Core: Kinetic Core PP (EPP 1.9lb)
Deck: Wavecushion Air 8lb PE (NXLPE)
Stringer: S10 Stringer
Reinforcement: Slick Mesh
Rails: 55/45 Double Rails w/ Vax Trax Rails
Channels: AKU Shaped Zero Slot Hull Channel
Tail: Crescent Tail w/ Tail Piece
Contours: Nose Bulbs
A Limited Edition Run of 12 Boards, all individually numbered.
Earlier this year we released 12 prototype Zero Slot Hull Channel boards, and they Sold Out within a matter of minutes. Anyway, Davis was one of our Original Test Pilots of the new technology, so we thought we'd better give him one of his own!
This board features Davis' Signature Wingass template combined with some of our newer Tech.
Board construction is pretty standard with a PP Core / Stringer / Mesh combo which should suit most climates.
Based on rider feedback, this board model would be ideal surfing Summer style waves, as it allows you to squeeze an extra bit of speed out of average waves.
More recently, Davis has been spending time in Bali, and reckons this board has been his pick for the Bali style beachies and point breaks.
The back story behind the Zero Slot Channel:
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.
|SIZE||NOSE||WIDE||NOSE-WP||TAIL||FINISHED THICKNESS (MM)|
|41.5||12||20 7/8||19 1/2||17 7/8||52|