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Austin Saunders Custom Surfboard & Paipos

 
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The Paipo Glassing Rack at Austin's Shop, ca June 2007

Phone Cam Pic by Rod

Daddy Austin's Paipo
Based on the Orange Disk VII with a tad more thickness.

Built by Austin Saunders, July 2007. Photo by Austin.

Austin's Personal Paipo
Based on the Orange Disk VII with more thickness and rail transition.
Dimensions: 4'4" (52") x 21-1/2" x 3"

Built by Austin Saunders, August 2007. Photo by Austin.
Austin's Baseline Paipo Design

Source: Austin's Website, July 10, 2008.




Source: Austin Saunders.

2+1 Fin Setup
Your choice of side bite fin boxes


Two New Boards ca. June 2008





A Paipo Revolution -- Orders Are Rolling In!
(Click on pic for a larger image.)

On Sept. 13, 2008, I stopped by Austin's shop on the way to Cape Hatteras to drop off a friend's longboard for some ding repair work and was amazed to see so many paipos on the glassing and ready-to-ship racks. I must have counted about a dozen boards ready to be glassed, in the process of glassing, or ready to ship. Austin later told me that several boards were in the shaping room as well. In the 15 months since Austin and I talked paipo design and he built and delivered that first Austin paipo he has taken orders for about 80 paipos, mostly using the R2 template ("Orange Matter"). Several of the orders on the ready to ship racks below are destined to Rhode Island and Maine, but other orders have been from up and down the East Coast, the Gulf Coast, California and the Pacific North West, and Europe. The next step is to work on a paipo fish design :)







Some New Boards ca. October 2008
(Click on pic for a larger image.)

Nice woodwork on this custom paipo glass bodyboard
template made for a Virginia Beach wave rider.



These boards were all done with pigment and no airbrush. Disreguard
Austin's reflection in the pictures. I guess that means they are pretty shiny!



The RPM Checkered Paipo - December 2008

Source: Austin's Surf Blog called Cross Step

Paipos on the Racks at the New Surf Shop, "Beach Board House"

May 1, 2009






513 19th Street, Suite 101 - Virginia Beach, VA 23451
(Note: New name, new phone, new e-mail - see below)
Located a block or two past WRV Surf Shop

New Frontiers in the Austin Paipo Line of Boards: The Balsa Paipo

This is a balsa paipo with paulownia stringers, noseblocks and tailblock. The fins are made from paulownia and african mahagony.
See larger versions of these pictures on Facebook and in the Paipo Forums.

Additions to the Outstanding Austin Paipos Being Built in the Good Ol' USA


New Surf Shop Name, Same Location

ca. February 21, 2010

513 19th Street, Suite 101 - Virginia Beach, VA 23451
(757) 428-SURF | e-mail
Located a block or two past WRV Surf Shop

Paipos on the Sales Racks (April 6, 2012)


Where Else Can You Find Paipo Merchandise?

T-Shirt

Board Bags (customize it!)

http://www.austinsurfboards.com/merchandise.htm






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