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 Post subject: Alaia in Romania
PostPosted: Sun Aug 03, 2014 2:10 pm 
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Hi to all the board builders/shapers and riders!

Getting stoked by the surfing feeling (I am riding a 6'2" Bamboos F-One surfboard), I started to read more about kite surfboards and soon after I found about Alaia boards. I have read all the info I could find on the internet, struggled to source some paulownia planks and one month after I have started to shape my own alaia ;)

176 cm length and 43 cm wide to the most, 1 cm front rocker and 2 rails (sort of Naish Alaia).

Today was the first day I got to try my alaia...and being in the city, I opted for a wakepark (https://www.facebook.com/Zumbaala).

This is one round:
http://youtu.be/Hf9owk_VzGg

This is the first time on the water:
http://youtu.be/L5PINpWTZ-U

And another one:
http://youtu.be/2C7u0GpwTFU

Beside me, other 3 riders gave it a try (none of them ever used a surfboard or ride strapless). All three started on the water from the first try and 2 of them managed to turn at the ends without problem.

Now I can hardly wait to use my alaia under a kite <3

P.S. still work to do to the board....but hey, all I wanna do is ride my board!


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 Post subject: Re: Alaia in Romania
PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2014 8:25 am 
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Hi!
Is it just the photo, or are the rails and tail really asymmetrical?
Can you share your paulownia source?


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 Post subject: Re: Alaia in Romania
PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2014 11:44 am 
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Hehe...actually the tail is straight for the time being...after some more tests on the water with a kite, I might make it swallow style ;)


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