This super refined Glider is the result of a nearly 10 year collaboration with my pal Thomas Campbell, the artist/filmmaker most known to surfers for his movies the Seedling, Sprout and the Present. A Skip Frye big board proponent for many years, Thomas approached me with some ideas to modify his boards with a goal of maximizing the performance characteristics of gliders in the 11’ range. The Le Sliviar features a scooped nose and is thinned out and narrowed in every way—with softer, more forgiving rails. Featuring a t-band wedge stringer that provides added flex characteristics, this highly functional glider is one of my favorite designs to date.
GLASSING SCHEDULE: 6 oz. + 6 oz. deck, 6 oz. bottom.
FINS: Single box (only).
RAIL: Softer and forgiving up front, hard in the tail.
BOTTOM CONTOURS: Single to double barrel concave ending just before the middle of the fin placement, then flat off the tail.
TYPE OF WAVES: Optimal in shoulder to slightly overhead reefs away from the crowds.