Zero Slot Hull Channel

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Zero Slot Hull Channel
Zero Slot Hull Channel
Zero Slot Hull Channel
Zero Slot Hull Channel
Zero Slot Hull Channel

Core: Kinetic Core PP (EPP 1.9lb)
Deck: Wavecushion Air 8lb PE (NXLPE)
Slick: Surlyn
Stringer: S10 Stringer
Reinforcement: Slick Mesh
Rails: 55/45 Double Rails  w/ Vax Trax Rails
Channels:  AKU Shaped Hull Concave
Tail: Clipped Crescent Tail w/ Tail Piece
Contours: Deck & Nose Bulbs

Only 12 Zero Slot Hull Channels Available!

This is a new model for 2020. 

We've been incorporating the Vax Trax Rail system into a lot of our board models, and the feedback has been super positive, but find it still definitely performs best in hollower waves or steep walls where maximum hold is required, particularly when paired up with a Channel system.

Unfortunately, we don't always get to surf those waves as often as we'd like, so we wanted to create a board that'd help our riders take their high performance bodyboarding into a bit more average waves! Not "spin to win" in junky waves as such, but to increase performance in 2-3 foot beachies with a bit of push.

The simplest way to balance this out, was to remove the channels completely, and go back to the Old school "Flat Bottom", but we though we could do better.

We went pretty deep on the research looking at boats, planes and surfboard designs.

What we've ended up with a large single hull concave which we've named the Zero Slot Hull Channel. This bottom contour is based on the theory of a "planing hull" which as the name suggests, gets you planing earlier and easier, giving exceptional down the line speed off the weakest of sections. 

A lot of our inspiration came from the Bob Simmons designed Mini Simmons surfboards, which have since evolved and are evident in a lot of the modern day Daniel Thompson (Tomo Shapes) and Slater Designs surfboards.

The only concern we did have was , how would the board go you do need a bit of hold in steeper or hollower waves? so far we've found the Vax Trax Rails to be more than sufficient most of the time, with the boards already undergoing rigorous testing at waves such as Mandurah Wedge and a couple of South Coast NSW reefs.

SIZE NOSE WIDE NOSE-WP TAIL FINISHED THICKNESS (MM)
42 11 7/8 21 1/4 18 7/8 18    53