Larry Sheflo, Mike Ballard, Ron Romanosky
Newport Paipo, Con Surfboards
~ 5' 1"
three fin boxes; rider's choice
Newport Paipo Boards ad copy, SURFER Magazine, September 1970
For the past month and a half, Larry Sheflo, surfer; Mike Ballard, surfer-designer; and Ron Romanosky, kneerider-shaper of Newport Paipo, have been deeply involved in a revolutionary new concept.
It all started when someone suggested we build a board that had the best features of both a short surfboard and a kneeboard. Well, now the testing is over and we have just that vehicle. We call it the Shoe . . . here’s how it moves.