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by OG-AZN
Wed Jun 19, 2013 6:04 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Finless or Not?
Replies: 39
Views: 10316

Re: Finless or Not?

To me, the thing that makes (traditional finless wood) paipo riding unique, challenging, and a hell of a lot of fun is the fact that the boards slide. I think the most fun I have riding paipo is using the old skool style where you're well forward on the board, legs / fins lifted out of the water and...
by OG-AZN
Mon May 20, 2013 7:47 pm
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: Any Hints for Go Pro Camera on a Paipo?
Replies: 17
Views: 9405

Re: Any Hints for Go Pro Camera on a Paipo?

On a thin wood paipo, the camera is too low nose mounted. Raising it up on wood blocks helps a little. Nose mount shots look ok on a bodyboard, and it might work for your super thick foam & glass boards. The best prone footage I've seen comes from pole mounts on the tail, or a back mount harness. Th...
by OG-AZN
Thu Apr 18, 2013 5:46 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: alaia style paipo
Replies: 2
Views: 1201

alaia style paipo

Messed around this past weekend and made an alaia style board out of some curb find shelf boards and a piece of an old garden trellis. The board is 64" L , 18.75" W, 14" tail, and 3/4" thick. My take on the board in the famous "alaia guy at Waikiki" photo. I made some shorter versions out of ply bef...
by OG-AZN
Mon Mar 25, 2013 4:04 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Old Santa Cruz bellyboard
Replies: 6
Views: 1972

Re: Old Santa Cruz bellyboard

So... what was the influence behind that style of board shape? An ironing board or a casket lid? Although the Santa Cruz board is literally a re-purposed ironing board, there are several boards in that style being surfed in that 1947 California video I posted that look like they're in the 8 - 12 ft ...
by OG-AZN
Tue Mar 05, 2013 8:10 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Video -California surfing in 1947
Replies: 2
Views: 872

Video -California surfing in 1947

Mostly solid wood stand up riding in this, but there's wood paipo / belly board riding, bodysurfing, and mat riding at the beginning. Also a segment on making redwood & balsa boards. Surprised to see a lot of people using (swim) fins that early.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQzXlnYUhAg
by OG-AZN
Mon Mar 04, 2013 4:06 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Buffalo's Big Board Surfing Contest
Replies: 28
Views: 7359

Re: Buffalo's Big Board Surfing Contest

I found a short compilation vid of this years contest. There's a segment of a paipo rider pulling a rollo. Anyone know of links to other vids or photos from this year? Looked like really fun conditions.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Bly9nGIxeg
by OG-AZN
Wed Feb 20, 2013 1:35 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Buffalo's Big Board Surfing Contest
Replies: 28
Views: 7359

Re: Buffalo's Big Board Surfing Contest

Thanks for the report. Post some pics if you have any! But pls don't use that site where you put your Samoa pics. I can't open any of it - I think a problem with "Flash".
by OG-AZN
Mon Feb 11, 2013 4:35 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Skeleton Bay
Replies: 5
Views: 1851

Re: Skeleton Bay

^^ That & expensive editing/post processing software. GoPros are fun, but all the rapid new releases require a continuing investment in computer & software resources to make the most of them. Skeleton Bay is equally mind blowing from the shore or POV perspective. Anyone ever think about mounting a G...
by OG-AZN
Sun Feb 03, 2013 2:27 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Short paipo video
Replies: 12
Views: 3061

Re: Short paipo video

Dr. Robert: The music is a modified section of "Dirty Blue Gene" from the album "I May Be Hungry But I Sure 'Aint Weird". That album is a little more accessible to me, being a blues fan. Beefheart had some "harp" & quirky blues skills for sure. The original music I tried to use was "Jam" by Bad Brai...
by OG-AZN
Sat Feb 02, 2013 3:29 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Short paipo video
Replies: 12
Views: 3061

Re: Short paipo video

Paipo Gathering here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8HjRveev ... e=youtu.be

2nd try. The first one got immediately censored by the greedy record company. Disgusting!! Lets see what happens to this one.

Doc: I wasn't the one who mentioned the Thiesz board. Might have been James from up north.
by OG-AZN
Fri Feb 01, 2013 8:01 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Short paipo video
Replies: 12
Views: 3061

Short paipo video

I put a short video of fairly recent paipo gopro footage on Youtube. Fun waves, but the camera angle was off. I wish I had a chance to film (and surf) more often! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCAHUua4eZ8&feature=youtu.be If anyone's interested, I can put the little bit of paipo footage from last y...
by OG-AZN
Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:57 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: San Diego Paipo Fest
Replies: 1
Views: 789

Re: San Diego Paipo Fest

Cool. Do you have to grow a beard to participate though?
by OG-AZN
Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:51 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Rails
Replies: 11
Views: 4521

Re: Rails

fwiw: My only experience is with plywood boards, and I've found the blade style rails work a lot better if you want to do spins or other bodyboard style moves. Not much difference between square and blade style for just down the line riding. You're pretty dedicated Tartan Jack. I've made the drive f...
by OG-AZN
Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:29 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Buffalo's Big Board Surfing Contest
Replies: 28
Views: 7359

Re: Buffalo's Big Board Surfing Contest

It's a shame they don't open up the paipo division. Not like there are hordes of people of any age or size riding paipos, even on O'ahu. Would be fun to watch or enter. I would have to nearly double my size to make the weight class though. Ted: Are you entering the contest or just going over to watch?
by OG-AZN
Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:27 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: My new SDF surfboard Paipo
Replies: 67
Views: 25788

Re: My new SDF surfboard Paipo

Sick one Krusher74! I'm surprised you can still surf those spots during that much tide swing. In my area, the average tide range is probably only 3-6 ft, but there are some spots that get really tough to paddle back out at when the tide comes flooding in. There are a lot more spots where it's a cons...
by OG-AZN
Mon Nov 26, 2012 10:01 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: My new SDF surfboard Paipo
Replies: 67
Views: 25788

Re: My new SDF surfboard Paipo

That's a fun looking set up you have over there. You had it mostly to yourself too. What's the water temp there?
by OG-AZN
Mon Nov 26, 2012 9:57 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: varnishes
Replies: 8
Views: 2295

Re: varnishes

What brand of varnish are you using? I've heard stories that the low VOC reformulated thinner sold in California doesn't work with the traditional varnish you would get from a boat supply store. I've varnished a bunch of boards with Helmsman Spar Urethane from the hardware store, and it works fine. ...
by OG-AZN
Fri Nov 23, 2012 5:50 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Central coast Paipo rider (and so-cal)
Replies: 17
Views: 4830

Re: Central coast Paipo rider (and so-cal)

That's cool james!,I have always wanted to get up and surf under the golden gate for the novelty value, Ocean beach looks good too,I hear its raw! like moss landing. SF OB can be a tough paddle, but it gets really clean & hollow with east or north east winds. We had good days up to Feb, last season...
by OG-AZN
Fri Nov 02, 2012 5:21 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Art Paipos
Replies: 0
Views: 730

Art Paipos

Some of you guys might be into the boards & art in this exhibition. Came across the post on my local surf report /gossip forum.

http://stokereport.com/rant/barrys-boar ... main_river
by OG-AZN
Fri Oct 26, 2012 3:11 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: chalk paint
Replies: 2
Views: 1011

Re: chalk paint

You mean "chalk board paint"?? I've painted several paipos with leftover paint not really intended for wood like appliance paint & car paint. They all worked as long as I put a good primer coat over the wood first to seal it. I've never used chalk board paint though.