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Re: Akila Aipa Custom Shapes??? [Re: rowjimmytour] #2960016
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Kazuma is one of the most positive guys. No chip in anyway.

He's a full time firefighter. Does boards on the side because he loves it.

Re: Akila Aipa Custom Shapes??? [Re: rowjimmytour] #2960330
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It seemed to me he was saying that whatever Kelly has been riding the last few years have just been copies of other designs.

Like he was taking a dig at Webber and Dan Mann.

Maybe I just read in between the lines a bit too much.


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Re: Akila Aipa Custom Shapes??? [Re: jkb] #2960364
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From that insta post : Akila's shapes are not copies of other shapers designs, he is one of the most creative and innovative shapers on the planet and it really showed in the way Slater drew different lines and turns.

Just saying Akila's boards are unique and they drew different lines and turns . That pic shows that this is a lower rocker design compared to what he rides often .

Travis does give #'s for shapers to follow when making Kelly's boards

The Tokoros were done with this input .


Re: Akila Aipa Custom Shapes??? [Re: rowjimmytour] #2960416
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Makes sense.

I just read into it too much.


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Re: Akila Aipa Custom Shapes??? [Re: rowjimmytour] #2960435
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I haven't seen those Akila Slater shapes in person, but on the webcast it looked like very low entry rocker. It almost looked flat from like the middle to nose.

Re: Akila Aipa Custom Shapes??? [Re: rowjimmytour] #2960576
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Racer, have you tried his wing twin? I've had my eye on that one for a couple years...probably going to be much harder to get one now. Good for him. Seems like a good guy.

Re: Akila Aipa Custom Shapes??? [Re: rowjimmytour] #2960761
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Akila and Kelly have been homies forever. My take is that Kelly and Akila made some boards that worked, and Kelly made a conscious decision to showcase them on the CT stage. I see these getting rolled into Slater Designs offerings in the future. It seems planned, but kind of organically. Kind of a happy favor.

Re: Akila Aipa Custom Shapes??? [Re: crotchgrab] #2960904
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Originally Posted by crotchgrab
Racer, have you tried his wing twin? I've had my eye on that one for a couple years...probably going to be much harder to get one now. Good for him. Seems like a good guy.


I had one about 10 years ago and it was fun. Lots of speed and borderline out of control. A unique feeling. Wish it had a trailer like the new ones. I know a few guys who got some recently and claiming they're magic.

Re: Akila Aipa Custom Shapes??? [Re: Racer1] #2961263
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Originally Posted by Racer1
I had one about 10 years ago and it was fun. Lots of speed and borderline out of control. A unique feeling. Wish it had a trailer like the new ones. I know a few guys who got some recently and claiming they're magic.


Picked a used one up a few years back and had the same feeling, fast and borderline control. When it went well, memorable! Been eyeing one of his fish boards for awhile, about time to shuffle the quiver.


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Re: Akila Aipa Custom Shapes??? [Re: grendel95] #2962819
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Re: Akila Aipa Custom Shapes??? [Re: rowjimmytour] #2962836
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Some really nice flow on that board.

Looks great!


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Re: Akila Aipa Custom Shapes??? [Re: rowjimmytour] #2962841
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A friend coached me through shaping a board. He instructed me to first watch the Kazuma and Aipa Shaping vids on youtube. Through the process, he referenced Matt and Akila a bunch (he is friends with both). When I finished the board, my 'coach' said I had to email Matt and Akila and thank them. Felt weird, as I have never met either one, but I did it anyway. Both responded within a day, with very nice things to say. The board, by the way is a 5'10" Twin Fin (running the Akila Twins) and works incredibly well and is my daily driver.

Re: Akila Aipa Custom Shapes??? [Re: rowjimmytour] #2962899
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So your coach learned from Akila , please share some , Matts are on Insta and Youtube

Ben used to say :

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Re: Akila Aipa Custom Shapes??? [Re: rowjimmytour] #2962943
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Greg, what placements do you think Akila's using for his twins?

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Greg, what placements do you think Akila's using for his twins?

Where Kelly and Noel seem to like them .

I think its more fun to ask who slopokecr's mentor is - Matt and many others say who theirs are ;-)

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