2023 Duotone Whip SLS Surfboard
The Whip SLS is an incredible small to medium wave and strapless freestyle machine. A generous nose rocker, high-performance rails and a "wide bump-squash" tail design make the Whip quick and agile when transitioning rail to rail. It is very reactive and can operate in a tight transition in small waves for radical turns. The Whip's compact shape is the ideal board for strapless freestyle pros and seasoned surfers. The Whip SLS is an extremely well-balanced board with incredible handling, but still provides explosive snap off the top with the ability to turn in a very tight radius on steep sections. If you want to perform the latest tricks and lay some serious turns in the critical part of the wave, the Whip SLS is the board for you!
Whip SLS Features
HIGH PERFORMANCE SMALL WAVE/FREESTYLE BOARD
The unique shape of the Whip SLS makes it the perfect board for the rider who likes to throw down the latest tricks as much as they want to carve up the waves.
SNAPPY TOP TURNS
The compact shape enables you to turn incredibly tightly in the pocket; vertical top to bottom turns are the specialty of the Whip SLS.
INCREDIBLE SPEED GENERATION
The rocker line and channel on the board's base combine to offer incredible speed, both on the wave and when riding on the plate; this is great for linking turns, catching fast waves, and popping huge tricks.
The innegra shield completely wraps around the whole board; this provides unrivaled protection from everyday knocks and scrapes and keeps your board looking fresh.
CORK SHOCK ABSORBER 2.0
Comfort for your feet, the Cork Shock Absorber 2.0 takes the pressure off your heels while providing perfect contact with the board to transfer your movements into the wave.
The Carbon Beam injects a high level of response and flex, making the board feel alive underfoot.
CORK SHOCK ABSORBER 2.0
Cork offers excellent absorption characteristics and reforms entirely without leaving any visible dents in contrast to PVC. Therefore, it is applied as a damper in the heel area of the surfboards.
INNEGRA SLS SURFBOARD
Innegra is the reason for the predictable feel of a polyurethane surfboard, combined with liveliness, durability, dent resistance and incredible light weight. The weight reduction was achieved by replacing fiberglass with Innegra.
Grab Rails for easier freestyle tricks, durability and comfortable general riding.
LIGHT TEAM CONSTRUCTION
Duotone is using a more labor intensive, multi-step vacuum bag process that yields a super strong, lightweight board with a custom, hand sanded finish. The most substantial change to the light team construction, is that Duotone no longer uses a full bamboo sandwich. The cork shock absorber, which used to be concealed under the bamboo sandwich, is now clearly visible under the deck skin and allows the deck to flex and absorb shock like a custom PU board with minimal to no heel denting, thanks to the underlying reinforcements and the remarkable memory properties of cork. Pure surf board feel in an ultra light but durable construction!
Using bamboo in their surf boards, Duotone takes full advantage of the dynamic qualities of this natural product. Optimized layers and the mix with composite materials help Duotone to construct powerful, agile and versatile surf boards that come with a unique flex – responsive flex!
All boards now come with Duotone's own Futures Fins compatible fin boxes. Two side set screws and no rear tab allow for a wider tolerance of fin fitting and ensure a perfect and tight fit every time whether you’re using Duotone's high quality composite fins or any stock after market Futures brand fin. Easy to install and uninstall even with Sand and Salt.