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Greg Webber and Global Surf Industries release 2008 SLX - Super Lightweight Epoxy Range. PDF Print E-mail
Written by yann   
Sunday, 02 March 2008

The first stores in the USA have been shipped their initial orders of the new 2008 Webber SLX surfboards. The SLX technology features a high density EPS core that is then machine shaped to about 98% of complete with the final 2% being hand finished. "The SLX construction allowed me to get what I have been looking for in a performance range of boards; firstly, they are really light weight yet the SLX core has a lot of structural integrity which gives them a great feel on the wave".

The development of the range was all done by computer, no prototypes were hand shaped. "By designing each model on the same machine that cuts them, we removed the gap between the curves that I wanted and what the final cut would be. When you measure a shapers prototype there is room for error, we have removed that error." For me it was a real defining moment as it showed me how far we have come, it was a process of pure surfboard design. Every board is exactly how I want it to be made, it is a shapers dream." Said Greg Webber.

This year's range features Greg's deep double concave in the majority of the models. It looks very futuristic when you first see it. "When we turn on a wave we use one rail at a time, so using full length doubles allows us to use one tighter concave at a time, which adds speed and grip. The depth is the same but it's over half the width of a single, so the angle at the rail edge is much greater. The vee between these two barrels creates a kind of automatic clutch between turns, which gives a smoothness of transition that a single can't get so easily. As a result it creates user friendly high

The SLX range consists of 4 updated models; The Webber Shortboard, The Afterburner, The Fatburner and The Spoon. The range was released in Australia and New Zealand at the start of the summer and the response has been exceptional. Greg has posted videos explaining each model on the GSI website for more information go to www.surfindustries.com/webber.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 06 March 2008 )
 
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