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Alaia session

Postby kitenaked » Wed Sep 11, 2013 8:20 pm

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Re: Alaia session

Postby mbzporvida » Thu Sep 12, 2013 6:59 am

Another trip around the sun ?
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Re: Alaia session

Postby Aloha » Thu Sep 12, 2013 1:29 pm

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Re: Alaia session

Postby Col.kiteman » Thu Sep 12, 2013 2:58 pm

Looks like a fun off season project
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Re: Alaia session

Postby sflinux » Fri Sep 13, 2013 11:16 pm

Another older film on the same subject:
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Re: Alaia session

Postby kingfisher » Sat Sep 14, 2013 10:00 am

Rode SloughSluts, super fun to ride
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Re: Alaia session

Postby Bulldog » Sun Sep 15, 2013 2:10 pm

So cool to see progression in the direction of simplicity instead of ever-more complicated and $ tech (foil/race boards)...Looks like it could be a great way to learn strapless tricks in the "kiddie pool" before trying them out in the ocean.
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Re: Alaia session

Postby Aloha » Mon Sep 16, 2013 7:29 am

As most know I am a huge fan of the Alaia and also the original Obeche Fishy Plank Mokuleia Love from Top Hat:

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Re: Alaia session

Postby behindThePeak » Mon Sep 16, 2013 1:00 pm

these are cool videos but they're over-building their boards: why does everyone glass them?

there's something really unique about the flex of an alaia. it rides super smooth and allows you to dynamically shape the rocker by where and how you stand on it. wrapping it in glass will rob you of that.

all you need is Paulownia wood and linseed oil. no glass, no wax

granted i don't do airs with mine, but i don't think that's where alaias excel. get a skim board for the skate stuff. riding alaia is all about the flex.
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Alaia session

Postby sc-surfer » Tue Sep 17, 2013 11:25 am

So where does one get paulownia wood?


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