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by OG-AZN
Mon Nov 09, 2015 10:56 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Cork and bamboo paipo
Replies: 28
Views: 7765

Re: Cork and bamboo paipo

Subjectively, traditional paipos have always felt faster to me than other boards. The bamboo board rode exactly as I would have expected from a ply board or HPD in terms of performance and also what riding style it favored.
by OG-AZN
Sun Nov 08, 2015 6:23 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Cork and bamboo paipo
Replies: 28
Views: 7765

Re: Cork and bamboo paipo

No, not a Bodypo — I wanted to make a legit paipo using some of the construction techniques I use on the Bodypo. I took this board out last night, and man, whenever I get on a real paipo I'm reminded how much the Bodypo is not a paipo. This is a fun board, but I missed the response (and cork deck) ...
by OG-AZN
Wed Jul 22, 2015 9:46 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Paipo quiver shots
Replies: 5
Views: 1716

Re: Paipo quiver shots

Great collection Airboy! Good to see people keeping the Hawai'i style paipo traditions alive. How does that big board ride? Looks like it has to be around 32"+ wide seeing that HPD's are 30". How does the board on the far right ride prone? Here's a pic of most of my boards. All shaped by me and ridd...
by OG-AZN
Tue Jun 16, 2015 8:45 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Carl Ekström Board
Replies: 16
Views: 5483

Re: Carl Ekström Board

That Wava board is the same as the Freerider except for the color.Voit must've sold it off. Yes, dropping into heavy Sandys shorebreak with both hands on the handle felt like it was going to snap your wrists sometimes. It was safer to put the outside hand on the rail on the really vertical ones. The...
by OG-AZN
Tue Jun 16, 2015 12:25 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Carl Ekström Board
Replies: 16
Views: 5483

Re: Carl Ekström Board

In the 80's, Voit made a full bodyboard size version of their "Freerider" kickboard called the "Speedrider". Few, if any, Speedriders made it to Hawai'i so I never got to try one, but I did own a Freerider. It worked ok and was convenient to transport on the public bus to Sandys. I remember it was a...
by OG-AZN
Sun Jun 14, 2015 4:40 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Belly Boards By Mouse
Replies: 17
Views: 4724

Re: Belly Boards By Mouse

Thanks for providing the dims. I'm sure you'll have no trouble selling that board.
by OG-AZN
Sun Jun 14, 2015 4:25 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Building a plywood paipo in the middle of nowhere in India.
Replies: 21
Views: 7422

Re: Building a plywood paipo in the middle of nowhere in Ind

First time I a chance to read through this great thread. Funny too that I just ate some leftover jerk chicken with rice & peas yesterday after coming back from a paipo surf session. I use the equivalent of 12mm thick ply for most of my paipos, and they work great. 9mm or 3/8 is lighter and more flex...
by OG-AZN
Wed May 27, 2015 10:44 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: bodyboard shape evolution
Replies: 9
Views: 2234

Re: bodyboard shape evolution

I didn't know the original Morey Boogie had the wide point at the tail. I recall the 13x BE branded mass production boards had the wide point at the nose. There was a 1980's Scott Hawaii board called the X-15 that also had a narrow nose and wide point near its square tail. Kinda similar to the shape...
by OG-AZN
Wed May 27, 2015 10:16 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Belly Boards By Mouse
Replies: 17
Views: 4724

Re: Belly Boards By Mouse

That thing is rad!! Seems like it was ahead of it's time. Were other people doing concave bottoms on boards during that era? If it wasn't for the skeg, you could ride that board either way. Might even work better tail forward. I have a plywood paipo that has a similar shape to the Mouse board turned...
by OG-AZN
Sat May 02, 2015 11:39 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: California Surfcraft Bodypo Review
Replies: 40
Views: 17029

Re: California Surfcraft Bodypo Review

I guess the best comparison on how the board flexes is with a bodyboard. The Bodypo definitely doesn't flex as much as a bodyboard, but the way it flexes is similar. As Flojo said, you can see the flex in the board on land. I've noticed the boards seem to stiffen up a bit in colder (50 degree range)...
by OG-AZN
Thu Apr 23, 2015 9:23 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: California Surfcraft Bodypo Review
Replies: 40
Views: 17029

Re: California Surfcraft Bodypo Review

Yes, the nose & tail measurements are at the very ends of the board.
by OG-AZN
Thu Apr 23, 2015 10:41 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: California Surfcraft Bodypo Review
Replies: 40
Views: 17029

Re: California Surfcraft Bodypo Review

^ That's the way to do it with these blanks if you want the traditional paipo style ride experience. I used a more bodyboard style shape on my first board, and not surprisingly,it rode very much like a bodyboard. I wanted a ride that was closer to my ply paipos and shaped this board, which I really ...
by OG-AZN
Mon Apr 13, 2015 12:17 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: keeping it simple
Replies: 7
Views: 1861

Re: keeping it simple

I like that red board & the other one with the kerfed nose. Looks similar to what I ride, and I've made use of "natural rocker" in old pieces of plywood many times too. You definitely don't have to keep the riding simple with ply paipos. The greatest appeal to me in traditional plywood boards is the...
by OG-AZN
Mon Apr 06, 2015 3:16 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: fiberglass a ply paipo
Replies: 10
Views: 2703

Re: fiberglass a ply paipo

I am surprised someone has not yet built Aiaia's and Paipo's with this method I've contemplated it, but the cost of the West System epoxy needed to laminate a full sized paipo seems too high to me. I might try it with Supersap one day as it's much cheaper. I have no experience with the quality of S...
by OG-AZN
Mon Apr 06, 2015 3:09 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Alaia for prone riding
Replies: 25
Views: 7417

Re: Alaia for prone riding

The thin wood boards side slip less because it's easier to get their thin rails to bite when you lean into a turn, and the traditional alaia style shapes have a narrow tail section that makes it easier to trail your legs/fins over the side for additional control. Thicker, wider soft boards or foam/g...
by OG-AZN
Fri Apr 03, 2015 1:14 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: My new finless board
Replies: 52
Views: 13411

Re: My new finless board

^ Good point & question. In my experience, "too thin a rail" def doesn't apply to ply paipos. My boards are 1/2-5/8" thick ply to start and I like angled "knifey" rails. I make my rails extremely thin near the tail. Even though lots of people say rail shape makes no difference on a ply paipo, I find...
by OG-AZN
Fri Apr 03, 2015 12:43 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: fiberglass a ply paipo
Replies: 10
Views: 2703

Re: fiberglass a ply paipo

Yes, epoxy resin. I've been using West Marine System 105 since I had some on hand. That stuffs not cheap though. You might want to try the Entropy/Supersap bio-resin epoxy. It's cheaper and supposed to be more "environmentally friendly". Don't worry about the warnings that bare epoxy finishes aren't...
by OG-AZN
Fri Apr 03, 2015 12:56 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: fiberglass a ply paipo
Replies: 10
Views: 2703

Re: fiberglass a ply paipo

You should try just a couple coats of marine epoxy, no glass. I've been using that on my 1/2 - 5/8" ply paipos and they've held up remarkably well. Those boards still retain some flex too. I have one epoxy coated board that's 5 yrs old now and I've been surfing it regularly in solid conditions at OB...
by OG-AZN
Wed Apr 01, 2015 7:37 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Vintage El Paipo bodyboard
Replies: 7
Views: 2268

Re: Vintage El Paipo bodyboard

Wow! The boards in the ad are the same ones I remember, and they're the same as the one in the pic I posted. You can see from the riding pic that even a grown man couldn't get a good grip on those super thick rails .
by OG-AZN
Mon Mar 30, 2015 11:23 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Vintage El Paipo bodyboard
Replies: 7
Views: 2268

Re: Vintage El Paipo bodyboard

I think the El Paipo logo was "branded" into the deck below the handle. You can see some kind of logo on the skeg in the photo too.