [?])
that had been snapped into two pieces at Bridges, in Aguadilla, PR, spring
of 1968. This was my first paipo, shaped and glassed by two brothers
(Ricky and Ruben Justiniano) and myself. In later years I've called
this my potato chip board because of its thinness, great for the crisp
top-to-bottom tubes of PR. I, too, was also much lighter back then.
This board was ridden often during 1968-1970. Although my tempo of
surfing waned considerably during the early 70s, I started to ride the
board again in the late '70s on periodic trips to OC/Md and Cape Hatteras.
Rails are softly turned up forward and by midsection transition to being
softly rounded down, very good edges for a this board. The nose area
is lightly spooned out (~1-1/4" thickness) and transitions to a thicker
turtle top in the pulled-in aft section.
Paipo-60's Vital Statistics:
Teardrop shape w/6" square tail
||20-1/4" @about 18" from nose
||2" or less
||6 lbs. w/fin
||Flat bottom from tail to about 8" from the nose, rocking up 1-1/2"
||Glassed-in single fin
||Probably 10oz single glass bottom and top
||Fellow groms and self
Fin(-s): I'll give my best shot at describing the size sizes
||7" (90 degrees)
||7-1/4" (180 degrees)
||Fiberglass fin by self
Green Machine I] [Paipo-70 Green Machine
II] [Paipo-80 Red Machine III]
[Paipo-90 Red Machine IV] [Paipo-XP04
Green Disk V]
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