Slater Designs 6'6 Gamma Helium Surfboard. 6'6 x 21 1/2 x 3 1/16 (44.1 litres) FCS 2 fin boxes, board comes without fins. Contact us for a discount on some fins with your new board.
The Gamma is Kelly's 2017 utility short board! Though Kelly has worked with several great shapers this past year on an array of different shapes, it was his excitement with the speed and quick direction changes provided by this personal design that held his intrigue. His interest in CAD board design, modifying variables, and testing and retesting has lead to the development of an incredible all around short board.
With a single concave bottom and slight vee behind the back fin, this board is extremely fast and drivey. The vee out the back makes for quick rail to rail transitions. Within the hi performance short board range this would be considered a medium rocker with a med to even a slightly pinched rail.
The distinct hip on the Gamma gives it a tighter turning radius allowing it to be ridden in a shorter wider set of dims as well as the common performance short board dims. This board excels in a broad range of waves and conditions.
The same expanded lifespan beyond traditional materials that many expect from FST, in addition to the gentle compression beneath your feet that others love about LFT. We used the lightest foam we have to make Helium, combined with a brand new rail crafted from both balsa wood and paulownia wood. It's all wrapped in a brand new deckskin material we're introducing for the first time.
HELIUMbuilds on the FST technology platform and takes it to the next level.
After years of scouring the composites world (and countless dead-ends along the way) we've finally managed to develop an alternative sandwich skin material to the existing FST build.HELIUMcombines this new composite with a redesigned parabolic wood rail that includes both Balsa and Paulownia woods. The end result is thatHELIUMis even lighter than FST, a slightly faster flex and rebound characteristic, as well as a higher breakpoint. This represents an almost impossible combination of improvements over FST, as in most cases, a significant weight reduction over an already light technology (FST) leads to a lower break point.
In addition, the new deck skin material creates shallow foot-wells which enhance your connection to your board. We have also decided to buck the current aesthetic trend of new technologies. We believe thatHELIUMwill remain at the pinnacle of surfboard technology for many years to come, and therefore, we decided to go with a minimalist aesthetic that is both immediately recognizable and that will stand the test of time.HELIUM……………….#TheFutureUnderYourFeet