yeah exactly. I don't think I will be able to throw as much off the top as a regular surfboard..it felt smoother, but the fins does make a difference.Osprey1 wrote:Yea the Paipo is dialed. I'm loving mine more every session. What's nice is that it has both the properties of an Alaia and a surfboard. For example the Paipo is great for surface spins and light wind, but because of the rocker and fins its also really good in the waves especially small peelers. I like jumping it too as it's light and sticks to your feet .
For those that haven't seen a Paipo in person it's made using snowboard construction and thus it's very light and strong, plus it looks cool.
whats up man, i used to kite at your spot so i know the conditions and current, whats the range on the kite knots wise for you? any 200 lbs guys try it, what did they think?ozonelevel wrote:Got three sessions on 13m Cloud and impressions so far are very positive. Biggest problems are it's lonely out when wind is light and current strong, and second having to wait a long time for people to bring it back when I let them try it.
Seriously, about a dozen people have tried it and everyone has liked it. Biggest surprise is how stable it is, and how fast and tight it turns.
Greg warned that it's different, and it is, but in a pleasant way, in a word it's nimble.
Who would have thought that you don't need all those struts to have some fun.
Hey, so far I have it out in 8 to 18 mph. I'm 150lbs so was a bit overpowered at the high end. A couple of 200lb riders tried it in 10 to 15 mph with a Door and Sector boards and they liked it. One ordered a 17m.jespin4845 wrote:
whats up man, i used to kite at your spot so i know the conditions and current, whats the range on the kite knots wise for you? any 200 lbs guys try it, what did they think?
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