Skinny Paipo

What works and what doesn't. Share design ideas, references and contacts for paipo board builders.
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Skinny Paipo

Unread post by Thumper » Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:24 pm

Just finished a 12” wide board it’s just under 4ft long 12mm ply has anyone played with narrow boards. :?:

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Re: Skinny Paipo

Unread post by Uncle Grumpy » Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:55 am

I made a 15" x 5'5" alaia style board a few years back. It's the one I use when the surf is small.
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Paipo surfer in repose,
Nose on the nose,
No grunting he-man pose.
See how fast he goes!
What is it he knows?

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Re: Skinny Paipo

Unread post by Papa Paepo o » Mon Jul 13, 2020 1:01 pm

beautiful 5'5" piece of wood alaia.....

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Re: Skinny Paipo

Unread post by Poobah » Thu Jul 30, 2020 2:01 pm

Poplar board I made several years ago. The template was copied directly from a vintage Crest board from Penzance. The nose kick was done by soaking the nose of the board for a few days, boiling the nose for 20 to 30 minutes, then clamping, and left in clamps for a day.
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Note: after this photo was taken, I used a spade bit to drill two shallow holes into the bending block, so the C-clamps wouldn't slip around.

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Re: Skinny Paipo

Unread post by SURFFOILS » Fri Jul 31, 2020 2:13 am

Thumper, I made a 12 inch wide board but found it needed a lot of power to plane and sunk once your foot was off the gas.
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Re: Skinny Paipo

Unread post by Thumper » Mon Aug 10, 2020 2:57 am

Hi foil been testing the 12” paipo and find it has really high top end speed down the line but I have to bend it to turn , I found this out by watching jack johns video on the original surfboard company site he’s pretty good check it out.

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