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by Papa Paepo o
Sat Nov 08, 2014 9:09 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Good first paipo
Replies: 9
Views: 3692

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: 12498

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: 1817

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 "Kalua Pig" on the beach. ...
by Papa Paepo o
Sat Nov 08, 2014 8:20 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Technique: Riding position
Replies: 31
Views: 9629

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 "c...
by Papa Paepo o
Sat Nov 08, 2014 7:49 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: First Build
Replies: 28
Views: 13359

Re: First Build

All about water wrote:
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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: 13359

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 @ 43...
by Papa Paepo o
Sat Nov 08, 2014 7:34 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: uss starship enterprise
Replies: 44
Views: 10949

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 other hand h...
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: 1917

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: 10580

Re: Photo Posting Guidelines & Policy

Photos' of my boards:
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Point Panics, South O`ahu.
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various size of Papa Paepo`o boards.
by Papa Paepo o
Sat Nov 08, 2014 6:28 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Sticks or Lids, Moynier Wants To Know
Replies: 11
Views: 3061

Re: Sticks or Lids, Moynier Wants To Know

Robert Moynier asked me to post this question on the forum: The questions to be posed is:how do you think a suitably shaped, (either foam /glassed, wood,or carbon fiber) paipo would perform in these kinds of waves? What are the relative plus and minus characteristics of the bodyboard versus paipo…e...
by Papa Paepo o
Thu Nov 06, 2014 11:55 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Introduce yourself
Replies: 48
Views: 20633

Re: Introduce yourself

Aloha Paipo Riders, My name is Jarrett K. Liu from Kaimuki,O`ahu. I've been riding multiple sizes of paipo (Papa Paepo`o) boards around Hawaii`i. Now I'm shaping my own style and shapes for my bodysurfing buddies and others who love to have there very own Paipo (Papa Paepo`o).My boards are made from...
by Papa Paepo o
Thu Nov 06, 2014 7:48 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: T-Belly Generation 2
Replies: 128
Views: 36695

Re: T-Belly Generation 2

Wow, nice piece of foam board. Like the the removal of fins. Keep up the good work.
by Papa Paepo o
Thu Nov 06, 2014 7:39 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Deathbed Displacement Paiphull
Replies: 18
Views: 3956

Re: Deathbed Displacement Paiphull

Like the shape and design. Flex is good, if your the type of rider that love the "take-off" and taking a narly-drop with positive bottom-turns and off the lip cut-backs. I had a PC 1/2" sheet that is similar to your board shape that perform perfect on drops and cut-backs. I had snapped two flexible ...
by Papa Paepo o
Thu Nov 06, 2014 7:31 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Finless fibreglass boards
Replies: 9
Views: 1903

Re: Finless fibreglass boards

Nice shape, a really pointy nose. Hows does the board performance?