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Slater Perspective Part 1

Sean Mattison discusses Kelly Slater's approach to his equipment

Originally Published: September 9, 2012
By Jon Coen | ESPN.com

In honor of Kelly Slater's 50th World Tour win, this is the first of a series of Kelly Slater Perspectives

1: Sean Mattison 2: Dave Speir 3: Joel Parkinson

Talk to Sean Mattison about board design some time. Dude has a legitimate passion for the physics of a surfboard: rocker, outlines, shapes vs. wave face, volume, tails, and of course, fins. You will never meet anyone as enthusiastic about fins as Mattison ...except maybe Slater.

"He's a fellow ...

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