Origin of the Aliaia board trend

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Origin of the Aliaia board trend

Postby yojimbo » Sun Dec 22, 2013 6:06 pm

This type of board started showing up about a year ago in kite articles and advertisements. This article sheds light on where this trend originated:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/22/business/surfboard-design-catching-a-wave-from-old-hawaii.html?_r=0&adxnnl=1&ref=business&adxnnlx=1387760587-PwGIdQ34nZ7dkoj/t/yyYg
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Re: Origin of the Aliaia board trend

Postby sflinux » Sun Dec 22, 2013 9:39 pm

Tom Wegener 2009 shaper of the year
And for those that haven't watched this (part 1 of 4):



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Re: Origin of the Aliaia board trend

Postby sflinux » Sun Dec 22, 2013 9:43 pm

The Seaglass Tuna is on closeout from GSI. I recommend having an alaia and a Tuna in your quiver, if you like a skatey, 4 wheel slide, feel. Recommend a full deck pad on the Tuna for kiting.
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Re: Origin of the Aliaia board trend

Postby dwaynej » Mon Dec 23, 2013 9:10 am

The two aussies are certainly not the "originator" of this trend. Just another example, Board Riding Maui have featured their own Alaia/Paipo's in all of their videos...

http://www.boardridingmaui.com/boards.html

Check out 1:32...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RdzXtfPFusg#t=10

I like the idea of shaping my own...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6RqZT_zh4-Q

Here's the $20 home depot version... No shape, no wax, no worries...
http://www.seabreeze.com.au/forums/Kite ... rine-2099/

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Re: Origin of the Aliaia board trend

Postby Aloha » Mon Dec 23, 2013 5:40 pm

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Re: Origin of the Aliaia board trend

Postby MehYam » Tue Dec 24, 2013 10:54 pm

dwaynej wrote:Here's the $20 home depot version... No shape, no wax, no worries...
http://www.seabreeze.com.au/forums/Kite ... rine-2099/

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That is literally the best thing that's ever been done.
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