Tuesday, November 27, 2007

New SUBs: Aipa Stand Up and... the Gemini (Part 2)!

This Photo: An Aipa Stand Up Board on the beach at Cardiff. Something old becomes new again; I remember looking through surf-mags in the late 70's and seeing Ben Aipa's little stingers. Seem like they've grown up- anybody ridden one yet? Give us some feedback.

Middle and Bottom Photos: You asked for it, you got it: The Gemini Part 2!

There's been some interest in checking out the rest of this board so I scoured the paddlesurf.net archives to bring you the best I've got. Check out the nose scoop on this thing, some serious foam irrigation going on there. Capt. Neg9 told me that this allows for air flowing up the wave face to get under the board and create lift.

Got some questions for Capt. Neg9? Hit the comments button at the bottom of the post and fire away- we'll see if we can pull some good info out of him.

Middle and Bottom Photos: El Tigre

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

nice aipa love the 4 fins and nice bump in the middle.love it i like boards with a swagger.that looks like it can fly just like a spitfire aero-plane.capt.neg9.towers where fun today.

John Ashley said...

Hey Neg9- heard it was fun- looked super glassy but super low tide this evening. Gotta freshy coming, stay tuned.

Anonymous said...

oh yeah.looking good.cad is the only way to go.once the smart guys pick this up pretty fast.the dumb ones still shape the whole board.neg9

Anonymous said...

No,CAD is for guys WHO CAN'T DO IT BY HAND OR JUST COPY OTHER PEOPLE.

-TUBE DOG-

JA said...

Hi Neg9, Anymore info on that Gemini SUP?