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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
Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:45 am
 
Forum: For Sale, Wanted or Trade
Topic: Paipo for sale
Replies: 8
Views: 344

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 11:25 pm
 
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Need Advice on Build
Replies: 32
Views: 1811

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 10:56 pm
 
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: PAIPO Foils.
Replies: 38
Views: 1684

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 10:50 pm
 
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Wood Paipo
Replies: 10
Views: 418

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...
by Papa Paepo o
Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:11 pm
 
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Technique: Riding position
Replies: 30
Views: 6915

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 10:53 pm
 
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Need Advice on Build
Replies: 32
Views: 1811

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 dre...
by Papa Paepo o
Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:27 pm
 
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Superman board design
Replies: 19
Views: 1276

Re: Superman board design

Just wanted to share these unique styles of wood board riding.
by Papa Paepo o
Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:00 pm
 
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Superman board design
Replies: 19
Views: 1276

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
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:42 pm
 
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Superman board design
Replies: 19
Views: 1276

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
Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:20 am
 
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Need Advice on Build
Replies: 32
Views: 1811
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