Thunderbolt Kai Sallas 9'6" Waikiki Silver
Kai Sallas 9'6" Waikiki Silver Thunderbolt
9'6" X 23" X 3" / 77.2L
DESIGNED & SHAPED BY KAI SALLAS
"The WAIKIKI is a perfectly traditional log with a single fin set up. It’s a must for your quiver, and everyone should feel whats it’s like to ride one.
True to tradition it has very round fifty fifty rails all the way through the nose concave.
To me the WAIKIKI is the type of board that is made to surf with grace and style, smoothly and slowly. This board really represents everything that Waikiki represents, honestly.
It reminds me of ukuleles, hula dancers, old footage of diamond head in the background from the 60’s. All that stuff.
The WAIKIKI is everything a traditional longboard should be."
Thunderbolt Technology utilizes advanced materials and technology to decrease weight while enhancing performance, flex characteristics, board control, and durability.
Mass-produced epoxy boards are corky and stiff. While light and durable, they simply don’t ride well. But Thunderbolt’s hand-built boards take superior epoxy materials to an entirely different level. These boards provide the feel and sensitivity of a good poly board, but deliver performance far beyond traditional epoxy pop-out constructions. Indeed, those who ride these high-tech epoxy boards claim they actually feel better than polyurethane.
Thunderbolt boards are 100% hand layups. They begin with an EPS foam core with multi-component carbon fiber stringer systems that produce engineered flex and twist for a more lively, responsive performance. Proprietary designs employing internal carbon fiber components are then arrayed in the deck and bottom of the deck for precise flex control and strength.
The core shield PVC provides flexible protection to increase strength and durability without compromising the flex and twist characteristics built into the blank. With ample carbon fiber and fiberglass in the deck, bottom, and rails, these boards both outperform and outlast traditional PU boards and other epoxy designs.