May 24, 2013
Author: SBC Kiteboard Test Team
STYLE: Directional Surf Thruster
SIZE: 5’9” x 18.8”
The Skater is designed for riding strapless in the surf, and has an easy riding nature and early planing ability. The rocker has a good combination of speed and smooth turning ability. Revised from last year’s model, the new Skater has a concave deck and snappier, easier to control feel. Its lightweight bamboo sandwich construction is flexy enough to give you that real surfboard feel, but durable enough to last through countless strapless punts. It comes with a tail pad and inserts but no footstraps or front foot pad, as its true nature is for a real surfing feel. It is smooth and capable over chop, and is insanely snappy when your back foot is planted firmly towards the back of the tail. Smooth bottom turns with good drive and speed and well-balanced energy make the Skater a top choice for small to medium-sized surf. This board can turn smaller surf days into fun, and keep you dialed in and well-practiced for when the big day comes.