Kelly Slater's Quiver for Brazil
Fresh off a win at Bells, Kelly was back on the Goldy in no time at all, and then a quick jaunt over to Shipsterns left him void of the barrel bug and ready to make the trip to Brazil. Though still in possession of his 5’9″ x 18 3/8″ x 21/4″ Whip rp that he rode to victory in the Rip Curl event, Kelly ordered a few new ones that he felt would help with the ever changing conditions. Kelly, the reigning champion for this event, surfed an array of boards on his way to the final last year but ended up riding a 6′ 0″ 18 3/8″ x 2 1/4″ Tangent rp model in the final.
From left to right:
- 5′ 10″ x 18 3/8″ x 2 1/4″ “Dr Know” is along the same lines as he used last year- same outline and bottom but he has dropped two inches. Wide squash tail and a lightly concaved deck.
- 5’9″ x 18 1/2″ x 2 1/4″ Flyer – Really similar to a stock Flyer, not much difference except for the slight concave in the deck with a squash tail.
- 5’9″ x 18 1/2″ x 2 1/4″ Flyer– (nicknamed “El Cafe”) squash tail and concave deck.