SKX

  • Ability: Beginner - Expert
  • Bottom Contours: Quad Inside Single Concave
  • Rails: Sharp
  • Ideal Wave Size: 3-7ft
Technology
  • Linear Flex Technology
Length Width Thickness Volume
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
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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.