The bottom curve is designed to glide as flat and smooth as possible over the water but still have enough height at 1500mm and at the nose to prevent diving into the upcoming chop. The flatter rocker-line planes early and produces great control with easy gybing abilities.
The SL 135’s round outline in the tail gives the board reactivity. The shorter length keeps the board controllable and reduces the weight in front of the mast track.
The SL 135 has a slight flat panel V in the tail to improve top speed. The flat section in the middle area is designed to improve early planing and give maximum stability along the axle. An increasing V in the front section keeps the rail from touching the water while fully planing.
A full nose area provides good flotation and balance in maneouvres. A flat deck between the footstraps makes the board responsive to foot pressure producing easier and more controlled gybes.
The SL 135’s full rail from the tail through to the front strap creates a lot of foot pressure for early planing and upwind angle if needed in light winds. The rail thins from the middle to the nose to give a light responsive feeling in front of the mast track.
4 Strap positions
A compromise between lighter weight, higher performance and control. To go fast, control is important and so construction with flex and impact absorbing materials is the choice for our Slalom boards. A full deck Biax-Carbon-Sandwich construction allows the board to flex but is resistant to twist. To avoid making the board too stiff taking hard impacts against the chop we use a combination of two glass layers with different weight specification. This also helps to reduce the overall weight of the board. To have the same optical graphic aspect on both the deck and bottom we are using black resin with 75% sanded off white paint for minimum weight.