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by OG-AZN
Mon Mar 30, 2015 11:21 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: My new finless board
Replies: 52
Views: 13411

Re: My new finless board

I think what they're referring to is the "boogie board" style rail, Like in Soulglider's example C. Tom Morey originally marketed his Boogie Board saying it had "vacuum track rails". I don't know if there's a scientific basis behind the term or it was just marketing, but that style rail obviously wo...
by OG-AZN
Fri Mar 27, 2015 5:42 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Vintage El Paipo bodyboard
Replies: 7
Views: 2267

Vintage El Paipo bodyboard

I've mentioned this very rare board that I remembered from kid days in some of my old posts . Somebody in SoCal scored one of the few (only?)survivors left, in very good condition. https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/hphotos-xaf1/t51.2885-15/e15/11084790_1567176083535942_1174249554_n.jpg I believe the...
by OG-AZN
Mon Mar 23, 2015 3:42 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Old Johnny Rice to Paipo
Replies: 7
Views: 1835

Re: Old Johnny Rice to Paipo

You sure the board isn't repairable? You'd be surprised how much more life you can get from a snapped board if they're repaired well. I rode a twice repaired, 2nd or 3rd hand Aipa for years in way overhead surf at OBSF until it finally snapped beyond repair duck diving a "nothing" wave at Linda Mar,...
by OG-AZN
Fri Mar 20, 2015 2:31 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: California Surfcraft Bodypo Review
Replies: 40
Views: 17025

Re: California Surfcraft Bodypo Review

The raised section is 1" thick, the rest of the board is 5/8".
by OG-AZN
Fri Mar 20, 2015 12:57 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: California Surfcraft Bodypo Review
Replies: 40
Views: 17025

Re: California Surfcraft Bodypo Review

All the production boards and the customs I've seen so far have alaia style "hard" square rails. My experience is that rail shape performance is noticeable even on boards less than 1" thick. The square rail worked fine riding prone on a Bodypo, but I noticed the board rode really loose when kneeridi...
by OG-AZN
Thu Mar 19, 2015 11:11 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: California Surfcraft Bodypo Review
Replies: 40
Views: 17025

Re: California Surfcraft Bodypo Review

GeoffreyLevens is correct. All the production boards and blanks have the same "dorsal hump", which is an additional layer of cork that was added to give strength and stiffness. I don't feel or notice the raised section with a wetsuit on. I think you could plane it down gradually to add more flex if ...
by OG-AZN
Tue Mar 17, 2015 2:37 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: California Surfcraft Bodypo Review
Replies: 40
Views: 17025

Re: California Surfcraft Bodypo Review

Not recently, but I will be soon :D Just made this from one of Dave's blanks - 44" x 19.5" x 5/8" at the rails; 17 1/8" at the tail , 60/40 bodyboard style rails, and just under 5lbs. IMAG1583.jpg IMAG1581.jpg The shape is a cross between my favorite bodyboard and paipo. I left the board a little "o...
by OG-AZN
Fri Mar 06, 2015 5:41 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Wave invader
Replies: 9
Views: 2571

Re: Wave invader

Funny, the first thing that came to my mind when I saw the name "Wave Invader" was the infamous "Bedroom Intruder" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mEAKsaQOCpQ Not a very wise product name for any kind of bodyboard, or any "new" type of surfcraft for that matter. The shape of the board reminds me of ...
by OG-AZN
Wed Mar 04, 2015 8:31 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: My lates Wing board
Replies: 187
Views: 36366

Re: My lates Wing board

Yeah, I really wish there was more visual documentation on prone foil boards so I could wrap my head around the concept. Not just of people riding decent waves, but how they handle the paddle outs and take offs too. I've seen Wooddaves? videos. Looks like he's getting some speed/momentum advantage i...
by OG-AZN
Tue Feb 17, 2015 9:02 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: California Surfcraft Bodypo Review
Replies: 40
Views: 17025

California Surfcraft Bodypo Review

Bodypo inventor Dave Hahn gave me the opportunity to test ride some of his boards at OBSF this past weekend. The boards we picked for the test were both 42" long slimmed down bodyboard style shapes with max widths of 19.5". One board had a bat tail, the other a crescent. Bodypos have a distinct up k...
by OG-AZN
Sat Jan 31, 2015 8:59 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: california surfcrafts (cork boards)
Replies: 25
Views: 8304

Re: california surfcrafts (cork boards)

What do you think of the idea of selling blanks? Would you be interested in that? Of course you'd probably want to see them first, but at least in theory? I'd be interested in that. There's a long tradition of building your own that goes with paipos. Can you confirm that the max width of the blanks...
by OG-AZN
Fri Jan 23, 2015 4:58 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: New Interviews: Patrick Thomas & Dave Sams
Replies: 3
Views: 1090

Re: New Interviews: Patrick Thomas & Dave Sams

Wow... so much wisdom in that letter from John Kelly. Everything you need to know about Hawaiian style paipos is right there. I'll always regret not taking up the invitation to go over to his house to learn about surfing history back when I was in college.
by OG-AZN
Tue Jan 06, 2015 7:47 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: california surfcrafts (cork boards)
Replies: 25
Views: 8304

Re: california surfcrafts (cork boards)

I've seen the maker of those bodypos in the water a few times on his handboards. I'll hit him up for test ride if I see him again. I'm curious as to how much float the bodypo has,and how much stiffness vs flex. Interesting concept.
by OG-AZN
Tue Jan 06, 2015 7:39 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Bag Surfing Article at UK Mat Surfers
Replies: 2
Views: 1303

Re: Bag Surfing Article at UK Mat Surfers

Haha, classic!! I remember seeing bag surfing at Makapu'u when I was a kid. The guy would get through the shorebreak with the bag deflated and open it up into the wind once he made it outside. Really fun to watch. I don't know if it was Al Santos I saw bag surfing, but I went to high school and surf...
by OG-AZN
Thu Nov 13, 2014 6:22 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: RAIL curve, parabolic, how does it work?
Replies: 14
Views: 2976

Re: Rail curve, how does it work?

You have to remember that the concave on Wegener's boards was developed to address controlling a thin finless board ridden stand up. Prone boards where the riders legs and fins are in contact with the wave don't have as many control issues. On thin wood prone boards, I haven't found concaves making ...
by OG-AZN
Thu Nov 13, 2014 5:57 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Technique: Papa Paepo o & duckdiving
Replies: 9
Views: 2805

Re: Papa Paepo o & duckdiving

I think he's talking about hanging on to your board while holding it towards your side and trying to push through the foam ball or face while leading with your shoulder. You're not really diving deep towards the bottom. If it's a real heavy situation, you don't really try to push through but you cro...
by OG-AZN
Thu Nov 13, 2014 4:24 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: My first build
Replies: 20
Views: 5638

Re: My first build

Finished my board but it's a log in the water, too heavy and can't control (48" by 22" 3/4 inch left over birch plywood), only tried out once in 3' swells. Will be building more this winter out of red cedar 1/4" to 1/2". I think I need more concave and or some way to build up the rails. Comments wo...
by OG-AZN
Fri Sep 05, 2014 8:45 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Technique: Riding position
Replies: 31
Views: 8909

Re: Riding position

Bob, Riding superman style on solid waves is definitely challenging. Doing the arm back style on steep pitching waves is even harder. Even the old masters have to put 2 hands on the rail sometimes. You can watch guys like Harry at big Makapu'u and be surprised how little they have to grab both rails...
by OG-AZN
Wed Sep 03, 2014 1:58 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Technique: Riding position
Replies: 31
Views: 8909

Re: Riding position

And, a respectful question for those that employ the "superman' technique…why? I have a hard time envisioning, let alone experiencing benefit from that on paipos… obviously a standard and totally functional approach in body surfing as in your hand becomes a planing surface, but I'm stumped on how o...
by OG-AZN
Sat Aug 16, 2014 2:43 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: There out to get us!
Replies: 2
Views: 1030

Re: There out to get us!

Reading the comments below the article, it looks like the authorities backed down in the face of protest or threat of lawsuit. It's amazing that this kind of anti-boogie prejudice is still harbored by the "authorities" in that area after all these years. Almost 20 yrs ago when I lived around there, ...