2020 GNARWHAL 4'6" XR SURFER
The board of choice for progressive and aggressive riding, big wakes, big airs and all-around slashing. A short nose and fat tail give the gnarwhal XR tons of surface area and lift for its length, and makes it a master at generating speed and popping off the top of the lip. FCS II tool-less fin boxes are installed in a quad configuration and can be customized down to a twin fin in a matter of seconds.
*The XR option features an inlaid carbon weave that gives the board a bit more stiffness and strength plus a lot more dockside appeal.
Why you’ll LOVE the GNARWHAL XR:
The best board in the Slingshot lineup for working the lip of the wave, generating speed, popping airs, and discovering your progressive surf style.
Carbon Matrix Overlay -
Increases board strength in key locations allowing for a lighter - weight construction style with a classy upgraded surf flare.
FCS II FINTECHNOLOGY -
FCSII fin technology allows you to configure your fins on the fly without the use of a tool- Choose from multiple fin configurations including thruster, quad, twin and single fin (depending on board model). FCS II boxes are compatible with all FCS fins allowing you to customize your ride however you like.
FLAT NOSE / FAT TAIL PROGRESSIVE SURF SHAPE -
Allows the designers to pack for more surface area and volume into a shorter length board that fits easily into the pocket. This additional surface area is great for larger surfers or those looking for more “punch” off the lip.
Double concave hull -
The double concave hull helps create traction without sacrificing speed, and also helps the board rock effortlessly from rail to rail.
Fast rocker line -
The key to success when surfing small waves and being able to let go of the rope behind the boat.
EVA DECK PAD -
Smooth to the touch and GRIPPY WHEN WET, Slingshot’s new EVA deck-pads are not too soft and not too firm. Just the way we like it.
Dual cupped rail channels -
Located on the toe and heel rails of the boards, these channels give the board additional “bite” when digging into the face of the wave. They feel almost like a small cheater fin on the edge that helps keep you on the sweet spot of the wave and prevents slip-outs.
Helps in the transition from toe to heel edge when rocking and rolling on the wave.
Aggressive nose rocker -
A larger scoop at the nose of the board allows surfers to dig deeper and carve harder with less concern of burying the nose.
Item Number: SS0781
Retail Price: $777.00