Kelly Slater on the Difference Between Firewire’s Helium and LFT Construction

Kelly Slater on the Difference Between Firewire’s Helium and LFT Construction

In the video above, Kelly talks through two of his Slater Designs Gammas – one in Helium and the other in LFT – and compares and contrasts them for us.

The LFT construction, says Kelly, is a tad heavier which helps cut through chattery faces on days with a little texture.

Lucky for us, Kelly Slater’s here to break flex patterns and theoretical mumbo jumbo down into human speak.

These days, though, surfboard manufacturers are experimenting with a dizzying array of construction methods.

Firewire especially has a handful of acronyms that for the uninitiated can be difficult to sort through – namely TimberTek, LFT, FST, and Helium constructions.

Read more here: The Inertia

Kelly Slater on the Difference Between Firewire’s Helium and LFT Construction surf photo  Kelly Slater on the Difference Between Firewire’s Helium and LFT Construction surf photo  Kelly Slater on the Difference Between Firewire’s Helium and LFT Construction surf photo

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