In one of our earlier ranges, we released the Stealth Slider - our take on a “fish style” bodyboard.
Anyway, once we started playing around with the Zero Slot Hull Channel, we realized this would work a treat on the Slider, so time for a re-release!
The main idea was to create a board that would perform best in weak waves. It uses a slightly wider template, combined with a high wide-point, providing more surface area drastically improving your planning speed. The wide-point around the elbows also also make spins super easy.
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. Compared to the other models using the Zero Slot Hull Channel, the Slider features regular rails, compared to the others using Vax Trax. This will provide a little less hold, but is designed to enhance speed.
This year, we've also upped the specs of the Slider Deluxe - We have added an S10 stringer for added durability, and also swapped out the HD Slick for Surlyn.
In saying all that, we reckon riding the Slider Deluxe will help you get the most out of typical summer conditions, or could give you a competitive edge if the waves don’t turn on for your local comp.