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by OG-AZN
Mon Aug 11, 2014 3:59 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Cork deck
Replies: 48
Views: 19980

Re: Cork deck

I thought cork was impermeable, or at least extremely water resistant? I used cork for fishing floats, but I never saw it suck water even with rigs where the lead weight keeps the whole rig submerged and the cork is used just to keep the hook off the reef. The old skool cork automotive gaskets worke...
by OG-AZN
Sat Aug 02, 2014 1:05 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Where are the waves?
Replies: 6
Views: 1502

Re: Where are the waves?

The last couple of summers under La Nina influence have been much worse than average in my area. This summer is pretty poor too, but there have been more "rideable" days than last year. However, this past winter was one of the best ever. The run of solid surf with perfect conditions in Dec through J...
by OG-AZN
Sat May 24, 2014 8:01 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: T-Belly Generation 2
Replies: 128
Views: 36020

Re: T-Belly Generation 2

Thomas- You should take the fins off that board and go for some test surfs to compare. Your board is very bodyboard like in overall proportions and outline, seems like you could go without fins. Your experience with the board getting stuck in the wrong place in the barrel is very similar to my origi...
by OG-AZN
Mon May 05, 2014 7:47 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: My first build
Replies: 20
Views: 5638

Re: My first build

Def build a board with the plywood. I don't care for 3/4" ply anymore because it doesn't have the flex that I like, but countless paipos have been made with it. Like you said, you can take off a lot of wood to get a rocker and concaves if you want. I wouldn't put a leash on it for safety reasons. Do...
by OG-AZN
Mon May 05, 2014 7:31 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: rail shape
Replies: 5
Views: 1730

Re: rail shape

Structurally, it's fine, but I need to seal it better. I don't use that board a lot and haven't subjected it to the heavy use/ abuse like my plywood boards. The original purpose of the board was just a party decoration. What's redwood cost these days?
by OG-AZN
Mon Apr 14, 2014 2:42 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Kenu Hawaii - what can be done with soft foam?
Replies: 1
Views: 1110

Re: Kenu Hawaii - what can be done with soft foam?

Those boards have hard plastic bottoms like the original 80's Turbo bodyboards. In the last vid that shows the Kenu board line, it looks like he's still making a board similar to the old "Super Turbo" from the old days. That board had skegs and was about 48". I really wanted one as a kid, but it was...
by OG-AZN
Sun Apr 13, 2014 5:56 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Sectional Board for travel
Replies: 5
Views: 1654

Re: Sectional Board for travel

The key question is, will this Beater make a good paipo? Has anyone tried it as a prone board? You can ride these kinds of boards prone, but I find them awkward compared to a regular boogie due to the shape and increased length & thickness. If you're using swim fins, these boards are fun as a kneeb...
by OG-AZN
Thu Apr 10, 2014 7:53 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: rail shape
Replies: 5
Views: 1730

Re: rail shape

FWIW, I made a wood board (pine & redwood) of similar dimensions last year http://mypaipoboards.org/forum3/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=324 and put roughly 80 /20 rails on it. I attached a pic of the bottom of the board & rail. My board isn't long or floaty enough for me to do stand up rides, but it works fi...
by OG-AZN
Thu Apr 03, 2014 8:15 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: HPD Flex Paipos - Small
Replies: 21
Views: 10485

Re: HPD Flex Paipos - Small

@ Airboy808 I'll try to let you know next time I'm back on O'ahu. I still live in the Bay Area, but I try to visit the islands a couple times a year. I grew up surfing Base & the rest of the Windward side. Good times, and a few leash-less ply paipos were definitely ridden on Base in those days.
by OG-AZN
Wed Apr 02, 2014 8:51 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: HPD Flex Paipos - Small
Replies: 21
Views: 10485

Re: HPD Flex Paipos - Small

Thanks for all the test ride reports. Do you know if the new XP board has some flex in it? Eastside is getting some trade wind swell right now, hopefully you can get some test rides on that. Speaking of the Eastside, I saw in one of your earlier posts you rode your paipo on Base. You have a leash on...
by OG-AZN
Thu Mar 27, 2014 5:37 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Costa Rica 2014
Replies: 9
Views: 3093

Re: Costa Rica 2014

How were the waves, and where are the pics?? Also, looks like and HPD XP in the photo. How did that ride?
by OG-AZN
Thu Mar 06, 2014 11:17 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: 2014 Buffalo's Big Board paipo comp-anyone go this year?
Replies: 3
Views: 1799

2014 Buffalo's Big Board paipo comp-anyone go this year?

I was on O'ahu during both weekends but was busy with family stuff. Missed the Pipe bodyboard comp too. Anyone on here enter or check out the paipo comp in the Buffalo contest? I got to paipo Makaha once during the work week. It was a very inconsistent 4 ft Hawaiian on sets, but with a slight onshor...
by OG-AZN
Thu Mar 06, 2014 11:06 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Paipo rider I met the other day
Replies: 11
Views: 3520

Re: Paipo rider I met the other day

I think I've seen that guy out at the north end of OB in the past. I've ridden paipo north of the GG bridge solo a few times. Same situation south of the bridge. There's a few guys who ride paipo around, but I've only had 1 experience where 2 of us were surfing the same spot at the same time.
by OG-AZN
Sun Dec 01, 2013 8:49 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Board Build Pictures
Replies: 6
Views: 1779

Re: Board Build Pictures

Yeah, def let me know when you're coming up to surf OBSF. This week looks like only short period wind swell, but it might turn offshore for a day or two around Thurs.
by OG-AZN
Fri Nov 29, 2013 5:20 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Board Build Pictures
Replies: 6
Views: 1779

Re: Board Build Pictures

Hope you got some before the winds switched. Thanksgiving over indulgence & woke up too late today. I saw light offshores on the wind report and was about ready to make the drive. By the time I finished my coffee, the report was showing 10-12mph onshores. It's been fun in SF. Let me know next time y...
by OG-AZN
Thu Aug 29, 2013 5:02 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: HPD Flex Paipos - Small
Replies: 21
Views: 10485

Re: HPD Flex Paipos - Small

^^ Don't forget the clothes iron with some wax paper as a sealing /shaping tool and some contact cement. I did a lot of modifications to stock bodyboards back in the day. The 80's - early 90's boards tended to fall apart fast or just plain didn't work, so there was a lot of raw material laying aroun...
by OG-AZN
Sat Aug 10, 2013 11:52 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Wax on varnish boards??
Replies: 3
Views: 1234

Re: Wax on varnish boards??

Yes & yes.
by OG-AZN
Mon Jun 24, 2013 2:54 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Wavejet bodyboard
Replies: 7
Views: 3121

Re: Wavejet bodyboard

Yeah, it's a great thing for people with disabilities like Jess Billauer. However, for the able bodied masses, it will just be another crutch used by people of mediocre skill to try and cheat their way into waves ahead of the traditional arm paddlers and leg kickers. I wouldn't mind trying one just ...
by OG-AZN
Mon Jun 24, 2013 2:27 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Finless or Not?
Replies: 39
Views: 10315

Re: Finless or Not?

I went back and read the 1st post. Ok, I would assert that a finless prone board is just as capable as a prone board with fins when you're talking about boards of comparable overall dimensions, and 4ft or under in length. I'd go so far as to say the finless board has an edge in that comparison. Once...
by OG-AZN
Wed Jun 19, 2013 6:48 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Finless or Not?
Replies: 39
Views: 10315

Re: Finless or Not?

You can easily go on and off the "brakes" by just shifting forward and lifting you legs on a shorter, skegless board. The best visual example of this technique is bodyboarder Jeff Hubbard's riding style, watch the wave around 3:10:
http://vimeo.com/68108628