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by Papa Paepo o
Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: For Sale, Wanted or Trade
Topic: Paipo for sale
Replies: 12
Views: 1201

Re: Paipo for sale

Those are the local spots. This is my first paipo, which I'm trying due to blown out shoulder. I went longer to more closely duplicate the feel of a surfboard. There are some shapers out there making long paipos. With deep concaves top and bottom, there's not a whole lot of foam. Being too floaty i...
by Papa Paepo o
Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Need Advice on Build
Replies: 32
Views: 3098

Re: Need Advice on Build

Not sure that a very buoyant board is necessarily the solution. My narrow plywood finless flat board (neutral flotation) works ok in conditions that seems similar to those you described: https://youtu.be/EVWwCZgZnzc I noticed that a long narrow flat board works better in small closeouts, no side sl...
by Papa Paepo o
Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: PAIPO Foils.
Replies: 38
Views: 3286

Re: PAIPO Foils.

Aloha, Uncle George had created "Paipo Foil" since the surfboards foil came alive. He created two more foil paipo before his passing. Low profile but skim the surface of the surf.
by Papa Paepo o
Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Wood Paipo
Replies: 16
Views: 2069

Re: Wood Paipo

Aloha, these board are contoured to the person body size and weight. This particular board is a custom "spoon-shaped". Skeggless wood Papa Paepo'o board that can be surf in any size waves. Board respond to rider at any given time.
by Papa Paepo o
Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Technique: Riding position
Replies: 31
Views: 8909

Re: Technique: Riding position

Aloha, I am the originator or creator of this "Malolo-style" of Papa Paepo'o board surfing. When you becomes "Ma'a" as one with your board, the board will work with you in any size surf. Riding up on the nose, well risking the board to purl-dive. Not to be rude but up front, ride the surf the way yo...
by Papa Paepo o
Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Need Advice on Build
Replies: 32
Views: 3098

Re: Need Advice on Build

Not sure that a very buoyant board is necessarily the solution. My narrow plywood finless flat board (neutral flotation) works ok in conditions that seems similar to those you described: https://youtu.be/EVWwCZgZnzc I noticed that a long narrow flat board works better in small closeouts, no side sl...
by Papa Paepo o
Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Superman board design
Replies: 20
Views: 2902

Re: Superman board design

So I wonder what kind of waves and / or boards require the superman stance ? I would guess that no waves actually "require" the Superman stance, which may be a reason this hasn't been more formally addressed as a "design issue". For me it's just something that is practically dream-like. I've had dr...
by Papa Paepo o
Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Superman board design
Replies: 20
Views: 2902

Re: Superman board design

Just wanted to share these unique styles of wood board riding.
by Papa Paepo o
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Superman board design
Replies: 20
Views: 2902

Re: Superman board design

Aloha gang, Been reading a lot of stories of how to shape a paipo (Papa Paepo'o) wood board. There's many, sizes goes from height to width to thickness that will fit that rider. There's a measurements that I used to build a wood-board for that rider. Each boards models are customs made to each rider...
by Papa Paepo o
Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Need Advice on Build
Replies: 32
Views: 3098

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: 7144

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: 1434

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: 9633

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: 1437

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: 1203

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 their sp...
by Papa Paepo o
Wed Mar 29, 2017 1:17 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Design evolution - part 1
Replies: 30
Views: 5738

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: 5738

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: 9633

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: 8275

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: 8275

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....