Alaia's would be one of the most hardest boards to ride.
They are extremely difficult to paddle around the lineup.
I remember it took me a good full session before I even stood up.
On this day I hadn't rode one for a long time seeing as I
am getting my slide/glide hit from the Vector.
I had forgotten how hard a Alaia is to ride, but when you get
that ride you are looking for, you know it was worth all the nosedives.
But maybe riding hard boards are the right way forward in surfing.
Pictures: Keith Novosel