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.
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