A First Look at the NO BRAINER by Firewire

The NO BRAINER
A brand new shape for slop (and tubes?) by Kelly Slater and Dan Mann.
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Does Dan Mann have a pass to Surf Ranch?

A key, a code; whatever handshake it takes to get through the gates on any given day no matter who is there?

After we saw this we wondered. And now it’s this, above….

There he is. Surfing on a NO BRAINER, riding switch and regular (but what’s which?).

A fast and flat rockered new shape from Slater Designs.
We’re jealous, but whatever, because even though we’re not surfing freshwater as often as him, we are at least surfing more happily than we were before we had the NO BRAINER.

It’s a flat rockered fast shape that Kelly asked Dan to make for Florida slop (and 4-6 foot tubes, too?).

The No Brainer. Brand new from Kelly Slater and Dan Mann.
A few months back, Kelly said that the NO BRAINER was “the one-foot Oceanside model”.

Dan says it works well in weak waves because “the way the fins are, the location of the fins with the relationship with the rocker, on a board like this with almost no rocker, you’re gonna get all the drive and grovel you need. But the tail and nose is quite pulled in compared to the potato world.”

He says “It’s definitely a performance board hidden inside of a purely fun groveler.”

What he won’t say is how he’s getting so much Surf Ranch time recently.

Dimensions, video, and more here.

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