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!