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by OG-AZN
Fri Dec 03, 2021 2:20 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Basics.
Replies: 11
Views: 1269

Re: Basics.

You have the right idea. I used that spray can varnish once. I did only 2 coats on each side, but I was in a rush to surf. For more lasting results, you need a few more coats. I remember the dry to the touch & recoat time for that can is pretty fast. You can spray the opposite side of the board ...
by OG-AZN
Tue Nov 30, 2021 12:38 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Parabolic Rails
Replies: 2
Views: 580

Re: Parabolic Rails

Fwiw, the "shed door" has been ridden almost exclusively in fast beach break ( Ocean Beach SF)for the last 10+ years. Had several fun sessions on it this past holiday week in clean overhead surf, with long fast hollow sections. I keep a similarly shaped board on O'ahu that I've surfed at E...
by OG-AZN
Wed Oct 20, 2021 7:45 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Tidal bore wave
Replies: 3
Views: 2861

Re: Tidal bore wave

That's really cool, and I wonder if it's a "first" for that place. Riding a bore wave is one of the things on my bucket list. Looks like you lost the wave more from being forced out of position by all the longboarders than from any deficiency in your board. I've found that on really small ...
by OG-AZN
Wed Oct 20, 2021 7:28 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: A Ripple in the Force
Replies: 21
Views: 5352

Re: A Ripple in the Force

Tom Morey's most famous invention had a huge impact on my childhood & adult life. Things would've been a lot different for me without the boog. Aloha Tom, and thanks!!

The old Mach 7 still works good...
by OG-AZN
Tue Sep 14, 2021 3:17 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: First Build
Replies: 12
Views: 3627

Re: First Build

The shape is fine & it will work at its current length or shortened. 8kg is pretty heavy, but I'd try it as is before planing it down. Once you get it in the water the weight issue won't be as noticeable. Not sure how a board made with that kind of glue joint flexes or how durable it will be.
by OG-AZN
Thu Sep 09, 2021 1:36 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: First Build
Replies: 12
Views: 3627

Re: First Build

My experience with boards like this is stuff like concaves and channels look cool, but they don't provide a dramatic impact on board performance. You'll have as much fun on the simple design as a more complicated one. A good guide for width is to stand with your arms relaxed, elbows bent up like you...
by OG-AZN
Thu Sep 09, 2021 1:01 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Paulownia paipo
Replies: 11
Views: 3709

Re: Paulownia paipo

Should be a fun ride with a lot of float. How heavy is the board? All the paulownia boards I've ridden were super light compared to my usual plywood.
by OG-AZN
Thu Sep 09, 2021 12:55 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Latest Paipo
Replies: 9
Views: 3364

Re: Latest Paipo

Uncle Grumpy wrote: Thu Sep 09, 2021 10:22 am Very Nice.
FWIW,
Boat builders have a long held superstition against using walnut in watercraft.
It's known to them as "coffin wood".
I wouldn't worry about it tho'. ;)
Well, since there's some old tradition of using coffin lids as paipo boards, it's all good...
by OG-AZN
Wed Jun 02, 2021 3:06 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: New project... this time a Paipo
Replies: 34
Views: 6943

Re: New project... this time a Paipo

Great classic bodyboard collection! The BZ and Turbo III look in excellent condition, and the Atunas is pretty rare. Epoxy is the way to go if you're using EPS. I strongly suggest doing an equal thickness wood ply layer on top and bottom. With wood only on one side, the board will be prone to crack ...
by OG-AZN
Tue May 11, 2021 10:30 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: RIP Harry Akisada
Replies: 5
Views: 2254

RIP Harry Akisada

Aloha Paipo brothers and sisters, Sad to report that paipo legend, Harry Akisada, passed away early this month. Harry was an inspiration and influence to multiple generations of surfers on O'ahu. He was a fixture at all the good paipo spots on the island for so long, it's hard to imagine not seeing ...
by OG-AZN
Sun Nov 29, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: yucca fins
Replies: 13
Views: 3532

Re: yucca fins

Anybody remember the Scott Hawaii fins from the 1980's? Yuccas look like they're based primarily off that old design. The Scotts were good fins, more power than Churchills and more durable than the Vipers of that era.
by OG-AZN
Sun Nov 29, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Cornwall style board
Replies: 9
Views: 1686

Re: Cornwall style board

It's a shame that board broke. You could've sold it for a good price to some hipster with that cool paint job. 1/4" Ply was always too flexy for me, and even if the board was glassed to keep it from breaking, the rails feel way too thin. Most of my boards are made from plywood way worse than wh...
by OG-AZN
Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Anybody has paipo videos to share ?
Replies: 2
Views: 2069

Re: Anybody has paipo videos to share ?

Happy New Year to all the paipo faithful. Almost forgot how to log in here. Nothing new to share, but some of my oldies in glorious VGA resolution are parked here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLsRPO0t3J_MR71Jcr11zCQ Other than the red board, all the other funky looking paipos in this vid https:...
by OG-AZN
Sun Sep 02, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Huuricane lane surf
Replies: 2
Views: 2041

Re: Huuricane lane surf

I had some fun on the paipo, but the swell from Lane wasn't that great compared to hurricane swells I remember. The storm was way over hyped by the authorities. Fwiw, the Stormsurf site called it accurately throughout - storm passing south of the islands and real swell less than 8ft. The "autho...
by OG-AZN
Thu Aug 23, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Huuricane lane surf
Replies: 2
Views: 2041

Huuricane lane surf

Any paipo riders on Oahu up for a surf today?
by OG-AZN
Wed Jun 21, 2017 1:07 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Selling boards
Replies: 15
Views: 5144

Re: Selling boards

...People are just so afraid to break from what surf community says you should ride. ....... Maybe you should consider breaking from your current surf community instead. Folks are more receptive to paipos in other places- Norcal & Hawai'i for example. Looks like there's decent interest in Europ...
by OG-AZN
Mon Oct 31, 2016 10:41 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Need feedbacks on the HPD XL
Replies: 51
Views: 13742

Re: Need feedbacks on the HPD XL

Like other people said, you'll gain nothing safety wise with a HPD. They are just as hard as plywood and will probably snap back at you just as hard if you put a leash on one. I've never surfed any "traditional" paipo with a leash. I think it's dangerous. You must be surfing really crowded...
by OG-AZN
Tue Oct 04, 2016 2:13 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Central Coast trip
Replies: 29
Views: 9209

Re: Central Coast trip

Like JBW said, you should come just a little ways further north. Good odds you'll find some fun paipo waves this time of year.
by OG-AZN
Tue Oct 04, 2016 2:06 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Flipper repair for an Idiot
Replies: 3
Views: 1437

Re: Flipper repair for an Idiot

Duct tape is your friend.Hopefully you have fin socks or just regular socks to wear since you'll have to build up the tape around the whole strap and it will rub against your ankle. Is there a tire or bike repair shop/equipment nearby? Those vulcanizing compounds they use to glue patches on inner tu...
by OG-AZN
Fri Aug 19, 2016 12:09 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: New Wood Paipo Mnia board
Replies: 6
Views: 2637

Re: New Wood Paipo Mnia board

Thanks Trevor. I'll make a 5/8" version also. So horizontal orientation of the grain is the best? At least with the C grade ply most of my boards are made of. The full size boards I made from CDX with grain oriented vertical have all come out too stiff. I have no experience with laminating 1/8...