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Slater Designs Sci-Phi surfboard 5ft 8 FCS II - White

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Slater Designs Sci-Phi surfboard 5ft 8 FCS II - White
Slater Designs Sci-Phi surfboard 5ft 8 FCS II - White Slater Designs Sci-Phi surfboard 5ft 8 FCS II - White

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5 out of 5 stars

The Slater Designs Sci-Phi is designed to perform in anything from waist to just over head high.

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  • Name The Slater Designs Sci-Phi surfboard 5ft 8
  • Ability Intermediate/Advanced
  • Volume 27.7 litres
  • Conditions Anything from waist to overhead waves
  • Construction EPS Interior Foam/Composite Deck Skin/LFT Composite Springer HD/Fibreglass and Epoxy Resin
  • Dimensions 5ft 8 x 19 x 2.437
  • Fin System FCS II Five Fin
  • Fins Included No

Product Details

The Slater Designs Sci-Phi 5ft 8 surfboard in a prototype Firewire LFT construction.

The KS pot has been simmering for quite a while now but it looks like the first three tasty Slater Designs are ready to be dished up. The quiver is small but comprehensive catering for all competent surfers and pretty much all conditions, from thigh-high all the way up to challenging overhead waves.

The Sci-Phi is a Daniel 'Tomo' Thomson shape and is being produced using Firewire's proven LFT (Linear Flex Technology) with the addition of a prototype carbon fibre strip down the centre of the board for added strength and flex.

Kelly said "When Tomo and I started surfing his boards together, this one really stuck out to me. It looks like a novelty idea but once you ride a wave it’s clear it’s anything but that".

The look is definitely futuristic with a relatively flat low entry rocker and an intricate, wide bat-tail to help carry speed and prevent bogging-down in the mushier sections of the wave. First up you'll find the Sc-Phi a breeze to paddle, it catches waves like a modern groveller but has none of the limitations of some of these fat-arsed boards.

Kelly says; “The Sci-Phi is a board that has an inverted round tail curve. If you take those lines, cut and invert them, they form this bat tail of sorts. It's a throwback to a board I had as a kid in that way. This tail has tons of area and a relatively flat rocker that helps with lift and planing. The tail and bottom curves give a nice lift and bite but also allow a very manoeuvrable board with good control. I like the quad version for such a large area but the Thruster has a great feel here also. Maybe I'll try it as a twin fin. Any other reasons you picked this board? When Tomo and I started surfing his boards together, this one really stuck out to me and so we tuned it in for what seemed unique and performed well. It looks like a novelty idea but once you ride a wave it's clear it's anything but that”.

I'm guessing by now you've seen Kelly's inaugural wave at his frankly stunning new wave-pool? If not it's well worth checking out to see the full potential of the Sci-Phi in action.

Firewire's Linear Flex Technology (LFT) has proven itself over the last couple of years to be the go-to construction for the perfect blend of durability and flex. LFT features an 18mm wide composite Springer HD Suspension System that runs the length of the board (in effect a space age stringer) and is overlaid with a top-deck sheet to improve the boards resistance to 'ridging' often seen on traditional PU boards with a wooden stringer. LFT produces a feel somewhat akin to a brand-new PU surfboard, but with a huge hike in durability, this will last for the lifespan of the board! Enjoy the lively sensation of a brand new board with the added durability of modern sandwich construction.

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5 Customer Reviews - Read Them (5)

5 out of 5 stars

Turns on a dime, catches waves easy
The crazy outline of this board is one to get used to but the feel of the board on the water soon makes you forget about the shape and focus more on the performance. The board paddles in easily and then planes across the surface making turns and trimming along the face really easy. Picks up speed from nothing and allows you to make sections. Build quality feels good, just hope I never have to repair it as it looks too damn good from new!
best all round board i've ever had
I totally love the sci-fi - best all round board i've ever had(smaller than normal fins....and slightly more volume than my standard boards...but you don't notice the extra volume strangely....and it takes step drops unlike most all rounders), and probably the first time I would go away with a one board quiver (I won't....but I could!) - needs a deccent wave or at least wave with some push....superb board
That sci fi is so good! First board in a couple years that I've jumped on and feels perfect! So stoked!
That sci fi is so good! First board in a couple years that I've jumped on and feels perfect! So stoked!
Super drivey, loads of grip but loose and really easy to surf! It's so drivey on rail but if you go into the lip it releases and pushes the fins out easily! Such fun 2 surfs yesterday which is rare on a new board Glad I went up the litre as I think the 5'6 would have been too loose and would have sacrificed drive Thanks for sorting it out
great board for better surfers
Had 8 days of testing in good waves (3-12 ft faces, not OZ scale, waist to well Overhead, from glassy to mush) on my 6'0 / 33,x L. I am 6'4, 87 kg, 43 y, solid intermediate, holiday warrior, very fit. Great allround board, goes well in anything from 3-10 ft faces. Paddles and catches well, true to its volume. Lots of drive & control once going, not stiff at all, really fun. Board prefers a bit of wall to really show its magic (a tad less playful in super steep walls). Medium to low rails, foiled out shape, so sensitive but not nervous at all (but not a beginners board!). 20' width in quite a short package - get it as short / small as you dare as the front foot wants to sit a bit before center with the back foot all back. Really love the board at the size I got, has become my go to board in all smaller conditions (2 to 4 ft) and for any high tide walls for its speed.
:)
Only had a couple of surfs but I think the hype might be true!!

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