Getting Technical with JP’s Shaper Werner Gnigler

Getting Technical with JP’s Shaper Werner Gnigler

Last week I headed down to Grand Bahama with the family (we were forced to leave the United States to renew our international health care), and it just so happened that the Pryde Group dealer meeting was going on at Taino Beach.  Now, this wasn’t exactly a coincidence, Garry Menk, head of Pryde Group Americas, is a good friend and when I told him we had to leave the US, he invited us to come down, check out the new 2018 gear, learn to kite and sit down with Werner Gnigler the shaper for JP.

Werner’s roots are from windsurfing, first a competitor at the highest level, then shaper and designer.  As JP moved into standup, Werner took the best of windsurfing design and tech and applied those elements to his paddle surf boards.  Working with the likes of Keahi de Aboitiz (podcast here), Werner has refined his SUP designs to be some of the best in the sport.  The new JP 7.6 x 27 is an incredible board.

On the show we get very technical about his shapes, board technologies, fin setups and innovation process.  This is definitely a show for the paddle surfing nerds, and one you could listen to a couple times…  Enjoy

 

Keahi de Aboitiz – Aussie Prodigy talks Barrels, Airs, Videos and Travels

Keahi de Aboitiz – Aussie Prodigy talks Barrels, Airs, Videos and Travels

Keahi de Aboitiz joins the PaddleWoo Podcast and gives us a rundown of this travels, how he does those crazy airs and gets so barreled on a paddle board, his thoughts on volume and why he’s spending his winters in Hawaii.

As a huge fan of the sport you have to appreciate no only Keahi’s surfing but also his consistent videos.  I am excited to see his next edit for the 2nd PaddleWoo Video Contest which will kick off in a few week!!!

Enjoy the show and hit me up with questions, comments, or if you want to come down and surf for a week in Costa Rica with the crew!  Erik