Slater, for his part, brings a developed understanding of design to the table, but like all surfers is trying to communicate a feeling.
The conversation above happened in Tomo’s Currumbin shaping bay back in 2017, when Slater Designs’ new model, the Cymatic, was in its early stages of research and development.
The opportunity to see behind the curtain on how Slater and Tomo work together to develop designs underscores why the shaper/surfer relationship is so special.
It ranges from the specific – e. g. why Tomo didn’t put channels in the bottom of the design past where one’s front foot would go – to the esoteric.
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