Xylem Malama Kai paipo

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Re: Xylem Malama Kai paipo

Unread post by ClanB » Wed Nov 07, 2012 2:21 am

Spud, did you grab that at Ventura Surf Shop? I called them and they said it pulled paint off a door when they tried to remove it.

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Re: Xylem Malama Kai paipo

Unread post by spudnut » Wed Nov 07, 2012 9:53 am

That would be the one! My board has no paint so it was not a concern. I wanted something that would not come off.

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Re: Xylem Malama Kai paipo

Unread post by ClanB » Wed Nov 07, 2012 10:36 am

Yea, I believe sticking it to a board with layers on varnish on the surface would be ok too. Ill give that one a try.

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Re: Xylem Malama Kai paipo

Unread post by nok » Fri Nov 23, 2012 11:23 pm

Surfed my new Malama Kai for the first time today. The waves were 2-3' and somewhat soft but it held in nicely on the occasional steep face. Can't wait to ride it in some better surf.

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Re: Xylem Malama Kai paipo

Unread post by bgreen » Wed Nov 28, 2012 6:21 am

Philly,

I had Tom make me a paipo. It is probably wider and a bit longer than many of his paipo. The bottom is fairly flat, with bit of a roll to the rail. Many of the heavily concaved boards may be alaia also ridden standing up.

The thinner the board, the more flex. I tried one of Tom's really thin boards that just had way too much flex for me. I found the bigger the wave, the more noticeable was the flex. A number of guys on this forum ride fairly flat bottomed boards. Keep it simple.

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Re: Xylem Malama Kai paipo

Unread post by ClanB » Thu Nov 29, 2012 5:21 pm

I found for me 3/8" ply to be too thin. Too much flex on bigger waves or waves with any power. I found 1/2" to be right for me. I have not tried 3/4" yet. I wonder how that would work? Hmmmm how could I find out???.........

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