I have the 2012 5'4 Skater and it's a great strapless board. I tried the 2013 Skater and it runs way better. It has a thinner nose and a slight concave deck. It does not have the buoyancy of the 2012 model, but it feels looser and it's mu...more
Naish Skater 2013
A new range of surfboards from Naish is ready to take the wave riding world by storm. All of these new directional boards have been engineered to meet the specific needs of the riders, depending on their style and skill. The new 2013 Skater is a board dedicated to the rider who loves pure strapless action. The board is agile, dynamic, easy to control and very, very fun to ride.
The Naish Skater offers a new level of strapless performance. It is not the classic strapless board which often slips out from underneath your feet. It is designed to keep you comfortable and in control at all times. The board has a compact outline which makes it feel very lively and agile. It can be fitted into pockets or driven on top of the waves with ease. It is fast and has a good acceleration.
The optimal flex/rigidity ratio provides excellent responsiveness and pop. The Skater features a concave deck which assures excellent control and makes it very snappy. This feature also provides great early planning performance. The concave deck assures a perfect strapless control in all conditions. The extra tail kick in the rocker provides tighter carving off the lip. The board is equipped with a tri fin setup which assures good speed and grip, as well as superior turning performance and turning control.
Naish has crafted the board using a Bamboo sandwich structure which assures a very light weight and superior durability. The board comes with Honeycomb Bamboo Mesh Torsion fins and a 3-Piece Diamond Grooved Deck Pad. No straps needed.