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by OG-AZN
Wed Feb 01, 2012 6:51 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Paipo boards on Liquid Salt magazine
Replies: 11
Views: 4388

Re: Paipo boards on Liquid Salt magazine

That's an interesting story and background (in the "credit" thread)Glider; helps explain all the surf media publicity about that paipo maker. I always have to shake my head when I see the prices being charged and apparently paid on the paipos & handboards marketed to the hipster crowd. Lots of what'...
by OG-AZN
Wed Feb 01, 2012 6:46 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Credit where credit is due (rant).
Replies: 23
Views: 7756

Re: Credit where credit is due (rant).

...The shore break was happening, too. So all us kids had our homemade plywood “sand slider/ paipo” and just went to town on ‘em... ...Add a Pan Am bag stocked with Saloon Pilot Crackers and Deviled Ham and Oh Man, were we living large! Great stories RNT808! I miss those Saloon Pilot crackers - har...
by OG-AZN
Mon Jan 30, 2012 8:19 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Building A Paipo
Replies: 10
Views: 3758

Re: Building A Paipo

On my board that I epoxied, I went heavier on the deck than the bottom. Over time, the board developed the unfortunate tendency to heavily reverse flex when the board was under stress, and at the worst possible moment. Got over a year of good use from the board before it started doing that though. T...
by OG-AZN
Mon Jan 30, 2012 8:10 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Credit where credit is due (rant).
Replies: 23
Views: 7756

Re: Credit where credit is due (rant).

Good topic. I credit a bunch of mostly unknown paipo riders that I would see ripping on the south & east shores of O'ahu when I was a kid for getting me started. Also the Hawai'i DOE for offering woodshop class in school, and providing the materials & tools to make my first paipo. Last but not least...
by OG-AZN
Wed Jan 25, 2012 11:26 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Something different or not?
Replies: 13
Views: 4664

Re: Something different or not?

Yeah, around $200 for a half sheet; but considering how much people pay for bodyboards or custom foam/glass paipos these days, that's not too bad. If I'm reading the tech data on the Starboard correctly, it appears that it's not as rigid, nor does it have the same flex strength as plywood, but it's ...
by OG-AZN
Wed Jan 25, 2012 5:50 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Old skool paipo boarders get GoPros
Replies: 5
Views: 1807

Old skool paipo boarders get GoPros

Looks like GoPros were a popular Xmas gift this past year. These vids just popped up recently. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYUsvPNk20k&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYzdvJIxDAQ&feature=related There are a few other recent vids from O'ahu where paipos appear, but no riding scenes ...
by OG-AZN
Wed Jan 25, 2012 5:42 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Something different or not?
Replies: 13
Views: 4664

Re: Something different or not?

Here a good table that gives the properties (including density) of various plastic materials http://www.machinist-materials.com/comparison_table_for_plastics.htm The "KingStarboard" stuff seems like it would be fun to experiment with. I'm going to ask some friends in the boat biz if I can get some o...
by OG-AZN
Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:32 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Something different or not?
Replies: 13
Views: 4664

Re: Something different or not?

When I was in high school ( a long time ago), I made a lot of handboards (aka handplanes today) in industrial arts class out of plexi-glass or polycarbonate type plastics. I used the school shop oven or my home oven to bend concaves or rail fins into them. I also knew a guy around that time that mad...
by OG-AZN
Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:34 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: hello from a new paipoboard rider
Replies: 20
Views: 6866

Re: hello from a new paipoboard rider

Welcome. Its been long proven that you can ride just about any shape of 3/8" - 3/4" plywood. However, my experience has been the "triangular" shaped boards are the most versatile performance/ maneuverability wise. With this style board, I found it made a big difference how the rear tail corners are ...
by OG-AZN
Wed Jan 11, 2012 4:25 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Holiday Greetings
Replies: 6
Views: 2080

Re: Holiday Greetings

^Nothing beyond some small talk, it was a very brief session for me. I got the "you should have been here last week/ yesterday" story. Cool seeing that guy still out there charging. He was fixture at Makapu'u when I first started surfing as a kid, and I consider myself an old guy now.
by OG-AZN
Wed Jan 11, 2012 4:08 pm
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: Swim fins/flippers
Replies: 24
Views: 10319

Re: Swim fins/flippers

I've been using Viper V-5 yellow dots for the last 2 years I've gotten back into riding paipos. I agree with Rod's comments about the noticeable difference when using the yellow & orange dot fins in different climates. I find the yellow dots work well in the water temps I usually surf (mid 50's avg ...
by OG-AZN
Wed Jan 11, 2012 3:45 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Oahu
Replies: 31
Views: 9873

Re: Oahu

If you could exclude the crowds/traffic/ petty crime/ etc. factors, O'ahu would win for sure because of the high concentration of accessible high quality surf spots. Throw those factors back in and O'ahu isn't first place in my book. Things have definitely changed there (mostly for the worse) or bec...
by OG-AZN
Sat Dec 31, 2011 7:31 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Paipo rideshare
Replies: 12
Views: 3203

Re: Paipo rideshare

If anyone is planning on surfing the the San Francisco or North San Mateo County areas, I have a few home built plywood paipos I'd be happy to share.
by OG-AZN
Sat Dec 31, 2011 7:25 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Holiday Greetings
Replies: 6
Views: 2080

Re: Holiday Greetings

A belated Mele Kalikimaka to everyone, and Hau'oli Makahiki Hou. I'm on O'ahu now, but family commitments will probably keep me barred from surfing most of the trip. I did manage to sneak in a quick 20 min paipo session at Makapu'u today. The waves were only 1-3, and just barely breaking on the outs...
by OG-AZN
Thu Oct 13, 2011 2:57 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Royal Richards 2011 Paepo contest - Any pics??
Replies: 1
Views: 1117

Royal Richards 2011 Paepo contest - Any pics??

Looks like they ran the contest last month at Panics / Flys in 3-5 ft Hawaiian size waves. Anyone know if there's any Paepo pics or vids from that day?? I've only found some from the bodysurfing heats on the Greg Rice Imagery site. Talk about keeping a sport underground!
by OG-AZN
Wed Oct 12, 2011 5:42 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Oahu and the Big Island
Replies: 7
Views: 2660

Re: Oahu and the Big Island

Yeah, the rule applies outside or inside. If there's swell, the spot next door "Suicides" can be fun too. Solid wave, but not anywhere as sketchy as the name makes it sound by island standards. If there's a big North wrap swell, you can try to get a boat ride to surf Rabbit Island, or make the long ...
by OG-AZN
Wed Oct 12, 2011 4:46 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Oahu and the Big Island
Replies: 7
Views: 2660

Re: Oahu and the Big Island

If the waves are at least 4ft Hawaiian at Makapu'u, you'll probably see some paipo boarders there. You'll have to take the skegs off that Austin, or surf before 9am or after 5pm though. Depending on swell and sand movement, check the Pupukea area; and you might like the rights off the Turtle Bay poo...
by OG-AZN
Wed Oct 12, 2011 4:34 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Where to surf on Oahu
Replies: 5
Views: 2203

Re: Where to surf on Oahu

SJB: I'll likely be on O'ahu visiting family during the holidays. Don't know how much time I'll have to surf, but I can give you some info before your trip, and while you're there. Send me a PM if you want. I grew up in Kailua too. There's a far paddle reef spot in front of the "Moks" - Mokulua Isla...