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Kelly Slater Designs Surfboards : Sci-Fi
If you follow the World Surf League (WSL) you will have undoubtedly heard of Stu Kennedy’s incredible performance in the first WSL comp of the year at Snapper. Needless to say, with Firewire Surfboards being our partner, and with that Kelly Slater Designs, we couldn’t be more proud to have his incredible talent finally recognized and for all of the well deserved attention it has gotten him. He is a hard worker, a fierce and level-headed competitor, dedicated family man and all around great human and we are stoked for him.
What is even more interesting, is that his performance has also shed a lot of (positive) light on his equipment to both the design prowess of Daniel Thomson and the technologies of Firewire/Slater Designs. We are then also very excited to have Kelly Slater Designs coming to Kalon Surf in May! (pre-ordered, first batch out).
Kelly Slates Designs describe their Sci-Fi models as follows: “The Sci-Fi is a mash up of classic curves and modern rocker served with a Futuristic twist of fluid dynamic principles likely found in the design archives of Bruce Wayne.
Expect seemingly unnatural acceleration. instantaneous response and an all around level performance that can only be described as Electric.
The Sci-Fi is a high performance all-rounder with impressive range (1-Sft ) with usability for intermediate to advanced surfers. Available in 5-fin setup.”
The guys of Stabmag noted that “The pocket rocket of the trio, this is the board KS rode in the now very famous unveiling of his wave pool. He rips it at 5’6”x 18 3/8”x 2 1/4” with 25.8L of volume. With its wings and double bat tail setup, if nothing else, it’s visually very futuristic. The magic is in the back end, which features a flatter rocker with lots of planning area to maximise speed while still retaining control. An additional carbon strip down the top deck gives it more strength and flex.”
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