Stand up Paddle Surfing from a novices viewpoint - My complete journey
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
ULI Lopez Model V Naish 9'3"
Separated at birth?
I guess it's not a secret any more - I have been sitting on this picture for a few months now dying to post it but couldn't. This new ULI is the Gerry Lopez inspired superlight ULI. Gerry Lopez is described on Wikipedia thus http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerry_Lopez
"He was widely recognized as the best tuberider in the world, and won the prestigious Pipeline Masters competition in 1972 and 1973. The Pipeline Masters, recognized as the most prestigious professional surfing contest in the world, has been named the Gerry Lopez Pipeline Masters for decades in recognition and respect of his deep and hallowed association with this legendary wave."
That's going to be one hell of a surf board - In the pic above I have compared it in plan to my Naish - I just gotta get one. The Naish is nuts - the ULI Steamroller 10' is so cool it's sublime but a ripper it isn't - it will glide and cruise with the best of them but when you want to really let your hair down (spot the bald patch?) it could do with some more rocker and a little less nose.
Still lets me do this
and cruise into no end of these
as always - click the pics to enlarge
But the Lopez is calling and I love the grey deck grip - prefer it to the shark version.