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by Papa Paepo o
Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Need Advice on Build
Replies: 32
Views: 5492

Re: Need Advice on Build

Person weight could also be the factor of width and length of wood board. 250lbs person should be riding a 46"- 48" (H) x 19" - 20" width(Nose), 24" - 30" width (tail) x 3/8" thickness. This is a up-side down guitar-pick style.
by Papa Paepo o
Sun May 06, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: my first paipo 44
Replies: 74
Views: 11067

Re: my first paipo 44

Good morning. I do not know much English and I'm using the Google translator, sorry for the phrases that are not understood I want to introduce myself, my name is Asier and I live in the Basque country. well known for the waves like zurriola, zarautz .. and good food, I live very close to the Frenc...
by Papa Paepo o
Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:12 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Buffalo"s Contest
Replies: 7
Views: 2051

Re: Buffalo"s Contest

Yep had six heats with 6-7 people per heat. Must have been almost 40 people. New rules this year compared to 2017. In 2017, rules required Paipo class entrants to be over 50 years old and / or 250lbs. For 2018 they got rid of those rules thus the large amount of entries. Was in the Paipo class and ...
by Papa Paepo o
Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Can't help myself
Replies: 62
Views: 13339

Re: Can't help myself

Papa Paepo o wrote:Looks good, clean rockers. My boards are 1/2" thick but there's some rider's rides 3/8" thick. Thin boards are easier for control and maneuvers than thicker boards.
Aloha, I cut and shape boards that are 3/8" thick and of course easier to control and maneuvers than thick board.
by Papa Paepo o
Sun Dec 10, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Plywood paipo video
Replies: 4
Views: 1800

Re: Plywood paipo video

Hi there, Here is a POV video of my new plywood paipo in action: https://youtu.be/MAid5e9Dw5k and the slow motion version of the first wave: https://youtu.be/ipyeiJJWV50 Here is the board: paipo.jpg So far I am quite happy with this design. It is very easy to catch waves with, and it is easier to c...
by Papa Paepo o
Thu Aug 03, 2017 1:46 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Small wave paipo
Replies: 3
Views: 1617

Re: Small wave paipo

Hi, I'm wondering when it comes to a small wave board, what dimensions work better? Does it need to be longer like an alaia, or wider like a HPD style? I want to build another board for mushy onshore days Cheers Alaia is 48" inches and up. Hawaii Paipo Design has it's range on wide tail to the...
by Papa Paepo o
Wed Mar 29, 2017 1:17 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Design evolution - part 1
Replies: 30
Views: 8559

Re: Design evolution - part 1

nomastomas wrote:Yes, at a certain point, depending upon rider mass, low volume interferes with the shapes ability to plane effectively. I found the same thing as you when I dropped vol from 22L to 21L.
Aloha, do you have video of you charging big suf ? What kind of do you ride? Is skeg or skegless?
by Papa Paepo o
Wed Mar 29, 2017 1:14 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Design evolution - part 1
Replies: 30
Views: 8559

Re: Design evolution - part 1

Very nice boards with some groovy channels and tail drops. Can these boards do spinners?
by Papa Paepo o
Wed Mar 29, 2017 1:11 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Can't help myself
Replies: 62
Views: 13339

Re: Can't help myself

Looks good, clean rockers. My boards are 1/2" thick but there's some rider's rides 3/8" thick. Thin boards are easier for control and maneuvers than thicker boards.
by Papa Paepo o
Tue Feb 07, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Need feedbacks on the HPD XL
Replies: 51
Views: 11427

Re: Need feedbacks on the HPD XL

Is it easier for you surf with a leash? I've never seen anyone here in Hawai'i added a lanyard on their boards. Hope to see some photos clips of you in action.
by Papa Paepo o
Sat Nov 26, 2016 6:49 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Need feedbacks on the HPD XL
Replies: 51
Views: 11427

Re: Need feedbacks on the HPD XL

I wanted to test the board Today, unfortunately it was very small, here is the longest wave I had: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysItAYkQ6ww So I couldn't really test the board in normal conditions, but I can tell that this board makes tiny waves very easy to catch. Nice board, cool fun wave too....
by Papa Paepo o
Wed Nov 23, 2016 1:26 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Need feedbacks on the HPD XL
Replies: 51
Views: 11427

Re: Need feedbacks on the HPD XL

Don't these boards behave a lot like plywood when you lose them in that they rarely if ever get carried very far by the wave, popping back up right near you? The board generally stay pretty close if you get separated. There are exceptions, but at least you have on fins! First you need to know your ...
by Papa Paepo o
Mon Nov 21, 2016 10:10 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Need feedbacks on the HPD XL
Replies: 51
Views: 11427

Re: Need feedbacks on the HPD XL

Aloha, Mahalo, I'm not doing spoon boards just yet but I am working on the mould for couple of sizes. The boards that you see does have a nose-rocker with a nose contour for riders. I used to ride those type of boards before but now I just ride flat bottom. The photo you see there is a flat-bottom ...
by Papa Paepo o
Mon Nov 21, 2016 10:07 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Need feedbacks on the HPD XL
Replies: 51
Views: 11427

Re: Need feedbacks on the HPD XL

Aloha, Mahalo, I'm not doing spoon boards just yet but I am working on the mould for couple of sizes. The boards that you see does have a nose-rocker with a nose contour for riders. I used to ride those type of boards before but now I just ride flat bottom. The photo you see there is a flat-bottom b...
by Papa Paepo o
Sun Nov 20, 2016 10:50 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Need feedbacks on the HPD XL
Replies: 51
Views: 11427

Re: Need feedbacks on the HPD XL

You direct it from the tail Do you mean it is a little bit like a bodyboard, where you really have to slice the wave's face to turn ? Also, I'm quite short, 5,5 foot, I am concerned about the board (especially this XL model) being just too big for me. Aloha, I have two XL HPD boards it's really lig...
by Papa Paepo o
Sun Nov 20, 2016 10:25 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Need feedbacks on the HPD XL
Replies: 51
Views: 11427

Re: Need feedbacks on the HPD XL

You got the message, using a leash will cause pull-over or drag under with the white wash. Just keep on riding your board, try using a nose pevit into the face, meaning shallow breaks try lifting outter rail n nose diving along the bottom face of the wave. To deep of a dive will hit the reef, got to...
by Papa Paepo o
Sun Nov 20, 2016 10:02 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Need feedbacks on the HPD XL
Replies: 51
Views: 11427

Re: Need feedbacks on the HPD XL

I received the board, I m impressed by the width :lol: As expected it doesn t have a leash plug. Do you think that gluing a classic surf leash plug would work ? Aloha, adding a leash-plug would have to be a custom made plug. The smallest (thickness) surf plug is 1/2" thick, how thick is your b...
by Papa Paepo o
Thu Nov 17, 2016 12:12 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Need feedbacks on the HPD XL
Replies: 51
Views: 11427

Re: Need feedbacks on the HPD XL

This may be a bit late, hope your board is still available. I ride HPDs about 90% of the time and like them a lot (obvs). I'm 5'6" and rode the XL for about 10 years and then switched to the mini. I like it better but I would recommend the XL too. I use a leash, no need to get into that issue ...
by Papa Paepo o
Wed Nov 16, 2016 11:53 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Need feedbacks on the HPD XL
Replies: 51
Views: 11427

Re: Need feedbacks on the HPD XL

I do shape Hawaiian Papa Paepo`o Boards, These are some of my boards, getting ready for the Makaha Paipo Contest. 10665138_10203242220887289_397122057281166864_n.jpg I also make these personal boards: 10959295_10205956994154114_7492716746874703221_n.jpg No leash is needed, just gottah` find youself ...
by Papa Paepo o
Wed Nov 16, 2016 11:37 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: New H fin board
Replies: 39
Views: 6766

Re: New H fin board

New H fin board After going through a short small board faze and having some of the beast waves of my life on the black board .And after some deep reflection on witch of my ‘’ can you make a better body board ‘’ experiment s is best , here is another stab in the dark . this will be the last red boa...