*** Official Griffin Surfboards Thread ***

griffinsurfboard

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First ride review :

Wowza. We got some 2’ @ 10 sec, thigh high waves and that board just flew thru it. Pretty amazing. My buddy was impressed with the sections I was making. And with all that speed I could actually do turns (unlike him - 20 lbs lighter than me and on a larger, supposedly high performance, LB (9’0 Takayama In The Pink)).

Also, might just be my imagination or the fact that I know how light the board is, but I feel that when I shortened and quickened my paddle strokes the board took off like no other.

I’ve had the board sitting out in my basement workshop/office since it arrived so I could admire it. Interesting how the volume of the board changes along the rocker line. Makes other LBs look two dimensional.

Anyway, whatever’s going on, it definitely catches ’nothing’! Can’t wait to get it on something!

Thanks for another great board!!!


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Many in Hawaii know these have worked this well for the last 30 years - great stories ;-)
 

teeroi

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Geez all these years reading Griffin’s post on here I’m able to understand some of it.
Keola Rapoza is a local shaper who used to specialize in T&C longboars when they had more than one shaper doing that at a time.
Todd Pinder is a transplant shaper who specializes in logs both modern and classic, fishes, mini-sims type boars.
Teene used to be a lifeguard at Sandy’s but is now a Westside local legend.
The 3 time world champ is Rusty Keaulana.

Griffin is saying you might not think much of the boar he posted but a few of our local shapers, Rusty and according to Teene the lokes at Makaha think otherwise.

Your welcome.
 

urchined

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Geez all these years reading Griffin’s post on here I’m able to understand some of it.
Keola Rapoza is a local shaper who used to specialize in T&C longboars when they had more than one shaper doing that at a time.
Todd Pinder is a transplant shaper who specializes in logs both modern and classic, fishes, mini-sims type boars.
Teene used to be a lifeguard at Sandy’s but is now a Westside local legend.
The 3 time world champ is Rusty Keaulana.

Griffin is saying you might not think much of the boar he posted but a few of our local shapers, Rusty and according to Teene the lokes at Makaha think otherwise.

Your welcome.
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griffinsurfboard

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Keola Rapoza is a local shaper who used to specialize in T&C longboars when they had more than one shaper doing that at a time.
Todd Pinder is a transplant shaper who specializes in logs both modern and classic, fishes, mini-sims type boars.
Keola was a west side surfer , his mom ran the factory , Moki his dad was a good friend

There were 9 shapers at this time with one of the nicest factories and largest # of stock boards with factory pricing in the world .
 

Senor Sopa

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Sorry, but I had to go out back and laugh. There is no such thing as a "high performance" Takayama In The Pink.

I would be willing to ride this boar.

And with all that speed I could actually do turns (unlike him - 20 lbs lighter than me and on a larger, supposedly high performance, LB (9’0 Takayama In The Pink)).

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Woke AF

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Geez all these years reading Griffin’s post on here I’m able to understand some of it.
Keola Rapoza is a local shaper who used to specialize in T&C longboars when they had more than one shaper doing that at a time.
Todd Pinder is a transplant shaper who specializes in logs both modern and classic, fishes, mini-sims type boars.
Teene used to be a lifeguard at Sandy’s but is now a Westside local legend.
The 3 time world champ is Rusty Keaulana.

Griffin is saying you might not think much of the boar he posted but a few of our local shapers, Rusty and according to Teene the lokes at Makaha think otherwise.

Your welcome.
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