Old Skool bodyboard shape but configured to your body shape.

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Papa Paepo o
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Interests: building & riding Papa Paepo`o (Paipo) Boards. All types and sizes, I even rode a abandon 4'ft - 8'ft. plywood that adrift from a commercial fishing boat in Kewalo Basin, O`ahu in the year of 1996.
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Old Skool bodyboard shape but configured to your body shape.

Unread post by Papa Paepo o » Wed Aug 10, 2016 11:56 pm

Just started shaping my own wood boards. Generated three different size boards that could tackle small ankle surf to Makaha Kahuna size waves.
These are my mid-size wood paipo "Papa Paepo`o" boards. Shaping your own design and fine tuning them to the surf breaks really made me realize that you don't need much thickness. These boards are configured to your body size so you have little body shifting left or right to maneuver when needed, realistically acting like a bodysurfer (Kahanalu) style. Funtime prone style when your skimming across the surface.
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The only thing these wood boards has is a nose rocker and contour. The rest of the board is flat bottom, 6oz. fiberglass cloth top and bottom deck coated with epoxy resin.
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Eastside O`ahu, malolo style of prone riding into shore breaks.
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Re: Old Skool bodyboard shape but configured to your body sh

Unread post by bgreen » Thu Aug 11, 2016 7:19 am

How does the small wave board differ from the Makaha Kahuna size wave board?

Papa Paepo o
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Interests: building & riding Papa Paepo`o (Paipo) Boards. All types and sizes, I even rode a abandon 4'ft - 8'ft. plywood that adrift from a commercial fishing boat in Kewalo Basin, O`ahu in the year of 1996.
Location: Honolulu,Hi

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Unread post by Papa Paepo o » Thu Aug 11, 2016 10:04 pm

bgreen wrote:How does the small wave board differ from the Makaha Kahuna size wave board?
No, difference just in genreal that these three size boards can be ridden in small to Makaha size waves.

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Unread post by OG-AZN » Thu Aug 18, 2016 3:54 am

Nice! What kind of wood are you using? How much rocker in the nose? Post up a pic of that if you can.

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