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SKX

42,000.00

Ability: Beginner – Expert
Bottom Contours: Quad Inside Single Concave
Rails: Sharp
Ideal Wave Size: 3-7ft

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Product Description

All of Daniel Thomson’s Modern Planing Hull philosophies, elegantly placed within the traditional high performance shortboard.

According to Daniel: “My M.P.H. philosophy is that at ground level, every board should work well in crappy conditions. But the SKX also works well in the conditions I designed it for, which is more of an unruly ocean where a planning hull, a wide tail, might be too much lift and speed. with the SKX, the squash tail will give a little more control in those situations.”

But what matters most in the SKX is the design placed within that squash tail – Tomo’s Quad Inside Single Concave.

He describes it: “A regular channel might feel more trackey and drivey, whereas the Q.I.S.C. enhances speed and promotes detachment from the water until the board is on-rail. At that point, it really grips into the wave like a channel bottom. It’s the best of both worlds.”

In speaking about the SKX, Daniel draws comparisons to it’s obvious predecessor – his Sci-Fi for Slater Designs. And while the two boards are related, they’re separate shapes for separate conditions.

Generally, most surfers will find that the Sci-Fi excels most in flatter faced waves like Trestles, while the SKX is optimized more towards round faces like Snapper.

Stuey Kennedy has been surfing this LFT shape in waves 4 to 14 foot, but most surfers will find its sweet spot in 3 to 7 foot waves.

Linear Flex Technology

LengthWidth ThicknessVolume
5' 01"16 7/8"1 7/8"17.8 L
5' 02"17 1/8"1 15/16"18.9 L
5' 03"17 3/8"2"19.9 L
5' 04"17 5/8"2 1/16"21.0 L
5' 05"17 7/8"2 1/8"22.3 L
5' 06"18 1/8"2 3/16"23.3 L
5' 07"18 3/8"2 1/4"24.7 L
5' 08"18 5/8"2 5/16"25.8 L
5' 09"18 7/8"2 3/8"27.3 L
5' 10"19 1/8"2 7/16"28.7 L
5' 11"19 3/8"2 1/2"30.2 L
6' 00"19 5/8"2 9/16"31.5 L
6' 01"19 7/8"2 5/8"32.8 L
6' 02"20 1/8"2 11/16"34.6 L
6' 03"20 3/8"2 3/4"36.0 L
6' 04"20 5/8"2 13/16"37.4 L
6' 05"20 7/8"2 7/8"39.4 L
6' 06"21 1/8"2 15/16"40.9 L