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Na Papa Surfboards....

Post by Kunho5 » Wed Mar 25, 2009 8:07 pm

Na Papa Surfboards. I have seen a longboard for sale by this name . The Pro model, a Diamond tail.

Does anyone know them? Any opinions please? :)

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Post by pridmore » Wed Mar 25, 2009 9:43 pm

nothing good to say so wont say anything but Fong may have something he might share with you about a channell bottom that had 1 side fin at the base of a channell and the other side fin on top of the channell.....very innovative stuff .... :roll:

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Re: Na Papa Surfboards....

Post by WANDERER » Thu Mar 26, 2009 9:44 am

Plenty jumped on 'em when they first showed up, including distributors, this has dwindled ever since, don't see many of the contest crew riding em anymore, distributor list is also severely shrunken...
I can't tell you why this is, I don't know, all I can say is what I saw; an explosion on to the scene, then an evaporation over a couple of years to where they are now? there has to be a reason(s)...
Plenty of shapers and manufacturers have blurbs similar to that of Na Papa, alas I've experienced my fair share who don't nearly live up to their carefully worded promotions. Saying does not equal doing... Unfortunately...

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Re: Na Papa Surfboards....

Post by Cuttlefish » Thu Mar 26, 2009 8:56 pm

2 friends that have ridden them and raved about them...until they snapped.
Guess that's a hazard of light high performance longboards though.
One other consideration.... where are they made?
I'm assuming overseas in Asia but would seem they really try to cloak that.
When a board is made OS it should be clearly marked as such so the buyer is fully aware of that. No tiny little stickers or none at all.
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Post by pridmore » Thu Mar 26, 2009 10:56 pm

I agree fully

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Re: Na Papa Surfboards....

Post by Kunho5 » Fri Mar 27, 2009 7:21 am

It says on their website they are made in China to keep cost down.

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Re: Na Papa Surfboards....

Post by WANDERER » Fri Mar 27, 2009 8:53 am

Kunho5 wrote:It says on their website they are made in China to keep profits up.
fixed.

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Re: Na Papa Surfboards....

Post by ric_vidal » Fri Mar 27, 2009 10:43 am

The reason there was so many around initially was they were virtually or literally giving them away to select surfers.

Very questionable quality despite appearance, but that isn’t new or unique to imports. :shock:

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Post by pridmore » Fri Mar 27, 2009 11:31 am

I was told they have gone bust and are now just about giving them away and they will be flooding the market and e-bay will have heaps of them for sale no doubt....buy at your own ignorance and lack of Australian Pride I say....

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Re: Na Papa Surfboards....

Post by Trumpeter » Fri Mar 27, 2009 12:34 pm

built to the market
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Re: Na Papa Surfboards....

Post by papa » Fri Mar 27, 2009 12:45 pm

NA...... - Papa

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Re: Na Papa Surfboards....

Post by Kunho5 » Fri Mar 27, 2009 12:54 pm

pridmore wrote:I was told they have gone bust and are now just about giving them away and they will be flooding the market and e-bay will have heaps of them for sale no doubt....buy at your own ignorance and lack of Australian Pride I say....

Yep Aussie Pride. Nows the time to buy Australian more than ever.

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Re: Na Papa Surfboards....

Post by ric_vidal » Fri Mar 27, 2009 1:06 pm

Trumpeter wrote:built to the market
No, built to a price... think there quality was even too low for this market. Beware shiny objects.

Amazing isn’t it, people can have deep pockets for only so long.

Watch this space kids, there could well be another about to fall, but not due to quality. Ramifications could be pretty unsettling for the industry.

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Re: Na Papa Surfboards....

Post by Trumpeter » Fri Mar 27, 2009 1:37 pm

oh do tell ric :!:

not gsi is it? :(
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Re: Na Papa Surfboards....

Post by Trumpeter » Fri Mar 27, 2009 2:16 pm

I only ordered my 7S shirt on the net a few days ago, better get here before they liquidate :evil:
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Re: Na Papa Surfboards....

Post by RichQ » Fri Mar 27, 2009 4:59 pm

I like you, Trumpy! A healthy cynical attitude will get you alot of friends (and enemies ) on these forums.......with those T shirts its one size fits all.....much like the boards :roll:

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Re: Na Papa Surfboards....

Post by Cuttlefish » Fri Mar 27, 2009 6:58 pm

Never mind Trumpeter I can happily sell you one of my maximum brand recognition t-shirts for a nominal fee. Behold the "Rip a Quik Bong" t-shirt.
Proudly designed by Moei (that's me for you non-artistic types), locally printed at a secret location in Noosa on (unfortunately) good quality Chinese t-shirts (to keep the price down of course).
Bugger photo upload didn't work.
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Re: Na Papa Surfboards....

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