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by Papa Paepo o
Wed Nov 16, 2016 11:32 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: New plywood paipo
Replies: 12
Views: 3467

Re: New plywood paipo

looks good. :D once you get a shape you like you should try out some paulowina, my friend had a go on my board and liked it, so he bought some ply to make a cheap copy. He reported back that the ply board was much heavier, sunk and was much harder to paddle due to lack of buoyancy. Why don't you tr...
by Papa Paepo o
Thu Aug 11, 2016 10:04 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Old Skool bodyboard shape but configured to your body shape.
Replies: 3
Views: 1448

Re: Old Skool bodyboard shape but configured to your body sh

bgreen wrote:How does the small wave board differ from the Makaha Kahuna size wave board?
No, difference just in genreal that these three size boards can be ridden in small to Makaha size waves.
by Papa Paepo o
Wed Aug 10, 2016 11:56 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Old Skool bodyboard shape but configured to your body shape.
Replies: 3
Views: 1448

Old Skool bodyboard shape but configured to your body shape.

Just started shaping my own wood boards. Generated three different size boards that could tackle small ankle surf to Makaha Kahuna size waves. These are my mid-size wood paipo "Papa Paepo`o" boards. Shaping your own design and fine tuning them to the surf breaks really made me realize that...
by Papa Paepo o
Sat Dec 26, 2015 10:07 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Very latest wing board
Replies: 100
Views: 21296

Re: Very latest wing board

Aloha brother, it's all good, I like how you shape your board, we had a guy name "King-Kai-Da"and his shape is similar to yours and all he wanted was speed. It's NEW and if you just want speed, then "speed it is". I'm 5'-11" @ 220lbs Kanaka and I shaped my own boards after l...
by Papa Paepo o
Sat Dec 26, 2015 9:11 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: mike's finished boat
Replies: 18
Views: 6063

Re: mike's finished boat

That's Beautiful brother Mike... Nice peice of ART.
by Papa Paepo o
Wed May 13, 2015 3:32 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: new mahogany board
Replies: 9
Views: 3500

Re: new mahogany board

EPIC Wood @ 1/2" nose~lift dah` rest flat~bottom. I like that style as well, pretty useful in surf from 1' to 12'ft., best at surf in 2'-4'ft. fun waves. Nice piece of art......
by Papa Paepo o
Thu Nov 20, 2014 12:56 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Good first paipo
Replies: 9
Views: 4304

Re: Good first paipo

matt23 wrote:Doesnt matter which you ride. At some point DO build yot own, riding something youve made is such a good feeling ;-)


You got that right. Once you start building your own paipo you get a good feeling. Learning your woods it's good.
by Papa Paepo o
Wed Nov 19, 2014 7:28 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: November welsh waves
Replies: 4
Views: 2010

Re: November welsh waves

Aloha gang,
Those are beautiful surf. Epic 4'-6'ft.surf and some offshore winds blowing.
by Papa Paepo o
Wed Nov 12, 2014 9:18 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Technique: Papa Paepo o & duckdiving
Replies: 9
Views: 3336

Re: Papa Paepo o & duckdiving

If the surf is shallow, dont you want to be keeping the board flat and shallow, or am i misunderstanding the term "shallow surf" ? :? Shallow surf, surf break on shallow grounds (reef) causing you to either paddle out board above white water or performing a duck-dive on shallow surf (reef...
by Papa Paepo o
Sat Nov 08, 2014 10:21 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Technique: Riding position
Replies: 31
Views: 13145

Re: Riding position

Fun surf during dawn-patrol
Fun surf during dawn-patrol
Sandy Beach shore-breaks Dawn-patrol
Sandy Beach shore-breaks Dawn-patrol
by Papa Paepo o
Sat Nov 08, 2014 9:17 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Skimboard Paipo
Replies: 6
Views: 2902

Re: Skimboard Paipo

ClanB recently described using a skimboard as a trial before getting a paipo and I recall Poobah ages ago suggesting a skimboard as a cheap travelling alternative to a paipo. I may be able to go surfing in Canada and it occurred to me a skimboard might be a good option as I won't have a board with ...
by Papa Paepo o
Sat Nov 08, 2014 9:09 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Good first paipo
Replies: 9
Views: 4304

Re: Good first paipo

Aloha gang,
All boards are good once you find your body placements on the board. Skim Board, yes cause of its narrow shape. I could ride it like and still perform meneuver as a regular rigid rails paipo board. Both foam and wood are good, one has more floatation than the other.
by Papa Paepo o
Sat Nov 08, 2014 9:01 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Thin build, flexible with strength.
Replies: 47
Views: 14222

Re: Thin build, flexible with strength.

Aloha gang,
Oh yes, veneer ply..Mmm, I know what your making and pressing. Nice pile of woods.......Keep it up and rider high.
by Papa Paepo o
Sat Nov 08, 2014 8:35 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: 2014 Buffalo's Big Board paipo comp-anyone go this year?
Replies: 3
Views: 2079

Re: 2014 Buffalo's Big Board paipo comp-anyone go this year?

Aloha gang, yeah`, I was invited by Uncle B and Brian K. for a "Special Events" of collecting 100+ "Bodysurfer" to show and participate in this special events. When we got there, surf was breaking 4'-6'ft in the morning, Buffalo's Ohana will cooking their Hawaiian Style of "...
by Papa Paepo o
Sat Nov 08, 2014 8:20 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Technique: Riding position
Replies: 31
Views: 13145

Re: Riding position

Aloha gang, you know what, they all are good posture in body placement. As i see in photo's, everyone has that one-hand up front and the other on the side like a bodyboarder positions. And it's still good to use, some other paipo-riders has their inner (arm against face of wave) reaching out as a &q...
by Papa Paepo o
Sat Nov 08, 2014 7:49 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: First Build
Replies: 28
Views: 15179

Re: First Build

All about water wrote:
paipo4.jpg
WOW, like the finish product. Good Job....
by Papa Paepo o
Sat Nov 08, 2014 7:47 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: First Build
Replies: 28
Views: 15179

Re: First Build

I would go ALL. And see what fit BEST. When making your templates of each boards, you can either add and minus, nose, mid way and tail, to find point your personal designs. I notice their all @ 43-1/2" (H), these sizes from my experiences are BIG waves and shore-breaks boards. Its a nice height...
by Papa Paepo o
Sat Nov 08, 2014 7:34 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: uss starship enterprise
Replies: 44
Views: 12429

Re: uss starship enterprise

Aloha gang, tripple 6oz.? wow, that would be alot like what,Poobah stated. Longer boards length, would be slightly difficult to duck-dive. Even with 48"-52" is sometime hard to duck-dive in shallow surf, so I turn my board width wise and with one hand on the front to push down while the ot...
by Papa Paepo o
Sat Nov 08, 2014 7:18 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Wanting to build my first board and not sure about size
Replies: 6
Views: 2389

Re: Wanting to build my first board and not sure about size

Aloha krusher74, Like what Bob stated, 2/3 of your height.And what I found out is adding shoulder width (point to point) adding 2'in. would give you a starting point on your layout on the board, before cutting and shaping. Then make yourself a template and with that, you can play with your template ...
by Papa Paepo o
Sat Nov 08, 2014 6:54 pm
Forum: About the Forums - Read Me!
Topic: Photo Posting Guidelines & Policy
Replies: 6
Views: 12990

Re: Photo Posting Guidelines & Policy

Photos' of my boards:
Point Panics, South O`ahu.
Point Panics, South O`ahu.
various size of Papa Paepo`o boards.
various size of Papa Paepo`o boards.