Shoe

Designer:

Larry Sheflo, Mike Ballard, Ron Romanosky

Manufacturer:

Newport Paipo, Con Surfboards

Introduced:

1970

Length:

~ 5' 1"

Width:

~ 22"

Thickness:

~ 3.25"

Weight:

Fins:

three fin boxes; rider's choice

Core Material:

PU foam

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.

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