Early last year, the pineapple hack went viral when people were seen doing away with knives and peeling pineapples in pieces using the nodes on the rind.
Some who have tried the hack reported that smaller pineapples that are very ripe tend to tear apart more easily as compared to those that are still green, indicating they're still slightly underripe. If the fibres aren't coming out easily, you can try rolling the pineapple across the table to loosen them.
It does look like it can get quite messy. If you don't mind getting your hands, or kitchen tables covered in pineapple juice, try this hack and let us know if it works.