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Kelly Slater’s surfboards have always been a little different. From the utlra-narrow glass slipper shortboard designs of his youth to now, wider and fuller (often quad fin) very short boards, Slater’s one of the few pros who isn’t afraid to tinker with design. Don’t be too quick to suggest that Kelly can ride anything and hence his theories don’t apply to you. Here, he explains what his vision of the modern surfboard looks like and what that means to you.