TOMO SKX - STUART KENNEDY MODEL - SQUASH TAIL
Designed from a Sci-Fi foundation with a pulled in squash tail, the SKX is Stu’s board of choice for tricky contest conditions, such as variable beach breaks or choppy water where the Sci-Fi may red-line due to excess speed and lift from the wide tail block.
The SKX features a compact outline with an even volume distribution and rocker that hints slightly to the lower end of the general wave spectrum. Combined with the Trademark Tomo (QISC) ‘Quad-Inside-Single-Concave’, the SKX has instant ‘get up and go’ and incredible responsiveness that compliments a dynamic wave attack.
Volume suggestion: the SKX should be ridden slightly higher volumed due to the loose and highly responsive ride characteristics. (e.g. + 0.5 to 1.0L)
WAVE SIZE; The Firewire Tomo SKX Surfboard is intended for 1 ft. to 5 ft. surf, has medium rails and comes in a 5-Fin setup.
CONSTRUCTION - LFT
LINEAR FLEX TECHNOLOGY (LFT) may appear to be a simple construction employing familiar design philosophies found in traditionally built surfboards, nothing could be further from the truth. LFT incorporates Firewire’s new SPRINGER HD, a 0.75” (18 mm) wide aerospace composite that runs down the centerline of the board. Unlike the original balsa SPRINGER build which only added stiffness under the front foot, the new SPRINGER HD runs the entire length of the board and plays a pivotal role in optimizing flex from nose to tail. Using epoxy resin and EPS foam cores, lighter and stronger with maximum flex, that in turn generates more speed and better performance.